Please note this position is contingent upon award to PATH and approval from USAID.
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 seeks a Deputy Project Director (DPD) for the USAID-funded Reaching every at-risk community and household with malaria services (REACH Malaria) global project. The purpose of the anticipated contract is to provide implementation support services and technical assistance to countries to accelerate progress in comprehensive delivery of facility and community-based malaria services, including malaria case management, prevention of malaria in pregnancy, seasonal malaria chemoprevention, health systems strengthening, data collection and use for service delivery, and other malaria prevention interventions.
The Deputy Project Director (DPD) will support the Project Director (PD) in daily management of project activities and staff to achieve project milestones and targets. They will coordinate closely with the PD; Senior Technical Advisor; Director of Finance and Administration; and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director, and consortium partners and ensure that project activities are implemented efficiently and in alignment with work plans and budgets. This position will oversee all program operations and buy-ins across the 27 PMI priority countries.
- Support the PD to plan, direct, and coordinate technical teams to ensure activities are accomplished on time and within budget, and project targets achieved.
- Support in developing and implementing annual project work plans and budgets.
- Support timely and complete submission of all deliverables, performance reports, and responses to USAID requests for performance, success stories, and financial information.
- Work with PD and senior management to ensure coordination and support for country operations from start up to close out.
- In collaboration with the Director of Finance & Administration, prepare and track the progress of project and activity budgets.
- Identify implementation bottlenecks and work with relevant project staff, partners, and other stakeholders to develop solutions.
- Establish and maintain strong working partnerships with consortium partners, including coordinating with the PD to ensure that consortium partners submit required deliverables.
- Support the PD in identifying relevant USAID projects and other development partners to ensure cross-project collaboration in strategic areas.
- Work with project staff and partners to identify, document, and disseminate best practices.
- Serve as acting PD when needed.
- Minimum of a master’s degree in public health, social sciences, development, or related field.
- At least eight years of experience managing large-scale, complex donor-funded projects, including experience with global or multi-country projects.
- Experience planning, designing, and executing global technical assistance.
- Demonstrated experience managing USAID projects, including contracts, and liaising with USAID.
- Strong understanding of USG rules, regulations, and reporting requirements.
- Experience working with local and international NGO and private sector organizations, research institutes, and national governments.
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data for decision-making.
- Demonstrated ability in leading geographically dispersed teams.
- Demonstrated management, leadership, decision‐making, and interpersonal skills.
- Full professional proficiency in English, with excellent oral and written communications skills required.
- Experience in malaria case management, prevention of malaria in pregnancy, seasonal malaria chemoprevention, health systems strengthening, data collection and use for service delivery, and other malaria prevention interventions is preferred.
- Ability to interact professionally in French an advantage.
- Available to travel nationally and internationally up to 25%.
PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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