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Job Title: Program Coordinator (Global Menstrual Hygiene & Puberty Health)
Job Number: 093864
Organization: Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
Posted: 7/19/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: International Health
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: New York City,  NY    USA
Position Description: The Department of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health seeks a full-time Project Coordinator to assist with a range of activities focused on addressing the puberty and menstrual hygiene needs of girls and women in low-income contexts around the world. The Project Coordinator will play a key role in assisting with catalyzing menstrual hygiene advocacy and education efforts for the GATE (Gender, Adolescent Transitions, and the Environment) program through providing administrative and programmatic support to a larger team effort aimed at the development and dissemination of puberty health books, conducting new research and funding activities, drafting communications materials and social media initiatives.

The Project Coordinator's roles and responsibilities include assisting the Principal Investigator and project team with a range of key activities including:

Advocacy and Communications: Support the project team with creating and maintaining a range of new communication platforms including web content, infographics, fact sheets, social media and other relevant mediums. This includes promoting GATE's work internally (within the Columbia community) and externally (with a global audience that includes researchers, NGO's/agencies, government entities and donors). This will include assisting with the promotion of messaging related to puberty and menstrual hygiene management (MHM), and assisting with efforts to build a global network of actors working to address barriers to MHM globally.

Operations and Administrative Support: Support the project team with a range of on-going tasks including scheduling and coordination of meetings, assisting with budgets, grant reports, proposal development, travel requirements, and other general administrative activities as needed.

Research Coordination: Support the project team with developing/editing research tools/protocols, data collection activities, data analysis and the management of Institutional Review Board (IRB) procedures. Will also support the drafting/editing of manuscripts and other knowledge translation products (e.g. policy briefs, op-eds).

Qualifications: Minimum requirements: Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus two years of related experience.

I Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications: Prior work and/or living experience in low- and/or middle-income countries.

Familiarity with adolescent/pubertal health, menstruation, reproductive health and related topics.

Enthusiasm to collaborate within a dynamic network of global partners.

Strong writing and editorial skills.

Strong organizational, administrative and basic budgeting and financial management experience.

Social media and communications expertise.

Ability to work independently and as a team player.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 10/19/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Marni Sommer,  Associate Professor
Contact Location:

New York   NY  10032
United States
Contact Location:
  New York   NY  10032
  United States
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Contact Fax:
Contact Email: ms
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