Programme Team Leader

PATH is an international, nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. PATH's mission is to improve the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors. PATH has been working in Vietnam since the early 1980s, with a permanent office established in Hanoi in 1997.

PATH’s current portfolio in Vietnam consists of over a dozen projects, working in 25 provinces, and at the national level. PATH works in the areas of vaccine development and introduction, immunization systems, safe water, reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, diarrhea disease, influenza and hepatitis B. PATH also supports public-private partnerships and has longstanding work with pharmacies in Vietnam.
PATH seeks a Program Team Leader to provide technical leadership in the office on programs related to reproductive health, safe water, diarrhea disease, and tuberculosis. As the country program has grown rapidly in the past year, senior technical guidance is required for a number of programs, including the pharmacy work, and coordination of public-private partnerships. The ideal candidate has experience working with or in the private sector as well as a well-rounded public health background. The candidate should be proficient in the technical content areas and able to lead teams and provide expert advice to a wide range of PATH programming.

Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide technical leadership and advice to PATH staff, consultants and partners in design, implementation and evaluation of a wide range of health programs
- Supervise and mentor project managers, including senior technical staff, who are assigned to manage one or more PATH initiatives
- Oversee preparation of project proposals, progress reports, donor reports, evaluations and external communication materials
- Liase with local government counterparts, other INGO’s and local NGOs, WHO and UN agencies, and donor agencies
- Represent PATH at professional meetings and conferences
- Support new project development and fundraising activities
- Participate as a member of the senior management team to provide guidance on office-wide management decisions

Knowledge, skills and abilities required
- Advanced degree in public health or related field; medical or other clinical degree preferred
- At least 6 years of related work experience at management level including work with the private sector
- Competency in one or several of the following technical areas: reproductive health including family planning, HIV and AIDS, TB, safe water, diarrheal disease, other primacy health care
- In-depth understanding of Vietnam health system
- Demonstrated project management skills gained through experience
- Demonstrated report writing and presentation skills
- Experience working effectively with government, INGO, NGO and UN counterparts
- Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities at senior-management level
- Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.
- Excellent written and spoken Vietnamese and English.
- Willingness and ability to travel within and outside Vietnam up to 30 percent per year.

This is a local hire position with a starting monthly gross salary in the range US$ 1,211 – US$ 2,000 (depending on experience) plus competitive benefits. Salary and benefits will be paid in VND

For information on the application process for this position, please visit the jobs section of the PATH website (

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Sat, 2009-12-05