The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health (HDPFH), Mailman School of Public Health, seeks a Senior Program Officer to work with several projects that seek to advance the health status of women and adolescents. The Senior Program Officer will manage research studies to develop, implement, evaluate, and empirically test school-based health center-based interventions to improve adolescent health, including sleep and contraceptive services via telehealth (approximately 80% of time committed to two projects), and will also support the Global Health Justice and Governance Program (approximately 20% of time committed)
For the two research studies, Senior Program Officer key roles include managing collaboration with school-based health centers; institutional review board application and communication; building and managing data collection and data management systems; participant enrollment and management; drafting and fielding data collection instruments; qualitative and quantitative data collection monitoring, reporting, and analysis. The SPO will also manage streams of communication within the study team including investigators and other research staff. Training on human subjects protection; experience in research design & data collection; and training and/or field-based experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis are required. This position will include opportunities to participate in authorship of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
For the Global Health Justice and Governance Program, the Senior Program Officer will work closely with Chair of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health on a range of research projects related to new initiatives in adolescence, humanitarian assistance and human rights, environmental justice, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and gender. Key roles include conducting research to inform new projects and grant proposals; developing communication materials; supporting the development of the Department's new initiatives; and providing logistical support for conference/special events.
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, IRS 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 equivalent in education and experience, and at least four years of relevant experience.
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
Proficiency in second language preferred (Spanish or French). MPH is preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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