Business Development Manager, Zambia Center for Applied Health Research and Development,

Position Overview:

Under the supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration (DOFA), the Business Development Manager will have primary responsibility for managing all proposal and bid activities of the ZCAHRD, including proposal development planning, proposal and bid preparation, and providing consulting contract management. This will include a variety of activities including responsibility for providing support to the Country Director and faculty Principal Investigators (PIs). The fellow will act as knowledge repository for ZCAHRD and donor rules and requirements. Additionally, the Business Development Manager will manage tracking and information systems related to proposal/bid development.

Responsibilities:

Proposal Development Planning

  • Assist with plans for ZCAHRD to diversify funding sources, including foundations, European government agencies, private donors, corporate giving, etc.
  • Represent the DOFA at meetings related to business development; occasional travel to meet with partners, collaborators, or donors as part of business development
  • Determine prioritization of upcoming proposals and bids under development in terms of resource needs, allocate resources accordingly, and request additional resources as needed
  • Update, revise, and implement proposal development systems, including systems for tracking progress of all proposal submissions
  • Ensure timely and accurate maintenance of a proposal development database; provide regular reports to management team
  • Search, continually and actively, for opportunities for ZCAHRD to bid on, and systematically disseminate information to the group
  • Serve as ZCAHRD repository for knowledge of current federal regulations regarding proposal submission, as well as current ZCAHRD policy and process

Proposal/Bid Preparation

  • Function as primary liaison with BU Center for Global Health and Development (CGHD) on proposal development issues
  • Meet with faculty PIs to plan preparation of grant applications for submission to NIH, USAID and other donors, set timelines, establish and uphold interim deadlines, etc.
  • Create a checklist showing timeline for each proposal, track deadlines, send out reminders to team
  • Liaise with representatives of donor agencies in preparation of bids and proposals; solicit participation from collaborating partner organizations and assist in negotiations to enter into collaborative agreements
  • Take the lead in assembling the cost proposal: read and understand cost proposal instructions, compile components of cost proposals, draft and/or approve all budget submissions and budget justifications, ensure that costs are accurate, and consistent with ZCAHRD and donor policies
  • Ensure that all proposals are handled appropriately, adhere to submission requirements, and are submitted at a high level of quality
  • Ensure that all proposal paperwork is completed and submitted according to procedure; complete ZCAHRD-specific and donor-specific forms for proposals
  • Review all awarded contracts for accuracy, changes, and potential issues in terms and conditions
  • Communicate new awards to management team in order to prepare for implementation
  • Maintain organized and systematic paper and electronic files of all proposals and contracts

Consulting Contract Management

  • Review consulting agreements for faculty doing external assignments; review language of contracts, budget, agreement terms, and flag potential problems
  • Ensure that contracts are reviewed by the appropriate ZCAHRD officers, track progress, and facilitate communication between faculty and relevant ZCAHRD staff
  • Update and implement changes to consulting contract management procedures as needed and appropriate
  • Track consulting contracts in tracking sheet, the server, and paper filing system

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*

    • Preferred: Master’s degree in related field
  • Experience in proposal development, research administration, or contract management*
  • Familiarity with management information systems*
  • Strong project/process management background*
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills*
  • Ability to multitask
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member
  • Excellent attention to detail

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HIV Program Coordinator, Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group

Position Overview:

An estimated 70-90% of sexually transmitted HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa occur in couples who don’t realize that one partner is HIV positive and the other is HIV negative. Couples Voluntary Counseling and Testing (CVCT) has been proven to reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS by more than two-thirds among those couples who don’t share the same HIV status.

The HIV Program Coordinator will fill the role of a mid-level manager in the well-regarded CVCT department, training service providers, recruiting clients, and supporting program activities. In addition, the coordinator will collaborate with the financial administration, project management, and human resource management departments to ensure that project deliverables are met. In addition, they serve as an important liaison between the Principal Investigator and staff at Emory University and the field sites.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the training of service providers, recruitment of clients, and rollout of program activities
  • Oversee data collection, management, and program reporting
  • Oversee financial expenditures and reporting
  • Manage personnel and human resources responsibilities

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health or related field*Preferred: Master’s degree in public health or related field*
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, and Access, with aptitude and ability to learn new software*
  • Good written and communication skills*
  • Good time management and organization skills*
  • Ability to multi-task; ability to manage a multi-faceted project and keep numerous channels of communication going at once*
  • Ability to work with a multicultural workforce*
  • Training experience
  • Previous work experience with financial oversight, project management, and/or data analysis is highly desirable
  • Minimum of one years of experience with Statistical Analysis System (SAS)
  • Previous international experience a plus

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Health Research Officer, Population Council

Position Overview:

The Health Research Officer will be based in Lusaka and will have the opportunity to gain experience in operations research with a world-leading reproductive health institution by working with senior research analysts to assist with qualitative and quantitative data analysis and policy research. The Health Research Officer will utilize datasets (including interviews, focus group transcripts, household surveys, health facility assessments, and facility utilization data) in order to answer a public health research question formulated based on his/her interests. The fellow will then work with Population Council staff to develop and execute a research agenda, with the ultimate goal of presenting research findings and submitting a manuscript for peer review.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with a senior analyst to identify a public health research topic that is relevant to the Population Council’s goals and focuses on quantitative, qualitative, or policy analysis
  • Collaborate with a senior analyst to develop, implement, and execute an appropriate research agenda
  • Upon completion of research and analyses, formally present findings to a variety of stakeholders
  • Develop a manuscript of completed research and analyses to submit to peer reviewed publications

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*

    • Preferred: Master’s degree in relevant field (e.g. applied informatics, public health, epidemiology, economics, demography, or similar social science program)
      Other degree programs will be considered if the applicant can explain how their course of study is relevant to reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, or programs for financial literacy and health among adolescents
  • Knowledge of global health issues*
  • A practical understanding of Stata analytic package, or qualitative software
  • Experience in quantitative, qualitative, or policy analysis. This includes one of the following
  • Quantitative analysis: experience with analytic software packages – R and Stata are preferred, although individuals with SPSS experience or other database management systems will be considered
  • Qualitative analysis: experience with market analysis or healthcare interviews; experience using NVivo is preferred, although manual analysis of interview and focus group transcripts is acceptable
  • Policy analysis: documentation of prior experience and ability to produce policy briefs and reports on healthcare finance
  • Self-starter with proven ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to learn on the job is highly valued

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