Children without Worms, Senior Program Associate

Children without Worms, Senior Program Associate

Category : Alumni , GLEPI

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Designs, implements, coordinates operational facets of a specific program and its related activities. Manages work plans that are designed to accomplish program goals and objectives, and implements changes for improvement and efficiency. Makes decisions on behalf of the program based on critical analyses of operational/statistical reports, financial data and budget forecasts, and outside trends and factors related to the program. May plan, administer or monitor the program’s budget, financial management, and/or grants.
Takes a leadership role on program-related committees and teams. May develop fund raising initiatives, including researching and identifying funding sources and writing and submitting grant proposals. Conducts program research and ensures that mandatory operational and statistical reports are fact-based and comply with regulations. Serves as liaison with other groups and organizations participating in the program or seeking knowledge of the program, and may write and give speeches/presentations at conferences, university functions, or before various boards. May supervise staff. Ensures that complete and accurate program records are kept and maintained. Performs related responsibilities as required.

BACKGROUND:
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.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
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 aforementioned 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 peerreviewed publications to succinctly and clearly communicate to intended audiences the key results and implications of aforementioned 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 publically available (e.g. World Health Organization) data to determine the status of global STH control efforts. Draft reports based on the same.

Operational
12)Assist the Deputy Director to conduct detailed planning (e.g. annual planning) in line with established strategic objectives so as to clearly identify priorities, required resources, and processes.
13) Provide operational support to a project which will build sustainable epidemiologic capacity within national STH control programs. Capacity building will occur through trained epidemiologists.
14)Provide operational support to a project which will create, disseminate, and support the implementation of a monitoring & evaluation framework for national STH control programs.
15)Track key CWW program outputs for use in donor reporting; assist in reporting of activities to donors.
16)Provide regular solution-oriented recommendations to the Deputy Director and Director CWW to address programmatic challenges or gaps and new opportunities.
17)Regularly liaise with relevant CWW colleagues to share information and coordinate activities.
18)Conduct other duties as assigned by the CWW Deputy Director or Director.
19)Participate fully as a member of the Task Force for Global Health by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by Task Force management.

TRAVEL: 10 – 15% international and domestic.

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, Epi Info).
Strong written and verbal communications skills.

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