Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator of Infection Prevention and Control, Global Health Security Project, Mekong Program

Tracking Code: 7678

Job Description: 

Please submit a cover letter with your resume in one document describing your interest in this position and how you meet the requirements. To be considered, application materials must be submitted in English and applicants must confirm in their cover letter that they have legal authorization to work in Vietnam. PATH offers a highly dynamic work environment and provides competitive compensation and benefits based on experience. Salary and benefit package are paid in VND.

NOTE: You are required to be a citizen of Vietnam to apply for this position. We will not respond to your application if you do not meet this requirement.

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. Working in Vietnam since the early 1980s, PATH established a permanent office in Hanoi in 1997 and an office in Ho Chi Minh City in 2014.

In a new partnership aimed at ensuring and securing health for all, PATH recently joined the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other organizations to help advance the US government’s pledge to support, assist, and empower poor countries in anticipating, preventing, and overcoming infectious disease outbreaks. PATH’s Global Health Security (GHS) partnership, a 5-year effort funded by the CDC, will strengthen public health systems in Vietnam, Senegal, and Tanzania, building capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to emergencies of public health importance.

PATH seeks a Project Coordinator to coordinate and monitor a new component, Infection Control and Prevention (IPC), of an ongoing 5-year project aimed at building strong national capacity in health information and surveillance systems. The aim is to achieve specific goals in three focus areas of the Global Health Security Agenda, including i) preventing avoidable epidemics; ii) detecting threats early; and iii) responding rapidly and effectively.

The Project Coordinator will work closely with national and regional partners, and international agencies working on IPC, to coordinate, implement, and monitor the day-to-day activities of this project.

This position will be based in Hanoi and report to the Project Director. Day-to-day technical direction will be provided by the International Technical Advisor who is also based in Hanoi.


  • Support IPC project design in collaboration with GHS staff, partners and donors.
  • Develop work plan and implement project activities in coordination with national, international, and provincial partners.
  • Coordinate, supervise, and monitor all activities including day-to-day project implementation.
  • Develop reports, project tools and other required documentation.
  • Develop budget and contribute to the financial management of project activities.
  • Provide or contribute to training activities of the project.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation of project activities in collaboration with international and national partners.
  • Identify and manage consultants.
  • Build and maintain relationships with local partners and donors.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Vietnam up to 40 percent per year.

Required Skills

  • Strong written and spoken Vietnamese and English.
  • Demonstrated report writing and presentation skills.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.

Required Experience

  • Advanced degree in medicine, public health, or other related field.
  • Experience working effectively with government counterparts at central and local levels, especially with national and provincial hospitals.
  • Experience in IPC and hospital management desired.
  • Monitoring and evaluation training and experience preferred.

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, 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.

Job Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Company Location: Vietnam, Hanoi

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular


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Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2016-09-18