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The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health (HDPFH), located within Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, is one of the country's most vital public health training and research institutions. HDPFH is a pioneer in groundbreaking research and practice that improves the health and wellbeing of children, adolescents, families, and populations around the globe. Department research addresses a wide range of health challenges related to gender inequalities, child and adolescent health, forced migration, environmental justice, sexual and reproductive health, and complex health systems. All of the Department's work is aimed at improving policy and health outcomes.
Anchored in HDPFH but focused school-wide, the Department proposes a bold new program on Global Health Justice and Governance to identify transformative opportunities and engage experts throughout the University to solve complex public health challenges in areas of environmental health and justice, food justice, and gender justice. The program will interrogate how global governance in these areas fosters or impedes justice and health at the country and regional level.
The Department seeks to hire a Deputy Director for the Global Health Justice and Governance program to implement and support the strategic direction and coordination of the research and policy agenda.
Contribute to the development of the program's strategy and priority-setting, ensuring alignment with the program's overall goals and mission.
Working in conjunction with the Director of the program, contribute to the development of ideas and new proposals; provide specific content expertise on issues related to gender, environmental health and food justice.
Along with the Director of the program, assume primary responsibility for the current research portfolio, ensuring quality and timeliness of research activities and products; manage a team throughout all stages of the research process (study design, monitoring, analysis and reporting).
Develop and maintain partnerships and collaborations with allied stakeholder organizations; monitor and manage relationships with external project collaborators.
Oversee day-to-day operations of the program, including administrative and personnel matters; assist with recruitment of program staff as the program grows. Manage staff across the three initial program pillars of gender, food and environmental justice.
Coordinate across the team to ensure adherence to budgets and project timelines.
Ensure adherence with sponsor and University requirements for sponsored projects.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION YOU MUST APPLY ON LINE AT THE LINK LISTED BELOW:
Requires a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience.
Ten to fifteen years' experience in research, policy and/or programming on gender, human rights, forced migration or related field.
Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.
Ability to work collaboratively across the Department and with external partners.
Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work well with diverse internal and external individuals.
Ability to manage multiple projects and activities, and prioritize competing needs.
Internal Number: 092248
About Columbia University, MSPH HDPFH
The HDPFH is a vibrant department of 20 full-time faculty from varied professional backgrounds whose work focuses on domestic and global issues related to sexual/reproductive, adolescent, child and refugee health. Faculty in this largely grant-funded department are engaged in a unique combination of research, teaching and service activities.