Project Manager, Malaria Vaccine Initiative
PATH - Washington, DC

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PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. We take an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through our work in more than 70 countries, PATH and our partners empower people to achieve their full potential.

The PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) is a focused vaccine development program whose mission is to accelerate the development of malaria vaccines and catalyze timely access in endemic countries. We identify potentially promising malaria vaccine approaches and systematically move them through the development process. We accomplish our mission by establishing strategic product development partnerships to develop promising malaria vaccine approaches. MVI is currently recruiting a Project Manager for the Transmission Blocking Vaccine (TBV) program. The goal in the development of a TBV is to block the cycle of malaria transmission, therefore such vaccines are widely regarded as a key tool in the global control, elimination, and eradication effort. The Project Manager will manage all aspects of the project life cycle to facilitate successful project delivery and metrics for the TBV team.

Responsibilities include:
  • Develop and track detailed project plans including schedules, cost estimates, resource plans, communication plans, risk mitigation plans, and issue resolution plans.
  • Deliver project reports, proposals, and requirements documentation to senior leadership and key stakeholders and produce executive reports on the projects to support donor reporting requirements.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope and create contingency plans in a constantly changing environment.
  • Identify and proactively drive high quality project deliverables, dependencies, and critical path items.
  • Communicate, coordinate, and negotiate with internal and external partners on project progress and keep leadership apprised of project changes and milestone delays.
  • Work closely with functional resource managers to ensure adequate allocation of resources to projects.
  • Create and execute on all project documentation including definition of charters, project scope, deliverables, schedules, and budgets, ensuring alignment with MVI strategic goals.
  • Support the efforts of MVI governance bodies including the Leadership Team and Portfolio Management Committee.
  • Act as a resource for questions related to project management processes and procedures and mentor new and less experienced Project Managers.
Required Skills
  • Excellent leadership and team building skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills particularly motivational, negotiation, listening, judgment, analytic, and conflict management skills, demonstrated by ability to lead teams.
  • Excellent organization, verbal and written communication skills to explain project goals and inspire support.
  • Ability to work well with cross-functional teams to accomplish objectives.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, rapidly changing technology environment, and to work on multiple work streams and projects simultaneously.
  • Effective time-management organizational skills.
  • Advanced PC skills, including MS Project, Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio and SharePoint.
Required Experience

Minimum of 7 years’ project management experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries. Knowledge and understanding of product development processes, preferably in biologics, regulatory pathways for biologics (e.g. FDA, EMA), and knowledge of cGCP, cGLP and cGMP. Experience interacting with external collaborators, clients, grantees, or donors. Knowledge of risk management, project reporting, and project management tools required. Advanced degree, specifically in biological sciences is preferred. PMP certification or similar experience is a plus. Must have expertise in MS Project.

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

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