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  • Posted: Nov 21, 2022
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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 platformsvaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovationsthat harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passi...
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    Country Operations Director - Malaria, REACH

    The Country Operations Director will lead the Country Operations team, which will be responsible for providing operational support to the implementation of activities in accordance with approved work plans under buy-ins across the 27 PMI priority countries.


    • Provide operational leadership to oversee and support country activities from start up to close out, ensuring activities are accomplished on time and within budget, and project targets achieved.
    • Manage a geographically dispersed country operations team, including Country Directors and program backstops.
    • Ensure technical and operational support for country activity implementation, project planning and reporting.
    • Lead development of approaches to build institutional capacity in management and operations for program staff and local partners for continued implementation and sustainability.
    • Ensuring effective communications between country teams, partners, and the project core team.
    • Identify country implementation bottlenecks and challenges and work with relevant project staff, partners, and other country-based and global stakeholders to develop solutions.
    • Oversee project expenditures against the budget and project implementation, encouraging the use of monitoring data to foster improvement in program quality.
    • Coordinate closely with the REACH Director of Finance and Administration and PATH departments including Human Resources, IT, Office of Grants and Contracts, Legal Affairs, and others as necessary to ensure timely and efficient country operations.
    • Support Country Directors with establishing organizational structures and recruiting staff
    • Ensure compliance with USAID contract policies and procedures related to program implementation.

    Required Experience

    • Minimum of a master's degree in business administration, public health, or related field.
    • At least ten years of experience in progressively more senior roles in donor-funded projects, including experience with global or multi-country projects as well as large-scale, complex projects.
    • Experience with USAID projects, including contracts, and strong understanding of USAID rules and regulations.
    • Experience with global or multi-country projects preferred.
    • Experience managing program implementation and operations for health programs in Africa or Southeast Asia.
    • Experience working with local and international NGO and private sector organizations, research institutes, and national and subnational governments.
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data for decision-making.
    • Demonstrated creative problem-solving skills.
    • 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. 
    • Ability to interact professionally in French an advantage.
    • Available to travel nationally and internationally up to 25%.

    Method of Application

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