The mission of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is to accelerate equitable and sustainable access to life-saving vaccines through the generation, synthesis, and use of evidence to inform decision-making and action. IVAC’s work focuses on disease epidemiology, vaccine economics and supply, monitoring and evaluation of vaccine introduction and center programs, and advocacy and communications activities to increase the profile of and global action on vaccine-preventable disease.
IVAC seeks to fill a Sr. Research Program Coordinator II position to support project management activities for projects focused on translating evidence, supporting decision making and program implementation, and advancing policy and advocacy efforts for routine immunization. The Sr. Research Program Coordinator II will be a member of the Policy, Advocacy, and Communications (PAC) team and will support three projects to disseminate evidence and accelerate global access to routine immunization:
Rotavirus Accelerated Vaccine Introduction Network (RAVIN) – approximately 40% Rotavirus Organization of Technical Allies (ROTA) – approximately 40% Other PAC projects, including the Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report – approximately 20% Specific Duties & Responsibilities Specific responsibilities will vary from month to month depending on project needs and will not exceed 100% FTE at any point in time.
Work under the supervision of the Project Directors 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.
Position overall objectives and specific responsibilities Implement project strategies and work plans as developed by Project Directors Coordinate, complete and disseminate project deliverables, developing and managing monitoring and evaluation tools, and tracking project metrics Complete formal and informal grant reporting by coordinating, drafting, and facilitating review of reports Participate in regular project team meetings and conference calls with partners, country teams, and funder(s) Develop agendas and associated materials, identify participants, and track outcomes and actions for internal project meetings and meetings with external partners Develop and manage Gantt charts, work plans, and other tools for project management, and ensure project director awareness of project deliverable status Develop and facilitate review of project reports and updates to funders and key partners Conduct targeted literature reviews and synthesize available literature Develop and facilitate review of technical and advocacy materials, including fact sheets, brochures, slide decks, abstracts, reports, and other resources Develop content for infectious disease, immunization, and health system-focused blogs and other digital media Plan and support implementation of project team meetings and retreats and external workshops, meetings, and technical advocacy events, including agenda development and coordination Support development, implementation and evaluation of advocacy strategy for global, regional and in-country stakeholders Generate new website, social media, and other content both independently and through cross-sharing from partners Provide oversight of in-country staff/consultants and students Develop proposals or other documentation for new or continued funding and coordinate with internal and external partners for new funding as needed Participate in writing, editing and disseminating IVAC’s annual Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report Communicate challenges, requirements and deadlines to project team and ensure project timelines and deliverables are met Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Related Master's preferred.
Five (5) years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. * Preferred Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in public health or a related discipline 5 years related research program coordination experience Master’s degree in a related discipline preferred Public research program management experience Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously Experience developing evaluation frameworks and conducting project monitoring and evaluation Demonstrated understanding of research program implementation in low- or middle-income countries Experience in or knowledge of vaccines and immunization, health systems, infectious diseases, and/or maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries Experience in public health policy or advocacy Knowledge of vaccines and health systems French language skills Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time Data visualization skills Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Excellent interpersonal and team skills, and demonstrated ability to interact on a professional level with stakeholders from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds 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