Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Health, Behavior and Society is discovering the optimal ways to change human behavior to improve public health and to address social factors that also impact health and wellness. HBS centers, faculty, staff and students partner with community-based organizations and local governmental agencies in Baltimore to improve access to care and prevention services and to provide educational opportunities and materials on a variety of topics, such as injury prevention, maternal and child health, drug addiction and HIV. The principles of community-based participatory research are core to the philosophy and work of the Department, and local partnerships are seen as opportunities for reciprocal talent sharing, through which both entities serve as agents for positive change in Baltimore.
HBS seeks to fill a Senior Research Program Coordinator position to support project management activities for projects focused on generating and translating evidence, supporting decision making and program implementation, and advancing policy and advocacy efforts for projects focused on immunization and urban health. This position will also work with Principal Investigators at the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), which accelerates equitable access to vaccines through the generation, synthesis, and use of evidence to inform decision-making and action.
The Senior Research Program Coordinator will primarily support two projects:
Rejoice Architecture Meets Social Norms to Accelerate Vaccination in Nepal – approximately 20%
Choice Optimization for Immunization: Country Exercises in Sustainability (CHOICES) – approximately 80%
The Program Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Project Leads/Principal Investigators to support project-specific objectives and activities, to include project management, monitoring and evaluation, operations support, knowledge management, material and report development, and others to support project goals and deliverables. Specific responsibilities will vary from month to month depending on current and upcoming project needs and will not exceed 100% FTE at any point in time.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Implement project strategies and work plans as developed by Project Leads/Principal Investigators
Support Project Leads/Principal Investigators and technical staff in coordinating, completing and disseminating project deliverables; developing and managing monitoring and evaluation tools; and tracking project metrics
Support Project Leads/Principal Investigators in completing formal and informal reporting to funders and stakeholders by compiling information/updates, drafting/facilitating review of documents, and ensuring timeline submission of deliverables
Support research activities broadly, including preparation of IRB submissions materials, developing instruments, assisting with data collection and analysis, and dissemination;
Implement project strategies and work plans as developed by project leadership and support team in communicating, coordinating, completing and disseminating project deliverables; developing and managing monitoring and evaluation tools; and tracking project metrics
Support team in completing formal and informal reporting (including drafting progress reports) to funders and stakeholders by compiling information/updates, drafting and facilitating review of documents, and ensuring timely submission of deliverables
Plan and support implementation of project team meetings/retreats and external workshops, meetings, including agenda development and coordination
Develop external communication materials for project promotion
Participate in regular project team meetings and conference calls with partners and funder(s)
Coordinate international travel as needed
As needed, support team in developing proposals or other documentation for new or continued funding and coordinating with internal and external partners for new funding
Communicate challenges, requirements and deadlines to project team and ensure project timelines and deliverables are met
Bachelor's degree in a related field
At least 3 years of related experience (project coordination/management, public health, or related area)
Advanced degree may substitute for required experience:
*JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum experience required for the respective job.*
Master's degree in related field (i.e. public health, program management, health communication, etc.)
At least one (1) year of experience in public or international health, international development, or a related field
At least one (1) year of experience in project coordination, monitoring, and evaluation, and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Basic understanding of epidemiologic and/or social and behavioral research methods
Experience in or knowledge of health systems, infectious diseases, vaccines and immunization, and/or maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries
Excellent interpersonal and team skills, and demonstrated ability to interact on a professional level with stakeholders from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
Understanding of project implementation in low- or middle-income countries
Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
Strong oral and written communication skills
Self-motivated and able to work well independently and in teams
Ability to balance competing priorities and work well under pressure with demanding and/or shifting deadlines
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and citation manager software
Data visualization skills
Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time
Faculty/staff: 0 Budget authority:
Budget managed by project lead/PI; incumbent will be involved in developing RFPs, soliciting proposals, and managing contract relationships with project lead/PI and finance/operations team, but budget-related decisions will be under the purview of the project lead and/or PI.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $38,920 - $53,520; Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 5pm; Up to 37.5 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001130-HBS-Research Projects Personnel area: School of Public Health
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