Program Associate, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases at PATH

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Job Title: Program Associate for Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases
Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BSc/HND) or Master’s Degree (MBA/MSc/MA)
Experience: 1 – 5 years
Location: Nairobi
Job Field: Project Management


1. Project Management

  • Assist in project planning, work plan development, implementation, and reporting to facilitate effective communication among donors, country teams, program partners, and the PATH MNTD team.
  • Coordinate procurement activities across various geographic locations, ensuring adherence to PATH and donor policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate closely with the Project Director and Project Administrator to identify and address challenges related to meeting objectives, such as budget constraints and operational issues.
  • Coordinate regular donor reporting and contribute to the development of project deliverables.
  • Provide support for domestic and international travel and meetings, including processing travel requests, organizing meals, hotels, and transportation, setting up conferences, and tracking participants.
  • Attend and take notes during meetings with key stakeholders, both internal and external to PATH.

2. Strategic Communications and Stakeholder Coordination

  • Package information gathered from research, stakeholder interactions, and thought leadership into high-quality and clear presentations, reports, and publications.
  • Contribute to proofreading and editing project findings, publications, guidance documents, presentations, and donor reports.
  • Create reports and presentation materials for informing internal and external stakeholders about the projects and programs.
  • Collaborate closely with MNTD country teams and local partners to gain a deep understanding of project objectives and ensure the achievement of key project outcomes.
  • Work in tandem with MNTD Leadership and PATH communications colleagues to develop regular and ad hoc project/program communications for both internal and external audiences, including PATH leadership and donors.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree with 1-3 years of work experience (preferably in MBA, MPH, or MPA) or Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of work experience.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical abilities, exceptional organizational skills, and a positive, solution-oriented approach to challenges.
  • Demonstrated capability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in writing both formal and informal communications for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with teams across different time zones and locations.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to take on various assignments.
  • Creative thinking to assist in information organization, workflow management, and process improvement.
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with senior staff, colleagues, donors, partner organizations, stakeholders, local institutions, and personnel at all levels.
  • Strong work ethic, resourcefulness, integrity, credibility, and dedication to PATH’s mission.
  • Professional proficiency in the English language.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams).

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