Job Opportunity at PATH, Technical Director
Working Title: Technical Director
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Division: Global Health Programs
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.
PATH seeks a Deputy Chief of Party (Technical) to support an anticipated five-year USAID-funded contract working on comprehensive client centered care for HIV and TB in Tanzania’s northern regions. The successful candidate will help to accelerate HIV epidemic control and eradicate TB in Tanzania by leveraging disruptive approaches and driving equitable access to differentiated, client-centered, efficacious HIV and TB tools, systems, and services. The Technical Director shall be responsible for ensuring technical soundness, quality and safety of the interventions delivered at facility and community level in alignment with the national guidelines and other normative guidance and global best practices
Key responsibilities and required skills and experience are detailed below.
- Lead the technical design and implementation of quality HIV/TB prevention, care and treatment services at both facility and community levels and ensure the intended needs of beneficiaries are holistically addressed
- Ensure all the project strategies and approaches are evidence-based and aligned with the PEPFAR/Tanzania COP Strategy
- Lead, oversee, and coordinate the technical team to implement a high quality, results-oriented project to achieve the contract objectives and expected results.
- Provide technical support for the country’s adoption of new policies and timely scale up.
- Lead the development of HIV/TB training materials, standard operating procedures, job aids, and supportive supervision tools needed to ensure programs technical excellence, quality, and good client outcomes.
- Provide overall technical guidance in the integration of HIV/TB services with family planning and other services and for programming specifically targeting adolescents and young people
- Coordinate with community and facility level health workforces to strengthen client-centered service delivery systems.
- Design and implement social behavior change interventions related to HIV/TB care including stigma reduction and demand creation activities.
- Lead the scale-up of newer HIV and TB interventions and tools.
- Provide leadership and participate in all relevant TWGs.
- Implement innovative and client-centered HIV prevention activities including PrEP services.
- Provide strong technical leadership, support planning, capacity strengthening, and coordination of all activities including the work of sub-partners.
- Lead the development and scale of innovations and new approaches that strengthen prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and management of TB and HIV.
- Oversee the development of annual work plans, progress reports, and other required deliverables.
- Monitor implementation of activities to ensure that project outcomes are accomplished and targets reached on time and within budget.
- Coordinate with Government of Tanzania officials and other key stakeholders, including other USAID implementing partners.
- Manage senior technical staff to high professional standards.
- Serve as acting Chief of Party when necessary, and in that role, represent the project to the USAID Mission, other U.S. government representatives, Government of Tanzania officials, other donors, partners, and other civil society and private sector stakeholders.
- Produce and disseminate key project results through journal articles, presentations, posters, and other mediums, at local, regional and international forums to share experiences and best practices.
Required skills and experience:
- Advanced degree (Medical, Masters or PhD) in health or social sciences.
- A minimum of eight (8) years of experience working in the health sector with demonstrated experience in implementing innovative programs that improve TB, DR-TB, HIV, and family planning outcomes.
- Broad understanding of public health, health systems, and health policy and practice in Tanzania, particularly as relates to HIV and TB and integration of these areas with family planning.
- Proven skills in managing international donor assistance projects; knowledge of and experience working with the U.S. government, including USAID and PEPFAR mechanisms, is strongly preferred.
- Proven record of developing and maintaining strong and effective partnerships with diverse groups of stakeholders, including host government agencies, donors, civil society, private sector, and community-based organizations to implement HIV and/or TB programming.
- Excellent professional written and oral communication skills in Swahili and English.
Must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania.
Note: this position is contingent upon donor funding. All offers are conditional upon donor approval.
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.