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Director of Programs, Democratic Republic of Congo

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Poste proposé : Director of Programs, Democratic Republic of Congo

Director of Programs, Democratic Republic of Congo
Tracking Code : 10373
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.
Working closely with Congolese communities and government leaders, PATH addresses some of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) toughest health challenges. We apply our on-the-ground expertise to HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases as well as reproductive, maternal, and child health. Our work includes advocating at the national level to strengthen funding for essential health interventions, such as immunization; providing targeted technical assistance; leveraging our relationships with funders, private industry, community-based organizations, and others for sustainable results; and adapting and introducing innovative, low-cost technologies and evidence-based best practices. Our operational presence in the DRC has grown steadily since 2009.
PATH is looking to hire a Director of Programs to join the team in Kinshasa. As an Advisor to the PATH DRC Country Director, the Director of Programs is a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT). She/He will provide leadership, management, and strategic direction to the DRC Country Program's diverse projects. Thanks to specific skills, she/he will contribute to PATH DRC’s development, strengthening teams’ capacities and ensuring programs are implemented with the highest technical and operational quality and results.

In collaboration with the Country Director (CD) and the SMT, provide strategic direction in the design of PATH DRC strategic frameworks and plans, including the development of resource mobilization strategies to optimize the impact of program interventions in line with regional and agency strategic priorities.
People Management:
Develop and manage a strong pool of project managers by strengthening the capacity of existing staff and recruiting top talent across thematic areas and geographic locations.
Act as an advisor to the CD on the management of talent and the team of project managers and technical advisors across thematic areas and geographic locations.
Promote continuous learning and capacity strengthening, accountability, and knowledge management across the PATH DRC team.
Contribute to establishing a safe environment for the sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties, with the capacity to detect, analyze, and manage both high and poor performers.
Engage strategic learning partners.
Project Leadership:
Serve as the main advisor to the CD and SMT on how to work transversally and inform/advise on project structures and deliverables, both technical and operational.
Provide technical assistance and capacity strengthening for project teams, progressively introducing best-in-class project management and operational standards.
Lead high-quality project design incorporating project management standards appropriate to the scope, context, and technical requirements of projects, including management systems that focus progressively on supporting teams working in a hybrid work/office environment.
Support the planning of activities and implement quality control mechanisms across various projects in different sectors and geographies to ensure integration of program interventions and efficiency in implementation.
Work collaboratively with the finance and administration team to ensure appropriate project budgeting and efficient use and stewardship of project resources.
As PATH DRC’s programming grows in scope and scale, support the development of operational practices and processes to support expansion.
Business Development:
Identify funding opportunities in line with PATH DRC’s established strategy.
Build and strengthen PATH’s network of donors in DRC.
Support the Business Development Team and ensure proper oversight of the business development cycle such that quality proposals are consistently prepared in accordance with agency and donor standards.
Represent PATH in external meetings, as needed.

Profil recherché pour le poste : Director of Programs, Democratic Republic of Congo

Required Experience

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration, International Development, Public Administration, or a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant leadership experience, managing complex multi-project teams.
  • Project management experience in a country outside the US or Western Europe in which PATH works would be a strong asset.
  • Track record of leading teams through change processes creating cohesive, accountable teams with a passion for delivering results under complex conditions. 
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity strengthening, staff development, training, and mentoring, as well as in team building and strategic planning initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in all phases of the project lifecycle, preferably on projects supported by funders such as USAID, CDC, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience with successful business development/proposal activities capturing public and/or private donor funding.
  • Experience in networking at the highest level with Government officials, INGO, NGO and private sector partners.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Excellent strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with the capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented, and results-oriented.
  • Strong relationship management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent English and French writing skills.
  • High proficiency using MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams), information and budget management systems, and knowledge-sharing networks.

Required Languages – Fluent in French and English. 
Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 30% to DRC provinces and PATH offices regionally and internationally.
We welcome applicants from other West African countries.
Must have legal authorization to work in DRC.
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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Job Location
Kinshasa, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Company Location : DR Congo, Kinshasa
Position Type : Full-Time/Regular

Critères de l'annonce pour le poste : Director of Programs, Democratic Republic of Congo
Métier :
Management, direction générale
R&D, gestion de projets
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Niveau d'expérience :
Expérience > 10 ans
Niveau d'études :
Bac+5 et plus
Nombre de poste(s) : 1

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