Path Director of Finance & Administration - Social and Behavior Change Communication Jobs in Uganda

Path Director of Finance & Administration - Social and Behavior Change Communication Jobs in Uganda

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 seeks a Deputy Chief of Party to support and provide strategic leadership and oversight for an anticipated USAID-funded Social and Behavior Change (SBC) project in Uganda. The SBC project will result in the improved ability of individual, household, and communities to adopt priority behaviors.


  • Represent IDDS in Uganda to the USAID mission (Global Health Security Advisor), the Government of Uganda, and other stakeholders.
  • Provide technical disease surveillance leadership and assistance in Uganda.
  • Support efforts to improve the capacities of national laboratories to test for priority pathogens and AMR
  • Support efforts to improve in real-time reporting, data sharing and interoperability between surveillance and laboratory systems.
  • Ensure IDDS’ activities are aligned with country priorities and are well-coordinated with other organizations working in Uganda.
  • Utilize evidence- based methods and best practices to implement work plan activities.
  • Lead the project team in Uganda – providing the vision, coordination, resource management, and oversight of technical and administrative staff required to accomplish work plan activities and meet project objectives.
  • Ensure country financial and technical reporting requirements are met.
  • Follow established processes to guarantee the technical and programmatic quality of IDDS work in Uganda and overall responsiveness of the technical team. This can include making necessary adjustments to operations to fit the requirements when necessary or recommended by USAID.
  • Ensures that any departures in work scope or budget or any legal, regulatory or ethical concerns are
    promptly reported to IDDS leadership in the US.
  • Work closely with USAID and with the IDDS US-based team to define and adjust annual work plans as well as implementing technical activities.
  • Work closely with Global Health Security Agenda, partners, regional and country Technical Leads and other stakeholders to ensure a coordinated approach to project implementation.
  • Works collaboratively and coordinates with regional and/or other country Technical Leads as well as team partners on the implementation of activities.


  • Minimum Master’s degree or higher in public health, international development, or related field with a focus on infectious disease detection, surveillance, or diagnostics
  • Minimum 10 years of experience managing health systems strengthening programs
  • Familiarity with USG management, programs, and operations including regulatory and reporting requirements
  • Technical competency in infectious disease(s) and surveillance systems
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data for decision making
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Strong English written, oral, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in facilitation and stakeholder engagement/coordination
  • Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Willingness and ability to travel a minimum of 25% within Uganda and other travel as needed
  • Experience working with the Global Health Security Agenda preferred

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 5th October, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Path Director of Finance & Administration - Social and Behavior Change Communication Jobs in Uganda

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