• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Development Budget100 Million - 500 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1957
Since 1957, Pathfinder International has maintained an unwavering belief in the right of women and families to have access to contraception and to quality reproductive health care. Pathfinder’s founder Clarence Gamble, a pioneer in family planning and maternal health, introduced contraception to more than 60 developing countries, including some where Pathfinder is still engaged today. Pathfinder works in remote locations, under the most difficult conditions, serving the most vulnerable people. We collaborate with governments, NGOs, and community- and faith-based organizations to make contraception available and provide the quality care needed to ensure safe childbirth and healthy families. Working in countries with high prevalence of HIV and AIDS, we provide a continuum of HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment services and are expanding the integration of these services into reproductive health and family planning programs. Though controversial, we support safe abortion care in countries where it’s legal, provide reproductive health services to commercial sex workers and adolescents, and advocate for sound reproductive health policies in the US and abroad. Pathfinder’s work focuses on overcoming barriers and is based on developing long-term relationships, not only with clients, but with entire communities. Working in traditional societies, we understand that changes in attitude and behavior must have the support of religious and community leaders, the guardians of local culture. We train doctors, nurses, midwives, traditional birth attendants, community-based health workers, and teachers. At the same time, we build the capacity of our partner organizations to make them stronger, more effective, and able to thrive independently once our support has ended.   WHAT WE DO Pathfinder International is dedicated to providing high quality reproductive health and family planning services that improve the lives of women and their families throughout the developing world. By developing diverse local partnerships, promoting community participation, and strengthening the capabilities of individuals and organizations, we are building the foundation to improve the health of the most vulnerable members of society. Fifty years ago, Pathfinder began pioneering work to bring family planning to the developing world. Today, providing couples with the resources they need to choose when and how often to bear children remains a critical aspect of our work, though in recent years, we have also responded to the world’s new reproductive health challenges, including the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the unprecedented number of adolescents now entering their reproductive years.   AREAS OF INVOLVEMENT Reproductive Health and Family Planning: Promoting women’s opportunities to choose when and how often to bear children and to reduce the dangers of death and severe illness they face through pregnancy. HIV/AIDS: Integrating HIV/AIDS awareness, counseling, and testing into reproductive health and family planning programs; expanding testing for HIV, the prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and community home-based care for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Safe Motherhood: Supporting a continuum of care so that women have access to help at every point during pregnancy and childbirth—from the household to the hospital. Adolescents: Reaching young people with information and services that focus on delaying childbearing, increasing the use of contraceptives, and preventing sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS. Advocacy: Working to improve the policy environment for international family planning and reproductive health programs in the US and with governments in developing countries. Abortion and Postabortion Care: Reducing maternal mortality by improving women’s access to safe abortion and postabortion care. Community-Based Work: Engaging communities at the grassroots level to foster cultural acceptance of family planning and deliver reproductive health care to some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Partner Support: Building the capacity of local organizations to expand reproductive health services and take ownership of projects that are responsive to the needs of the communities they serve. Social Change: Working with communities to explore traditional norms and values and collaborate to affect positive change in their societies.  

Where is Pathfinder International


Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Gender Advisor, DRC
    Congo, The Democratic Republic of
  • Major Gifts Officer
    United States
  • Sr. Technical Advisor I, Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health
    United States
  • Senior Nonprofit Accountant
    United States

Staff at Pathfinder International have experience in


  • reproductive health
  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • market research
  • procurement process


  • united states agency for international development
  • non-governmental organization
  • canadian international development agency
  • foundation
  • swedish international development cooperation agency


  • india
  • bangladesh
  • kenya
  • egypt
  • haiti


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Watertown
  • 9 Galen Street, Suite 217
  • Angola
  • Luanda
  • Delegação Provincial de Saúde, Avenida Amilcar Cabral no, 146/148, Maianga
  • Uganda
  • Kampala
  • Plot 2 Kafu Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 29611
  • Tanzania
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Chato Street, Plot No. 260, Off New Bagamoyo Road Regent Estate
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Madang
  • P. O. Box 183, DIWAI
  • Nigeria
  • Abuja
  • Plot 35, Justice George Sowemimo Street, Asokoro
  • Mozambique
  • Maputo
  • Bairro da Coop # 100, Rua Eca de Querois
  • Guinea
  • Conakry
  • Extending Service Delivery, Immeuble Fawaz, 4ème Etage
  • Ghana
  • Accra
  • F106/5, 4th Soula Street, Labone
  • Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa
  • P.O. Box 12655
  • Peru
  • Lima
  • Alameda La Floresta 285, San Borja
  • India
  • Pune
  • CASP Bhavan 3rd Floor, 132/2, Survey No 132/2 Plot No 3, Pashan - Baner Lind Road
  • India
  • Delhi
  • B - 5/5, Safdarjung Enclave, Africa Avenue
  • Brazil
  • Salvador
  • Praça 15 de Novembro, 13 Edifício Bouzas, Salas 202/205, Terreiro de Jesus - Centro Histórico
  • Bangladesh
  • Dhaka
  • Bangladesh Country Office, Navana Bilkish Laurent, Apartment no. B-3 (3rd Floor), House no. CWN(B) 11/B, Road 36, Guishan - 2
  • United States
  • Washington
  • Extending Services Delivery (ESD) Project, 1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 700
  • Egypt
  • Cairo
  • Takamol/ ESD, 25 Misr-Helwan Agricultural Road, Al-Zini Tower, 6th Floor, Maadi
  • Burundi
  • Bujumbura
  • Commune Rohero, 78 Chaussee Prince Louis, Rwogasoie Building Unesco, Rez-de-Chaussee
  • Botswana
  • Gaborone
  • Kohinoor Office Park, Unit 5, Plot 131, Independence Avenue, Main Mall
  • Viet Nam
  • 4th floor, South Pacific Building, 73 Ly Nam De, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • Kenya
  • Nairobi
  • International House, Mezzanine Floor, Mama Ngina Street, P.O. Box 48147-00100 GPO


Contract Awards

Produce a Publication on the History of Public Health18 July 2016

Ford Foundation - Ford Foundation
18 Jul 2016

To Mobilize and Build a Model for Community-Level Stakeholders13 July 2016

Ford Foundation - Ford Foundation
13 Jul 2016

To Address the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Adolescents and Youth13 July 2016

Ford Foundation - Ford Foundation
13 Jul 2016

Support Nigeria's Saving One Million Lives initiative22 June 2016

Nordic Development Fund - NDF
22 Jun 2016

Conference Support for 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Family Planning, Sexual Health and Rights18 March 2016

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - B&MGF
18 Mar 2016
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