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Chief of Party – PMI REACH Malaria at PATH

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00


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 heath challenges.

PATH has unparalleled expertise and experience in the development of new tools and strategies for malaria elimination and has the potential to become an acknowledged leader in accelerating efforts towards malaria elimination and global eradication. PATH’s Center for Malaria Control and Elimination (CMCE) workings with PATH staff and strategic partners to coordinate expertise and programming and maximize our collective impact toward malaria elimination.

PATH seeks a Chief of Party for the USAID-funded “Reaching Every At-risk Community and Household with Malaria Services” (PMI REACH Malaria) global project. REACH aims to provide implementation support services and technical assistance to countries to accelerate progress in comprehensive delivery of facility and community-based malaria services, including malaria case management, prevention of malaria in pregnancy (MiP), seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), health systems strengthening, data collection and use for service delivery, and other malaria prevention interventions.


The Chief of Party (CoP) will report to the Deputy Project Director and is responsible for coordinating and supporting implementation of all key project activities, with emphasis on high-quality outputs and compliance with USAID requests. The CoP is also responsible for overall strategic development and oversight, project monitoring and evaluation, and general program management.



  • Serve as the project’s primary liaison with the USAID Mission in Malawi, international and regional partners in Malawi, and host-country government officials.
  • Supervise project staff, including e.g. the Deputy Chief of Party and the MEL Advisor, ensuring that they are successfully managing project activities and achieving deliverables.
  • Initiate and manage effective collaborative partnerships.
  • Oversee annual country project work planning and periodic reporting to ensure high quality and timely delivery of products.
  • Contribute to the design of project monitoring and evaluation systems and to regular project evaluations to assess progress and recommend solutions.
  • Represent the project at periodic meetings with stakeholders to report on planned activities and actions, including implementation status.
  • Ensure proper financial management of PMI REACH Malaria activities in country, working with country office teams through analyzing financial data, monitoring project expenses against budgets, and forecasting, with support from the Finance and Administration Staff.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with REACH Malaria contract and PATH policies, identify and effectively communicate any compliance risks.
  • Collaborate with the REACH Senior Technical Advisor’s Team and other teams in PATH including diagnostics, maternal, newborn and child health, center for data and digital health, for their technical inputs into project deliverables and activity plans.
  • Partner with relevant stakeholders, including ministries of health, universities, NGOs, civil society, and private sector partners in coordinating activity implementation.
  • Develop and write technical documents, such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), tools, checklists, guidelines for training and capacity building of staff as needed.
  • Coordinate country buy-in planning and review meetings to track progress of implementation of interventions and ensure coordination between program team and external stakeholders.
  • Support in the creation of presentations for updates and meetings.


Required skills and experience:

  • Master’s degree with ten (10) years of work experience in public health, international development or a related field.
  • At least ten (10) years of experience in managing multi-million dollar health programs in Malawi and/or developing countries, including experience and technical knowledge in malaria (preferred).
  • At least five (5) years of experience (out of 10 years) should be as a COP or senior field management experience such as Project Director, Regional Director, or Country Director roles.
  • USAID contract management experience is mandatory.
  • Fluency or knowledge in local languages preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage technical teams and multi-partner collaborative projects, with in-depth knowledge of developing country government systems.
  • Familiarity with stakeholders in the malaria services space, including malaria case management, prevention of MiP, SMC, surveillance, health systems strengthening, data collection and use for service delivery.
  • Demonstrated success working with USAID/PMI, implementing partners, institutions at the national and regional level, local nongovernmental organizations, and community-based organizations and structures in Malawi.
  • Strong problem-solving, organizational skills, and a positive, solution-oriented approach to challenges.
  • Strong financial management skills, including experience in budgeting and tracking financials.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation, and report writing skills.
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination.
  • Extremely detail-oriented, with the ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong work ethic, resourcefulness, integrity, credibility, and dedication to PATH’s mission.
  • Professional proficiency in English required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams) required.
  • Ability to travel up to 30 percent in-country; limited international travel expected.


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, caste, 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

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