Position Title: Project Lead, U.S. Public Health Accompaniment Unit
Reports to: Director, U.S. Public Health Accompaniment Unit
Location: United States, Remote
Position Type: Full-time for 6-12 months (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, 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 Project Lead will join a fast paced and dynamic team navigating the multitude of workstreams that the U.S. COVID-19 Technical Assistance unit takes on. The Project Lead will serve as the primary liaison with public health departments and partners in spearheading the creation and implementation of contact tracing programs across U.S. The Project Lead will the guide strategy and design of all facets of this work, manage the project budget, and supervise a team to support implementation across 1-2 project locations.
Co-design creation of contract tracing program with respective partners.
Supervise the implementation team throughout all project phases.
Liaison with key stakeholders across all partnerships to ensure alignment with project objectives and budget.
Manage communication channels and ensure continuity and transparency across stakeholders.
Oversee budget for the project and approve all expenditures.
Troubleshoot challenges with team and partners, connecting resources where available.
Oversee the development of materials related to training of project staff and support training implementation.
Manage recruitment and onboarding of project staff.
Evaluate project performance using appropriate KPIs and project metrics.
Lead meetings among the project partners and stakeholders.
Oversee project management plan and approve project documents to support implementation.
Oversee project deliverables, including reports and other materials.
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in relevant fields related to public health desirable.
8-10 years of experience in public health program development and implementation.
Proven experience crafting and executing strategy for innovative initiatives.
Experience with clinical care delivery, epidemiology, or high-level health program management preferred.
Demonstrated experience in effectively managing and prioritizing a large number of projects simultaneously in a complex and fast-paced institution.
Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with staff and leadership across a diverse range of departments and countries. •
Keen understanding of working within the public sector.
Prior budget management experience.
Experience managing projects that involve multiple stakeholders.
Experience supervising teams in complex environments.
Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
Experience in data synthesis and visualization software (e.g., PowerBI, Tableau) a plus
Technology requirements: access to reliable WiFi; PC with Windows 10, Antivirus Protection; or Mac with Apple OS X 10.13, Antivirus Protection; and personal mobile device to use for this job. No tablets.
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.