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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Senior Program Associate | Children Without Worms (CWW) in Decatur, Georgia

Description

The Task Force for Global Health is seeking a Senior Program Associate for their Children Without Worms program.

Please note: this is a Regular status employee position receiving full benefits on the first day of employment; however, the position is term-limited to 2-years based on the CWW Program's grant funding.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The position will support technical initiatives and operational functions of CWW. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Technical

  1. Under the direction of the CWW Epidemiologist, Director, or Deputy Director (as assigned), conduct quantitative data analyses to selectively measure performance of STH control efforts at global, regional and national levels.

  2. Under the direction of the CWW Epidemiologist, Director, or Deputy Director (as assigned), clean data and assist with data analyses based on CWW-developed, surveys and studies.

  3. Under the direction of the CWW Epidemiologist, Director, or Deputy Director (as assigned), create maps, using GIS data, and conduct other requested geospatial analyses based on the studies and surveys.

  4. Propose new analyses in line with stated program priorities, including identified data sources, estimates of resource investment, and desired outputs

  5. Draft reports, presentations, conference abstracts, and manuscripts for peer- reviewed publications to succinctly and clearly communicate to intended audiences the key results and implications of studies and surveys.

  6. Under the direction of the CWW Epidemiologist or Director (as assigned), help conduct systematic literature reviews, on defined topics and study questions.

  7. As assigned, liaise with partners (e.g. Global Burden of Disease partners) on data- related issues and projects.

  8. Assist creating and revising procedures for the use of electronic data collection devices during CWW-developed, population-based program monitoring and epidemiologic surveys.

  9. Assist in the implementation and training for CWW-supported program monitoring surveys.

  10. Assist team with the review of national STH program monitoring needs and help implement efforts to strengthen their capacity to effectively manage and use data.

  11. Analyze publicly available (e.g. World Health Organization) data to determine the status of global STH control efforts. Draft reports based on the same.

Operational

  1. Assist the Deputy Director to conduct detailed planning (e.g. annual planning) in line with established strategic objectives to clearly identify priorities, required resources, and processes.

  2. Provide operational support to a project which will build sustainable epidemiologic capacity within national STH control programs. Capacity building will occur through trained epidemiologists.

  3. Provide operational support to a project which will create, disseminate, and support the implementation of a monitoring & evaluation framework for national STH control programs.

  4. Track key CWW program outputs for use in donor reporting; assist in reporting of activities to donors.

  5. Provide regular solution-oriented recommendations to the Deputy Director and Director CWW to address programmatic challenges or gaps and new opportunities.

  6. Regularly liaise with relevant CWW colleagues to share information and coordinate activities.

  7. Conduct other duties as assigned by the CWW Deputy Director or Director.

  8. Participate fully as a member of the Task Force for Global Health by contributing,

  9. assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by Task Force management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in a field related to specified program areas, AND

  • Four years related program management experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in public health or a related field.

  • At least three years of progressive experience collecting and analyzing epidemiologic data.

  • At least two years of experience in global health program implementation.

  • At least two years of experience in providing operational support.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct geospatial analysis/mapping using ArcGIS.

  • Proficiency using statistical analysis software (e.g. SAS, STATA, SPSS, EpiInfo).

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

TRAVEL: 10 – 15% international and domestic.

Additional Details

The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its eight programs focus on building durable public health systems that serve all people. Focus areas include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health systems strengthening. The Task Force received the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize –the world's largest award of its kind – in recognition of its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering.

Children Without Worms (CWW) is an international non-governmental public health program of the Task Force for Global Health (TFGH). CWW supports global efforts to control soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) in people at high-risk of infection.

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Job Number 38499

Job Type Temporary Full-Time

Division Affiliated Organizations

Department Task Force for Global Health

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

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