This position is contingent upon donor funding.
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. PATH accelerates innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, PATH takes innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, PATH and partners deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
Data for Fever Management (DFM) is a global effort led by PATH to accelerate availability, adoption and scale-up of tools to identify severe illness and decrease mortality in children under five years of age. PATH and its primary partner, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), will implement a four-year project funded by Unitaid. DFM has two major goals that both seek to improve detection of severe disease in children under five: 1) to improve healthcare workers’ ability to diagnose severe disease by equipping them with pulse oximeters (POX) and electronic decision support tools; and 2) to accelerate the development and market entry of non-invasive devices that augment the features of a standard POX with one or more additional vital sign measurements.
PATH is seeking a Director to lead the fast-paced, complex, and high profile four-year DFM project, which begins in July 2019 and will take place in five countries: Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania, Myanmar, and the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The Director will bring a passion for child health, market shaping, evidence-generation, and project implementation in low resource settings. The Director will report to the Seattle-based Director of Market Dynamics and will provide overall project leadership and management, working closely with a strong team that has been heavily involved in project conception and refinement in close collaboration with the donor.
- Working closely with Country program leadership, build an international remote project team and develop and implement a human resources plan to ensure appropriate team composition, recruitment, hiring, support retention and reward systems. Enable professional development and ensure a high functioning dynamic team environment within a matrixed organization.
- Lead the overall project team including staff, Swiss TPH, in-country partners, consultants, and other collaborating individuals and organizations to ensure achievement of project goals.
- Lead evidence generation and market shaping activities, the two main foundations for this project.
- Ensure quality, consistency and timeliness of project outputs, communications, and interactions.
- Actively engage with PATH staff, Swiss TPH, country partners, ministries of health and other key stakeholders to gain alignment and ensure high quality delivery of project outputs.
- Ensure Research Ethics Committee research and ethics compliance at PATH and within countries.
- Represent PATH and the project globally to countries, partners, WHO, UNICEF, other donors and other key stakeholders, and build strong partnerships.
- Maximize synergies with other related projects funded by Unitaid, including the other fever management grantee, ALIMA.
- Lead or contribute to publications as required.
- Master’s degree in public health, science or medicine, business administration, public policy, or equivalent degree required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- A minimum of 10 years of professional experience.
- Experience managing multi-country, complex health related projects in low resource settings.
- Superior project leadership skills in managing global project team with demonstrated ability to collaborate with PATH staff and partners, provide technical assistance, and coordinate implementation activities.
- Exceptional problem solving, bridge building, and diplomacy abilities.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals.
- Comfortable managing in a flexible and changing environment, with ability to be ready to adjust plans and direction in response to local feedback and the iterative nature of the project.
- Excellent organization, attention to detail, coordinating, and collaborative skills.
- Excellent oral and written English communication skills; demonstrated representational experience in professional and global .
- Experience in sub Saharan Africa and/or India highly preferred.
- Experience with electronic decision support tools and/or health diagnostic tools desired.
- Experience managing public-private partnerships is a plus.
*Please include a cover letter with your resume describing your interest in the position and how you meet the qualifications.