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Program Lead, IMPACT - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Location: Atlanta, GA
Full-time position
Closing Date: June 30, 2017
Job #11405
Posted: May 5, 2017
Description:

Position Description
Improving Public Health Management for Action (IMPACT) Program Fellow

The Improving Public Health Management for Action (IMPACT) program, based at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is seeking an individual with program coordination, health education/communication and behavioral science skills to support program activities for an international workforce development program.

About the IMPACT Program
The tools of public health have advanced rapidly in recent years with the development of improved vaccines, drugs, techniques, communications, and technologies. However, only through skilled management can research, theory, and scientific innovation be translated into successful public health action. With this in mind, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is partnering with low to middle income countries to strengthen global public health management capacity.

IMPACT is a two-track (6-month or 2-year), competency-based management training program which builds skills through applied learning. The program is ultimately owned by the Ministry of Health in each country; IMPACT trainees are current employees at these ministries who are committed to advancing public health in their countries through management. To graduate, trainees must master eight IMPACT competencies through classroom and field based training. These competencies will ensure trainees are prepared to implement programs, advance public health agendas, and improve health outcomes in their respective countries by using the newest tools of public health.

The IMPACT program was launched in 2016 in Bangladesh and Kenya. Further expansion is underway to new countries in Asia and Africa.

The IMPACT Program Fellow
The selected IMPACT Program Fellow must have a strong interest and background in global health, health education, and behavioral science. Strong leadership and health diplomacy skills are also necessary, as are commitment and attention to detail. The ability to thrive in a dynamic, collaborative environment is also important to the success of the incumbent. An interest in health systems strengthening and workforce development is a plus, as the IMPACT team is passionate about cultivating long-term solutions in these areas of global health.
The IMPACT Program Fellow will primarily focus on supporting the following activities:
* Curriculum development, contextualization, and editing
* Quarterly evaluation of IMPACT courses, field assignments, and programmatic activities (through qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis)
* Development of communications initiatives and materials to expand programmatic reach, development, and growth
* Strategic planning around program implementation, growth, and expansion
* Construction of a new plan for ongoing support of the IMPACT Alumni Network
* (Optional) Support of curriculum implementation/delivery and facilitation

Qualifications
* A minimum of a Master in Public Health (MPH), or masters-level training in a similar field
* Cross-cultural competency; experience working in another country or in a cross-cultural environment
* Understanding and experience with health education strategies and/or instructional design
* Ability to be innovative and to demonstrated ability to successfully execute activities and tasks
* Excellent communicator, capable of written and verbal communications for multiple audiences (e.g., government, general public)
* Experience in evaluation, including data collection, tool development, evaluation, and reporting
* Willingness to travel to (~2-4 times per year) to countries in Africa and Asia

This fellowship will be based in Atlanta, GA. Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV to apply for the position. For further information, or to apply, please email impact@cdc.gov

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