PATH – Program Officer – Strategy and Advocacy, Digital Square (Africa).

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Program Officer – Strategy and Advocacy, Digital Square

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Job Description

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.

PATH is currently recruiting a Program Officer, Strategy and Advocacy, who will support the Digital Square Project. The Program Officer will provide support to the Deputy Director of Partnerships engaging in advocacy, resource mobilization, and engaging strategic partners in the Digital Square Project. This position will work across the Digital Square team, supporting cross-project coordination with a particular focus on technical alignment and synergies of project activities. The Program Officer should be a critical thinker, strong communicator, love a challenge, and have a natural curiosity for solving complex ecosystem problems. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Partnerships.


Project Advocacy, Partnership Engagement, Strategy

  • Bring innovative, polished and high-quality design and communication skills to contribute to strategic communication products to engage new and existing partners
  • Work with staff across the initiative to bridge implementation experience and our technical value proposition, converting into more robust advocacy materials
  • Support the Deputy Director of Partnerships and the Digital Square leadership team to advance advocacy agenda, supporting coalitions, events, and other engagement.  Will include some representation of the initiative on coalitions etc.
  • Support the Digital Square Board with advocacy activities and initiatives, including the creation of materials, events, and other engagement activities 
  • Support operationalization of the Digital Square strategy prioritizing implementation and tracking of activities associated with our alignment and co-investment value proposition
  • Coordinate more broadly with PATH and projects housed in the Center of Digital and Data Excellence to support appropriate engagement with Digital Square and partnerships within PATH.
  • Represent Digital Square at workshops, conferences and other events
  • Use Salesforce to capture information on donors, partners, and opportunities.
  • Other duties as necessary and as assigned

Resource Mobilization

  • Support the Digital Square initiative in responding to proposals and other solicitations for funding opportunities, including needs identified by Digital Square leadership
  • Support the Digital Square team to plan, coordinate, and facilitate a series of round-table discussions bringing together donors, country partners, and other stakeholders around prioritized digital transformation themes. Activities include generating the agenda, creating slides with technical information and in collaboration with partners, facilitating discussions and other activities.
  • Organize and contribute to investor and ecosystem research to support Digital Square awareness and engagement of partners in the ecosystem.
  • Work across the initiative and with the Digital Square operations team to develop and maintain a system with visualizations to track co-investment.
  • Provide guidance and support in business intelligence gathering and developing and implementing positioning plans.
  • Contribute to regular strategic discussions for initiative resource mobilization and growth.

 Required Experience

  • Master’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years relevant global health experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior digital health experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience developing strong advocacy and communication resources to engage partners across the global health ecosystem.
  • Experience coordinating and interacting with donors, NGO partners, and other actors in the digital health ecosystem.
  • A passion for partnerships and supporting infusion of health outcome impact into the technical digital health ecosystem.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Openness to work with a diverse set of actors across PATH and in the digital health ecosystem.
  • Proven ability to take initiative, learn quickly, anticipate needs and challenges, and find solutions.
  • Ability to apply a strategic lens to projects and spot trends, activity duplication, and project synergies.
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage time, tasks, and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated success working effectively while under deadlines.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and working in a matrixed environment.
  • Ability to work in team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the country of PATH office location.

Remote Work:

PATH continues to evolve to support our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, most of PATH’s US based positions are temporarily 100% remote, within commuting distance to our PATH offices. When PATH transitions more broadly to in-person work, we will operate with a hybrid workplace model. Hybrid employees must reside within commuting distance to one of our PATH offices. PATH’s US offices are located in Seattle, WA and Washington, D.C.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:

PATH has instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees, interns, consultants, and temporary staff based in the United States. Individuals selected for job opportunities in the United States must be fully vaccinated, and show proof of vaccination status, upon hire. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as Pfizer or Moderna, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson. Individuals with medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.


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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