Senior Technical Officer

Senior Technical Officer, Hypertension Control Project, Mekong Regional Program

Tracking Code: 6811

Job Description

Application Instructions

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

PATH seeks a Senior Technical Officer to provide technical support for a new, 3-year project aimed at reducing hypertension-related morbidity and mortality in Vietnam. The Senior Technical Officer will work closely with national, provincial and research institute counterparts and the private sector to develop technical documents/training curriculum/research protocol and provide technical support for the day-to-day activities of the project. This position will bebased in Ho Chi Minh City.

Under the guidance, supervision and direction of the Project Director, specific responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a Technical Lead for the project, develop training curriculum in collaboration with national and provincial partners, and provide training and technical support for implementation of project activities;
  • Maintain updated technical knowledge in hypertension control and management, NCDs and related public health topics, in order to provide technical assistance to project staff and partners and build PATH’s reputation in NCDs in Vietnam;
  • Collaborate with health officials in Ho Chi Minh City for project design, implementation, and supportive supervision and monitoring;
  • Serve as the point person for coordinating a Technical Working Group and research institute activities;
  • Coordinate closely with PATH’s Global Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) leaders/staff to develop technical documents and research protocol.

Required Skills

  • Excellent written and spoken Vietnamese and English;
  • Skilled in developing training curriculum and providing training;
  • Skilled in conducting research including development of research tools/protocols;
  • Demonstrated report writing and presentation skills;
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team;
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Vietnam up to 30 percent per year.

Required Experience

  • Medical doctor with expertise in non-communicable disease and/or chronic disease management;
  • At least 5 years of experience working in public health;
  • Experience working effectively with government counterparts at both national and provincial level;
  • Experience working with public-private partnerships ideal but not required.

Job Location: Ho Chi Minh City, , Vietnam

Company Location: Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular


Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2015-09-20