Project Coordinator, Health Systems Unit, Department of Global Pediatric Medicine - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


CLOSING DATE: open until filled


JOB #: 12600

POSTED: May 18, 2018



The Department of Global Pediatric Medicine is a new and growing department looking for professionals who are eager to help implement the mission of taking St. Jude to the world by training the clinical workforce, developing and strengthening health systems and patient-centered initiatives, and advancing knowledge to sustain continuous improvement through research.


The Department of Global Pediatric Medicine (GPM)/St. Jude Global (SJG) at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is seeking a Project Coordinator to support global Health Systems collaborative initiatives.  Duties will include assisting with implementation and oversight of projects and initiatives including researching, documenting, and disseminating information.  This key team member will act as a liason with other members of GPM/SJG and global collaborators, and thus must be able to communicate clearly and foster trusting relationships.  The ideal candidate would be eager to help carve out new work streams to promote health systems innovations in support of the St. Jude Global strategic vision. 


The GPM Health Systems Unit Project Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Facilitating coordination of site visits and preparation of agenda and summary reports
  • Implementing multi-site health systems needs assessments
  • Coordinating and implementing workshops (national, regional, global), including working with logistics teams to ensure all aspects of meeting organization are addressed
  • Facilitating communication and implementation of initiatives with global collaborators including multi-national agencies such as WHO, and governmental stakeholders
  • Developing strong working relationships with partners both at St. Jude and key global collaborator sites
  • Developing and designing compelling reports, research/policy briefs and messaging specifically tailored for needs in partnership with diverse collaborators
  • Working with team members across sites to ensure timely accomplishment of deliverables
  • Facilitating written and spoken discussions in live meetings, presentations, and email/written communications
  • Assisting with analyses of health systems and strategic implementation needs across operational levels
  • Developing and implementing standardized tools, frameworks, and metrics to ensure execution of project deliverables


Minimum Experience

  • Three (3) years of complex project management experience, preferably in health related and resource-limited (low- and middle-income country) settings
  • Must have experience leading multi-sector stakeholders in implementation efforts
  • Must have demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate multiple projects/work initiatives


Skills and Abilities

  • Flexibility to travel (estimated 25%) for on-site facilitation, as needed
  • Language skills in one of the other 5 World Health Organization official languages in addition to English an asset (French, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Arabic)
  • Familiarity with general medical/health services terminology a must
  • Technical skills in global health systems
  • Experience with data visualization an asset
  • Strong communication and analytic skills
  • Experience in the international and health care setting
  • Flexibility in schedule to accommodate meetings across different time zones
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to details is a must
  • Adaptable problem solving skills, able to analyze and synthesize new information quickly
  • Cultural sensitivity is a must

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, or related field required

  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, or related field preferred

How to Apply:

All candidates must submit a cover letter to be considered for the position.

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