This position is a consultant opportunity at PATH until September 30th, 2016.
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
MalariaCare, a five-year partnership led by PATH and funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) under the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), aims to scale up high-quality diagnosis and case management services for malaria and other febrile illnesses. MalariaCare is a partnership between PATH, Medical Care Development International (MCDI), Population Services International, and Save the Children (SC US). The partnership works in PMI focus and other countries in Africa and the Mekong Region to reduce the burden of serious febrile illnesses and promote healthy communities and families.
Duties and responsibilities:
PATH seeks a Logistical Coordinator to provide administrative and logistical support for MalariaCare activities in Burundi. This position reports to the MalariaCare Program Coordinator/ Technical Advisor, Clinical Care in Burundi and collaborates with MalariaCare staff in Bujumbura and Washington, DC.
Based in Bujumbura, the Logistical Coordinator will be responsible for the following duties:
· Coordinate logistics for frequent off-site training workshops.
· Make flight, hotel and ground transportation arrangements for staff and workshop participants.
· Help prepare agendas and organize materials for meetings.
· Maintain office files for the program, ensuring confidentiality of all documents.
· Assist with administrative tasks such as photocopying, faxing, and scanning.
· Type, edit, format, proof read, distribute, and file correspondence, reports, and other project-related documents.
· Complete travel documentation for staff per PATH and USAID policy.
· Manage invitation letters and confirmations for visitors.
· Monitor program activities and upcoming deadlines.
Provide support for startup of new PATH project office in Burundi.
· Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
· Flexible, detail oriented, organized, adaptable to changing priorities, and able to take the initiative and to meet strict deadlines.
· Demonstrated effectiveness producing accurate work product with attention to detail, even while under deadline pressure.
· Ability to travel with project team up to 40 percent in-country
· Comfortable working in a team environment.
· Able to prioritize tasks with competing deadlines.
· Familiar with general office systems and equipment.
· Experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
· Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in English.
· Thorough knowledge of applicable USAID/PMI rules and regulations is a plus.
· Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field.
· Minimum 2 years office experience in a similar role.
· Experience working with international organizations is a plus.
You must currently have legal authorization to work in Burundi.