Washington D.C. United States

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November 18, 2016

PATH is currently recruiting for a Director to oversee the strategy, operations, fundraising and management of all components of the Global Health Technologies Coalition.  The Coalition Director will report to the Vice President of Policy & Advocacy.

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 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.

The Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) is a group of nearly 30 nonprofit organizations working to save and improve lives by encouraging the research and development of essential health technologies. GHTC works to advance policies to accelerate the creation of new drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and other health tools that bring healthy lives within reach for all people


US advocacy strategy oversight and high level policy engagement (30%)

  • Provide high level strategic oversight of the GHTC strategy to encourage the US Congress and Administration to protect and expand publicly-funded global health research and development (R&D) programs and influence policies that accelerate their effectiveness.
  • Provide representation and engagement with senior US policymakers and advocacy partners in meetings, conferences, hearings, events, and other public forums.

Global advocacy strategy development and implementation (30%)

  • Work with the GHTC steering committee, staff, consultants, and members to develop and implement an advocacy strategy to encourage global and multilateral leaders to protect and expand publicly-funded global health R&D programs and to influence policies that accelerate their effectiveness.
  • Lead representation and engagement with senior global policymakers and advocacy partners and coordinate with other partners leading global R&D advocacy efforts.

Leadership, budget, management, and administration (40%)

  • Manage team of 4 GHTC staff and multiple contractors.
  • Facilitate quarterly GHTC steering committee meetings and monthly coalition meetings.
  • Oversee GHTC’s communications strategy and its implementation. 
  • Oversee GHTC secretariat support to coalition members, steering committee members, and expert working groups.
  • Oversee GHTC project management and budget, including the development of annual work plans and budgets, managing donor reporting, and overseeing expenditures, staffing, and labor.
  • Manage relationships and communication with current GHTC donors including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Consider the future of GHTC and the need for additional funding mechanisms and diversification of donors.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum of 8-10 years of professional experience in advocacy.
  • Master’s or other advanced degree in public health, social sciences, international development, or related field.
  • Experience managing and leading a team and managing contractors.
  • Demonstrated success in leading a coalition, association, or working group in creating strategies, aligning activities, and messaging and implementing advocacy.
  • Demonstrated success in designing effective advocacy strategies and implementing advocacy projects to influence health or development-related policies with the US Congress, administration and/or with multilateral organizations.
  • Demonstrated success in grants management, project management, and donor reporting in global health or development, preferably for advocacy projects.
  • Proven ability to represent an organization publicly and create and maintain effective working relationships with high-level government personnel and partners from a variety of sectors.
  • Innovative thinker with proven experience bringing new ideas and practices to growing projects.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the policy and finance challenges related to global health R&D strongly desired..

Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.  

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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