PATH Assistant Program Officer – Digital and Data Health GHP - Jobs in South Africa

PATH Assistant Program Officer – Digital and Data Health GHP - Jobs in South Africa

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 has been working in South Africa for more than a decade, focused on improving health for women and children and helping those most affected by HIV and AIDS.

An important new initiative is Digital Square South Africa. Managed under the global Digital Square mechanism, this initiative seeks to improve health sector performance through strengthening health information systems and data use.

PATH is currently seeking to recruit an Assistant Program Officer who will provide day-to-day administrative and logistical support for the TB/HIV Information Systems (THIS) National Implementation Team (NIT) and the PATH M&E/HIS team.

The position will be based at the NDOH office in central Pretoria. The Assistant Program Officer will be expected to travel to a limited extent (approximately 10-20% of time).


  • Provide overall support for management and program administration of the HSS team
  • Assist and coordinate all relevant meetings, workshops, trainings, and conferences, where necessary
  • Minute taking of all relevant meetings
  • Coordinate all relevant program logistics
  • Assist with timely submission of all program reports, documents and program publications, as necessary
  • Conduct data entry exercises, as required
  • Participate in meetings and strategic planning workshops, where required
  • Provide other administrative duties in line with the grade of this post, as required
  • All tasks must be done in
    accordance with relevant rules and regulations, including those of the NDoH, HSS, and/or the donor agency.

    Required Experience
  • A minimum of a National Diploma
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in an administrative and/or logistical support role
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook), internet and Skype
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Attention to detail, string commitment to excellence
  • Fast learner
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Able to multi-task
  • Able to work independently, set priorities, and manage time effectively
  • Able to efficiently communicate and collaborate with physically dispersed managers and team members
  • Approachable, able to build and maintain effective relationships with the team, colleagues, NDOH, and external partners
  • Proactive, resourceful, resilient, able to resolve problems
  • Values diversity
  • High ethical standards, integrity, honesty, openness and transparency
  • Previous work experience in donor-funded and/or South African public health sector settings
  • Experience working within demanding work plans and tight budgets
  • Ability to function well in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience in project management, procurement, and/or public health
  • Must have legal authorization to work in South Africa
  • 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
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 13th July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; PATH Assistant Program Officer – Digital and Data Health GHP - Jobs in South Africa

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