Director, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition

at Local Company
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted March 26, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



Countries: Belgium, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Zambia
Organization: Path
Closing date: 13 May 2022

The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) is a global partnership of more than 550 public, private, and non-governmental organizations dedicated to ensuring that all people in low- and middle-income countries can choose, obtain, and use affordable, high-quality supplies and related services to ensure their better sexual and reproductive health (SRH). Our global Secretariat is staffed and managed by PATH, a global nonprofit improving public health. PATH, on behalf of the Coalition Secretariat, is seeking an RHSC Director, who together with the Secretariat and global membership, will advance Coalition goals and priorities under the leadership of the RHSC Executive Committee.

The RHSC is a unique global partnership that offers a neutral “safe space” where experts can leave their institutional hats at the door and build on common ground. It brokers partnerships across all sectors and regions; convenes a critical mass of partners to achieve results no partner could accomplish on its own; and draws from a diverse, flexible resource base to pursue activities that may fall outside the remit of an individual donor. The RHSC’s large and diverse membership offers an accessible brain trust, and the RHSC’s respected name brings credibility and trust.

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic Direction: Shape and drive RHSC’s leadership and work for the next strategic period including:

  • Lead strategic development and priority setting in close partnership with the RHSC Executive Committee
  • Lead the continual implementation of the current strategic plan while reassessing its relevance to a shifting landscape
  • Initiate and lead the analysis on the impact of changes and trends in the SRH ecosystem and propose the RHSC’s response

Leadership External (Coalition facing)

  • Further strengthen the RHSC’s position as the leading partnership for reproductive health (RH) supplies in the broader RH ecosystem
  • Represent the RHSC at relevant international and national forums with a range of partners, including the commercial sector
  • Represent the RHSC on the governing bodies of other international health partnerships
  • Communicate Coalition priorities and progress within the larger health community by identifying and fostering linkages among Coalition partner organizations, and between the Coalition and other global health partnerships such as FP2030, SEMA, Ouagadougou Partnership, GFF, and others
  • Actively engage RHSC members in advancing RHSC goals, developing synergies, and facilitating internal communication. Ensure that all members have a voice and a channel for communication and ideas
  • Serve as ex officio member of the Coalition’s Executive Committee and in collaboration with the Chair(s) develop agendas for the Executive Committee meetings

Leadership Internal (Secretariat facing)

  • Lead the operationalization and implementation of the Coalition’s Strategy, building on the technical expertise of key Secretariat staff, and ensuring intensive interaction with the RHSC’s Implementing Mechanisms (IMs)
  • Oversee the operations of a strong, dynamic, and effective Secretariat by providing oversight, management, guidance, and team cohesion of the Secretariat’s 17 program and administrative staff across four continents. Foster an inclusive, transparent, and respectful work culture and environment
  • Lead the development of core funding proposals that secure a diverse funding base adequate to fulfill the objectives of the RHSC’s four-year workplan. Expand the Coalition’s donor base and facilitate mobilization of resources for various RHSC activities and priorities
  • Oversee the application of a robust measurement and evaluation framework that compares Coalition’s progress against priorities, and report back to the Executive Committee and membership
  • Oversee the RHSC’s communications efforts across the Coalition’s three working languages: English, French, and Spanish. Ensure that all RHSC products (communications, technical reports, initiatives, etc.) are technically sound and of high-quality
  • Manage the RHSC Secretariat’s annual operating budget, ensuring the long-term financial health of the Coalition and ensure compliance with the reporting requirements of a large and diverse donor base (currently three bilaterals/multilaterals and three foundations)

Required Experience:


  • A proven leader in the SRH community with knowledge of international health issues, and in particular, RH supplies, supply chains, commodity security issues, and financing of supplies
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and external conditions
  • A demonstrated interest in learning and ability to turn learnings into actionable strategies
  • Strong diplomacy skills with the ability to negotiate and work productively with a range of partners both in the public and private sectors and an excellent collaborator with the ability to see and create connections across actors in the SRH space
  • Ability to help build consensus among different institutional interests towards common goals and priorities
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to synthesize disparate opinions and input


  • Master’s degree in public health, public policy, or related field plus a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in global SRH, including a minimum of four years of implementing experience in developing countries
  • Demonstrated experience in
    • building and managing relationships at global, regional, and national levels with donors, multilateral organizations, implementing partners, governments, local organizations, academic institutions, and the private sector
    • the ability to lead and work successfully with advisory boards and cross-sector, multidisciplinary, and international teams
    • collaborating with the commercial sector, especially manufacturers of health supplies, a plus
  • Demonstrated people management skills with commitment to building a shared vision of the future and positive team culture across multiple country sites. Ability to give and receive constructive feedback. At least three years of management or supervisory experience
  • Exceptional written and oral communications geared to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences, and proven ability to make presentations to and facilitate meetings of small and large groups
  • Enthusiasm for and proven proficiency and success in business development multimillion dollar awards, from shaping new ideas into compelling proposals to building a pipeline of prospects through to managing partnerships
  • Possess a positive track record in sound budget management
  • Fluency in English (speaking and writing) required; fluency in French and/or Spanish, highly desirable
  • Availability to travel nationally and internationally; travel, estimated at 30 percent, is likely to be lower due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in a PATH office location

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.

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