PATH – Senior Associate, Policy & Advocacy (Nairobi).

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Job Description

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.

PATH’s Advocacy and Public Policy (APP) department work to improve the health of women and children by strengthening policies and financing impacting their well-being, including support for research and development. We work with policymakers, coalitions, and other influential stakeholders to drive change at the global, national, and sub-national levels. APP is a department of more than 50 staff, across multiple locations worldwide.

PATH is recruiting a Senior Associate to provide regional and global support for advocacy capacity strengthening, documentation of advocacy efforts, small grants management with local CSOs in multiple countries, and project management. Reporting to the Regional Policy and Advocacy Officer and working closely with colleagues in Africa Asia and the United States, the  Senior Program Associate will support tools development, documentation, administration of small grants, and project management of advocacy and learning events.  

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide coordination support to APP’s Africa regional activities including tracking development and completion of capacity strengthening tools, following up on action items, maintain knowledge management.
  • Work with the Program Assistants to ensure proper planning, logistics, and scheduling in support of training and other capacity strengthening activities.
  • Work as part of a global team to support the management of advocacy and learning events including issue briefs, speaker engagements, note-taking and reports, documentation of advocacy learnings, case studies, advocacy materials, and other documents.
  • Liaise with the country program and communication colleagues across APP to collate content designed for donor reports and external audiences, including follow-up and support documentation and communication of key learning and advocacy products including case studies, learning papers, and other advocacy materials. Liaise with in-house reviewers to ensure accuracy and clarity of technical content.
  • Support management of a small grants program– including active management of subgrantees in multiple countries, following up on reports, documentation of case studies, and supporting the development of other communication products.

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in advocacy, communications, and/or marketing. Experience in the technology or global health-related communications and advocacy preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or a combination of communication and project management related skills.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting the development and adaptation of tools and templates, case studies, and briefing materials.
  • Experience in management of workshops, training including virtual events.
  • General knowledge of public health, health systems, and challenges affecting communities in the African context, including RMNCAH and primary health care.
  • Demonstrated ability to create compelling written materials in a range of formats and for a variety of audiences, including donor, government, and corporate audiences locally, regionally, and globally.
  • Articulate communicator, excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Self-initiator, flexible, detail-oriented, organized, adaptable to changing priorities, and able to take the initiative and to meet strict deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and team-based structure, with the flexibility to work within multiple time zones and multiple teams across the globe.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other information processing software.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills; French language skills desired.

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Must have legal authorization to work in Kenya

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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