The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health (HDPFH), Mailman School of Public Health, seeks a Senior Program Officer to work with on a grant that aims to document the impact of the 'global gag rule' on the provision of and access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in Kenya, Nepal, and Madagascar. This role will also include supporting grant writing, research, and project management related to global and domestic projects included in the HDPFH's Program on Global Health Justice and Governance (PGHJG), on topics such as environmental injustice, forced migration, and gender-based violence. The Senior Program Officer will contribute substantially to program administration, study design, data analysis, and reporting. The incumbent will work closely with department faculty and staff, representatives of partner organizations, and foreign consultants.
The HDPFH focuses on the health needs and rights of diverse populations in communities across the globe. Concentrating on underserved populations, the department addresses a wide range of challenges to health, focusing on sexual and reproductive health and rights, forced migration, child and adolescent health, environmental justice, and complex health systems. Anchored in the department but focused school-wide, the PGHJG seeks to effect change at the intersection of public health, justice, and governance pertaining to gender, environment and climate, and food justice in particular. The Program's overarching principles include generating research in partnership with affected individuals, and influencing the governance standards that affect their lives and livelihoods at the international or national level. It also considers social movements and activism to be critical to justice and human rights, improved governance, and accountability.
Contribute to the development and execution of the overall program strategy, in collaboration with PGHJG leadership, partners and donors;
Work closely with PGHJG leadership to identify new funding sources and draft and submit grant proposals as necessary;
Monitor progress regarding program objectives and timelines on various projects, including regular reporting to and communication with donors;
Write quarterly and annual reports and other written materials such as lessons learned, case studies and other materials needed for internal and external documentation;
Work closely with the Principal Investigators, Investigators and Study Coordinators to oversee data collection, analysis, and results dissemination through reports, conferences, etc.;
Assist in drafting documents, protocols, study tools, policy briefs;
Submit and manage institutional ethical review board applications;
Conduct literature reviews;
Manage the hiring of consultants and ensure their timely payments;
Work with department faculty and staff to write articles for peer reviewed academic journals on issues related to GHJG;
Coordinate logistics for partner meetings overseas and domestically;
Assist with other tasks, as requested.
Contribute to the development of the overall program—30%
Assist with writing reports, articles, grant writing, IRB applications—30%
Oversee data collection, analysis and dissemination-10%
Conduct literature reviews-10%
Assist with hiring of consultants-5%
Assist in identifying new funding sources-5%
Coordinate logistics for domestic and international meetings-5%
Other related duties-5%
Bachelor's Degree or it's equivalent in education and experience, and at least four years of relevant experience. Additional requirements include:
Prior research experience
Knowledge and interest in SRH
Experience working on global projects, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia
Strong communication skills
Strong writing and analytical skills
Ability to work independently with appropriate guidance
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines while paying attention to detail
This position may require some international travel
Fluency in English and proficiency in second language preferred (Spanish or French). MPH is preferred.
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