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.
PATH is currently recruiting for a Project Manager (PM) responsible for managing key internal and external activities determining project success, such as leading development of integrated project plans, developing and tracking schedules and identifying and managing critical risks. Reporting through the Center for Vaccines Innovation and Access Project and Portfolio Management function (CVIA PPM), the PM will serve as the Project Manager for vaccine development and introduction projects.
PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together institutions, businesses, investors, and individuals to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, market development, 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. Learn more at http://www.path.org.
PATH’s Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access spans every stage of the complex process of vaccine research, development, and introduction to make lifesaving vaccines widely available to women, children, and communities across the world. CVIA’s current portfolio encompasses more than two dozen vaccines either in development or already in use to protect against 18 different diseases, including diarrheal disease, malaria, meningitis, pneumonia, polio, and COVID. We work in partnership with national health ministries, pharmaceutical manufacturers, donors, international financing and regulatory organizations, and many others. PATH has led numerous global partnerships, including the award-winning Meningitis Vaccine Project and the Malaria Vaccine Initiative, which helped develop the world’s first malaria vaccine recently recommended by the WHO. PATH’s work on vaccine development and introduction encompasses activities including discovery, preclinical development, clinical research and development, process development and manufacturing, regulatory and vaccine introduction. Over 25 candidates and vaccines are currently in our portfolio in the following disease areas – Malaria, Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases, Polio, Respiratory Tract Infections and Meningitis, HPV and Vector-borne viral diseases (e.g., Japanese Encephalitis, Yellow Fever) – and in the cross-cutting areas of Maternal Immunization and Immunization Systems Strengthening.
- Work with the Project Leader(s) and other project team members to develop overall project strategy, cross-functionally integrated work plans, cost and labor estimates, and milestones and annual goals
- Develop and track integrated project plans including schedules, resource plans, communication plans, risk mitigation plans and issue resolution plans
- Implement and maintain project management tools for planning and tracking projects
- Develop and maintain high-performing teams in conjunction with Project Leader
- Lead efforts to develop project communications and updates for PATH vaccines leadership and donors
- Proactively manage changes in project
- Work closely with functional staff and finance staff to forecast and request appropriate allocation of resources to execute project activities and deliverables
- Coordinate activities with external stakeholders and partners as applicable
- Coordinate and contribute to the development of donor reports
- As assigned, coordinate, and contribute to the development of new grant proposals, and the revision of existing proposals
- Depending on prior experience, the project manager may also contribute to functional and vaccines-wide assignments such as the following:
- Mentorship and/or management of less experienced project manager
- Improvement of project and portfolio management processes and tools
- Meeting management for governance