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  • Posted: Mar 9, 2023
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    PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations-that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passio...
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    Program Coordinator, Advocacy and Public Policy

    PATH is recruiting a Program Coordinator, with the primary role of providing operational support to the Health Research and Development (R&D) scope of work  in the Africa region, including Kenya, South Africa, Senegal and regional and continental bodies. This role will provide overall project management, including coordination of partners engagements, supporting high level convenings, managing logistics for the Senior Advocacy Officer and the R&D team and consultants.

    The ideal candidate will have experience in overall project management, strong operational and organizational skills, ability to work independently, and to competently track timelines and deliverables with minimal guidance. The candidate should have demonstrated ability to work in a multi-country, team-based organizational structure and flexibility to work within multiple time zones and multiple teams across the globe.

    The Program Coordinator will report to the Senior Advocacy and Policy Officer based in Nairobi and link with the Regional Advocacy team based in Nairobi,  South Africa and Senegal and the global R&D team based in Washington DC.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Support in tracking and timely execution of the Health R&D advocacy workplan and budget, including reporting.
    • Responsible for coordination of all R&D advocacy activities including managing team schedules and follow up items.
    • Move projects through PATH that will require coordination and input with other teams.
    • Support R&D team with planning and logistics for external engagement planning including high level convenings
    • Support PATH and the R&D team’s participation in key technical working groups (TWG) and strategic forums at national and regional level
    • Represent PATH/APP in meetings with internal and external partners whenever that is required.
    • Support management of partnerships and networks with key R&D and regulatory stakeholders in the region.
    • Support the R&D team in advancing PATH’s advocacy goals with key government ministries, the regional bodies, the African Union, policymakers, multi-lateral organizations, private-sector institutions, regulatory agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), professional associations, and educational and research institutions.
    • Work in consultation with Advocacy and public Policy,, communication and learning teams to document and communicate knowledge products for use by policymakers and advocacy partners in the African region.
    • Track key policy moments at regional and global levels and support the team in early planning, coordination and execution of advocacy interventions during these moments

    Required Experience

    • A Bachelor’s degree in project management, public health, public policy, or other health related fields. A master’s degree is an added advantage.
    • A minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in public health policy and/or advocacy related work.
    • General knowledge of public health, health systems, including health R&D, pharmaceutical manufacturing and regulatory systems strengthening for medical products and technologies the African context.
    • Proven project management skills – including ability to manage short term and urgent projects such as events, workshops and produce event briefs and other forms of documentation, with minimum supervision.
    • Demonstrated experience in supporting stakeholder engagements and high level convenings at both national and regional levels.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-country, team-based organizational structure. Flexibility to work within multiple time zones and multiple teams across the globe.
    • Team-oriented and adept at navigating a complex team environment and forming successful partnerships with internal and external partners.
    • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities, and unpredictable stakeholder expectations.
    • Articulate communicator, excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other information processing software.

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