Please note: This is an internal recruitment only. To be considered, you must be a current PATH regular employee.
Please include a cover letter with your resume describing your interest and how you meet the qualifications.
PATH is currently recruiting for a Program Officer for the Subcutaneous DMPA Access Collaborative project team within the Reproductive Health program.
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
The Subcutaneous DMPA Access Collaborative is a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and led by PATH in collaboration with John Snow, Incorporated (JSI). Subcutaneous DMPA is an innovative subcutaneous contraceptive that is progressively being introduced in many countries. The Access Collaborative project facilitates global coordination of supply planning and introduction and scale up efforts in seven countries (DRC, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, and Zambia) and provides technical assistance to additional countries in Africa and Asia. The project helps plan, coordinate, and monitor the introduction and scale-up efforts and shares lessons learned, best practices, and other relevant information regionally and globally through technical assistance and a DMPA-SC Learning and Action Network.
- Work with Access Collaborative country coordinators and partners to document or develop national advocacy strategies, assess the need for and develop subnational advocacy strategies, and provide technical backstopping to country coordinators on advocacy issues as needed.
- Working closely with the Project Director, lead coordination of global DMPA-SC partners to improve collaboration on policy issues, including convening partners on a quarterly basis and managing partner coordination/information sharing.
- Manage tracking of advocacy activities and policy change across Access Collaborative and other countries and package information for reporting to donors.
- Support the implementation of a global workshop on DMPA-SC self-injection in Q4 2019 – including advising on agenda and developing workshop content, preparing speakers, and facilitating working sessions during the workshop.
- Provide support to the DMPA-SC Learning and Action Network (LAN) to increase LAN member engagement and promote cross-country learning and information sharing.
- Serve as team point of contact on family planning in humanitarian settings, including liaising with humanitarian partners to determine best approaches for integrating DMPA-SC into humanitarian and crisis settings.
- Serve as project representative with advocacy community including attending select meetings or events as needed.
- Author case studies or fact sheets on policy issues as needed (e.g., task shifting policies, provision of contraceptive injectables in pharmacies).
- Support relevant business development opportunities including participation in project design and proposal development.
- Serve as team point of contact with Advocacy and Public Policy Department to provide project updates, share progress, and discuss advocacy tactics.