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Program Associate, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases

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 Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (MNTD) program is a leader in the effort to end malaria illnesses and deaths, refines and develops tools and approaches, invests in national programs, and builds data to empower national governments to pursue malaria elimination.

PATH is recruiting a highly motivated, results-oriented Program Associate with strong problem solving and analytical skills to support the MNTD program’s project teams. This role will report to the portfolio and project leadership and support project strategy and execution. The role entails working with an entrepreneurial mind-set and self-motivation. The candidate must be able to function independently, be flexible, and have strong commitment to excellence. This will involve attending calls and meetings with leadership, tracking action items and requests, coordinating project procurements, developing technical materials as needed for meetings and presentations with funders and external partners, partner with others across MNTDs and other PATH programs, to resource various activities, and ensure follow up.

A successful candidate will have a background/ interest in global health, be highly motivated and hard working with exceptional organizational, problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills. This role will rely on skills in building collaborations, partnering with broad stakeholder groups, working across global teams, clear communication, and strong time and people management.


Specific responsibilities include:

Project Management (60%):

Support project planning, work plan development and monitoring, and reporting to ensure effective communications between donors, country teams, program partners, and the global MNTD team
Coordinate project procurements across multiple geographies while ensuring compliance with PATH and donor policies and procedures
Coordinate routine donor reporting and deliverable development and lead preparation for internal or donor required project stage gates
Attend, contribute to, and lead meetings with key stakeholders, both internal and external to PATH
Provide ad hoc project management support to the MNTD program and contribute to program development initiatives
In close coordination with the Project Director and Project Administrator, identify and problem-solve challenges in meeting objectives including budget constraints, and other operational challenges and apply strategic and critical thinking to adjust objectives and activities accordingly


Strategic communications and stakeholder engagement (40%)

Package information from research, stakeholder conversations, and thought leadership into high-quality and clear presentations, reports, and publications
Contribute to the design and drafting of project findings, publications, project updates, tool kits, guidance documents, presentations, and donor reports
Develop reports and presentation decks for sensitizing internal and external stakeholders about the projects/programs
Collaborate closely with MNTDs Leadership and PATH communications colleagues to develop regular and ad hoc project/program communications for external and internal audiences, including PATH leadership and donors
Engage closely with MNTD country teams and in-country partners to develop a deep understanding of the project objectives and delivering on key project outcomes
Play a translational role in communicating technical approaches to a variety of audiences – both technical and non-technical staff within the MOH, partner organizations, and other relevant stakeholders


Required Experience

Master's degree with a minimum of 1 year of work experience (MPH/ MBA/ MPA preferred) or Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of work experience.
Strong problem-solving, analytical capabilities, and decision-making skills
Detail-oriented with strong organization skills and a positive, solution-oriented approach to challenges
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and set priorities in a fast-paced environment
Strong writer of both formal and informal communications to internal and external stakeholders
Ability to work both independently and with teams across time zones and locations
Flexibility and a willingness to take on a variety of assignments
Ability to think creatively to help organize information, manage workflow, and improve systems and processes
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships in a high growth environment
Strong work ethic, resourcefulness, integrity, credibility, and dedication to PATH’s mission
English fluency required; professional proficiency in French preferred
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)
Must have legal authorization to work in the United States


Remote Work:

PATH continues to evolve to support our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, most of PATH’s US based positions are temporarily 100% remote, within commuting distance to our PATH offices. When PATH transitions more broadly to in-person work, we will operate with a hybrid workplace model. 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.

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

Company Location
United States, Seattle or Washington, DC

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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