February 4, 2016 | Job Opportunities

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Position: Development Associate

Organization:  Community Healthcare Network

Posting date: January 11, 2016

Location: New York

SUMMARY: Writes grant proposals and reports, conducts research and identifies new sources for funding.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in the writing of grant proposals and applications in close coordination with the AVP of Development and program staff
  • Research corporate, foundation and government funding sources; evaluate Requests for Proposals
  • Write progress and final reports to foundations and government agencies
  • Work with fiscal staff in preparing program budgets and monitoring grant-related expenditures
  • Prepare for and attend meetings and site visits with current and potential donors
  • Track pending proposals and deadlines for proposals and reports
  • Draft correspondence and other documents as requested
  • Write letters of acknowledgement to funders
  • Perform administrative duties such as process contracts, prepare invoices, track linkage agreements, filing, photocopying and mailing as needed.
  • Support other development efforts, as needed
  • Compliance with Employee Health Services.
  • Facilitates related services for health center patients and CHN staff as appropriate, with respect to their confidentiality and privacy.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree Required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Superior writing, editing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent research skills and understanding of the development process
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple priorities, and work well under pressure
  • Interest in and conviction of purpose for all programs in our clinics
  • Healthcare and/or non-profit experience preferred but not required
  • Respect for the rights of individuals to make their own decisions about family planning.
  • Ability to communicate easily and display a cordial manner towards individuals from a variety of socio-economic, cultural and religious backgrounds

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to see within normal range
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Finger and hand dexterity to manipulate objects
  • Extended periods of time at a computer

The physical requirements described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made, whenever possible, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Application Requirements

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should please visit; https://www.smartrecruiters.com/CommunityHealthcareNetwork/88702725-development-associate

  

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Position: Asbestos Hazard Investigator

Organization: The City of New York/NYC Department of Design and Construction

Posting date: January 11, 2016

Location: LIC, New York

SUMMARY/ RESPONSIBILITIES: Salary:   $49,174/$56,550-$73,789.

Under the general direction of the Hazardous Materials Section Chief, with overall coordination of the Regional/Deputy Regional Director of the respective boroughs, the selected candidate will conduct and oversee field investigations to identify, evaluate and control hazardous materials, Asbestos Containing Material (ACM), Lead Based Paint (LBP); mold contamination, and Indoor Air Quality, prepare abatement specifications, and monitor environmental remediation projects on assigned projects for the Build It Back (BIB) Program. Specifically, the selected candidate will perform field inspections to confirm the presence and/or absence of hazardous material; review and analyze laboratory data and determine if analytical results exceed regulatory thresholds; review survey reports, remediation specifications, conduct pre-abatement meetings with contractors and consultants, confirm scopes of work and location and quantities to be abated, review regulatory filings for accuracy and completeness and oversee abatement/remediation activities during the construction phase to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations as well as DDC guidelines. The candidate will be also responsible to create and maintain BIB project spreadsheets, review fee proposals, work orders and invoices to ensure payment requisitions are accurate and within budget.

* This is a grant-funded position that may only have tenure of up to eighteen months.

QUALIFICATIONS: A valid certification as a Certified Asbestos Investigator issued by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to Local Law 76/85 as amended. This certification requirement must be maintained for the duration of employment.

License Requirement: Eligibles will be required to possess a motor vehicle driver’s license valid in the State of New York. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.

Preferred Requirements: Candidate with the following valid certificates: NYSDOL / NYCDEP Asbestos Inspector; NYSDOL Asbestos Project Monitor; NYSDOL Asbestos Project Designer and USEPA Lead Inspector/Risk Inspector/Assessor, OSHA Hazwoper & OSHA 10 hour Construction Safety. Previous work experience in the inspection and testing of Asbestos Containing Material, Lead Based Paint, mold and IAQ is a must; Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local environmental regulations, specifically: NYCDEP, NYCDOB, NYSDEC, NYSDOL, RCRA and OSHA; Good communication and computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access) are preferred.

