PATH is currently recruiting for a Program Officer – Knowledge Management.
PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.
A leader in global health innovation, PATH is at the forefront of finding and implementing effective approaches to improve maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition. For over two decades, our experts have helped develop the best methods to fortify rice with vitamins and minerals. To ensure that the benefits of fortified rice reach as many people as possible, we are expanding evidence, developing global markets, and working to broaden adoption worldwide. We are also supporting stakeholders to introduce, test, use, and scale fortified rice to combat malnutrition and improve lives.
PATH’s rice fortification project in India has already benefitted about 1 million people. It has the potential to reach 800+ million people in India, especially women and children through the government’s safety net programs, making it a viable tool for addressing vitamin and mineral deficiencies at scale. Also, the cost of fortification is minimal between 50 and 80 paise / kg), especially compared to the negative health and economic costs of vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Scaling up rice fortification will therefore not only improve the health of India’s families and communities but improve the productivity of the country at large.
About the program:
PATH has been a global leader over two decades working on rice fortification technology advancement, building evidence, and implementing in multiple countries. Many pilots conducted over the years by PATH demonstrated operational feasibility of distribution of fortified rice through safety net programs and open market in India.
Studies have shown that consumption of fortified rice has positive impact towards combating iron deficiency anaemia and other vitamin deficiencies. The Government of India and other stakeholders such as FSSAI and NITI Aayog have acknowledged the importance of rice fortification and need to introduce it through various safety net programs in India. Billions of people around the world suffer from micronutrient malnutrition. To address the need, PATH has advanced and commercialized the Ultra Rice technology, filling an important market gap in the range of solutions for addressing micronutrient malnutrition. PATH’s Ultra Rice® technology packs vitamins and minerals into extruded rice grains made from rice flour. PATH has licensed the technology to several manufacturers, and regional technology centers have
Over the last few years, PATH has been a technical partner to the national government’s Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). PATH has played an imperative role in guiding FSSAI on the regulation for staple foods and is now working with FSSAI, its newly established Food Fortification Resource Centre (FFRC), and state governments to scale-up rice fortification in the government’s safety net programs. PATH is also supporting FFRC in developing a national repository on food fortification evidence and implementation tools including quality control and assurance tools. PATH’s advocacy with government has led to introduction of fortified rice in MDM program in several states including Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Chandigarh. PATH is also providing support in Delhi, Odisha, Haryana, Gujarat, Goa, Assam and West Bengal to initiate rice fortification program. PATH India team is also supporting scale up of rice fortification in Myanmar and plans to scale it up in Africa, Bhutan and other south Asian countries.
Role & responsibilities:
- Work with the National and State Team – Research, Evaluation and Learning to develop a region wide strategy focused both at the level of output as well as outcome/ impact of the project
- Support the teams to develop M & E and learning strategies and roll out the same. Ensure adherence to organisational accountability and programme quality framework/ policies
- Supporting project planning of learning design activities to ensure that resources are allocated in advance and work is in line with project outputs, with milestones created and progress tracked.
- Assess project’s knowledge needs and requirements (short-term or long-term);
- Deliver targeted insights using internal knowledge and external sources;
- Help the project prepare materials for Summits and Conferences;
- Support the creation and update of knowledge assets including: donor updates, competitive intelligence, industry research etc.;
- Maintain, manage and develop the project’s knowledge infrastructure;
- Share best practices and tactical knowledge across functions, practice areas and teams;
- Engage and build relationships with project members, key stakeholders and leaders;
- Track progress and measure value of KM assets (quantitative/qualitative).
- Support the team in assigned tasks.
- Collaborate with learning teams on the various platforms, tools, templates and resources