Program Assistant – Program for Appropriate Technologies in Health (PATH)

Accounting and Finance, Business and Administration

Program for Appropriate Technologies in Health (PATH)

PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, we 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.

Our commitment

PATH is driven by an unshakeable commitment to health equity and a bold belief in the power of innovation to improve health and save lives. For nearly 40 years, PATH has been a pioneer in translating bold ideas into breakthrough health solutions, with a focus on child survival, maternal and reproductive health, and infectious diseases.

Our expertise

PATH brings innovative solutions to bear wherever they are needed—in the laboratory or the factory, government halls or communities. We specialize in overcoming the barriers that can keep a bright idea from reaching widespread impact, especially those that arise in the middle of the journey of innovation. This is where promising projects often fail, during steps like testing and refining, gaining approvals, commercializing a product, and introducing new approaches. Through experience, creativity, and tenacity, we accelerate the pace at which innovations are transferred into the hands of the people who need them.

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. 

The Malaria and NTDs 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 seeks a Program Assistant for the multi-year USAID-funded “Surveillance for Malaria Elimination” (S4ME) activity in Ethiopia. The S4ME activity will support Ethiopia’s NMEP to achieve their goals and objectives of sub-national malaria elimination, particularly to attain near zero malaria deaths and eliminate malaria in selected low transmission areas.

The Program Assistant will provide overall program support to the program team. S/he will coordinate workshops, meetings travel and logistics. S/he will also be reviewing and finalizing project documents and reports and other administrative tasks as needed.

 Specific Responsibilities include:

  •  Provide administrative support in the preparation of project work plans, budgets and proposals and project implementation arrangements.
  • Follow up with the team on the regular update of the monthly and quarterly deliverable tracking tools.
  • Assist in processing project agreements, subcontracts, and consultant agreements.
  • Undertake all logistical, administrative, and financial arrangements for organizing of meetings, workshops, trainings, and different events.
  • Make travel arrangements for the project team, including travel advance and settlements, air ticket booking, and vehicle booking.
  • Create purchase requisitions (PR) for procurement of goods and services and follow-up with the delivery of goods and services.
  • Support the registration of new contracts and vendors and ensure expenditures are aligned with budget lines.
  • Provide administrative support in the synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices related to project management.
  • Assist the team in holding regular project team meetings and take minutes of the meetings and follow-up with the team members on implementations agreed action points.
  • Keep an updated physical and digital archive of all project documentation/ knowledge products.
  • Draft correspondence to donors, partners, and collaborators including cover letters, thank-you letters, and general email correspondence.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience:

  •  Degree Accounting, Management, Business Administration, or related field with at least 5 years of experience
  • Excellent communication and computer skills
  • Experience working with International NGOs and donors such as USAID is preferred
  • Fluency in English and Amharic is required
  • Ability and willingness to travel.


  • Articulate communicator, excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft packages,
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic.


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