Program Assistant, Global Health Technologies Coalition (9990), Washington, United States 167 views

Tracking Code 9990 Job Description

  • Please note, this position is open to internal employees only.*
  • Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

    PATH is currently recruiting for a Program Assistant to support the Global Health Technologies Coalition, which is housed at PATH. The Program Assistant will report to the Director of the Global Health Technologies Coalition.

    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.

    The Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) is a coalition of more than 25 nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and aligned businesses advancing policies to accelerate the creation of new drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and other tools that bring healthy lives within reach for all people.

    The GHTC Program Assistant will support the GHTC secretariat by working in coordination with GHTC staff and coalition members to support the implementation of policy and advocacy strategies to promote global health research and development (R&D). This will include providing general administrative support for the GHTC Secretariat team, with significant emphasis on supporting communications efforts, supporting GHTC’s working groups, acting as liaison to GHTC members, scheduling and arranging logistics for coalition meetings and events, among other activities.


  • Support the development and dissemination of GHTC’s communications materials, under the guidance of the Communications Officer. This will include tracking relevant media and news, collating and authoring weekly news updates, authoring original web and blog content, and serving as the primary proofreader for the team.
  • Support GHTC’s digital outreach under the guidance of the Communications Officer. This will include drafting, maintaining, and publishing content to GHTC’s website on a timely basis; generating and managing regular content posting on GHTC’s various social media channels; and compiling metrics on the effectiveness of social media efforts in reaching key audiences.
  • Facilitate communications and outreach to members of GHTC and act as the first point of contact for GHTC member inquiries. This will include maintaining membership contact lists, compiling and distributing updates through the GHTC listserv and corresponding with members, and coordinating with GHTC secretariat staff to respond to member requests.
  • Assist with the scheduling, planning, execution, and follow-up for local meetings, forums, events, and briefings including identifying venues, coordinating with vendors, creating and/or and compiling necessary materials.
  • Maintain the GHTC’s files for archival and monitoring and evaluation purposes. This will include recording advocacy contacts and interactions, coordinating across the GHTC team to collect content for donor and institutional reporting, updating databases, maintaining central computer files, and posting content in PATH’s intranet and data systems.
  • Process payments for vendors and contractors, in collaboration with the GHTC Director and Program Administrators and help to coordinate annual invoicing to GHTC members.
  • Provide backup support to other department Program Assistants. The Program Assistant will regularly liaise with other department Program Assistants to support cross-departmental collaboration.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Required Experience

  • A minimum of an Associate’s degree plus two or more years of directly related professional experience in an office setting or a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree plus one year of directly related professional experience in an office setting.
  • Exceptional writing skills. Experience with both professional/academic and blog-style writing or journalism strongly preferred.
  • Strong oral communication skills and professional demeanor.
  • MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint a must. Experience with website CMSs and CRMs highly desirable.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with scheduling and meeting/event planning.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

    PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

    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.

  • Please note, this position is open to internal employees only.*
  • Job Locations Washington, District of Columbia, United States Company Location United States, Washington, D.C. Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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