PATH seeks a Project Director for an upcoming multi-year CDC-funded “Enhancing the Government of India’s Capacity through Technical Assistance to India’s National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) to Strengthen the Prevention to Treatment Cascade for People Living with HIV, Including Key Populations, under PEPFAR.” This project will rapidly demonstrate and assess new models to increase accessibility, availability, and demand of high quality, comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services; while strengthening systems and the enabling environment for KPs, especially hard-to-reach KPs, their partners, spouses and children to have equitable access to HIV/AIDS and social services. To ensure scale up of these models by the Government of India (GoI), a robust learning agenda will be integrated throughout all aspects of the activity.
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. International development and global health represent one of the greatest opportunities for the impact of digital technologies on a global scale. New technologies, approaches and tools are emerging daily, unfortunately into a fragmented and immature digital health market landscape that currently limits their promise to transform country health systems and accelerate and amplify progress towards national and global health goals.
The Project Director will be responsible for providing overall technical vision and leadership to the project. (S)He will act as the key liaison to donors, government counterparts, local organizations, and program partners on behalf of the project. The Project Director will negotiate with senior government and donor officials to influence policy and implementation decisions related to the project. The Project Director will provide guidance and ensure successful implementation and monitoring of the project’s strategy and outputs, and will provide overall direction for the technical and administrative operations. S/he will ensure the programmatic and financial integrity of the project.
Position is contingent upon award to PATH.
- Achieve the project vision and strategy by providing high-quality technical and strategic leadership, administrative and managerial oversight, and monitoring throughout project implementation.
- Manage effective activity implementation and use of resources to achieve project outcomes for overall management of project staff & activities.
- Monitor work plans, budgets, and finances in accordance with CDC rules and regulations and PATH policies and procedures.
- Serve as project representative to the CDC, other US government representatives, GoI officials, other donors, partners, and other civil society and private sector stakeholders.
- Establish and maintain strong working partnerships with all project partners and stakeholders.
- Lead in the development and scale of innovations and new approaches that increase use of high impact HIV prevention, uptake of HIV testing, and rapid ART enrollment for those that are HIV-diagnosed.
- Plan, direct, and coordinate activities to ensure that project outcomes are accomplished and targets reached on time and within budget.
- Oversee the development of annual work plans, progress reports, and other required deliverables.
- Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with PATH policies and applicable Indian laws.
- Recruit to meet evolving project demands.
- Identify project staff learning needs and provide technical assistance, guidance, and mentoring to project team on technical issues related to project implementation.