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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Technical Advisor for Monitoring and Evaluation | CVE COVID Vaccination Program Support in Decatur, Georgia

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TFGH BACKGROUND: The Task Force for Global Health (TFGH), based in Atlanta and founded nearly 40 years ago to advance health equity, works with partners in more than 150 countries to eliminate diseases, ensure access to vaccines and essential medicines, and strengthen health systems to protect populations. The Center for Vaccine Equity (CVE) works to assure all people have equal access to life-saving vaccines by expanding availability, supporting vaccine impact studies, and building delivery systems that facilitate access in developing countries. The ultimate goal is to build sustainable national adult vaccination platforms.

CENTER FOR VACCINE EQUITY (CVE)/COALITION BACKGROUND: The Center for Vaccine Equity (CVE) works to assure all people have equal access to life-saving vaccines by expanding availability, supporting vaccine impact studies, and building delivery systems that facilitate access in developing countries. CVE also serves as Secretariat for a number of global health partnerships that advance this mission. COVID-19 is a serious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus, currently the cause of an ongoing pandemic. COVID-19 is vaccine preventable, and several vaccines are Emergency Use Listed or are in late stage of development. These vaccines are the focus of vaccine introduction activities of the organization.

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

In collaboration with internal and external team members, the Technical Advisor for Monitoring and Evaluation will provide technical expertise and direction for monitoring, evaluation, research, learning, and adapting (MERLA) activities for the TFGH with focus on the COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Program (CoVIP). This includes development of a monitoring framework for the program and advising related programs on their own activities, coordination with external partners, and support for countries and implementing partners that are part of the TFGH CoVIP program. The ultimate aim of these activities are to provide evidence of the impact of TFGH and other partner interventions related to adult immunization implementation support, and to provide ministries of health with the data needed to improve adult immunization programs towards becoming robust and sustainable platforms.

This position oversees or supports related special projects including post-introduction evaluations, and may represent the program in various national and international settings.

  • Collaborates with and seeks the support of representatives from other organizations.

  • Advises on the establishment of monitoring strategies and policies for the program.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

Specific activities include:

1) Provide MERLA input across programs at TFGH:

a) In close collaboration with the CoVIP and Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction (PIVI) program management teams, develop a data collection and analysis plan for TFGH adult immunization activities, including the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data that reflect the quality and impact of the work of the program and supported projects.

b) Collaborate with TFGH staff in other related programs on planning and conducting program monitoring and evaluation for their programs as needed.

c) Provide written and oral reports when requested on the outcomes and impacts of TFGH supported adult immunization activities to senior leadership, external partners, and funding agencies.

2) Provide technical assistance to CoVIP and PIVI partners including ministries of health, CDC Country Offices, and implementation partners supported by TFGH:

a) Provide technical assistance to build national capacity with regards to design, development, and implementation of an M&E strategy that will provide the information needed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of adult immunization activities. Assistance will be given by way of training, providing technical advice, and providing materials and guidelines appropriate to context.

b) Support and advise on collection, analysis, and interpretation of M&E data using appropriate quantitative or qualitative methods related to the assessment and improvement of program efficiency and effectiveness.

c) Support and participate in formal post-introduction evaluations of vaccines for adults and in the evaluation of specific immunization-related activities such as vaccine safety and adverse events reporting, data management, surveillance, workforce development, and communications.

3) Coordination with other stakeholders:

a) Serve as the principal liaison with international CoVIP partners including U.S. CDC headquarters staff, WHO, Gavi, and others on M&E activities to ensure alignment of TFGH strategies with those of international partners. Provide technical input as needed on the development of M&E strategies and tools at the international level on behalf of TFGH.

b) Support the synthesis of lessons learned from M&E activities and the development of presentations to a global audience, including publications for peer-reviewed journals, other written documents, and oral presentations in collaboration with senior scientist(s).

TRAVEL: up to 20 - 30% International travel

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A master's degree in a related field of study

AND

  • Five years of related work experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

  • PhD or MD in a related field of study is preferred.

  • Prefer at least five years of experience in providing direction in monitoring and evaluation of public health programs, especially those related to immunizations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to think conceptually, strategically, organizationally, and analytically and develop pragmatic solutions to complex problems as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications.

  • Experience working internationally with ministries of health and non-governmental organizations in developing countries.

  • Ability to think conceptually, strategically, organizationally, and analytically and develop pragmatic solutions to complex problems.

  • Experience working with U.S. government agencies.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal English skills.

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Job Number 74322

Job Type Regular 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

Location : Name Task Force for Global Health

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Decatur

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