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Emory University
Decatur, Georgia, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago

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Discover Your Career at Emory University

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

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The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its eight programs focus on building robust public health systems that serve all people. Program areas include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health systems strengthening. The Task Force for Global Health was recognized for its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering with the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the world's largest award of its kind. The Task Force is ranked among the largest nonprofits in the United States due to billions of dollars annually of in-kind contributions of medicines from major pharmaceutical companies.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
  • Provides technical and scientific expertise for Center for Vaccine Equity - NITAG program in the areas of communicable disease, chronic disease and environmental epidemiology.
  • Designs, conducts and reports on the epidemiological study of diseases, collects and analyzes data and develops health education materials. Manages and participates in investigations and surveys that have national and international impact.
  • Conducts program research and prepares operational and statistical reports.
  • May write publishable articles and papers. Serves as a liaison to and works with other groups and organizations participating in related programs.
  • May travel internationally to supervise field operations. Performs related responsibilities as required.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent will work with leadership of CVE and experienced technical consultant experts in TFGH with the following responsibilities:
  • Manage and coordinate a portfolio of activities related to strengthening evidence based decision-making at national, regional and global levels, including direct support of country NITAGs.
  • Work closely with team members and partners within RVP and with Global Immunization Division (GID) and National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), CDC to accomplish project activities.
  • Collaborate with WHO, ministries of health and other partners to strengthen evidence- based decision making for immunization programs by providing technical and training support to National Immunization Technical Advisory Groups (NITAGs) in lower and middle income countries.

Key activities in year 1 are expected to include:
  • Completing dissemination of NITAG EtR toolkit (developed in 2021) and NITAG EtR eLearning toolkit (2022) through WHO, NITAG Resource Center and PIVI websites
  • Conducting a survey and development of work plan of activities to support WHO HQ, Regions and countries to strengthen NITAGs
  • Conducting training on EtR approach - remotely or in-person- for country NITAGs as requested, either as general training or focused on specific diseases, such as influenza and human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Conduct training of trainers for NITAG EtR trainings in WHO regions or with partners as requested
  • Provide technical expertise to support countries or WHO regions in follow-up to EtR trainings, either remotely or in-person
  • Conduct assessments of NITAG maturity at country level using the NITAG Maturity Assessment Tool (NMAT), and assist countries to develop work plans to strengthen their NITAGs
  • Assist with revision of NITAG training tools (remote instructor-led/in- person and eLearning) and NMAT
  • Collect feedback for revisions of materials based on post-training and post-assessment evaluations of participants
  • Develop plans for evaluating the impact of NITAG trainings
  • Analyze quantitative and/or qualitative data from primary or secondary sources and communicate results effectively to scientific and policy audiences.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A doctoral degree in a field related to area of research or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. International travel required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • PhD in epidemiology or related behavioral science, or MD or equivalent, and a minimum 2 of years of public health experience or a Master's degree and a minimum 5 years of public health experience
  • Skills in project management
  • Experience working with a range of stakeholders including international, national and local partners
  • Experience conducting scientific or programmatic research and/or technical support to international public health programs
  • Experience with implementation, evaluation or policy aspects of vaccination programs is preferable but not required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Application Procedure:
  • In order to be considered for this position, interested candidates should submit a resume of qualifications or a CV and SF-50.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67412675
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Decatur, Georgia, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Emory University
  • Position Title: Epidemiologist/Program Manager
  • Job Function: Science and Technology
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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