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

HOW TO APPLY: For City Employees, please go to Employee Self Service (ESS) , click on Recruiting Activities/Careers and Search for Job ID # 226697. For all other applicants, please go to www.nyc.gov/jobs, go to Search for Open NYC Jobs and click on Non-Employee Login to search for Job ID # 226697. Do not e-mail, mail or fax your resume to DDC directly. No phone calls will be accepted.

 

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Position: Evaluator, Telehealth Initiatives

Organization: Planned Parenthood

Posting date: February 2, 2016

Location: New York

SUMMARY: For nearly a century, Planned Parenthood has fought for a world where every woman has immediate and unfettered access to the basic reproductive care and knowledge that is her human right.  With its 59 affiliates managing nearly 700 health centers nationwide, Planned Parenthood provides family planning and reproductive health care services, education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people each year.  Now, as the leading reproductive rights advocate, health care provider, and sex educator for women, Planned Parenthood looks to its next 100 years. The Health Outcomes & Performance Optimization Division has an exciting opportunity for an Evaluator of Telehealth Initiatives, a position that works with a crosscutting program to improve access to sexual and reproductive health care services available from Planned Parenthood. Reporting to the National Director of Research, the Evaluator of Telehealth Initiatives will be responsible for: Overseeing and coordinating evaluation activities related to the program Maintaining communication and coordinating between multiple departments and external research partners.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides oversight and coordination for evaluation activities related to Online Health Services and Consortium of Abortion Providers (CAPS) initiatives. Assists in the development of the evaluation plan, design, and instruments, and the collection of process and outcome evaluation data. Serves as the primary PPFA point of contact for the project evaluation, with responsibility for evaluation planning and reporting and data collection activities. Works closely with research and program staff to ensure coordinated communication with health centers and external co-investigators. Schedules meetings with internal and external stakeholders; ensures logistics are covered for evaluation meetings and workgroups. Regularly works with staff within the department, other departments/divisions, and external contacts and other research partners. Prepares presentations, reports, and publications. May supervise temporary research assistants. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in public health or related field, or equivalent work experience.

PERSONAL QUALITIES/ OTHER ATTRIBUTES Able to effectively work with and support staff at all levels and in remote locations Excellent organization and time management skills Sense of humor and positive attitude Excellent communication (oral/written) skills and interpersonal skills Strong customer service orientation and skills Ability to function effectively as a team player Unflinching commitment to exceptional work product. TECHNICAL EXPERTISE Direct experience in program evaluation and/or applied research Experience in survey and data collection instrument design Experience in qualitative and quantitative methods and analysis Experience with direct implementation of evaluation activities, including design, data collection, analysis, and reporting Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of products and data analysis software, preferably SPSS or STATA (experience with qualitative data analysis such as Atlas.ti or NVivo is a plus) Experience with health care claims data and/or electronic health data is a plus TRAVEL Willingness to travel up to 25% at times as needed. DIVERSE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should apply through the website: https://plannedparenthoodext.hire.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-140284&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation

 

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Position: Research Scientist 3

 Organization: New York State Department of Health

Posting Date: January 27, 2016

 Location: Albany, New York

SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES: Starting salary:$75243 .The incumbent of this position will participate in a leadership role as a member of the Division’s research and program evaluation team involving public health surveillance and evaluation for maternal and child health initiatives including identifying issues related to health outcomes and health disparities. This may include analysis of data related to infant and child health promotion, mortality and morbidity including children with special health care needs, impact of perinatal regionalization on birth outcomes, and other maternal and child health topics that will assist the Division to fulfill its mission. This position will participate in the development of a quality improvement, surveillance and research agenda to identify public health issues, priorities and trends in maternal and child health outcomes, evaluate outcomes related to use of State and Federal funding to support maternal and child health initiatives and develop processes to evaluate new and emerging practices in the field of public health to improve outcomes, promote and support Medicaid savings and most efficient use of State and Federal funding.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, biometrics, statistics or a related field and four years of professional research experience in that field; or a Master’s degree in one of the above fields and three years of such experience; or a Doctorate in one of the above fields and one year of such experience.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience or coursework in statistics, mathematics, epidemiology, health or public policy, public health and research in the public health arena. Professional experience with surveillance, research and/or evaluation studies or projects including: data collection and analysis, database management, research analysis and interpretation, and presentation. Experience performing research and analyses with public health or health data maintained in large complex data systems such as Vital Records, SPARCS, Medicaid and others. Experience in the analysis of data for quality improvement purposes in public health or a health care setting. Proficiency in SAS, SQL, and Microsoft Office. Excellent written, communication and presentation skills.

