Although open until filled, priority application date is September 23, 2020.
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The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. Driven by tremendous interest among both students and faculty, the Department has grown explosively to more than 400 graduate students and hundreds more undergraduates. We have more than 380 faculty and 1,000 staff working on projects across 130 countries with our deepest ties in United States, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mozambique, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. At the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. The Department recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age. The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
This position will sit in the Global Center for the Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh) that is based in the University of Washington Departments of Global Health, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Pediatrics. Our mission is to make scientific discoveries, cultivate leaders, and bridge disciplines to advance the tightly connected health and well-being of women, adolescents and children. Global WACh brings together expertise in maternal health from the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, neonatal and child health expertise from the Department of Pediatrics, and vast experience working in infectious disease, health metrics and evaluation, education, clinical research, and service delivery within the Department of Global Health. These disciplines combine under a methodology that views women, children, and adolescents as three populations interconnected along a shared life course.
Global WACh has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Community of Practice Project Manager within the Gut Health and Child Survival priority area. This newly created Project Manager position will be located at the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health on the UW Seattle Campus. The Project Manager will report to the Research Program Manager.
The primary objective of this role is to develop and oversee the implementation of a strong, digitally-supported Community of Practice (CoP) for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Program Managers throughout Africa. The CoP will provide a collaborative platform for NTD Program Managers across Africa to share, learn, and work together on solving common NTD implementation and management challenges in the pursuit of reaching national and global NTD benchmarks. The CoP will also serve as an important resource for NTD Program Managers during the COVID-19 pandemic, to coordinate efforts and lessons learned.
NTDs are a group of chronic and disabling conditions that disproportionately affect marginalized communities without access to adequate housing, water, and sanitation. Ministry of Health Program Managers lead country-level efforts to control or eliminate these diseases, and must balance implementation challenges spanning from budget and partner management to implementation of prevalence surveys and treatment programs in complex settings.
The CoP is intended to foster professional development, pride and identity, community-based decision making, access to technical expertise, and networking. The CoP Program Manager will actively participate in the facilitation of the online community on a day-to-day basis to meet these needs. This position will also be responsible for project management of the initiative, as well as communication with partners and CoP participants.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Project Management of the Community of Practice •Provide expertise and leadership in managing the Community of Practice •Serve as a co-facilitator and content manager of the CoP digital platform, including accessing and summarizing new and existing NTD resources and literature and managing message boards. •Populate CoP digital platform with content (discussion questions, new resources, etc) that inspires participation, conversation and connection. •Update and publish digital platform content, including maintaining web pages and event calendars. •Decisively problem solve implementation issues and guide team to resolution •Identify obstacles to and find solutions for proper CoP implementation •Oversee all project logistics and communication throughout the project lifecycle. •Oversee the Leadership Council membership and plan and facilitate regular meetings •Organize regular conference calls with partner organizations, including sharing agendas and action items •Manage the partnership with eDGH (online learning) to facilitate enrollment of PMs in online courses •Curate a monthly newsletter for the CoP in collaboration with the co-facilitator •Manage all external and internal communication for the project
Digital Platform Development and Management •Independently manage the digital platform development process with the IT vendor. •Coordinate the implementation of improvements of platform design, content and usability. •Track growth and engagement analytics to improve usage of the platform.
Monitoring and Evaluation •Create a monitoring and evaluation framework in collaboration with the PI •Assist with the design and implementation of the baseline survey. •Track and maintain process indicators and project deliverables, including analytic reports on the digital platform usage. •Routinely review, aggregate, and present baseline and process metrics in a professional and visually appealing format •Support the design and implementation of an impact evaluation to monitor the effectiveness of the CoP on Program Manager activities and NTD programs more generally •Responsible for completing all reporting requirements to the funder
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor’s degree in public health, health education or related field •4 years of experience in public health, health education or related field, or educational equivalent
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Master's Degree in related field •Experience working in the field of Neglected Tropical Diseases •Experience with developing and managing online forums/communities, especially communities of practice •Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience •Project management skills and experience
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: •Periodically available for phone calls/meetings in the early morning and late evenings to accommodate worldwide time differences •Deadline-driven environment, occasionally requiring extended hours •May require international travel once it is allowable
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