Research Associate, PMI Insights Project, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (11899)

Research Associate, PMI Insights Project, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (11899)

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PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

The Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (MNTD) program is a leader in the effort to end malaria illnesses and deaths, refines and develops tools and approaches, invests in national programs, and builds data to empower national governments to pursue malaria elimination. PATH leads a consortium of academic and research institutions to implement the PMI Insights Project. PMI Insights is a USAID-funded five-year cooperative agreement (funded through September, 2025) providing support to malaria operational research (OR) and program evaluation (PE). This work includes activities to support country-driven research prioritization, design, implementation, dissemination, and utilization of findings from malaria OR and PE studies.

PATH seeks to recruit a Research Associate for the PMI Insights Project. The Research Associate will provide coordination, oversight, and technical support for research activities at all stages of the research process from concept note and protocol development through data collection, data analysis, dissemination, and support for research utilization. All activities will necessitate working effectively with multiple partner institutions to ensure strong collaboration and communication, timely and high-quality results from research activities, and effective support for utilization of research findings to shape malaria guidelines, strategies, and policies.


Lead coordination, oversight, and technical support for research activities:

  • Facilitate meetings with research partners and funders, including technical discussions and routine updates. Develop meeting agendas and track action items
  • Contribute to comprehensive and transparent knowledge management for assigned research activities, including maintaining project repositories that are shared across project partners
  • Support collaborative development of research concept notes and protocols
  • Create and own research activity work plans. Monitor progress to ensure timely implementation and outputs
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the protocol and provide oversight to ensure protocol adherence
  • Coordinate Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions (including modifications) for research activities, and assure timely renewals as needed
  • Work collaboratively to identify and solve logistics, administration, programmatic, technical and/or communications bottlenecks as they arise to support timely and high-quality implementation of project activities
  • Support sub-awards to research partners by developing technical scopes of work for contracts, and tracking and reviewing partner deliverables
  • Contribute to monitoring the quality of research activities through remote supervision and field visits
  • Summarize activities, progress towards targets, and outputs for meetings, routine updates, and quarterly and annual reports
  • Contribute to development of tailored research uptake plans and support dissemination to facilitate research utilization
  • Support development of dissemination and communications materials, including developing content for briefs, website updates, reports, and presentations

Required Qualification/Experience

  • Professional French language skills (written and oral) required in addition to excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • Master's degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Public Policy or a related field and a minimum of three years of experience working on a public health project
  • Training and experience in public health field research design and implementation (e.g., quantitative and/or qualitative survey methods, assessments, disease surveillance)
  • Experience working on research and/or assessment activities implemented in LMIC countries preferred, including the following types of responsibilities: protocol and/or study and/or assessment instrument development, IRB submission, and providing oversight to data collection
  • Experience in malaria programming or managing malaria research activities preferred
  • Experience working effectively within collaborative partnerships between multiple institutions towards planning and implementing activities desired
  • Facilitation skills to effectively lead planning meetings and technical discussions
  • Exceptional skills in project management and/or coordination, including development and management of work plans, comprehensive documentation, and knowledge management
  • Experience in or interest in translating and packaging results for dissemination to different audiences in support of use/uptake of research results to influence policy, strategy, and implementation guidance
  • Ability to review existing research, literature, and resources to contribute to the creation of evidence-based materials and research instruments
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills; adept at working closely with others over geographical distance
  • Strong organizational skills, high level of attention to detail, and effectiveness under deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently with limited supervision and as part of a team
  • Advanced computer skills including use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Willingness and ability to travel estimated at 10% of the time
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the PATH country office location where the position would be based (United States, Switzerland, or Senegal)

*Your application materials must be in English. Please include a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the role.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:

PATH has instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees, interns, consultants, and temporary staff based in the United States. Individuals selected for job opportunities in the United States must be fully vaccinated, and show proof of vaccination status, upon hire. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as Pfizer or Moderna, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson. Individuals with medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.