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.
Working closely with Congolese communities and government leaders, PATH addresses some of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) toughest health challenges. We apply our on-the-ground expertise to HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases as well as reproductive, maternal, and child health. Our work includes advocating at the national level to strengthen funding for essential health interventions, such as immunization; providing targeted technical assistance; leveraging our relationships with funders, private industry, community-based organizations, and others for sustainable results; and adapting and introducing innovative, low-cost technologies and evidence-based best practices. Our operational presence in the DRC has grown steadily since 2009.
PATH is looking to hire a Director of Programs to join the team in Kinshasa. As an Advisor to the PATH DRC Country Director, the Director of Programs is a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT). She/He will provide leadership, management, and strategic direction to the DRC Country Program’s diverse projects. Thanks to specific skills, she/he will contribute to PATH DRC’s development, strengthening teams’ capacities and ensuring programs are implemented with the highest technical and operational quality and results.
- In collaboration with the Country Director (CD) and the SMT, provide strategic direction in the design of PATH DRC strategic frameworks and plans, including the development of resource mobilization strategies to optimize the impact of program interventions in line with regional and agency strategic priorities.
- Develop and manage a strong pool of project managers by strengthening the capacity of existing staff and recruiting top talent across thematic areas and geographic locations.
- Act as an advisor to the CD on the management of talent and the team of project managers and technical advisors across thematic areas and geographic locations.
- Promote continuous learning and capacity strengthening, accountability, and knowledge management across the PATH DRC team.
- Contribute to establishing a safe environment for the sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties, with the capacity to detect, analyze, and manage both high and poor performers.
- Engage strategic learning partners.
- Serve as the main advisor to the CD and SMT on how to work transversally and inform/advise on project structures and deliverables, both technical and operational.
- Provide technical assistance and capacity strengthening for project teams, progressively introducing best-in-class project management and operational standards.
- Lead high-quality project design incorporating project management standards appropriate to the scope, context, and technical requirements of projects, including management systems that focus progressively on supporting teams working in a hybrid work/office environment.
- Support the planning of activities and implement quality control mechanisms across various projects in different sectors and geographies to ensure integration of program interventions and efficiency in implementation.
- Work collaboratively with the finance and administration team to ensure appropriate project budgeting and efficient use and stewardship of project resources.
- As PATH DRC’s programming grows in scope and scale, support the development of operational practices and processes to support expansion.
- Identify funding opportunities in line with PATH DRC’s established strategy.
- Build and strengthen PATH’s network of donors in DRC.
- Support the Business Development Team and ensure proper oversight of the business development cycle such that quality proposals are consistently prepared in accordance with agency and donor standards.
Represent PATH in external meetings, as needed.