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Part-time (50%) Project Manager - UW Department of Global Health

Location: Seattle, WA
Part-time position, 20 hours per week
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11284
Posted: March 28, 2017
Description:

The Global Health Cost Consortium (GHCC) within the Department of Global Health, is a three-year project supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aims to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of HIV and TB programs through establishing a cost consortium and publicly-accessible database that will improve the availability, quality, timing, relevance, interpretation, and use of cost information. Ultimately, this effort aims to improve the accuracy of budgeting and resource allocation decisions to drive even greater efficiency and value for money of global health investments in low- and middle-income countries.

The consortium, now in its second year, serves as a catalyst and “hub” to involve a wide constituency of country and global stakeholders in the common goal of advancing cost data, methods, and analytics for HIV and TB policy and planning. The three main areas of work include (1) advancing standards and methods to foster the efficiently collected and standardized collection of high quality cost data; (2) data and analytics to produce high quality unit cost data that can be adapted to local settings; and (3) advocacy and communication to engage with stakeholders to promote the appropriate use of cost data with a focus on global funders and partners in TB and HIV services, including PEPFAR, the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GFATM), and the World Health Organization. The consortium is led by the University of Washington (UW) and includes teams at Avenir Health, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health (INSP), and the University of Cape Town, South Africa (UCT). The GHCC project began in January 2016 and will run through 2018.

The GHCC has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50%) Project Manager. The Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of GHCC activities and moderate research support for the project Director. This individual develops standard operating procedures for the project activities and will keep project staff and external personnel informed of procedures. The Project Manager will develop detailed knowledge of the entire project and on occasion will represent the project in public forums and external meetings. The Project Manager is responsible for quality assurance on project activities and will aim for the project to achieve a reputation for superlative quality. Additional core competencies for this positions include strong communication and organizational skills, professionalism, independent problem solving and exceptional time management skills. This position reports to the GHCC Project Director (Carol Levin, PhD).

Skills/Eligibility:

 

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of experience in relevant field (i.e. public health, economics, health sciences, public administration)

    Additional  Requirements:
  • Professional experience in project administration, coordination, communication
  • Experience supporting scientific studies
  • Individual initiative and ability to work in a small team environment, accepting flexibility in work assignments.
  • Exceptional skills in organization with attention to detail, time management, and multi-tasking.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including facility with presentation tools such as PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally 1-3 times per year. 

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED:
  • Interest in health economics and/or HIV and TB treatment and prevention programs; experience with Excel based spreadsheets.
  • Master’s degree in relevant field (i.e. public health, economics, health sciences, public administration)
How to Apply:

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