Bill Gates Foundation Project Jobs – Project Coordinator at PATH

Title: Project Coordinator

Organisation: PATH
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 treatments, 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.
Pilot introduction and
Evaluation of Sayana Press is a four-year project funded by the Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation. Sayana Press (SP) is an innovative subcutaneous
contraceptive. The project will facilitate and evaluate the pilot introduction
of Sayana Press in four African countries – Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger and
Uganda. The project aims to make Sayana Press available through regular
delivery channels and evaluate the impact of the product on family planning
programs in order to build the evidence base for global decision-making about
whether and how to include Sayana Press in family planning programs in the
is seeking a Project Coordinator for the Sayana Press pilot introduction
and evaluation project for Uganda. The Project Coordinator is responsible for
three primary tasks:
  • Contribute
    to the preparation of the product introduction plan 
  • Coordinate
    implementation of the pilot introduction
  • Assure
    consistent coordination between the pilot introduction and the
    evaluation activities.
S/he will be part of the
PATH Uganda Country Program team, and will also work closely with project staff
based in Seattle, USA, to support planning, implementation, and monitoring of
project activities, timelines and deliverables.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provide
    regular support to a Ugandan Project Management Team (PMT) representing
    the Ministry of Health (MOH), donor and NGO partners who will be
    implementing different project components.
  • Lead
    the PMT to develop a work plan that integrates their respective scopes of
    work and roles in the Sayana Press project;
  • Develop
    and maintain a system to track the specific activities and deliverables of
    each partner, and assure that relevant linkages are made across partners.
  • Anticipate,
    identify, and trouble-shoot implementation bottlenecks and challenges as
    they arise; work with PATH Uganda leadership and relevant partners to
    resolve these challenges to assure smooth project implementation.
  • Under
    the guidance of the project’s Medical Advisor and the PATH Uganda Country
    Program Leader, coordinate regular updates and collaboration with the
    Ugandan Ministry of Health, USAID Uganda, DFID Uganda, and UNFPA
  • Undertake
    this work with the goal of ensuring that project is implemented in a way
    that is consistent with Uganda’s national family planning objectives.
  • Work
    with the PATH Seattle team to contribute key inputs to the first draft of
    the product introduction plan, and to subsequent updates and refinements
    as the project is implemented.
  • Collect
    information needed for preparation of the introduction plan, including but
    not limited to information on distribution channels, service delivery
    infrastructure, provider training needs, communication needs, policy
    issues, and partner capacities.
  • Assist
    the PATH Seattle team to facilitate preparation of scopes of work and
    budgets with designated implementing partners in Uganda; assist with
    preparation of integrated project implementation plan.
  • Support
    smooth, effective, and timely implementation of the pilot introduction of
    Sayana Press in Uganda.
  • Develop
    and maintain a system for regular interactions with identified
    implementing partners in Uganda to assure smooth, efficient, and timely
    implementation of the pilot introduction.
  • With
    designated partners, develop a detailed Sayana Press training plan and
    ensure smooth implementation of training program; collect and compile
    training reports.
  • With
    designated partners, coordinate the development and production of
    communication messages and materials concerning Sayana Press.
  • Collaborate
    closely with the Research Officer to ensure effective implementation of
    the project’s evaluation component.
Skills & Experience:
  • Masters
    in public health, population information and research, or a related
    field and a minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience in
    implementing public health programs with family planning or reproductive
    health components involving public, social marketing, and NGO sectors in
    Uganda, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience
    overseeing training materials development and implementation of training
    programs, behavior change communication, and oversight of qualitative
    field research activities highly desirable.
  • Proven
    ability to work collaboratively with local and international project teams
    to effectively oversee project implementation.
  • Demonstrated
    skills in project planning, project management, and partner coordination
    with a geographically dispersed team.
  • Experience
    nurturing effective and positive relationships with national governmental
    stakeholders and donor representatives.
  • Demonstrated
    analytical skills and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated
    skill in systems development (e.g. communication systems, tracking and
    monitoring systems, data gathering systems etc.).
  • Organizational/facilitation
    skills (e.g. prepare agendas, facilitate meetings, and otherwise support
    effective communication with teams and partners.
  • Demonstrated
    representational experience in professional and global forum.
  • Excellent
    verbal and written communications skills; fluency in written and spoken
to Apply:
Please express your interest
by visiting the website below and creating a profile on PATH’s website after
exhaustively reviewing the Job requirements again.
19th April, 2013
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