Location: Seattle, Washington DC, Geneva
NOTE: This position is contingent upon donor funding.
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.
PATH is seeking a Deputy Program Director with experience in epidemiology, statistics, and global health, for an anticipated multi-year Unitaid funded project to accelerate the adoption and scale up of Intermittent Preventive Treatment in infants (IPTi) in moderate-to-high transmission settings. IPTi is the administration of antimalarial drugs to infants at defined intervals to provide personal protection against malaria. Under current WHO guidelines, the drug sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) is delivered to infants at approximately 2, 3 and 9 months of age during routine immunization services. IPTi is safe, cost-effective, well accepted by health workers and communities, and has been found to provide significant protection against clinical malaria and anemia. Despite the WHO recommendations, uptake of IPTi has been limited to date.
The Deputy Program Director will work closely with the Program Director to manage this multi-country program ensuring that the implementation pilots are within the program framework, and in accordance with PATH’s and Unitaid’s expectations and requirements.
- Provide technical guidance, technical assistance, and mentorship in the project across multiple countries.
- Assist the Program Director with all technical and management aspects of program implementation including supporting the development and implementation of annual project work plans and budgets.
- Assist in development of scopes of work and/or memorandums of understanding for program partners, collaborators, and consultants, and provide technical oversight and management of partner and consultant activities.
- Assist in monitoring implementation of program activities against approved work plans and budgets and ensure timely completion of outcomes and achievement of targets.
- Play an integral role in regional knowledge sharing of the malaria situation and risks, barriers and opportunities to accelerate the adoption and scale up of IPTi in pilot countries.
- Support and provide technical expertise to NMCPs, country teams, and national government partners for protocol development and execution of feasibility studies to inform policy adoption decisions.
- Provide oversight for development of annual work plans, progress reports, and other required deliverables.
- Provide oversight of program monitoring, evaluation, and learning opportunities, and lead data analysis and learning processes to ensure program activities are adapted based on results and to scale up promising approaches.
- Establish and maintain strong working partnerships with all program partners and stakeholders.
- Work closely with program staff and partners to identify, document, and disseminate best practices.
- Willingness to travel domestically and internationally (up to 25%).