How to Apply: Submit resume to Human Resources Management Group, EGB/RS3/32803 Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473- 3395, or by email to resume@health.ny.gov  with Reference Code EGB/RS3/32803 in the subject line. *Failure to include the required information in the subject line of your email or fax may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes accepted until February 10, 2016.

 Additional Information: Permanent, noncompetitive position. Travel to areas that may not be served by public transportation is required. AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WOMEN, MINORITIES AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

 

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 Position: Data Manager

Organization: Time Solutions, LLC

Posting Date: January 28, 2016

 Location: Atlanta, VA

SUMMARY: TIME SOLUTIONS Company Job Title: Data Manager TS Chenega Job Title: Database Administrator III Clearance: NACI Location: Atlanta, GA Reports To: Program Manager FLSA Status: Regular, Full Time, Salaried, Exempt Prepared Date: 11-30-2015 Approved Date: 11-30-2015 Summary: Time Solutions is seeking a Data Manager TS to provide expert data and information management support services in support of DHQP’s mission to enhance infection control practices in all US healthcare facilities to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and to improve patient and healthcare worker safety.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position) Provide expertise on the subject of data and information management to support International Healthcare Quality Team in DHQP in improving global and country specific capacity to counter healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial resistance while improving infection prevention and control standards and guidelines. Lead the development and implementation of various databases and assessment tools that will improve the capacity of international partners ability to improve their healthcare systems. Develop and improve databases for CDC, WHO, and other organizations to assess, track, and recommend improvements to public health systems. Assist international partners to develop their own databases and tracking systems. Create and help track program funds to include grants, contracts, IAAs, post-held funds, and external donations. Travel internationally between 20-25% time to conduct site visits activities. Assist team with improving and organizing data and information for internal use, such as shared folders, internal communications. Non-Essential Duties: Other duties as assigned. Supervisory Responsibilities: NONE

Diversity: Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce. Ethics: Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment. During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise. Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled Native preference under PL 93-638. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.) BA/BS degree Minimum of eight (8) years of related experience in data management or epidemiology. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience in building MS Excel and Access databases. Previous global and international public health experience, preferably in Western Africa. Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills. Excellent communication skills and presenting skills. Ability to work across different work groups to achieve project goals. Must be willing and able to travel internationally.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should please visit www.chenega.com/careers and search job ID 1500002879

Further Information: Michelle Boggs, Data Manager at michelle.boggs@chenega.com

   

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Position: Community Health Program Manager 3

Organization: NYS Department of Health, Division of Epidemiology,
Posting Date: January 28, 2016

