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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 worldâs most pressing heath challenges.
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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 worldâs most pressing health challenges. PATH's Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases 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 has unparalleled expertise and experience in the development of new tools and strategies for malaria elimination and has the potential to become an acknowledged leader in accelerating efforts towards malaria elimination and global eradication. PATHâs Center for Malaria Control and Elimination (CMCE) workings with PATH staff and strategic partners to coordinate expertise and programming and maximize our collective impact toward malaria elimination.
PATH seeks a Program Officer for the USAID-funded Reaching every at-risk community and household with malaria services (REACH Malaria) global project. REACH aims to provide implementation support services and technical assistance to countries to accelerate progress in comprehensive delivery of facility and community-based malaria services, including malaria case management, prevention of malaria in pregnancy (MiP), seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), health systems strengthening, data collection and use for service delivery, and other malaria prevention interventions.
The Program Officer will report to the Country Operations Director and assist with helping introduce and implement malaria support services, and coordinate with relevant ministries of health, PATH technical teams and other implementing partners globally.
Responsibilities:Act as the primary point of contact between country office leadership, global technical and operational staff, and partners Support the start-up of project activities, by coordinating work plan development and providing start-up operational support and backstopping Provide on-going facilitation for day-to-day implementation of project activities, working collaboratively with the REACH Malaria team to quickly identify and resolve challenges to successful implementation Support the development, review and submission of deliverables and reports to ensure high quality and timely products Provide financial management support to country office teams through analyzing financial data, monitoring project expenses against budgets, and forecasting, with support from the Finance and Administration Staff Monitor compliance with REACH Malaria contract and PATH policies, identify and effectively communicate any risks to compliance Collaborate with other teams in PATH including diagnostics, maternal, newborn and child health, center for data and digital health, for their technical inputs into project deliverables and activity plans Work closely with the relevant stakeholders, including ministries of health, universities, NGOs, civil society, and private sector partners in coordinating activity implementation Develop and write technical documents, such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), tools, checklists, guidelines for training and capacity building of staff as needed Coordinate country buy-in level planning and review meetings to track progress of implementation of interventions and ensure coordination between program team and external stakeholders Document activities and field observations for program reports, support in the creation of presentations for updates and meetings
Required skills and experience:Master's degree with 5 years of experience or Bachelorâs degree with minimum 7 years of experience, with work experience in public health, international development or a related field Experience supporting USAID and/or PMI funded health projects, with preference for malaria interventions Familiarity with stakeholders in the malaria services space, including malaria case management, prevention of MiP, SMC, surveillance, health systems strengthening, data collection and use for service delivery Proven ability to multi-task and collaborate work effectively with senior staff, colleagues, donors, partner organizations, stakeholders, local institutions, and others at all levels Strong problem-solving, organization skills and a positive, solution-oriented approach to challenges Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and an emphasis on quality Strong financial management skills, including experience in budgeting and tracking financials Excellent analytical, presentation and report writing skills Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination Extremely detail-oriented, with the ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing Strong work ethic, resourcefulness, integrity, credibility, and dedication to PATHâs mission Professional proficiency in English required, proficiency in French preferred Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)
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