PATH is currently recruiting for a Director for Infectious Disease Program.
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, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales innovative solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.
PATH has an office established in Myanmar in late 2013. The PATH Myanmar Country Program is currently implementing a broad portfolio of activities on a range of health issues including nutrition, vaccines and immunization systems strengthening, and sexual and reproductive health. Our current projects in Myanmar include the introduction of fortified rice, technical assistance to the government on vaccine introduction, developing and implementing national guidelines and policies on sexual and reproductive health and rights, and immunization waste management systems strengthening.
The PATH Myanmar Director, Infectious Diseases (ID) Program, leads the design and implementation of PATH’s public health programs and organizational investments in Infectious Diseases in Myanmar. The Director oversees an evolving portfolio of grant funded projects related to Malaria & Tuberculosis control and elimination, and will expand PATH’s portfolio in Infectious Diseases. The Director represents PATH externally, serving as a scientific expert and external representative for Infectious Diseases, and supports PATHs global work in the space.
INFECTIOUS DISEASES PROGRAMS
Work with existing project and program leaders within Public Health to develop and implement program direction based on consideration of a broad range of internal and external factors, and an understanding of the relationships between various PATH program areas. Specifically:
- Identify and oversee the development of responses to new funding opportunities.
- Build PATH Myanmar’s Malaria & Tuberculosis portfolio by leading business development opportunities in this space
- Hire and develop key talent for the programs.
- Serve as performance leader and mentor for project leads in IDs.
- Provide strategic leadership and support to the Infectious Diseases teams.
- Review and provide oversight for project implementation and evaluation; review and approve all program reports and materials developed for public dissemination.
- Ensure that the programs meet and exceed donor expectations of quality and delivery.
CROSS PATH AND EXTERNAL REPRESENTATION
Represent the Infectious Diseases Programs with internal PATH partners and key external audience, including:
- Model clear, open, and collaborative communication approaches in a dynamic environment.
- Collaborate closely with global program leaders to provide scientific accountability and needed expertise for country-based work.
- Work with Product Development program leaders to identify opportunities for Product
- Development collaboration across the platforms of vaccines, diagnostics, drug development and devices/tools.
- Represent PATH externally, serving as a scientific expert and external representative for Government of Myanmar’s efforts for controlling and eliminating IDs.
- Build PATH’s capacity in IDs through development of cross PATH collaborations and recruitment of new technical expertise, including at country level.
- Interface with donors for updating project progress and identifying focus areas
- Engage with National and State Governments for smooth functioning of projects
- Provide overall leadership consistent with PATH’s mission, values, and policies.
- Provide thought leadership at PATH in the area of Infectious Diseases elimination.
- Participate in panels, conferences and other events ensuring that PATH is represented in key stakeholder conversations locally and globally.
- Engage Infectious Diseases leaders in building a resilient program positioned to leverage the dynamic donor and global landscape for greatest impact.
- Model cultural and organizational agility internally and externally.
PUBLIC HEALTH (PH) PORTFOLIO
Work collaboratively with other program teams that include: Reproductive Health; Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition; and to:
- Identify opportunities and develop cross program responses to funding opportunities.
- Drive business development activities to create a diversified and sustainable portfolio.
- Partner with other members of the leadership team to build cross-program public health competencies in surveillance, evidence-based interventions, innovation in policy and programs, implementation science and operational research monitoring and evaluation.
- Participate in the development and evolution of the overall PATH Myanmar Impact portfolio and strategy.