Location: New Rochelle, NY

SUMMARY: Salary range beginning salary $96,672 (plus $3,026 Downstate Adjustment); Salary Grade M-4 .The Community Health Program Manager 3 (CHPM3) will serve as the Communicable Disease Control Program Director for the Metropolitan Area Regional Office (MARO) Communicable Disease Control Program, which includes the following eight communicable disease programs: Anonymous HIV Counseling and Testing; Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control; HIV/AIDS Epidemiology; Hospital Acquired Infection Reporting; Immunization; Regional Epidemiology; Sexually Transmitted Disease Control; and Tuberculosis Control. The CHPM3 will manage and direct Regional Office professional staff in the performance of program responsibilities that include support to the nine Local Health Departments, as well as various other agencies that offer disease prevention/control activities to the public for a broad range of topics including surveillance, investigation and control of community and nosocomial communicable disease outbreaks, and emergency preparedness and response activities.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide direction, management and supervision to regional, as well as contractor/grantee staff, either through program staff or directly, in the performance of program activities related to disease surveillance and control.
  • Provide direction and consultation, in collaboration with appropriate disease control supervisors for specific programs, to the LHDs, Article 28 health care facilities including hospitals and nursing homes, as well as other health care settings.
  • Provide leadership on emergent surveillance, control and emergency preparedness activities related to the development and implementation of methods that improve infectious disease surveillance and reporting, and seek opportunities to maintain, integrate, enhance, or expand effective infectious disease surveillance systems.
  • Serve as the point of contact between the Metropolitan Area Regional Office (MARO) communicable disease programs, the Western and Central Regional Communicable Disease Directors, and the Central Office Division of Epidemiology.
  • Serve as the primary MARO contact for emergency preparedness and response activities including contribution to the Department of Health (DOH)’s emergency response plans.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS for Provisional Appointment: A Bachelor’s or higher degree AND seven years of professional administrative work experience in a governmental agency’s community health/preventive health program, including program management and supervision of professional staff, four of these years must have included second level supervision* and program management**. *Second-level supervision must have included supervision of professional staff, who in turn, supervises professional staff. **Program management responsibilities must have involved oversight of the design and/or implementation of public health outreach and prevention or chronic disease or communicable disease surveillance or control programs focusing on the delivery of public health services to the general public. This experience must include five or more of the following responsibilities: program planning; program implementation; program evaluation; program monitoring; preparation of grant requests or grant administration; development of policy and/or procedures to implement policy; contract management; budgeting and fiscal management; staffing and staff development; inter-governmental communications and relations. Experience limited to administrative support of public health programs such as personnel, budgeting or health care finance is not considered qualifying, nor is the provision of medical services to a fixed population considered qualifying.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral or Master’s degree in Public Health or Epidemiology, and progressively responsible professional work experience related to the management of a large, multi- faceted communicable disease control program; administrative leadership, program management, and first and second level supervisory experience in a public health program; strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and written/verbal communication skills; and the ability to effectively handle multiple, competing priorities. Working knowledge of the discipline of epidemiology and disease control is desirable.

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources Management Group, JB/CHPM3/NR, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473- 3395, or by email to resume@health.ny.gov , with Reference Code JB/CHPM3/NR included in the subject line. Failure to include the required information in the subject line of your email or fax may result in your resume not being considered for this position.

Additional Information: This is a full-time, competitive position in the Management Confidential negotiating unit (06). This position involves travel which may include locations not served by public transportation. The NYS Department of Health is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

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 Position: Project Director, Linkages Project

Organization: FHI 360

Posting Date: January 29, 2016

 Location: Washington, DC

SUMMARY: Currently, FHI 360 is recruiting a project director to provide leadership in the implementation of an ambitious, global key population program aimed at delivering quality HIV prevention, care and treatment services to sex workers and their clients, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs. This will be accomplished by scaling up evidence-based interventions, promoting and safeguarding human rights, testing and documenting new approaches and increasing the capacity of local governments and civil society organizations. Based in Washington D.C., the Project Director will provide overall leadership for the project, direct all project activities and staff, and serve as the primary point of contact with USAID both centrally and with field missions. S/he will also serve as the external face of the project to the donor and the broader development community – notably with global key population constituency lead networks.

The Project Director will be responsible for leading a broad spectrum of activities, including strategic planning, overall program execution and results, technical thought leadership, communication and relationship management with key partners/stakeholders, facilitation of global knowledge sharing, and financial/human resource management. The Project Director will ensure the evidence-based program is grounded on human rights approaches and is well designed and executed per high quality standards.

Suitably qualified candidates openly living with HIV and/or who are representative of the key populations affected by HIV are also actively encouraged to apply.

 RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct overall project vision, design and implementation of a five-year $73 million project. Ensure that targets set across buy in countries and regions are met, on budget and on time. Ensure internal management systems for contracting, recruitment and delivery move rapidly to respond to the demands for service delivery on the ground. Foster innovation and new ideas for better targeted, and more cost-efficient and effective strategies to reach key populations and retain them in services. Ensure human rights based approaches are embedded in the life cycle of the project through strengthening and promoting community engagement and involvement. Develop, manage and maintain strategic partnerships among a variety of stakeholders, partners, governments, civil society and donor organizations – notably through management of the LINKAGES Advisory Board. Identify opportunities and negotiate partnership programs to leverage other synergistic donor, governmental and organizational resources. Supervise either directly or indirectly technical, management and operations, and SI (Strategic Information) staff to carry out activities designed in cooperation with USAID; in so doing, ensure activities are fully accomplished, meet expected technical and management quality standards, and are delivered on schedule. Lead development of annual work plans for timely submission to and approval by USAID to implement those plans. Serve as primary point of contact with USAID staff and ensure communications flow smoothly between project and USAID by maintaining a collective approach towards key issues. Oversee technical reviews, including outside evaluations if any, and manage indicated changes in program direction and focus. Ensure solid and regular communication and engagement with both core and other strategic partners, providing them technical guidance and oversight to ensure optimal participation in the project. Oversee monitoring and evaluation systems, ensuring that program is adequately monitored and that evaluative thinking is incorporated appropriately into the program wherever possible. Guide technical and organizational capacity building initiatives with local partners and senior staff to ensure delivery of high-quality training, technical assistance, and reports. Represent USAID interests in advancing evidence-based and innovative key population strategies and approaches on a global, regional and local level. Oversee full administration of the project, including human and financial resources.

QUALIFICATIONS: Masters’ degree or its international equivalent in public health, behavioral, life/social sciences or other fields related to international development. 10 or more years of experience leading, implementing, and managing large, complex public health projects in developing countries, with a focus on HIV service delivery, capacity building, and human rights in support of key populations Excellent written communication skills as well as strong public presentation skills, including the ability to represent the Project to key stakeholders. Strong negotiation skills and experience handling complex project and contractual negotiations. Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English; proficiency in other major languages a plus. Solid experience working in a non- governmental organization – preferably with a focus on HIV service delivery. Recent international experience delivering HIV prevention, care, treatment programs for key populations most affected by HIV in Africa, Asia and/or Latin America/The Caribbean Demonstrated leadership in building and sustaining positive working relationships and partnerships with donor agencies, host country governments, and partners at local, country, regional, and international levels. Proven track record of increasing responsibility to oversee all aspects of USAID-funded projects, including financial, human resource, compliance and quality assurance components. Demonstrated experience negotiating annual work plans and directing teams to complete objectives/activities on time within budget while meeting high quality standards. Travel requirement: greater than 25% Experience directing a multi-year, multi- million dollar public health development project; technical experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment of marginalized populations such as female sex workers, drug users, etc. Proven leadership and management ability with teams of diverse backgrounds in a matrixed environment. Respected voice in the global key population community and a solid understanding of the structural factors that affect HIV service uptake for sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs. Experience in strategic communications, public relations, policy advocacy and media engagement. Established networking and partnership development skills notably with the global key population constituency lead networks, the Global Fund and UN agencies Experience in public health systems at all levels, international public health policy and foreign aid systems preferred. Exceptional communication and relationship management skills with a range of stakeholders. Strong proven record with strategy development and analytical capacity building. Track record in innovation and quality service delivery. Excellent problem solving, program management and program implementation skills. Maturity and ability to maintain composure under stressful situations and tight deadlines.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Project Director, Linkages Project

How to Apply:  Interested candidates should please https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs/16546/project-director%2c-linkages-project/job

Additional Information: Please contact Connie Hoang, Project Director, Linkages Project at choang@fhi360.org

 

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Position: Health Communications Specialist III – HICPAC

 Organization: Time Solutions

Posting Date: January 28, 2016

Location: Atlanta, GA

SUMMARY/ RESPONSIBILITIES: Time Solutions is seeking a Health Communications Specialist support the CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP). The Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) branch aims to protect patients, healthcare personnel, and promote safety, quality, and value in both national and international healthcare delivery systems. The purpose of this project is provide support services to DHQP’s mission to enhance infection control practices in all US healthcare facilities to prevent the spread of threats such as Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). To carry out this project DHQP requires contract support to address gaps in infection control practice for U.S. healthcare facilities and health care workers. Support services are required to assist DHQP in assessment of current infection control practice, updating training, updating CDC guidelines and recommendations, improving communication among stakeholders, involvement of state health departments, research and surveillance. Specifically contract support is needed to:

