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Program Officer, Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN)

About the Role

PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

PATH’s Primary Health Care program is comprised of six teams: Health Systems, Early Childhood Development, HIV/TB/Viral hepatitis, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition, Noncommunicable Diseases, and Sexual and Reproductive Health. Our Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) team is a global leader in advocating for and in implementing approaches along the continuum of care and integration of health systems to optimize impact. The MNCHN team provides core technical support and expertise to enable communities to survive and thrive by focusing on three broad, intersecting areas of work: Strengthening maternal and newborn care; Expanding nutrition policies, programs, and innovation; and Integrating early childhood development into the broader MNCHN environment. Across each of these three program portfolios and in a range of countries around the world, the MNCHN Program seeks to expand the generation and use of evidence, document and apply lessons learned regarding implementation, and actively collaborate with local, national, and international partners to extend reach and strengthen quality of care. PATH works with Ministries of Health and global/regional policy and technical leaders to design and implement sustainable systems as part of a global movement to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies. Advancing our maternal health efforts across key geographies is a current PATH priority.

PATH is currently recruiting a Program Officer (PO) Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition; under the supervision of the Program Advisor MNCHN, the individual will provide technical support to some projects within the MNCHN team.

Roles and Responsibilities

Providing technical guidance and operational implementation support for a project on optimizing the antenatal care platform
Contributing to research; supporting development of documentation, including development of protocols and data collection instruments and management and analysis of data
Support business development through partner engagement, proposal writing, as well as project conceptualization and development, and contribute to these projects technically and managerially once awarded
Contribute to development and tracking of project work plan, timelines, milestones, resource allocation, and deliverables associated with assigned projects
Track workplans and programmatic achievements
Lead agenda creation and documentation for donor meetings
Support cross country learning and sharing opportunities; partnering with country and project offices on maternal, newborn and child health activities
Participate in cross-functional business development teams
Contribute to preparation of project reports, peer-reviewed publications, presentations and briefings on proposed and ongoing activities
Support trainings, webinars, meetings, and other stakeholder engagement as appropriate
Represent MNCHN internally and externally with global and country programs, at formal meetings with collaborators and among the donor community as well as technical meetings including workshops, conferences, and other events
Required Experience

Clinical training (MD or equivalent, nurse or nurse-midwife) with Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field
Experience with data management and analysis (Stata/SPSS/R, other)
Fluency in English required; in addition, fluency in French desired
A minimum of two years practical experience in Global Health and MCH, preferably within maternal health programming and development
Passion for PATH’s mission, as well as for broader global issues related to MNCHN
Availability to travel internationally to provide short term technical assistance an estimated 20% of the time
Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
Ability to work with a variety of work styles and personalities
Demonstrated success working effectively while under deadlines
Ability to work in team environment with minimal supervision
Ability to work effectively and with sensitivity across barriers such as language, culture, and distance. Excellent listening skills and empathy
Must have legal authorization to work in the U.S.

PATH is a diverse nonprofit organization that creates a culture of collaboration and partnership. More about the impact you can make globally here.

We offer our employees a competitive salary and generous benefits. For candidates based in the U.S., the annual salary range for this position is $68,458-$159,314 the final salary is based on a variety of objective factors.

PATH provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes 15 vacation, 10 holiday, 2 personal and 12 sick days per year; medical and dental plans; life, disability and retirement benefits. For more details click here.

Hybrid work

PATH operates within a hybrid workplace model unless otherwise noted. Hybrid employees must reside within commuting distance to one of our PATH offices. PATH’s US offices are located in Seattle, WA and Washington, D.C.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

PATH has instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees, interns, consultants, and temporary staff based in the United States. Individuals selected for job opportunities in the United States must be fully vaccinated, and show proof of vaccination status, upon hire. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as Pfizer or Moderna, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson. Individuals with medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

*Please include a cover letter with your resume describing your interest in the position and how you meet the qualifications

Job Location
Seattle, WA or Washington, DC, United States

Company Location
United States, Seattle or Washington, DC

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