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 Chief of Party for the upcoming USAID funded Rwandan Health Service Delivery Activity (RSDA). The project’s main objective is to improve utilization of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health as well as malaria control and prevention services in Rwanda. With a national scope, RSDA should contribute towards improving health provider skills, strengthening the capacity of the health sector to deliver quality services at the community and facility levels, as well as strengthening linkages across the referral system, to ensure a continuum of care for clients across the country. Candidates must have experience leading reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health and/or malaria programs in developing countries. Successful candidates will possess strong leadership, managerial skills, a high level of independent action, and a focus on innovation and strategic direction in health systems strengthening is preferred.
- Provide strategic leadership and vision to PATH staff. Provide administrative, programmatic, and managerial oversight to all aspects of the program; coordinate effective implementation of program activities, including development of work plans and facilitate their timely implementation; develop annual program implementation budgets and monitor budget expenditures; manage and supervise local staff including technical experts and program partners.
- Model and promote best practices among all staff and in particular with the Deputy Chief of Party.
- Recruit and supervise staff to meet evolving program demands; provide technical assistance, mentoring and skills building to local staff and key local counterparts.
- Make programmatic decisions and troubleshoot implementation challenges; oversee program data quality compliance, including developing data tracking systems and monitoring records to ensure program meets USAID audit standards; approve local financial transactions and manage and authorize expenditures from local bank accounts; supervise and approve all aspects of project procurement and logistics, including office infrastructure and vehicles; sub grant development, including compliance with programmatic objectives and PATH/USAID financial and administrative regulations.
- Submit timely program reports to USAID and PATH Headquarters on a quarterly, semi‐annual and annual basis; disseminate program success stories and share information.
- Serve as a spokesperson and advocate, represent PATH projects to USAID, donors, cooperating agencies, and others.
- Develop new business opportunities for PATH, as appropriate.
- Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the PATH policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Management and Supervision:
- Provide technical support and oversight to all employees and consultants/contractors working on the above.
- Coordinate with other senior program managers on strategic project management.
- Identify learning needs and coordinate learning sessions for program staff.
- Conduct staff appraisals as appropriate. Required Experience
- A Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health, Social Sciences or equivalent field is required.
- A minimum of 10 years of progressively increasing responsibility working in public health and/or health promotion.
- Experience managing reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health and/or malaria projects, as well as experience interacting with donor agencies,central and local government, development partners, civil society and community‐based organizations.
- Relevant field experience in similar settings with significant management responsibility, including relevant supervisory experience of professional staff.
- Ability to provide strategic vision for PATH Rwandan Health Service Delivery Activities.
- Demonstrated leadership skills in working collaboratively with other donors, host country institutions, and international organizations.
- Knowledge of labor laws.
- Excellent organizational, analytical and result‐oriented skills.
- Strong oral, written and presentation skills in French and English are required.
- Ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines.
- High standards of integrity.
Must have legal authorization to work in Rwanda.
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.