Project Director, Global NutritionOpportunity Type: Jobs, Public Health
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: Not provided
Opening Date: March 24, 2017
Closing Date: October 01, 2019
NOTE: This position is contingent upon donor funding. The position will be based in Washington, DC.
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. We take an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through our work in more than 70 countries, PATH and our partners empower people to achieve their full potential.
PATH seeks a Program Director for an anticipated USAID funded Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Activity (MSNA). MSNA aims to strengthen the enabling environment for and support country-led scale up of effective, integrated, sustainable nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive policies, programs/interventions, and systems in order to improve nutritional status and health.
The Program Director fulfills a critical role providing executive level leadership to the project team in leading strategy development and program implementation for country programs that help achieve the MSNA mission. This position will represent the project and PATH internationally, nationally, and locally. Additionally, the position will be the primary liaison between PATH headquarters and field offices and the project and will help to facilitate cross-program synergies, and participate in key organizational initiatives. This individual will be responsible for reporting and meetings with the USAID designated Agreement’s Officer Technical Officer (AOTR) as well as provide vision, direction, leadership, and overall management to the award.
- Serving as the Program leader, charged with the development and execution of the overall program strategy, work plan, and achievement of program results.
- Liaising with donor personnel, including the AOTR to support project implementation.
- Directing and monitoring implementation of activities within the work plan, ensuring that activities are performed to a high professional standard, effectively implemented, and fulfill USAID and PATH requirements.
- Overseeing all technical and administrative support activities under the program.
- Ensuring the timely and complete submission of all performance reports and responses to donor requests for performance, success stories, and financial information for the program.
- Ensuring compliance with all donor-related, PATH, and program-specific policies.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Minimum of a master’s degree in public health, tropical medicine, epidemiology, health management, or related field.
- At least 15 years of experience working on international projects related to public health, preferably related to nutrition.
- Demonstrated experience managing USAID contracts, preferably for multi-country projects.
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience successfully leading large and complex international development projects is also required.
- Significant experience with the planning, design, and execution of global technical assistance.
- Experience working in developing country settings.
- Demonstrated leadership, management, decision making, and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a large multi-site team-based organizational structure.
- Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with senior Government personnel, international organizations, NGO partners, host country governments, and U.S. Government Agencies.
- Demonstrated ability to work with partners to achieve results.
- Demonstrated ability to facilitate team work and oversee staff development of personnel at many levels of the organization.
- Full professional proficiency in English with excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Available to travel nationally and internationally up to 25 percent.
Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.
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, gender identity or orientation, 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.