Position Title: Partnerships Officer, Vaccine Equity (RECOVER)
Reports to: Project Director, Vaccine Equity (RECOVER) U.S. Public Health Accompaniment Unit
Location: Remote (US)
Position Type: Full-time, temporary through December 2021 (contingent upon award of grant)
Leveraging Partners In Health’s (PIH) experience and lessons learned from our 30 years of global work in emergency epidemic response and health systems strengthening, PIH has spent the last year collaborating with the state of Massachusetts on COVID contact tracing, and working with other U.S. states, cities and community partners in building more equitable and effective public health responses to COVID-19 in the US.
PIH’s U.S. Public Health Accompaniment Unit (USPHAU) supports public sector and community partners on the frontlines of the public health response to COVID-19 in multiple communities across the U.S. Recognizing the severity of this acute-on-chronic public health crisis, USPHAU provides technical assistance and knowledge-sharing platforms to enable local public health partners to implement effective, equitable COVID-19 responses. USPHAU advises and supports these local partners on design and implementation, incorporating an equity lens into execution, and creating a community of partners across the US to share best practices and challenges in order to fortify efforts amidst the national response to COVID-19.
USPHAU has applied for a short-term but substantial grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). If and when the funds are awarded, PIH will engage multiple public sector and community partners in subaward and other contractual arrangements that will lay the foundation for our work.
The Partnerships Officer will serve a critical role within the USPHAU for an anticipated 6-month HRSA vaccine equity and outreach project spanning multiple geographic locations across the country. The Officer will support relationship management with subgrantees and work closely with sites on project setup, implementation, monitoring, and reporting, as well as ensuring compliance with PIH and donor requirements. This person will have strong interpersonal and capacity building skills.
- Serve as primary PIH point of contact for designated partners and project sites and liaise with relevant internal PIH departments, including legal, finance, compliance, and technical units to ensure timely financial and technical support for partners.
- Ensure all partnerships are integrated into overall project cycle management processes
- Coordinate timely partner narrative and financial reporting reviews, including provision of feedback.
- Contribute towards partnership management processes to ensure well planned, timely, coordinated, and coherent partnerships.
- Proactively identify and implement opportunities to strengthen partner capacity through trainings, resources, and tools.
- Attend regular meetings with project sites and partners; stay up to date with partner implementation plans and strategies to ensure activities and achievements are on track
- Communicate any updates on subgrants in a timely manner to appropriate stakeholders
- Support tracking of all HRSA related subgrants
- Facilitate regular feedback on the partnership relationship and contribute towards documentation of successes, challenges, and lessons learned
- Work collaboratively with partners and PIH staff to constructively resolve any issues that may arise.
- Bachelor’s Degree in health science, public health, social science, or related field required, Master’s degree preferred.
- At least three years of experience in a grant/project management or public health role with progressive responsibility and demonstrated cross-function collaboration
- Experience with grant management and coordinating with multiple partners concurrently is highly valued.
- Experience with project implementation, project management cycles, and capacity building for community based organizations preferred.
- Familiarity with US government funding a plus.
- Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to build professional relationships with key stakeholders
- Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, problem-solving skills, and flexibility
Partners In Health (PIH) is a non-profit, global health organization that fights social injustice by bringing the benefits of modern medical science first and foremost to the most vulnerable communities around the world. PIH focuses on those who would not otherwise have access to quality health care.
PIH partners with the world’s leading academic institutions to create rigorous evidence that shapes more sound and all-inclusive global health policies. PIH also supports local governments’ efforts to build capacity and strengthen national health systems. As of today, PIH runs programs in 12 countries (Haiti, Peru, Rwanda, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Malawi, Lesotho, Russia, Kazakhstan, Navajo Nation, and the United States), where it provides care to millions of patients, through public facilities and community engagement.
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