Program Associate, Sexual and Reproductive Health (10934)

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Washington, DC
Published 28 days ago

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.

Our Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) team is a leader in adapting innovative health products and services for women and girls—across health areas, levels of the health system, and geographies. Our work prioritizes approaches that enable women and girls to become users of evidence-based, supported, and convenient self-care options—including contraceptive self-injection. PATH’s Sexual and Reproductive Health team includes colleagues in Washington, DC; Seattle, WA; Kampala, Uganda; Dakar, Senegal; Nairobi, Kenya; Lusaka, Zambia; and Antananarivo, Madagascar, and is embedded within PATH’s Primary Health Care (PHC) program.

PATH is currently recruiting for a Program Associate for the DMPA-SC Access Collaborative project within the global Sexual and Reproductive Health team. The Access Collaborative is a global initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and led by PATH in collaboration with John Snow, Inc. (JSI). Since 2017, the Access Collaborative has been working with ministries of health and partners across sectors in more than 20 countries to expand women’s contraceptive options and access through introduction and scale-up of the self-injectable product DMPA-SC. With many countries advancing self-injection as an evidence-based self-care option, the Program Associate will provide support across multiple workstreams to fulfill project and team goals. At the same time, this position will provide occasional support across PATH’s SRH portfolio of projects, in alignment with overall Primary Health Care program strategy. The Program Associate will report to the Access Collaborative Project Director.


  • Provide writing, research, and administrative support for project team and SRH team, working closely with staff across global and country-based workstreams: regional self-injection technical assistance, donor and partner collaboration, learning exchange and dissemination, monitoring, learning and evaluation, and SI scale-up in Uganda, Madagascar, and Nigeria.
  • Author reports, briefings and presentations; track key project activities; undertake special projects as requested by Project Director and colleagues.
  • Plan, coordinate, and assist in convening stakeholder meetings in collaboration with internal and external partner partners.
  • Participate in team workplan meetings to help ensure activities advance the project’s objectives and priorities. Support workstream leads in tracking workstream activities.
  • Work with Country Coordinators to provide remote support for scale up activities in relevant locations
  • Collaborate with other technical, communications and administrative staff on joint projects; share information, resources, and lessons learned.
  • Coordinate with project administrators, external vendors, and procurement staff to obtain estimates, track payment, and keep projects within budgetary limitations.
  • As needed, develop and maintain Box, Miro, Mentimeter, Zoom and other online collaboration sites. Assist staff and partners in their use.
  • Support relevant business development opportunities, including participation in capture planning, project design, and proposal development.

Required Experience 

  • Master’s degree in public health or related field, plus three years of professional experience, or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus a minimum of five years of professional experience. Global health experience required. Sexual and reproductive health experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to create compelling written materials in a range of formats and for a variety of audiences, including donor, government, public health, and lay audiences, balancing attention to detail with overall strategic objectives.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple demands, manage shifting priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Experience interfacing with multiple communication channels, knowledge management systems, and online platforms.
  • Documented experience contributing to an inclusive environment and discussing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to team and overall PATH priorities.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment as part of a cross-disciplinary team operating in multiple locations and time zones.
  • Experience working in low-income countries preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office products.
  • Excellent English language writing and editing skills.
  • French language proficiency desired.
  • Travel estimated up to 10%
  • Cover letter required
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the U.S. 

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.

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…

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  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level

Level of Language Proficiency




Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

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