Program Officer

Path, Gorakhpur, India

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th April, 2018

Job Description

PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, we 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 passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

PATH has a strong presence in – Uttar Pradesh with multiple programs in Neglected Tropical Diseases, Tuberculosis, Maternal Newborn Child Health & Nutrition portfolio and is now looking strengthening its operations in the state.  PATH is seeking a Program Officer in UP. This position will report to the technical leader for the portfolio and to the State Lead NTD & Malaria.

Public Health Portfolio:

  • Lead and supervise the work undertaken by PATH for its AES portfolio
  • Participate in the development and evolution of the overall PATH India AES portfolio and Strategy in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Work on any other task assigned as per the project requirement by the project team in Delhi


  • Participate in meetings, and other events ensuring that PATH is represented in key Stakeholder conversations locally.
  • Collaborate with Key State Health authorities (SPO, Secretary Health and partners) for successful implementation of the AES projects and share the progress of activities.
  • Manage critical relationships with Government and stakeholders.
  • Review of the disease specific situation and recommend appropriate strategies before the state government/state committee meetings
  • Regular analysis of case data (district wise) and sharing with state government, partners and project management unit.

Neglected Tropical Disease Program:

  • Responsible for providing strategic direction and implementation of project(s) design. Technical guidance for execution of project(s) strategies and work plan ensuring successful projects in accordance with project deliverables and success criteria.
  • Lead and supervise the project teams comprising of data manager, district technical officers (DTOs) and block monitors (BMs) of the specific projects.
  • Provide guidance and support to the project team on case detection and surveillances.
  • Collaborate with state officials, partners and stakeholders for developing and using tools for generating community awareness about the disease, its prevention, treatment and cure and existing scheme.
  • Establishing links with the private hospitals and practitioners managing case.
  • Travel extensively to the project blocks/districts to ensure the implementation of the project activities.

Required Experience

Experience working in Public Health Programs.

  • Excellent management skills, managing individual and team performance effectively managing/resolving conflict.
  • Ability to work with people with divergent points of view and to respectfully navigate differences.
  • Excellent analytical, negotiating and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with State Government and Partners
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, work independently, and maintain a high level of accountability.
  • MBBS preferably with a postgraduate degree in the field of Public health/Medicine
  • 5 + years of working experience in Neglected Tropical Diseases area.
  • Work experience in Uttar Pradesh would be preferred.
  • Prior work experience in neglected tropical diseases and surveillance will be an asset

Must have legal authorization to work in India.

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.


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