PATH hiring a Project Coordinator, Senegal.
PATH is currently seeking a qualified Project Coordinator for an upcoming “Operational Research to Evaluate Mass Drug Administration (MDA) in the context of improved malaria control in Senegal”, funded by the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) through Population Services International (PSI). A two arm cluster randomized controlled trial will be conducted in the region of Tambacounda, Senegal, to determine the effect of three rounds of MDA with dihydro-artemisinin-piperaquine and single low-dose primaquine on village-level confirmed malaria case incidence when provided in the context of optimized control (proactive community case management + PBO nets), compared to optimized control interventions plus seasonal malaria chemoprophylaxis. This work will be conducted over 33 months in collaboration with the Senegalese National Malaria Control Program (PNLP), CDC/PMI, PSI, and the Malaria Elimination Initiative at the University of California, San Francisco.
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Under the overall guidance of the PI, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day management of the project, including coordinating and overseeing staffing, field activities, and leading and maintaining communications with partners including PSI and PMI. The Project Coordinator will also be the main contact point for the PNLP. He/she will ensure that the project achieves results—including project deliverables and targets—in a timely, effective and compliant manner.
Position is contingent upon award to PATH.
- Provide day-to-day management to ensure quality implementation of project activities, ensuring the on-time completion of all deliverables and targets in a timely manner.
- Communicate on a regular and frequent basis with the PI to ensure s/he is updated on project progress and challenges.
- Provide management (programmatic, financial, and administrative) for the project, ensuring full alignment with national and international standards and PMI/PSI requirements and standards.
- Supervise and oversee the work of project staff, partners, and subcontractors to ensure the study is implemented according to the protocol and standard operating procedures.
- Work closely with a finance manager to ensure timeliness and quality of financial reports and invoices, and exercise sound financial management skills, including effective project spending.
- Manage the day-to-day activities for collaboration and network development with national, regional, and global partners
- Maintain regular and timely communication, both internally within PATH and with external partners
- Represent PATH and build and maintain productive relationships with PMI/PSI, project partners, and national and regional government counterparts.
- Identify obstacles and risks related to implementation in a timely manner and implement strategies to overcome them.
- Prepare annual and close out project reports and summaries
- Uphold the standards of PATH to lead a high performing team, and ensure strict compliance to PMI/PSI and PATH policies, regulations, and internal controls
- 5+ years’ experience in project management, preferably with a health research background and/or experienced at managing community malaria studies and
- Demonstrated understanding of the Senegalese health systems.
- Proven success in planning budgets and making work plans
- Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and
- Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills in English and French required.