Position Title: Deputy Director, Learning Collaborative, U.S. Public Health Accompaniment Unit
Reports to: Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Director, Learning Collaborative
Position Type: Full-time for through April 2021 (may include evenings and weekends)
From the earliest reports of COVID-19, PIH raced into action, working with our teams around the world to prepare the same comprehensive approach that we have engaged in for a generation. As the pandemic unfolded, it became clear that the response needed to contain the novel virus exceeds the existing capacity and expertise within many public health systems, including state and municipal departments across the United States. This reality presented an opportunity for PIH to consider how to adapt and apply lessons learned from other epidemics and from responses to addressing COVID-19 within the other countries where we work to the context of the United States.
Our approach to providing technical assistance to different state and municipal public health systems in the United States embodies the same strategy and early investments made by the PIH team globally: supporting governments to control and prepare for COVID-19, minimizing community spread through testing and contact tracing, assuring high quality care, and providing social support to enable prevention methods. To support local public health teams and departments in this way, Partners In Health (PIH) will provide expertise and advice on the design and implementation of these strategies to fortify public efforts to control the pandemic.
The Deputy Director of the Learning Collaborative team will create Partners In Health (PIH)-focused content for use in print and electronic formats, particularly the PIH website. As part of the U.S. COVID TA Unit and Learning Collaborative team, the Deputy Director will participate in editorial planning and edit content from COVID-19 response team members. The Deputy Director will provide an ongoing mentorship and training of new or junior content writers and learning collaborative catalysts throughout the response to COVID-19, while also gathering content to be used in PIH communication channels. The Deputy Director will work closely with the PIH’s technical accompaniment and learning collaborative throughout the implementation and dissemination of best practices.
The Deputy Director will help manage a fast-paced and dynamic team navigating the multitude of work streams within the Learning Collaborative as part of the U.S. Public Health Accompaniment Unit (PHAU). The Deputy Director will work closely with the Deputy Chief Medical Officer to develop and implement a project work plan in alignment with the emerging needs of many different partners and stakeholders. The Deputy Director will serve as a strategic partner in the design and rollout of this new initiative, working closely across PIH’s U.S. Public Health Accompaniment Unit to ensure implementation of the Learning Collaborative and dissemination of best practices through the platform.
- Oversee project work plan with input from key stakeholders, ensuring alignment with budget and project objectives.
- Manage budget for the project in collaboration with finance teams with oversight from Deputy Chief Medical Officer, using expenditures and activity timelines to inform spending forecast.
- Develop and lead communication strategy to effectively share progress and challenges across the PHAU and partners.
- Support teams to troubleshoot challenges, connecting resources where available.
- Ensure continuity in content development and messaging across various stakeholders.
- Oversee recruitment and onboarding of project staff, in collaboration with Human Resources team.
- Oversee Learning Series, and Content Development teams to ensure they can effectively offer their technical expertise through the Learning Collaborative.
- Evaluate project performance on an ongoing basis to ensure growth in alignment with project goals.
- Lead meetings among the project partners and stakeholders.
- Oversee the production of project deliverables, including reports and other materials.
- Strategize and serve as a thought partner to the Deputy Chief Medical Officer.
- With the Deputy Chief Medical Officer and other PIH staff, develop a strategic plan/proposal for how the collaborative could extend beyond the initial COVID-19 need to become an effective, malleable and sustainable learning collaborative, meeting the needs of a variety of stakeholders on a wealth of topics.
- Advanced degree with at least five years of experience in education and curriculum development.
- Proven ability to write and edit material across multiple platforms.
- Proficiency in French, Spanish, and/or Creole a bonus.
- Experience building strong relationships with sources.
- Experience using social media platforms, particularly Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- Working knowledge of website content management systems.
- Familiarity with Associated Press style.
- Understanding of and ability to clearly communicate topics related to global health and social justice.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Exemplary communications skills; ability to work effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and country.
- Commitment to social justice.
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.
PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.