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Program Officer, Global Health Leadership Development Program (Project/Temporary)

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health. I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners to support efficient, well-ordered health care systems that provide high quality care to all citizens.

I-TECH has an outstanding opportunity open for a  Temporary Program Officer to multiple I-TECH country programs from Botswana, Cambodia, India, the Caribbean, Mozambique, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.

The Program Officer will participate in a 10-12-month Global Health Leadership Development Program that will support the incumbent to develop skills in global health program implementation, management and leadership.  The selected candidate will work with program leaders to develop a professional development plan that meets the candidate’s professional goals. Program leaders will work with the candidate to ensure that the plan also aligns with programmatic needs of the grants funding the position. At the end of the 10-12-month program, the incumbent can apply for open positions at I-TECH, UW, or other global health or public health organizations.  While this position is structured to directly support the programmatic needs of current I-TECH projects, an additional goal of this leadership development program is to support candidates with global health leadership potential making the transition into a non-temporary global health position following the completion of graduate-level global health training.

I-TECH is interested in candidates who can contribute diverse and inclusive perspectives. We encourage candidates to apply who are from groups underrepresented in US academia, who have completed an MPH (or degree equivalent) program and have demonstrated potential of becoming a leader in global health program implementation or management.

POSSIBLE KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Please note Key Responsibilities will be finalized based on candidates’ skills and experiences; below are some examples of possible responsibilities.

• Identify and map potential best practices applicable to program activities by designing and conducting literature reviews and interviews with subject matter experts.
• Design and conduct landscape analyses and needs assessments to understand context for implementing evidence-based practices.
• Review and analyze M&E data from country programs.
• Review and assist program teams in developing progress reports for submission to funders.
• Support dissemination of lessons learned by developing program/policy briefs and supporting preparation of manuscripts.
• Support health information system design and development activities.
• Support development of health care worker training curricula.
• Participate in project progress calls with country-based teams, funders and in-country stakeholders.
• Support writing global health grant applications.
• Support a range of project management functions, including contracting, budgeting, work planning, program monitoring and reporting, and strategic planning.

REQUIREMENTS

Master’s Degree in public health or related field and up to one year of past professional or academic experience in international global health.
• Demonstrates knowledge of needs and perspectives existing within underrepresented populations.
• Communicates effectively within diverse settings and with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
• Contributes diverse and inclusive perspectives around public health gained from past experiences.
• Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated strong analytical and literature review skills; ability to synthesize complex data and present it in a clear, logical, appropriate format for a range of target audiences.
• Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Demonstrated commitment and passion to improving public health.
• Experience serving in public health leadership roles in community, academic, or professional settings.
• Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse colleagues, students, and community members and in engaging in principles of anti-racism, anti-oppression and inclusion.

WORKING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

This full-time temporary position is based at the I-TECH offices at the UW in Seattle.  The Program Officer requires frequent participation in early morning and late evening telephone conference calls in order to accommodate time zone differences between Seattle and its country project sites.  I-TECH operates within a grant-funded environment.   Due to this, the total amount of this position’s FTE may fluctuate based on program funding and needs.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

The Department of Global Health recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age. The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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