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Market Dynamics Officer
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’s Market Dynamics program is currently recruiting for a program officer who is seeking to grow their career while making a difference in people’s lives. Specifically, the program officer will support the following teams/projects:
- The Access to Medical Device Portfolio within the Market Dynamics Program is growing its work increasing safe access to oxygen therapy. The portfolio is launching a new project as part of the continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing needs for oxygen globally. The project will expand on previous PATH work in the respiratory care space with the aim to increase access to oxygen and equipment in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
- The program officer to be hired will work within PATH’s Programs and Innovation Division at PATH. They will work with Market Dynamics team members to define problems, conduct analyses, and apply findings to address market failures that restrict access to life-saving products and interventions.
A successful Market Dynamics Officer will work in partnership with country-level and global stakeholders, as well as with suppliers and manufacturers to scale access to oxygen.
Manage implementation with PATH country partners:
- Collaborate with PATH country programs in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America to expand access to respiratory care services in partnership with Ministries of Health and key implementers.
- Manage efforts to collect demand data, information on product gaps, and support analyses to assess consumption needs.
- Support country government strategic planning for oxygen roadmaps, scale-up scenarios, and coordination across local and international entities.
Oxygen supply-side interventions:
- Work with manufacturers, distributors, and supply platforms to identify approaches that resolve market constraints for respiratory care products and equipment.
- Manage landscaping efforts to better understand the supply environment for oxygen-related products and develop initiatives to support local manufacturing.
- Develop mechanisms for procurement of spare parts and complementary goods to increase the sustainability of COVID-19 equipment purchases.
Coordination across global health stakeholders:
- Identify and engage with key global stakeholders to understand market needs and supply constraints.
- Work with PATH partners including multilateral organizations, to coordinate supply and delivery of essential health products.
- Participate in and contribute to regular strategic discussions for project implementation.
- Provide overall leadership to the project team, technical and operational aspects of the project, including planning and implementation of the project.
- Manage effective and efficient use of project resources to achieve the desired results of the project, monitoring the workplans and budgets/finances in accordance with USAID policies and procedures.
- Serve as the liaison with the Government of Uganda, the USAID Mission, US Government representatives, partners, civil society organizations, and other donor and development agencies.
- Provides strategic visioning to guide the development of technical and programmatic activities and project work planning.
- Lead development of work plans, budgets, and reports in a timely fashion for submission to USAID.
- Ensure timely and accurate financial and programmatic reporting to USAID and PATH HQ as required, aligned with project objectives and in compliance with relevant SOPs and policies.
- Plan, direct, and coordinate activities to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
- Provide guidance and coaching to managers and staff to achieve project goals and develop national leadership capacity.
- Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including relevant Government of Uganda counterpart, public, private, and implementing partner organizations, on project matters.
- Responsible for induction of project staff, ensuring their familiarity with mandate values, quality standards, policies and program objectives and their individual responsibilities in upholding these standards and policies.
- Manage consortium of partners to ensure seamless internal coordination, collaboration, and knowledge sharing
- Ensure the development and delivery of high-quality technical assistance and products to USAID and other external stakeholders.
- Strong understanding of multilateral health agencies (e.g., WHO, Global Fund) and country-level systems for managing health product supply (e.g., budgeting, procurement, supply and distribution).
- Solid technical knowledge of market analytics including the ability to build and implement research studies and/or quantitative models, experience in product development and introduction, and a background developing recommendations from complex and ambiguous data.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain close and effective relationships with partnering organizations at local, national, and international levels.
- Demonstrated experience in project planning/management and balancing multiple projects and priorities.
- Proven effectiveness working in a team-based environment, but capable of also working independently.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task and thrive in fast-paced, high-pressure situations.
- Ability and willingness to travel internationally up to approximately 20% of the time (pending COVID-19 precautions).
- Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Economics, Public Health, Biomedical Engineering, or equivalent advanced degree plus a minimum of five years in market analysis, healthcare management consulting or other relevant private and public sector experience.
- Demonstrated experience leading and managing project teams.
- Experience working with public and/or private-sector health systems as an implementer, researcher, policy professional or commercially, especially in emerging market settings.
- Experience with medical devices, and/or diagnostics, especially in emerging markets a plus.
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 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.