PATH – Temporary Program Assistant.

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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.

 

Tools for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (TIMCI) is a global effort led by PATH to accelerate availability, adoption and scale-up of tools to identify severe illness and decrease mortality in children under five years of age. PATH and its primary partners, the Ministry of Health, The University of Nairobi, and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), will implement a four-year project funded by Unitaid. 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 high profile and potentially high impact project which began in July 2019 will run up to June 2023 and will take place in five countries namely: Kenya, Myanmar, Senegal, Tanzania, and the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

 

PATH is seeking a Temporary Program Assistant, for a period of six (6) months, to assist with administrative tasks such as photocopying, faxing, and scanning, coordinate logistics for workshops and meetings as requested. This position will based in Nairobi. The Program Assistant will report primarily to the TIMCI Kenya Project Lead.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain office files for the program, ensuring confidentiality of all documents
  • Type, edit, format, proofread, distribute, and file correspondence, reports, and other project-related documents.
  • Assist with administrative tasks such as photocopying, faxing, and scanning.
  • Coordinate logistics for workshops and meetings as requested.
  • Assist in planning the orientation of new employees.
  • Make flight, hotel, and ground transportation arrangements for staff and visitors.
  • Complete travel documentation for staff per PATH policy. 
  • Manage invitation letters and confirmations for visitors.
  • Prepare agendas and organize materials for meetings.
  • Monitor program activities and upcoming deadlines.

 

Required Experience

  • Minimum 3 years office experience in a similar role.
  • Diploma in Business Administration or related subject.
  • Experience working with international organizations is a plus.
  • Familiar with general office systems and equipment
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible, detail oriented, organized, adaptable to changing priorities, and able to take the initiative and to meet strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness producing accurate work product with attention to detail, even while under deadline pressure.
  • Comfortable working in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with virtual teams including effective use of Lync, web conferencing, video-conferencing and teleconferencing.
  • Able to prioritize tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in English.

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 Must have legal authorization to work in Kenya.

 PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

 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.

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