Program Officer

Program Officer, IDEAL Project

Title: Program Officer, IDEAL project
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Division: Vietnam Country Program

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

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.Working in Vietnam since the early 1980s, PATH established a permanent office in Hanoi in 1997 and an office in Ho Chi Minh City in 2014.

PATH is implementing The Introducing Digital Immunization information systems–Exchange And Learning from Vietnam (IDEAL project), working closely with Vietnam’s Ministry of Health (MOH) to facilitate a successful transition to an entirely paperless National Immunization Information System (NIIS) and generate and share evidence-based and data-driven learning and experience from Vietnam to inform, influence, and accelerate the successful implementation of similar tools in other countries and contexts.

PATH is currently recruiting for a Program Officer to provide support for implementation of the IDEAL project including monitoring, research and publications on the transit process for NIIS in Vietnam.

The Program Officer will report to Project Director and work closely with PATH Vietnam and HQ teams, and country partners to execute high quality programming. Our partners include but are not limited to the General Department of Preventive Medicine (GDPM), Ministry of Health, National Expanded Immunization Program (NEPI), Hanoi and Son La provincial partners, Viettel, private sector, and other related international/national agencies.


  • Work closely with M&E HQ team to develop research protocols, tools, data analysis plan and report writing
  • Take lead the implementation of data collection, data entry and data analysis
  • Provide technical assistance to partners in project provinces for monitoring and improvement of program activities
  • Participate in the development of a project work plan, including budgeting
  • Support to develop the implementation guideline and toolkits for the process to paperless for EPI program
  • Assist to provide trainings for health workers in project provinces and provide technical support through supportive supervisions
  • Support to develop the e-learning system to enhance knowledge and skills of health workers on the NIIS
  • Other tasks as required by the Project Director

Required skills and experiences:

  • Advanced degree of Public health professional or relevant background
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience in vaccination program and/or infectious disease or other relevant public health topics
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills on research methods, both qualitative and quantitative studies
  • Analysis & results dissemination skills; experiences in publications is a plus
  • Experiences in health information system is a plus
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural team
  • Good written and spoken English
  • High level of computer proficiency
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Vietnam/international/regional up to 30 percent per year

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.


All applications are made online. For a full job description and to apply online, please access via this link or visit PATH website ( then go to (Careers/Search Job Listings/Asia/Global Health Programs. Deadline for applications: August 28th, 2019

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Wed, 2019-08-28