Project Director, Healthy Heart Project Plus

Project Director, Healthy Heart Project Plus, Vietnam Country Program

Title: Project Director
Location: Hochiminh City, Vietnam
Division: Vietnam Country Program

PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges. Working in Vietnam since the early 1980s, PATH established a permanent office in Hanoi in 1997 and an office in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) in 2014.The Vietnam country office is committed to respond to community health needs in Vietnam and works in such areas as reproductive, maternal, and child health, Tuberculosis (TB), HIV, vaccines and immunization, emerging and epidemic diseases, and health technologies. To achieve impact, PATH Viet Nam works across the public and private sectors and focuses on sustainable, system-level changes.

PATH will be implementing the project called “Communities for Healthy Hearts Plus” to collaborate with the health authorities, local stakeholders (both health and non-health sectors) to design a comprehensive approach toward cardio-vascular disease (CVD) risk reduction in the HCMC population, leveraging data and frontier technologies and integrated in both the primary health care (PHC) system and community settings that are sustainable and scalable.

PATH is seeking a Project Director based in HCMC to take the lead in the direction, management and implementation of the “Communities for Healthy Hearts Plus” project. The Project Director will report to the PHC Program Director and work closely with PATH project team and in collaboration with relevant partners to execute high quality direction and management of programming implementation.

Specific responsibilities of the Project Director include:

  • Provide technical leadership for the planning, development, implementation, support supervision, monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • Lead the development of innovative CVD intervention/models, guidelines and standardization of training materials.
  • Lead the development, upgrading and use of health technology, promoting data linkage and interoperability between the Song Khoe application and health facilities’ health information system.
  • Provide technical guidance for development and implementation of the project marketing and communication strategy and plan.
  • Supervise project staff and collaborate with Project Financial Analysis Administrator (PADM) to ensure that administrative and financial procedures effectively facilitate and support project roll out in a timely manner; sub agreements and sub-contracts are developed and approved in a timely manner; consultant contracts are approved in a timely manner; and, financial management is compliant with donor and PATH regulations and monitor expenditure trends.
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of the project to ensure that evidence is gathered and milestones are met.
  • Work with staff and project partners including Ministry of Health (MOH) (GDPM, EHA), HCMC Public Health Department, mClinica, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute to identify issues/challenges and develop strategies for effective implementation of work plan activities and assessments.
  • Engage and collaborate with health officials, implementing partners in Ho Chi Minh City for project design, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Serve as the point person for engagement with community-based, government and private sector stakeholders.
  • Represent PATH on working groups and task forces (such as coordinate the Project Steering Committee and Technical Working Group) as appropriate, and maintain contacts with other organizations engaged in CVD risk reduction activities.
  • Represent PATH on meetings and communication and maintain contacts with local key stakeholders and implementing partner and other organizations in HCMC
  • Link to PATH’s Vietnam and Global team for technical oversight and guidance for project implementation and inputs to ensure the CVD global and local best practices to be applied for the project.
  • Other tasks as required.

Required skills and experience:

  • Medical education, public health, and/or public health informatics professional with advanced degree or relevant background
  • A minimum of 5 years working experience in NCDs, CVDs, public health informatics, or other relevant health promotion topics
  • Understanding of the Vietnam health system and implementation of health programs
  • Understanding of database, M&E and data quality and use approaches and digital health in Vietnam context preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills of technical IT, especially frontier technology
  • Strong project management skills and experience in establishing monitoring, evaluation, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with donor regulations, and identifying solutions to implementation challenges.
  • Strong leadership and creative thinking
  • Skilled at leading, motivating, and managing teams, as well as proven interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a multicultural team and partners
  • Experience working effectively with local health authorities in HCMC, and non-health counterparts, and experience in community mobilization and stakeholders engagement (both health and non-health players)
  • Excellent written and spoken English is required.

Must have legal authorization to work in either 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2022-07-28