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Hochiminh City Office Representative, Mekong Regional Program
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Please submit a cover letter with your resume 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 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.

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 a satellite office in HCMC in 2014.

PATH’s program in Vietnam is committed to responding to a broad range of health needs in the country. These include reproductive, maternal, and child health, infectious disease like TB and HIV, vaccines and immunization, and emerging health threats like non-communicable diseases. To achieve impact, PATH Vietnam works across the public and private sectors and focuses on sustainable, system-level changes.

PATH seeks a Ho Chi Minh City Office Representative ("HCMC Office Rep") to oversee PATH’s office in Ho Chi Minh City ("HCMC") to develop new partnerships with a wide range of actors, and create new opportunities for innovation in the South of Vietnam. The HCMC Office Rep will ensure high quality programmatic, administrative and financial management of PATH’s portfolio managed in HCMC, and help grow PATH’s portfolio in the country, particularly in the South. The successful candidate will oversee and help grow our small team of professionals, lead strategic interactions with leaders in the Mekong hub in Hanoi, our headquarters in the United States, as well as in-country partners and donors.

PATH is a highly matrixed organization, comprised of staff accountable to multiple teams and team leaders. This position will be part of the Senior Management Team of PATH’s Vietnam program, and share management and oversight of staff in HCMC with program leaders in Hanoi. Reporting initially to PATH’s Program Director, the HCMC Office Rep will manage relationships and represent PATH to government counterparts, in-country donors and development partners; supervise staff in the office; facilitate communications and foster learning opportunities between staff in HCMC Vietnam and teams based in Hanoi, headquarters and in other locations; ensure compliance with PATH, donor, and local government policies; develop proposals and new business opportunities with partners in-country and PATH colleagues around the world; and ensure transparent and efficient management of project and organizational resources.

Oversee PATH’s work in the HCMC office, and contribute to PATH’s overall strategic and organizational development in Vietnam. Specifically:
+ Serve as member of Vietnam Senior Management Team (SMT) and Mekong Extended Senior Management Team (ESMT)
+ Serve as lead of key projects in HCMC and oversee project staff and deliverables.
+ Work with the Program Director and other PATH staff in Vietnam, and PATH global teams to support the execution of the Vietnam Country strategic framework and business development plan
+ Advise on redirection of Vietnam Country strategic framework and business development plan as trends change and opportunities arise
+ Ensure high quality of PATH’s programs by overseeing technical strategies, key inputs and project results
+ Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Provincial Health Department of HCMC, the HCMC People’s Committee, and other governmental partners in the South of Vietnam
+ Represent PATH at key meetings and with strategic partners like AmCHAM, EUROCHAM, the US government representatives in HCMC, and key fora for innovation and health
+ Pro-actively engage existing and new partners from the private sector, academic institutions, community organizations and social enterprises in strategic partnerships for PATH in Vietnam
+ Participate in key local and regional workshops and conferences to remain current on trends and opportunities in HCMC
+ Pro-actively identify and respond to potential funding opportunities and assist in the expansion and diversification of PATH’s portfolio.