Senior Program Assistant, Market Dynamics

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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.

The Senior Program Assistant will work within PATH’s cross-cutting Market Dynamics program. The Market Dynamics program works with funders, PATH program teams, and other partners to define market problems, conduct analyses, and develop strategies to address market failures that restrict access to life-saving products and interventions.

We are seeking a Senior Program Assistant to provide administrative and entry level project management support to support activities within the malaria portfolio and medical devices. Working in support of the project managers, this role will ensure delivery of high-quality product outputs.


The Partnership for Vivax Elimination (PAVE) implements a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded project to support countries in the control and elimination of Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria. The goal of this project is to support the adoption and increased access to a suite of products to address the unique challenges associated with P. vivax malaria globally. Through PAVE, PATH and MMV work closely with the World Health Organization, National Malaria Control Programs (NMCP), and country-based healthcare partners to support the introduction and use of these effective tools, which include malaria diagnostics, G6PD diagnostics, blood-stage drugs, and liver-stage radical-cure drugs. Guided by the leadership of national health agencies, PAVE provides support in terms of market analytics, technical expertise, and product delivery coordination as countries seek to introduce effective radical cure into national malaria protocols and accelerate progress towards their malaria elimination goals.

The Tools for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (TIMCI) project is a Unitaid-funded four-year project led by PATH’s Market Dynamic program to accelerate availability, adoption and scale-up of tools to identify severe illness and decrease mortality in children under five years of age. TIMCI has two major goals that both seek to improve detection of severe disease in children under five: 1) to improve healthcare workers’ ability to diagnose severe disease by equipping them with pulse oximeters (POX) and electronic decision support tools; and 2) to accelerate the development and market entry of non-invasive devices that augment the features of a standard POX with one or more additional vital sign measurements. This project which began in July 2019 will run until June 2023, is working in five countries: Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, and the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.


  • Coordinate the production and distribution of complex documents, including project deliverables, and internal and external reports.
  • Draft, edit, format, fact-check, and proofread a variety of documents and enter data using Word, Excel, and other software.
  • Coordinate with project team to compile agendas for project-related meetings.
  • Support project teams with taking meeting minutes, collating action items, and tracking deliverable schedules and workstream priorities.
  • Coordinate arrangements for guests, meetings, conferences, workshops, and other events.
  • Utilize Microsoft Outlook calendars to coordinate complex scheduling tasks for routine team meetings as well as larger workshops and meetings with external partners.
  • Maintain project records, electronic files, and other resources on behalf of team members.
  • Collaborate with staff throughout the global organization to gather information.
  • Support the Project Manager with updating global and country level workplans across multiple workstreams, projects and countries.
  • Track deliverables and milestone deadlines.
  • Communicate updates with global and country team staff as needed.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 1-2 years of directly related administrative experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Superior organization skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize many competing tasks appropriately, effectively, and efficiently
  • Experience coordinating calendars, organizing workshops, creating workback schedules, managing timelines.
  • Demonstrated success working with all levels of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Effective in time management and working under tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to take initiative, learn quickly, anticipate needs and challenges, and find solutions in collaboration with project managers.
  • Demonstrated ability to edit and proofread documents, such as proposals and research grants (PATH proofreading exam required in first 6 weeks of employment).
  • Comfortable with working openly and transparently, sharing work-in-progress, failures, successes, and lessons-learned.
  • Demonstrated passion for learning and commitment to global health equity.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, with particular skill in Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, proficiency with Adobe Acrobat. Experience with Smartsheet, Box, and Salesforce a plus.
  • Fluency in English including strong oral and written communications skills.

Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

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.

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