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 Research Program Coordinator 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 Research Program Coordinator will support projects to disseminate evidence and accelerate global access to routine immunization.
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 Project Directors and technical leads 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
Develop and facilitate review of technical and advocacy materials, including fact sheets, brochures, slide decks, abstracts, reports, and other resources
Plan and support implementation of project team meetings and retreats and external workshops, meetings, and technical advocacy events, including agenda development and coordination
Develop proposals or other documentation for new or continued funding and coordinate with internal and external partners for new funding as needed
Communicate challenges, requirements and deadlines to project team and ensure project timelines and deliverables are met
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Some related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, 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 the 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. *
Some related experience, preferable in program coordination, research, or public health practice.
Experience with project coordination tasks and activities.
Demonstrated understanding of 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
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
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
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.
Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Research Program Coordinator Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $16.26 - $22.34 / Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5pm/ 40 Hrs/Wk Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 60000552-IH - Int'l Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) Personnel area: School of Public Health
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