Engagement Officer, Center of Digital and Data Excellence

Zambia, Full Time

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.


The global health sector is undergoing a digital transformation in its ongoing commitment to solve health challenges and increase health equity.  Our work focuses on supporting countries in using data and digital tools and approaches to accelerate and amplify their health investments, achieve their health outcomes, and increase health impact. An important driver and component of that work is the digital transformation of global health itself. The Center of Digital and Data Excellence (CoDE) works with government ministries of health, the private sector, and donors to improve the use of digital technologies and data for improved health services.


PATH is seeking an outstanding Engagement Officer to further this movement by influencing the direction of the global health sector by encouraging and advocating for changes to financing, policy, and programmatic workflows and outputs. In this role, you will envision, manage and implement activities to amplify learnings and practices from Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, and South Africa around leveraging improved data quality and data-informed decision making to improve health systems and care.


You will join an amazing team with a thriving, innovative culture and work closely with a team of communications and advocacy staff spread across PATH offices. This is your opportunity to contribute to an entire field of work and realize an extraordinary impact – the digital transformation of country health systems around the world.




Work closely with the project team to help shape communications and advocacy work plans and activities, including carrying out stakeholder analysis and research on priority communications channels.
Develop, maintain, and build strong relationships with PATH colleagues, external stakeholders, and project partners.
Oversee creation and publication of communications and advocacy materials, including fact sheets, web content, social media content, style guides, and briefing papers.
Develop and test communications messages and materials; ensure that all media and external stakeholder messages and activities are in line with PATH’s communication policies; review content to ensure it is on-brand, consistent in style, quality and tone of voice and in-line with project style guide.
Support external events, panels, and partnerships.
Ensure compliance with diversity, equity, and inclusion policies.
Collect, review, and interpret communications and advocacy metrics, applying an adaptive management approach to refine activities and strategies to improve impact.
Oversee editing and production process; work with graphic designers on materials requiring professional design, including contract oversight and management.
Act as a PATH representative where needed, including delivering presentations about our work.
Required ExperienceA minimum of five years working in communications and/or advocacy fields.
Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field.
Experience developing, implementing, and overseeing communications, advocacy, and engagement strategies with demonstrated impact, including conducting stakeholder analysis, identifying priority distribution channels, and developing key messages.
Experience overseeing and developing multimedia and online communications, including webcasts, podcasts, social media, websites, knowledge management platforms, etc. preferred.
Experience creating and producing versatile communications and advocacy products for global, regional, and national audiences, including for funders, governments, policymakers, and implementers.
Experience managing programs and projects through a project lifecycle.
Strong interpersonal communication, presentation skills, and relationship-building skills demonstrating a client-centered approach to opportunities.
Solid writing and editing skills in a variety of styles, for use across print and digital formats.
Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and as part of a cross-disciplinary, global team; adept at working closely with others over geographical distance.
Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
Experience in technology and/or global health-related communications preferred.
Ability to travel up to 15% time annually.
Strong graphic design skills including document layout and producing social media graphics and PowerPoint slides strongly desired.
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.