We are seeking a dynamic, motivated individual to oversee the administrative and scientific implementation of the USAID STAR program. The Senior Research Program Coordinator II will support overall project coordination. In particular, they will support the development and implementation of a set of tailored learning activities for 150+ global health fellows, specifically development of operation manuals, the implementation of a participant management system, and navigation of JHU learning resources. Specific tasks will include developing a database of learning activities, supporting the development of workshops, monitoring and evaluation activities, coordinate the writing of research publications and written reports of the Learning program within STAR. The ideal candidate will have experience working in technical support roles in learning organizations and multi-organizational partnerships and demonstrates cross-cultural competence and sensitivity.
The Health Systems (HS) Program of the Department of International Health focuses on the design and implementation of equitable, cost-effective strategies to improve health and health services for disadvantaged and underserved communities across the globe. Disciplines represented on the HSP faculty include epidemiology, economics, evaluation, demography, statistics, health policy analysis, medicine and philosophy. The HS Program engages in research and practice around health intervention implementation and scale-up, bioethics, program evaluation, refugee health and disaster response, formative and qualitative research, health economics, among others bringing their experience and scholarship to major research, training, and capacity-building projects in low- and middle-income countries.
The posting for this position will be based in the HS Program of the Dept. of International Health.
Sustaining Technical and Analytical Resources (STAR) program
Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a five-year U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project. STAR is a capacity-building and learning project led by the Public Health Institute in collaboration with its partners, including Johns Hopkins University (JHU). STAR’s goals are twofold: (1) through tailored Fellowships, to strengthen the capacity of diverse health professionals around the world to make innovative contributions to global health; and (2) to facilitate connections between US and international academic institutions for open knowledge sharing systems and sustainable partnerships. JHU will provide learning and training support for the STAR program, specifically its fellows, through individualized learning plans, access to learning opportunities and mentorship.
STAR PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
IMPROVE CAPACITY - Place Fellows/Interns outside and within USAID to build their technical and cultural competencies, and the capacity of developing country’s global health programs.
PROVIDE A CAREER-BUILDING EXPERIENCE Strengthen the pool of health professionals globally through tailored learning curricula and field experiences.
DIVERSIFY THE GLOBAL HEALTH WORKFORCE Provide opportunities to diverse health professionals who mirror the populations USAID serves globally to build their skills and gain exposure to international health programs.
FOSTER KNOWLEDGE SHARING Improve collaborative systems and long-term, sustainable partnerships for open exchange and utilization of information, research, and educational resources.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Working in conjunction with the STAR learning director and curriculum officer, the Project Coordinator will provide key support across three STAR activities: Facilitation of learning activities at JHU for STAR fellows/interns, project management and monitoring and evaluation JHU STAR activities, and communication initiatives. In addition to these three core activities, the Project Coordinator will help initiate and maintain relations among various JHU affiliate projects, teams, and individual that are relevant to the STAR program. As a member of a small team working on ambitious goals, we seek a candidate who thrives in a fluid workplace, is nimble and resourceful.
Specific duties include but are not restricted to:
Oversee the administrative and scientific implementation of the STAR program.
Contribute to the development, review and implementation of learning activities plans for 150+ STAR fellows annually at JHU, including primary responsibility for developing draft plans and seeking opportunities to fill identified gaps.
Contribute to the onboarding and orientation processes for STAR fellows at JHU
Develop and maintain a database of vetted courses and trainings, including JHU offerings as well as others, with support from the entire Learning team.
Collate and synthesize STAR fellow feedback of JHU learning activities.
Collaborate with faculty to develop research protocols, tools, and IRB submissions.
Oversee study-related activities, ongoing program monitoring and evaluation, enhancement and/or new initiatives.
Contribute to the writing of scientific publications and written reports.
Participate in the development of the STAR Annual Workplan, Management Review, and Results Review processes.
Develop a knowledge management strategy, operational guidelines and SOPs.
Coordinate JHU faculty contributions and engagement with the STAR Learning program.
Supervise STAR Research Program Coordinator.
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
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 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. *
Master’s degree in public health or related field highly preferred.
Five years of experience working in a professional setting and supporting technical program activities
Experience traveling to and/or working with partners and/or colleagues from and in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) settings preferred
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Should have an interest in working with adult learners/trainees
Should have an interest in curriculum development
Exceptional verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills in English; high comfort level writing and presenting data and information in a compelling way to different audiences.
Ability to work independently as well as with all levels of management and staff.
Reliable and trustworthy.
Ability to communicate with a wide range of learners from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to handle multiple tasks requiring a high degree of attention to detail.
Diplomatic, with the ability to exercise proper discretion and judgment.
Ability to balance appropriately between independent action and referring issues to supervisors.
Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Internet, etc.
Survey development and evaluation tool development skills are preferred.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator II Working Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator II Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,195 - $72,210/ Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 37.5 hours per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001141-Health Systems Personnel area: School of Public Health
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