Ensure that DHQP has ongoing timely, professional, scientific, and administrative support services which leverage industry best practices and professional standards;

  • Ensure related and interdependent functions and disciplines are incorporated throughout tasks;
  • Contribute to the achievement of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) mission and program goals to address gaps in infection control practices for all U.S. healthcare facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Create educational materials for international infection control efforts including training resources, web content, policy statements, and reports.
  • Collaborate with scientific staff to create training materials such as slide sets, facilitators’ guides, and handouts; ensure that all materials are based in science and culturally appropriate.
  • Collaborate with CDC’s graphics services to create culturally appropriate graphics and images to convey the information.
  • Ensure that training materials follow best practices for adult learning, health education, risk communication, and plain language.
  • Coordinate translation of the training materials and resources into multiple languages.
  • Create a website for international infection control training resources and ensure that it is updated regularly with accurate and timely information.
  • Ensure consistency of all messages and materials with other CDC recommendations and recommendations of international partners (e.g., WHO, MSF/Doctors without Borders). Review and update twice a year

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in health communications or health education or behavioral science or public health through an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree (required), and at least 4 years of experience in a related field. Strong writing capability preferred. Strong partnership building capabilities preferred. Health communications and formative research experience required. Experience in providing health promotion services directly preferred.

Minimum Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Experience in health communications or health education or behavioral science or public health through an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree (required), and at least 4 years of experience in a related field. Strong writing capability preferred. Strong partnership building capabilities preferred. Health communications and formative research experience required. Experience in providing health promotion services directly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem solving situations; use reason even when dealing with emotional topics. •Ability to write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; vary writing style to meet needs; present numerical data effectively; read and interpret written information. •Ability to develop strategies to achieve organizational goals and adapt strategy to changing conditions. •Ability to prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently; plan for additional resources; set goals and objectives; develop realistic action plans. •Skilled at writing reports, proposals, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. •Excellent oral presentations skills; must be able to present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. •Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. How to Apply: Apply online: https://chenega.taleo.net/careersection/job

 

9 Position: Researcher / Data Analyst

Organization: Bioethics International, Inc

Posting date: February 2, 2016

Location: New York

SUMMARY/: We have two exciting open positions at Bioethics International, a NYC based nonprofit affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center: (1) Researcher/Data Analyst and (2) Student Internships.

The sucessful candidate(s) will help advance a transformative initiative – the Good Pharma Scorecard (GPS). GPS is an index that evaluates and ranks new medicines and vaccines, along with pharmaceutical companies, on specific ethics and global public health performance criteria. The index focuses on issues that are critical to protecting and helping patients around the world, particularly clinical trial transparency and access to medicines.

The successful candidate(s) will collect, process, analyze, visualize and summarize data related to health policy, pharmaceutical innovation, as well as governance and stakeholder engagement in healthcare innovation.

The data analyst and interns will help collect and process data from conceptualization through presentation under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Miller. The candidate(s) will support a dynamic group of researches to make informed policy recommendations and develop novel health governance interventions for multiple stakeholders in healthcare innovation. Section members have rich backgrounds in bioethics, public health, finance, clinical research, patient advocacy, health law, and philosophical ethics.

The ideal candidate(s) will have a background in public health, health policy, health law, bioethics, social science, library and informational science, or a related discipline as well as familiarity with research using quantitative methods.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Cultivate a deep familiarity with Bioethics International’s methodological approaches and with data from diverse sources including FDA and U.S. National Library of Medicine databases.
  • Collect, monitor, and evaluate primary data on clinical trials for FDA-approved drugs; prepare reports, charts and tables of data.
  • Perform statistical analyses according to the study design.
  • Identify new sources of data and methods to improve data collection, analysis, and reporting, when appropriate.
  • Accurately and appropriately interpret and communicate results.
  • Develop programs, methodologies, and files for analyzing and presenting data.
  • Clearly communicate processes used and results achieved.
  • Participate in data-driven decision making with multiple stakeholders.
  • Conduct relevant literature reviews to inform cohort selection, variable definitions, and analytic methods.
  • Assist in writing and editing manuscripts for publication.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Bioethics, Public Health, Library Science, Statistics or a related research field.
  • A keen attention to detail and superb documentation habits.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Statistical computing skills and familiarity with SAS, Stata, and/or R a significant advantage.
  • Previous experience publishing for peer-review medical journals.
  • Familiarity with the healthcare innovation process or sector

