Consultant- Early Childhood Development Systems Evaluation and Project Coordination, ECDAN job vacancy in PATH (Seattle, WA)

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Company name : PATH
Location : Seattle, WA
Position : Consultant- Early Childhood Development Systems Evaluation and Project Coordination, ECDAN

Description :
PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, we 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.

Launched in 2016 by UNICEF and the World Bank Group, the Early Childhood Action Network (ECDAN) is a global network that connects, gathers, disseminates, and advocates for cross sector solutions to improve the overall wellbeing of young children and families, so that every young child is safe, well-nourished, healthy, happy and learning.

Since its inception in 2016, hundreds of members of the early childhood development (ECD) community have contributed recommendations for the type of network needed by the ECD community to advance the goals of its agenda — moving from science to scale and accelerating progress towards achieving the relevant Sustainable Development Goals for early childhood development. ECDAN is currently posted by PATH.

On behalf of ECDAN, PATH is currently recruiting a Systems Evaluation and Project Coordination Consultant who will support ECDAN projects. will provide project management and research support selected ECDAN projects.

This is a 60 day consultancy through March of 2023.

Key responsibilities

Conduct literature reviews, program reviews, and other background desk reviews to help identify key programs and stakeholders to include in the Child-Centered Systems hub.
Support the writing and development of case studies and other communications and knowledge products on the cutting-edge research and practice of Systems Thinking
Support the design, coordination, implementation, and documentation of Systems Thinking technical workshops on measurement, child-centered systems hub design, and country systems dialogues.
Support the conceptualization of learning webinar series on Systems Thinking for ECD, and lead on the outreach to speakers, coordination of webinar, and coordinating with the Communications Lead to ensure professionally designed presentations, advertisements, and other communications products to disseminate these events.
Create and manage workplans to track milestones and deliverables for the Systems Core team.
Provide manuscript and abstract submission support. Including creating production calendars and ensuring submission deadlines are met.
Ensure effective knowledge management support, utilizing Smartsheet, Teams, and Box, especially for the Child-Centered Systems thematic page and knowledge repository such that is accessible and user-friendly on ECDAN’s Knowledge platform.
Schedule team meetings and meetings with other internal and external stakeholders. Including liaising with partners, making logistical arrangements, managing RSVPs, assist in generating meeting materials, taking notes, and highlighting action items.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Master’s degree preferred.
2 to 4 years of work experience in an similar role.
Experience with Systems thinking or related fields preferred.
Excellent writing skills.
Familiarity with research process and methodologies.
Demonstrated project management skills with superior attention to detail.
Comfortable learning new information systems.
Ability to work effectively and with sensitivity across barriers such as language, culture, and distance. Excellent listening skills and empathy.
Commitment to PATH and ECDAN’s mission, values, and principles.
Strong communication skills (verbal, written, and interpersonal).
Strong organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams and interface effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
Ability to work with a variety of work styles and personalities.
Demonstrated success working effectively while under deadlines.
Ability to work in team environment with minimal supervision.
Proven problem solving skills

Remote Work:
PATH continues to evolve to support our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, most of PATH’s US based positions are temporarily 100% remote, within commuting distance to our PATH offices. When PATH transitions more broadly to in-person work, we will operate with a hybrid workplace model. Hybrid employees must reside within commuting distance to one of our PATH offices. PATH’s US offices are located in Seattle, WA and Washington, D.C.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:
PATH has instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees, interns, consultants, and temporary staff based in the United States. Individuals selected for job opportunities in the United States must be fully vaccinated, and show proof of vaccination status, upon hire. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as Pfizer or Moderna, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson. Individuals with medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.

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