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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.
PATH works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, socialÂ enterprises, and investors to solve the most pressing health challenges. PATH implements innovative,Â sustainable health solutions that align with the countryâs needs and priorities, empowering millions toÂ transform their own health.
PATH's Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (MNTDs) program is a leader in the effort to end malariaÂ illnesses and deaths and reduce the burden of neglected tropical diseases. We strive to refine and developÂ new tools and approaches, invest in national programs, and expand, analyze, and interpret the evidenceÂ base needed to guide rational decision making in the pursuit of malaria control and elimination. Our vectorÂ control group, in close collaboration with PATH's Market Dynamics team, works directly with nationalÂ malaria control programs, academic partners, industry, and other key stakeholders to (1) conduct impactÂ and cost-effectiveness evaluations of next-generation malaria vector control tools deployed at scale andÂ (2) analyze, understand, and strengthen markets to increase timely, equitable, and sustainable access toÂ these novel tools and approaches.Â
PATH seeks a Project Director for the Unitaid-funded project Catalyzing an expanded vector control toolboxÂ to fight malaria. The purpose of the anticipated grant is to enable operational research on new vector controlÂ tools and delivery strategies to accelerate uptake in the event of an (anticipated) positive WHOÂ recommendation. Specific objectives include facilitating activities that will (1) generate evidence to helpÂ malaria endemic countries define specific use cases that will maximize the impact and cost-effectivenessÂ of key new tools; and (2) prime the market for future scale-up should new interventions be recommended.Â Additional work will include malaria transmission mathematical modeling and market scenario analysis toÂ inform strategies on combining vector control tools in various intervention packages to maximize impactÂ across various transmission settings.Â
The Project Director will work with PATH technical leads from within MNTDs and other PATH departments,Â divisions, and country offices as well as range of external partners to guide overall implementation andÂ management of the project in multiple countries in malaria-endemic Africa.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
â Provide overall project leadership (programmatic, financial, and administrative) consistent withÂ PATHâs mission, values, and People Philosophy
â Model cultural and organizational agility internally and externally
â Co-develop and execute the overall project strategy and work plan, ensuring the completion of allÂ project deliverables.
â Direct and monitor implementation of activities within the work plan, ensuring that they areÂ effectively implemented, performed to a high professional standard, and fulfil all Unitaid and PATHÂ requirements.
â Provide or coordinate technical supervision for all aspects of contract work, including consultantÂ and subcontractor identification and management.
â Represent PATH and build and maintain excellent, productive relationships with Unitaid, projectÂ partners, ministries of health and other government stakeholders, and other relevant actors.
â Serve as the project representative responsible for all issues, concerns, or problems and liaise withÂ Unitaid personnel to support project implementation and respond to all questions, concerns, andÂ comments.
â Ensure timely and complete submission of all performance reports and responses to UnitaidÂ requests for performance, success stories, and financial information.
â Guide the learning agenda for the project, use lessons learned to modify project approaches andÂ strategies, and disseminate findings.
â Liaise across the PATH Malaria portfolio to ensure efficiencies in implementing the project.
â Participate in the further development and evolution of PATHâs overall vector control portfolio andÂ strategy.
Core competencies/required skills:
â Advanced degree in medicine, medical entomology, public health, or another relevant field
â At least 10 years of experience managing international projects related to malaria control andÂ elimination, collaborating closely with national malaria control programs and other government andÂ civil society stakeholders in endemic countries.
â Demonstrated management, leadership, mentorship, decision making, and interpersonal skills.
â Excellent people management skills with commitment to building a shared vision of the future,Â setting standards, and managing individual and team performance across multiple country sites.
â Demonstrated ability to work with partners to achieve results.
â Demonstrated capacity to operate within the malaria international community and function as aÂ leader on matters of malaria control and prevention.
â Full professional proficiency in English, with excellent oral and written communications skillsÂ required.Â
â Ability to interact professionally in French and/or Portuguese desired.
â Ability to travel internationally, estimated at 33%Â
â Demonstrated ability in leading geographically dispersed teams.
â Ability to work with people with divergent points of view and to respectfully navigate differences.
â The candidate is expected to have significant experience with the planning, design, and executionÂ of global technical assistance.Â
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