Program Associate

Program Associate, Global Health Security Partnership, Mekong Program

Tracking Code: 7755

Job Description

Please submit a cover letter with your resume in one document describing your interest in this position and how you meet the requirements. To be considered, application materials must be submitted in English and applicants must confirm in their cover letter that they have legal authorization to work in Vietnam. PATH offers a highly dynamic work environment and provides competitive compensation and benefits based on experience. Salary and benefit package are paid in VND.

NOTE: You are required to be a citizen of Vietnam to apply for this position. We will not respond to your application if you do not meet this requirement.

PATH is currently recruiting for a Program Associate to support multiple components of the Global Health Security (GHS) partnership.

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.

In a new partnership aimed at ensuring and securing health for all, PATH recently joined the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other organizations to help advance the US government’s pledge to support, assist, and empower poor countries in anticipating, preventing, and overcoming infectious disease outbreaks. PATH’s Global Health Security (GHS) partnership, a 5-year effort funded by the CDC, will strengthen public health systems in Vietnam, Senegal, Tanzania, and DRC, building capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to emergencies of public health importance.


  • Support the implementation and monitoring of project activities.
  • Provide support and liaise with partners to arrange meetings, workshops, field trips, travel, and other logistical requirements.
  • Assist with interpretation and translation of project documents and materials for both internal and external use.
  • Ensure formatting of documents and presentations meet PATH standards.
  • Coordinate with fellow GHS staff to organize, assemble, and distribute: reports, communication and advocacy materials, as well as other documents.
  • Assist with the development, coordination, and monitoring of subcontracts and sub-agreements, consultant agreements, work orders, purchase orders and other contracts.
  • Assist with the preparation and monitoring of project budgets.
  • Take notes at meetings and workshops and prepare/distribute timely minutes.
  • Contribute to multiple activities including project development, resource mobilization, and project report preparation.
  • Contribute to the design and development of monitoring and evaluation approaches and systems.
  • Contribute to the development and pursuit of new opportunities including: program design, proposal writing, and other related tasks.
  • Provide support for trainings and research activities.

Required Skills

  • Strong organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail while maintaining quality of work under tight deadlines.
  • Command of MS Office suite, especially Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel. Familiarity with Access, SharePoint, Publisher, OneNote, and WebEx a plus.
  • Ability to think creatively to help organize information, manage workflow, and improve systems and processes.
  • Proven ability to be proactive and self-manage tasks while working in a team environment.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to take on a variety of assignments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced environment.
  • Fluency in English.

Required Experience

  • Experience working with Vietnam Government Organizations.
  • Experience working with Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), other public health organizations, and donors.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Master’s degree in public health or business administration, plus a minimum of two year experience working in a public health program.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Vietnam.

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.

Job Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Company Location: Vietnam, Hanoi

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular


Job Details
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Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2016-10-30