Director, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (12291)

Director, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (12291)

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*This position is available Worldwide in any PATH location in the Africa Region, Europe, or the United States.

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.

PATH’s 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.

The Director, Malaria & Neglected Tropical Diseases (MNTD) oversees an evolving portfolio of grant-funded projects related to malaria control and elimination. The Director will expand PATH’s portfolio in Malaria and NTDs. The Director represents PATH externally, serving as an external representative for malaria, and acts as the Director of the Center for Malaria Control and Elimination, which brings together leaders from across the organization’s malaria portfolio to pursue cross-cutting initiatives.


Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases

The Director will work with existing project and program leaders within the Programs and Innovation (P&I) Division and other divisions within PATH to develop and implement programs based on consideration of a broad range of internal and external factors, and an understanding of the relationships between various PATH program areas. Specifically:

  • Identify and oversee the development of responses to new funding opportunities.
  • Hire and develop key talent for the programs
  • Serve as people manager and mentor for project directors and senior management staff
  • Provide leadership and support to malaria and NTD teams
  • Review and provide oversight for project implementation and evaluation; review and approve all program reports and materials developed for public dissemination
  • Ensure that the programs meet or exceed donor expectations of quality and delivery
  • Ensure that all trials and studies comply with the highest standards of research ethics and medical science

Programs & Innovation Portfolio

Work collaboratively across the P&I division, including health areas in: Primary Health Care; Diagnostics; Product and Market Advancement; Digital Health; Early Childhood Development, and Epidemic Preparedness and Response to:

  • Identify and develop cross-program responses to funding opportunities
  • Drive business development activities to create a diversified and sustainable portfolio
  • Partner with program leaders to build cross-program competencies in surveillance, evidence-based interventions, innovation in policy and programs, implementation science, and operational research, monitoring and evaluation
  • Participate in the further development and evolution of the overall portfolio and strategy

Cross PATH and External Representation

Represent the PATH projects involved in malaria and NTDs with internal PATH partners and key external audiences, including:

  • Oversee leadership of the PATH Center for Malaria Control and Elimination bringing together PATH’s malaria capabilities and leadership across the institution
  • Model clear, open, and collaborative communication approaches in a dynamic environment
  • Collaborate closely with country directors to provide technical and scientific accountability and needed expertise for country-based work
  • Work with Product Development and other relevant program leaders to identify opportunities for collaboration across the platforms of vaccines, diagnostics, and devices/tools
  • Represent PATH externally, serving as a scientific expert, thought leader, and external representative for global advocacy and policy efforts for malaria and NTDs
  • Build PATH capacity in malaria and NTDs through development of cross PATH collaborations and recruitment of new technical expertise globally


  • Provide overall leadership consistent with PATH’s mission, values, and People Philosophy
  • Participate in panels, conferences and other events representing PATH in key stakeholder conversations internationally
  • Engage PATH malaria leaders in building a resilient program positioned to leverage the dynamic donor and global landscape for greatest impact
  • Model cultural and organizational agility internally and externally

Required Experience

  • Advanced degree in medicine, public health, or other relevant field
  • Minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible leadership roles in the design and/or delivery of public health programs and research with a preference for experience in developing country settings
  • Excellent people management skills with commitment to building a shared vision of the future, setting standards and managing individual and team performance across multiple country sites
  • Excellent analytical skills and business acumen with the ability to deliver quality, high impact projects while providing value to donors
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic leadership and maintain clarity and focus of investments and action
  • Ability to work with people with divergent points of view and to respectfully navigate differences
  • Demonstrated ability to work with partners to achieve results.
  • Fluency in English
  • Available to travel nationally and internationally estimated at 30 percent
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the PATH country office location

PATH is a diverse nonprofit organization that creates a culture of collaboration and partnership. Learn more about the impact you can make globally here.

We offer our employees a competitive salary and generous benefits. For candidates based in the U.S., the annual salary range for this position is $237,607-$325,491. The final salary is based on a variety of objective factors.

PATH provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes 15 vacation, 10 holiday, 2 personal and 12 sick days per year; medical and dental plans; life insurance; disability and retirement benefits. For more details click here.

Hybrid Work

PATH operates within a hybrid workplace model unless otherwise noted. Hybrid employees must reside within commuting distance to one of our PATH offices. PATH’s US offices are located in Seattle, WA and Washington, DC.

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.