Deputy Director, Primary Health Care, Programs and Innovation

Full Time | Seattle, WASHINGTON | 4 days

Job Summary

Full Time

$110,000 Average salary of similar jobs | Check Salary...

Job Description

Deputy Director, Primary Health Care, Programs and Innovation

Tracking Code
Job Description



* Please include a cover letter with your resume describing your interest and ability to fulfill this role.


PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.


PATH is deeply committed to implementing of our strategic vision focused on strengthening people-centered primary health care (PHC) to help countries and health systems adapt and respond to a changing world, move toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and achieve the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. This commitment is even more important in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent need to maintain essential health services.


The PATH Primary Health Care (PHC) Deputy Director will report to the PHC Program Director and serve on the PHC leadership team to implement PATH’s overall PHC strategy, develop new business in line with the PHC strategy, and provide cross-cutting technical expertise to align the six teams that comprise the PHC program:  Health Systems, Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition, Early Childhood Development, Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV & TB, and Noncommunicable Diseases.


The Deputy Director will serve on the PHC leadership team bringing a technical and operational focus to achieve the following 4 objectives:


  • Establish PATH’s PHC strategy and grow PATH capacity to implement strategy
  • Ensure high quality implementation of projects to strengthen PHC and achieve health impact
  • Generate new revenue for work in PHC
  • Position PATH as a global thought leader in PHC innovation



    Serve as Seattle-based member of the PHC leadership team to develop and implement an expanding scope of PHC projects. Specifically:

    • Cultivate donor/funder relationships and position PATH as a leader in PHC.
    • Secure and lead new PHC-focused opportunities to create a diversified and sustainable portfolio
    • Collaborate with and mentor PHC Team Leaders to meet revenue and implementation targets.
    • Support the operationalization of the PHS strategy across PATH’s global and country programs.
    • Provide cross-cutting technical expertise to inform project design, implementation and evaluation; work with PHC leader to share the review of program reports and materials developed for public dissemination.
    • Partner with PATH leaders to build cross-program PHC competencies in digitalization of PHC systems, measurement and data use for PHC strengthening, innovative service delivery models (including self-care and private sector engagement), policy and financing, and/or quality improvement.
    • Provide leadership consistent with PATH’s mission, values, and policies. 




    • Building strategic partnerships and alliances to advance PHC, health equity and opportunities
    • Represent the PHC program with internal PATH partners, engaging leaders, harnessing synergies and collaborative opportunities across the organization in building resilient programs positioned to leverage the dynamic donor and global landscape for greatest impact.
    • Represent PATH externally, serving as a technical/scientific expert and external representative for global advocacy and policy efforts and a liaison to key donors.
    • Partner closely with the PHC program director (Vietnam-based) and liaise with US-based and regional teams, partners, and donors.
    • Build PATH capacity through development of cross-PATH collaborations and recruitment of new technical expertise, including at country level.
    • Model cultural and organizational agility internally and externally.
    • Model clear, open, and collaborative communication approaches in a dynamic environment.


    Required Experience



    • Advanced degree in medicine or public health.
    • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible leadership roles in the design and/or delivery of public health programs, especially in the field of comprehensive PHC.
    • Must be a non-resident of the Puget Sound Region but be willing to relocate to the Seattle area (due to position funding requirements).
    • Proven technical expertise in the design, implementation, or measurement of health systems strengthening and/or people-centered PHC programs.
    • Enthusiasm for and demonstrated proficiency and success in business development, from building a pipeline of prospects through to managing partnerships; successful business development with USAID and/or the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is highly desirable; proven track record in meeting business and implementation targets.
    • Proven collaborator with ability to see and create connections across vertical health areas, as well as across functional areas (e.g. digital health, diagnostics, advocacy etc.)
    • Experience in managing relationships at global, regional or national level with governments, donors, multilateral organizations, the private sector, and philanthropy.
    • Demonstrated people management skills with commitment to building a shared vision of the future, setting standards and managing individual and team performance across multiple country sites, and effectively managing/resolving conflict.
    • Proven ability to work with people with divergent points of view, mediate conflict and bring groups to a constructive resolution.
    • Excellent analytical skills and business acumen with the ability to deliver quality, high impact projects while providing value to donors.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic leadership.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative organizational structure that includes multi-site teams, partners and other collaborators.
    • Fluency in English required; working knowledge of other languages is an advantage.
    • Available to travel nationally and internationally estimated at 30 percent.


    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.



    *PATH has become aware of scams involving false job offers.*


    Please advise:


     PATH will never ask for a fee during any stage of the recruitment process.


    • All active jobs are advertised directly on our career's page .
    • Official PATH emails will always arrive from an or email address.


    Please report any suspicious communications to .



    Job Location
    Seattle, Washington, United States
    Company Location
    United States, Seattle
    Position Type

    Who do you know at
    LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Email AddThis
    Return To Job Listings

    Similar Jobs

    Similar Jobs