Open Positions:

We have the following open positions:

  • One full time paid position
  • 3-4 part time intern positions, unpaid, course credit possible (degree requirements are waived for students)

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Bioethics International is a cutting edge 501c3 non-profit affiliated with the Medical Ethics Division and Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Medical Center, under the direction of Jennifer E. Miller, PhD.

For more information please visit:

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a resume and a brief cover letter to bioethicsinternational.jobs@gmail.com

 

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Position: Research Assistant

Organization: PHMC

Posting date: February 2, 2016

Location: Philadelphia, PA

SUMMARY: The Research Assistant helps to ensure the successful completion of research activities in MCFH, such as surveillance, evaluation and the production of statistical reports. This position is responsible for supporting research by working closely with the Program Evaluation and Surveillance Manager to ensure high quality data, useful reports, and to meet the needs of the staff working on these projects. The Research Assistant position requires strong oral and written communication skills, data manipulation skills, and computer skills, including proficiency in the use of analytic software.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintaining the vital data connection with the state, including downloading, cleaning, and distributing birth and death records. Using SAS and/or SPSS to conduct complex data management and data analysis to support the research needs of MCFH and the Health Commissioner’s Office. Ensuring data quality and timeliness of report submission (which may include some data entry). Producing an annual vital statistics report in conjunction with the Program Evaluation and Surveillance Manager and the Health Commissioner’s Office. Processing of data requests from external partners, which may involve the de- identification of datasets or the production of data summaries. Conducting an annual analysis of fetal and/infant deaths in conjunction with the Program Evaluation and Surveillance Manager. Conducting data analysis for reports to support Title V and Healthy Start funded programs. These will include quarterly and yearly surveillance reports and needs assessment reports. Assisting in the creation of data collection tools. Assisting in geographic mapping of data using ArcGIS software.

QUALIFICATIONS: Skills: Strong oral and written communication skills Strong data skills: data collection, coding, cleaning, management, and analysis Strong organizational skills Knowledge of SAS required Demonstrated experience with SPSS Experience with ArcGIS software desired Strong skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point) Experience with Microsoft Access helpful but not required Experience: At least four (4) years of demonstrated experience with required skill set. Skills may be demonstrated through employment history or academic studies.

Education Requirement: MPH with a concentration in epidemiology or biostatistics, or MA/MS in biostatistics or statistics is strongly preferred. Highly qualified Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated skills in bio-statistics will be considered.

HOW TO APPLY: Application Process: Please submit the following to hannah.shin@phila.gov Resume Cover letter addressing required skills, experience and qualifications A brief writing sample, which can be taken from academic or professional experience

 

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Position: Part-Time PlayStreet Coordinator

Organization: Harvest Home Farmer’s Market

Posting date: February 2, 2016

Location: New York

SUMMARY: The ideal candidate will be a college student or recent graduate, with an interest in physical activity, early childhood health and special events planning. This is an amazing opportunity to gain valuable, real-world experience working on large scale community event. This position requires a true people person with an outgoing personality, and ability to relate to children and adults from a wide variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate programming activities with local community organizations

  • Work with City agencies and non-profit organizations to facilitate planning
  • Plan, organize and conduct outreach activities for Playstreets communities
  • Prepare and conduct presentations to local community organizations, churches, day cares and day camps, schools, and parent teacher associations (PTA) to raise awareness of and promote interest in the Playstreets initiative
  • Coordinate and supervise interns assisting with the Playstreets
  • Anticipate and trouble shoot solutions for Playstreets challenges and issues that arise

 

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should please contact Robyn Ware Program Assistant at robynw@harvesthomefm.org

Further Information: Please visit http://www.harvesthomefm.org/jobs__internships.aspx

 

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