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Director, Scale-Up Project, Reproductive Health (8246)

Date Posted: 6/8/2017
Organization: PATH
Location: Seattle

Application Deadline: 7/8/2017

Salary: DOE

Description of Organization:
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.

Position Responsibilities:
PATH is seeking an experienced leader with a passion for women’s health and evidence-based programs suitable for low-resource settings. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a strong team on current programs, while building on PATH’s outstanding history of innovative approaches in cervical and breast cancer to create the vision for the next ten years. The Director of the Scale-Up Project sets strategic direction for the project, provides overall project leadership and management, and manages implementation of the new screening and precancer treatment activities, to include: • Coordinate and monitor the inputs of PATH staff, industry partners, consultants, and other collaborating individuals and organizations to ensure that all project goals are met. • Work with the ministries of health, industry partners, and other stakeholders to ensure that the Scale-Up countries secure the procurement of HPV tests to continue the implementation of HPV-based screening activities in their national programs. • Serve as resource to local public health policy makers and planners in reviewing evidence and establishing policies and guidelines for cervical cancer prevention programs. • Represent the project globally and engage other agencies, including donors, in findings and recommendations. • Oversee qualitative, economic and commercialization research and technical assistance inputs from project team members. In addition, the Director will act as the Medical Advisor for Women’s Cancers serving as a source of clinical and research expertise for other cervical and breast cancer projects, to include: • Serve as Principal Investigator for a clinical study of thermal ablation, including responsibility to ensure that participation of research partners is ethical, is conducted to high standards, and adheres to research protocols. • Ensure Research Ethics Committee compliance at PATH and within countries partnering in research. • Participate in provision of technical assistance to countries for scaling up screening services as part of the Cervical Cancer Prevention Project. • Monitor the landscape of new technology options related to breast and cervical cancer to help identify effective and feasible new opportunities. • Work with the market dynamics team at PATH to support the evaluation of new technologies for cervical precancer treatment. • Identify new funding opportunities and lead the development of proposals and research applications. • Maximize synergies with other HPV and cancer-related projects within PATH. • Provide guidance on best practices, training materials, and use of resources for implementing breast cancer early detection and management programs. • Lead or contribute to publications as required. • Provide medical guidance to teams on protocol development and conduct of research and development projects. • Represent PATH globally to engage other agencies, stakeholders, and donors in PATH’s women’s cancers work.

• Doctor of Medicine or equivalent medical degree required; advanced training in oncology, public health, clinical epidemiology, or other related field preferred. • Minimum of eight years' experience managing programs/projects, five years' experience in clinical research preferably in reproductive health, and five years' experience working in developing-country public health programs; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. • Experience in Latin America highly preferred. • Expertise in clinical aspects of cervical cancer prevention. • Exceptional leadership skills, including commitment to collaborative management within a team-based organizational structure. • Excellent organization, coordinating, and collaborative skills. • Excellent oral and written English communication skills; demonstrated representational experience in professional and global fora. • Written and oral proficiency in Spanish required. • Experience working in public-private partnerships is a plus. • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% annually. 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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