PATH Kenya

Project Lead, Tools for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness

Job Summary

PATH is seeking to recruit a Project Lead for TIMCI project implementation in Kenya. With a strong clinical background, the Kenya Country project leader will bring a passion for child health, market shaping, evidence-generation, and project implementation in low resource settings.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

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

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.


Tools for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (TIMCI) 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. TIMCI 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. This high profile and potentially high impact project will begin in July 2019 and will take place in five countries: Kenya, Myanmar, Senegal, Tanzania, and the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.


PATH is seeking to recruit a Project Lead for TIMCI project implementation in Kenya. With a strong clinical background, the Kenya Country project leader will bring a passion for child health, market shaping, evidence-generation, and project implementation in low resource settings. The Country Project Lead will report primarily to the Kenya Technical Director of Programs and secondarily to the TIMCI Project Director. The Country Project Lead will be responsible for project leadership and management for all activities in their country with support from an in-country team and working closely with a global team. The Country Project Lead will also work closely with members of the Ministry of Health (MOH) as well as representatives from key partner organizations such as the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Health Organization, and members of industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the overall leader of project activities in Kenya
  • Work closely with the health officials of related departments of MOH to ensure buy-in and alignment with project goals, activities and outcomes.
  • Lead, in close partnership with the MOH, development and implementation of the program including supporting components such as clinical training materials, community engagement plans, and monitoring tools.
  • Responsible for interactions and presentations to the Technical Working Group (TWG) in their country; ensuring the TWG is informed and facilitating decisions and buy-in on key project outcomes.
  • Build and maintain relationships with local and regional decision-makers and influencers to update polices and create and implement scale-up and financing strategies.
  • Act as liaison/resource between the implementation and research activities and research partners (Swiss TPH and [respective research institute]), maintaining in-country connectivity with PATH and enabling high-level oversight.
  • Lead the Country Implementation Working Group and participate on the Global Implementation Team.
  • 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.
  • Lead or contribute to publications and dissemination as required.

Job Location

Nairobi, Kenya

Company Location

Kenya, Nairobi

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

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