Senior Technical Officer- Infectious Diseases

Title: Senior Technical Officer – Infectious Diseases 

Location: Yangon, Myanmar 

Division: Infectious Diseases, Myanmar Country Program 

Please submit a cover letter with your resume describing your interest in this position and how you meet the requirements. PATH offers a highly dynamic work environment and provides competitive compensation and benefits based on experience. Salary and benefits package are paid in USD. 

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 has an office established in Myanmar in late 2013. The PATH Myanmar Country Program is currently implementing a broad portfolio of activities on a range of health issues including infectious diseases, nutrition, vaccines and immunization systems strengthening, digital health and sexual and reproductive health. 

PATH is seeking a Senior Technical Officer – Infectious Diseases to support the day-to-day management and quality implementation of the infectious disease program of PATH- including advancing strategy, translation of evidence, Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS), donor and partner communication. This position reports to the Director – Infectious Diseases in PATH,  Myanmar. 

Responsibilities 

Provide technical support to MOHS and related departments in the areas of infectious  diseases mainly Malaria, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDs and emerging infectious diseases like COVID-19. 

Communicate, coordinate, negotiate, and manage relationships with national counterparts and key partners in relation to the infectious disease program.

Support the Director on expanding the infectious disease portfolio of PATH including advising on country-specific policies, strategies and guidelines on Infectious Diseases 

Develop, implement, and manage project work plans, track progress, analyze and Communicate project progress to the Director. 

Participate in routine in country, regional and global virtual meetings on infectious diseases, and facilitate decision making on country-specific strategies and activities. 

Oversee the preparation of project reports, analyses, and presentations. 

Work closely with other programs of PATH including finance and administrative staff to provide regular operational support and oversight as required. 

Supervise and mentor staff; support in recruitment, hiring, and onboarding processes as needed. 

Support to implement the activities on infectious disease in the form of trainings, mentoring and development of tools. 

Support in strengthening surveillance systems including digital and data innovations in relation to infectious diseases. 

Support MOHS and departments in up taking evidence generated from various assessments and research. 

Support to facilitate and undertake multi-sectoral approach in disease control and elimination efforts. 

Required skills and experience: 

Bachelor in medicine with advanced degree in public health, infectious diseases, Epidemiology or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

10 years’ experience in public health with at least 5 years in Infectious Diseases. 

Project leadership skills in managing country project team with demonstrated ability to collaborate and coordinate with MOHS and related departments, in technical areas of work and implementation of activities. 

Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills with ability to interact with diverse stakeholders and partners. 

Comfortable managing in a flexible and changing environment, with ability to adjust plans and direction in response to local feedback and the iterative nature of the project.

Excellent organization skills, attention to detail, coordinating, and collaborative skills. Excellent oral and written English communication skills. 

Experience working in or with MOHS in disease control program is highly preferred. Ability to travel estimated at 50% of the time (when travel is allowed). 

Strong interpersonal skills in facilitation and stakeholder engagement/coordination

Preferred: 

Burmese nationality 

Residing and working in Myanmar 

Familiarity with Ministry of Health and Sports Disease programs 

Must have legal authorization to work in Myanmar. 

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. 

HOW TO APPLY: 

All applications are made online. For a full job description and to apply online, please access via this link  or visit PATH website (www.path.org) then go to (Careers/Asia/Project Management).

Deadline for applications: 16 December 2020.

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