Manger, Project Administration, Vaccine Access and Delivery
PATH's Vaccine Access and Delivery (VAD) Global Program supports the integration of vaccines for public health impact and disease control in developing countries. VAD focuses on activities that facilitate vaccine introduction and widespread use such as: determining disease burden; conducting clinical trials; establishing the health economics of vaccine use; raising awareness of disease burden and the impact of vaccination; increasing availability of technologies through licensing and commercialization; and advocating for appropriate policies. In addition, PATH is contributing to the Accelerating Vaccine Introduction (AVI) initiative, a project led by the GAVI Alliance with the goal to accelerate the introduction of vaccines against rotavirus and pneumococcal disease into the routine immunization practices of GAVI-eligible countries. PATH is a member of the Accelerated Vaccine Introduction Initiative Technical Assistance Consortium (AVI TAC), a partnership led by PATH, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support GAVI’s AVI project. Within the AVI TAC are several project teams contributing specific technical support.
This position will assist the global program director with financial and operational issues related to administration of the VAD global program and take a leadership role in the AVI project.
VAD Global Program Administration
• Oversee administration, finance, and personnel resources and systems; overall financial management including projections and forecasting and budget development.
• Participate in strategic priority setting; fundraising; personnel, labor and resource allocation; donor relations; and project management.
• Serve as global program director’s deputy on operational issues, with delegated decision-making authority when required.
• Liaise with Shared Services and ensure compliance with PATH policies, requirements, and standards.
• Contribute to the development of new proposals in the areas of budgeting, administration, and management.
• Coordinate staff recruitment and hiring.
• Provide leadership to the project administration function of AVI including supervision of other administrative project staff.
• Coordinate execution of and manage AVI-related contracts.
• Responsible for financial management including financial projections and forecasting.
• Develop, negotiate and manage AVI TAC’s $51 million budget including, establishment of two-year project budgets and PATH’s annual budget by activity. Issue and monitor payments against budgets. Ensure compliance with PATH policies and donor requirements.
• Analyze project expenses including the review partner financial reports to create strategic messaging as part of annual financial reporting to donor.
• Work with AVI TAC management team to ensure effective cross-consortium project administration.
• Ensure Institutional Review Board compliance related to project research, within PATH and also across the AVI TAC.
• Demonstrated excellence in interacting and coordinating professional staff and scientists representing a wide range of backgrounds, expertise, and cultures.
• Ability to manage milestone-based projects within budget and time constraints.
• Ability to negotiate agreements and solutions with donors, universities, international agencies, non-governmental organizations, and national governments in resource-poor settings.
• Demonstrated excellence in financial and administrative management of projects, including budget creation, reconciliation, and financial reporting.
• Team-focused with the ability to interact with diverse colleagues and facilitate strong working relationships; adept at working closely with others over geographical distance.
• Skilled at creating structure and driving toward goals within an ambiguous environment.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; diplomacy in communicating with a broad and diverse audience.
• Proficiency with MS Office software; experience with MS Project or other project management software preferred.
Minimum of 10 years progressive financial management experience.
Additionally, 7 years of leadership experience to include project and partnership management.
Experience surpervising staff, including multiple direct reports.
Experience working in NGO administration and finance.
Advanced degree in relevant field.
Job Location: Ferney Voltaire, FRANCE
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
How to applyTo Apply: please visit our employment website, http://www.path.org/employment.php, click on the career site link, search for job code 4414, and apply online. PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.