The WLE Hub Administrator will work closely with the leadership team of a USAID-funded project, STOP Spillover, as well as the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR). The position reports through the Project Manager to the Project Director with a dotted line to the WLE Hub Co-Leads. The WLE Hub Co-Leads set the work agenda and prioritize and provide performance oversight on a daily basis. The WLE Hub Administrator also works closely with Tufts University faculty members and other partner organization personnel on the project, especially those affiliated with the WLE Hub. Multiple Tufts schools, departments, and outside partner organizations are involved in the STOP Spillover project. Several key faculty members on the project work with the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. This department combines public/population health, global health, wildlife and conservation medicine, and infectious disease teaching and research to improve domestic and wild animal, human, and ecosystem health locally, nationally and internationally.
The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University seeks an experienced full-time (100%) Administrator to coordinate the programmatic and fiscal activities of a sub-unit of a USAID funded five-year project, STOP Spillover. The USAID STOP Spillover project provides a critical opportunity to enhance global understanding of the complex drivers of zoonotic viral spillover from wild and domestic animals to humans, and to augment sustainable national capacities in surveillance, risk analysis, and behavior change to reduce the risk of zoonotic viral spillover and spread. Tufts University leads an international consortium of 15 partners working collaboratively to implement the project in five countries in Africa and five countries in Asia from October 2020 through September 2025. Background in relevant health, biological, or social sciences, with management skills and excellent communication skills are key requirements for this position. This position is responsible for the daily administrative oversight and management of office functions of a sub-unit of the STOP Spillover project - the Wildlife, Livestock, Epidemiology, Behavior Change, and Gender (WLE) Hub. The WLE Hub Administrator's functions include budget tracking, facilitating communication among the Hub's team members and with other consortium members, scheduling and coordination of meetings, generation and editing of reports, participation in management meetings, and others as directed by the WLE Hub Co-Leads. Other key responsibilities include: work with colleagues to gather information and write the necessary documents required for reporting to federal funding agency; provide logistical support for the Hub Co-Leads, other personnel, and support staff; work with the Leads, Research Administrator and other internal or external financial offices to monitor the budget and maintain it in audit-ready form; oversee travel and expense reimbursements and expenditures; track and monitor aspects of the award; organize and maintain project files and databases for easy search and access; draft articles and other external communications and keep these up-to-date; serve as a point of contact for the project. Opportunities to contribute to planning, implementation, and strategic direction of WLE Hub activities including literature reviews, meta analyses, and reviewing online teaching/training materials for content and clarity, are possible depending upon background, experience, and interest.
Basic Requirements :
3 years in health, biological, or relevant social sciences and/or management
Undergraduate degree with background in health, biological, or social sciences or management
Valid US Driver's license
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work independently, under supervision, and as part of a team.
Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. with or without accomodation.
5 years in health, biological, or social sciences and/or grants management
Graduate degree with background in health, biological, or social sciences or management
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Some brief evening and weekend work may be requested where it can be accommodated.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Grafton
Job: Administrative Support
Organization: USAID STOP
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 22, 2021, 1:50:52 PM
Internal Number: 21001172
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