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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program Manager, Research in Boston, Massachusetts

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Program Manager, Research

Department Description:The Partnership for Health Advancement in Vietnam (HAIVN), a collaboration between Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital), seeks to develop capacity for high quality medical education, medical research and healthcare quality in Vietnam. Our staff includes experts in clinical medicine, medical education, health systems, healthcare quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation, and implementation research.

HAIVN is currently seeking a Program Manager, HIV (Hanoi, Vietnam based) with experience in HIV, global public health, research implementation, health systems strengthening, and sexual and gender minority health to manage HAIVN’s portfolio of HIV projects, including the Strengthening Vietnam's HIV Technical Assistance Capacity project funded by the US CDC under PEPFAR.

Job Location:Boston, MA

Req ID:38729BR

Job Summary:Unique & outstanding opportunity for candidates interested in global health. The Partnership for Health Advancement in Vietnam (HAIVN), a collaboration between Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital), seeks to develop capacity for high quality medical education, medical research and healthcare quality in Vietnam. Our staff includes experts in clinical medicine, medical education, health systems, healthcare quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation, and implementation research.

HAIVN is currently seeking a Program Manager, HIV (Hanoi, Vietnam based) with experience in HIV, global public health, research implementation, health systems strengthening, and sexual and gender minority health to manage HAIVN’s portfolio of HIV projects, including the Strengthening Vietnam's HIV Technical Assistance Capacity project funded by the US CDC under PEPFAR.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Under the supervision of the Country Director (Hanoi) and Director (Boston), lead in the development of project work plans, strategies, and project activities.

  2. Liaise with funders and in-country partners to understand priorities for programmatic and research efforts

  3. Provide technical direction and supervision to HAIVN’s community engagement activities, including capacity building of local community-based organizations (CBOs), community advisory boards (CABs). Work with CABs/CBOs to strengthen treatment literacy and ensure community voices in provincial and national decision making.

  4. Provide technical direction and supervision to HAIVN’s stigma reduction activities, including implementation of interventions to reduce healthcare related stigma, integration of stigma measurement into Vietnam Ministry of Health national strategies and development of interventions to reduce internalized and anticipated stigma particularly around MSM and TW populations.

  5. Support the development and implementation of national HIV prevention and stigma reduction communication campaigns developed and implemented with the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC). Provide technical support to VAAC and to partner agencies to ensure effective dissemination of campaign materials.

  6. Build and maintain a thorough understanding of the HIV treatment and prevention landscape, key population health needs, patient-centered care, health systems, priorities, and gaps both in Vietnam and globally in order to identify strategic opportunities for program growth

  7. Assist HAIVN management team to ensure compliance with the terms of the USG award regulations, including drafting and timely submission of donor required reports, presentations and deliverables.

  8. Oversee the development of stakeholder reports, communications of success stories and manuscripts. Includes review and editing of communications, assisting in drafting scholarly publications including literature reviews, drafting and formatting manuscripts.

  9. Maintain direct, frequent, and effective communications with the Boston office including participation in management calls between Boston and Vietnam as well as technical meetings when appropriate.

  10. Assist in recruiting, orienting, and supporting supervising HIV team staff and consultants.

  11. Assist in writing protocols & manage IRB submissions to support implementation of public health/implementation research and programmatic evaluations.

  12. Represent HAIVN at in-country meetings with US CDC, PEPFAR, VAAC, MOH and other stakeholders.

  13. Support HAIVN efforts to pursue new projects or funding opportunities through generation of new project ideas, managing response to new funding announcements, and coordinating with partners and potential donor agencies.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's in Public Health preferred.

  • 3-5 years related work experience required and 0-1 years supervisory/management experience required; English and Vietnamese language skills preferable, but not required.

  • Experience in Program development and implementation.

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.

Competencies:

  • Written Communications:Ability to communicate complex information in English effectively in writing to all levels of staff, management and external customers across functional areas.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to verbally communicate complex concepts in English and address sensitive situations, resolve conflicts, negotiate, motivate and persuade others.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate broad and comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex and/or unprecedented situations across multiple functional areas.

  • Team Work:Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.

  • Customer Service:Ability to lead operational initiatives to meet or exceed customer service standards and expectations in assigned unit(s) and/or across multiple areas in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally

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