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Program Coordinator, Pediatrics - ON HOLD

Summary

The Program Coordinator is responsible for coordination of the programmatic needs of the TB Alliance pediatric initiative. The overall objective is to ensure the flow of information among project staff, partners, donors and others interested in pediatric TB under the direction of the Program Director. In conjunction with other TB Alliance staff, the Program Coordinator contributes to ensuring the success of the Pediatric Program. Activities will focus on ensuring that 1) program data are well presented and made widely available via the Pediatric Center of Excellence, 2) the Pediatric Program is well organized and responsive to donors, partners and team members, and 3) information is compiled and presented for internal and external audiences.

We are seeking an individual with experience coordinating projects who is able to multitask and adapt to the evolving needs of the project. The position is designed for a self-starter who is able to work as part of a team.

Position Description

1) Develop and maintain the Pediatric Center of Excellence’s knowledge base, including:

o Conduct a review of information repositories including their structure, costs, and usefulness to their constituencies;

o Propose a structure for the information repository of the Pediatric Center of Excellence for consideration by the Pediatric Leader, the Director of Communications, and other TB Alliance management;

o Oversee the start-up and lead the maintenance of the information repository;

o Develop a system for inputting information and keeping it current; and

o Gather feedback on the information repository for continuous improvement.

 

2) Coordinate activities of the Pediatric Program, including:

o Establish and maintain effective processes for the Pediatric Program team (e.g. track activities, compile agendas for team meetings, develop internal planning documents and reports, etc.);

o Assist in developing Pediatric Program budgets and expense monitoring;

o As appropriate, participate in meetings and prepare meeting notes; and

o Contribute to initiatives of the Pediatric Program as requested

 

3) Assist with the compilation and presentation of information for internal and external audiences, including:

o Work with Communications Department to ensure communications materials are available;

o Keep team apprised of relevant publications and events in pediatric TB;

o Develop content for reports, briefing materials, talking points, and presentations for the Pediatric Team, External Affairs Department, others at the TB Alliance and external audiences;

o Plan activities such as participation at conferences; and

Draft and edit internal reports to the Senior Management Team and Board of Directors as required.

Ideal candidates will have

1) Bachelor’s degree, and at least 5 years work experience in related areas such as project and program coordination, public or global health, and/or grants administration. Master’s degree preferred.

2) Excellent writing with clear and concise style; superior grammar, editorial and proofreading abilities. Experience in report-writing for grants desired.

3) Good computer skills; database or other information management experience desired.

4) Experience and aptitude in conducting research, especially via the internet.

5) Experience and aptitude with updating web portals using content management software desired.

6) Ability to adapt quickly to changing needs and priorities; proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with little direction.

7) Organized, detail oriented, and flexible. Resourcefulness is critical.

8) Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and work with people from different cultures and different levels of authority.

9) Ability to think strategically and articulate organizational and program information to varied audiences.

10)Ability to work in a team and individually; quick learner with ability to work under pressure.

Interest in international health

Salary

Commensurable with experience

Location

New York, NY

Start date

TBD

Organizational Information

The TB Alliance is an international product development partnership (PDP) created to accelerate the development and adoption of urgently needed new anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs. The TB Alliance is preeminent in the TB drug development field and is pursuing faster, simpler treatments for all forms of TB through an innovative business model that bridges the expertise and functionality of industry with academic and public sector interests to meet a major unmet global health need.

Tuberculosis kills nearly 1.5 million each year. Yet, current treatments are antiquated, inadequate, and excessively burdensome. Long, demanding treatment schedules prove too much for many patients, leading to the emergence of multi- and extensively- drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB and XDR-TB), which are exponentially more expensive and difficult to treat.

Based in New York City, with an office in Pretoria, South Africa, the TB Alliance, a not-for profit, functions through strategic relationships with pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, research labs, and governmental agencies, and deploys preferred service providers for contract research. With an annual operating budget of approximately $60 million, the TB Alliance leads the advancement of the most comprehensive R&D portfolio of TB drug candidates in history. Currently, a portfolio of more than 20 projects spans from target validation to Phase III clinical development. Additionally, the TB Alliance drives efforts to ensure regulatory approval, country adoption of new regimens, and widespread availability of new drug regimens to patients.

For more information, please access the website: www.tballiance.org.

How to Apply

 

To apply for this position, send resumes and cover letters to jobs@tballiance.org. Please include “Coordinator, Pediatric Program” in the Subject line.



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