The Manager, Global Health Ebola manages and implements APHL activities related to support for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in support of the Global Health Security Agenda and Ebola Initiative. The incumbent of this position coordinates with CDC In-country Laboratory Leads and the Director, Global Health Program to identify technical assistance needs for Ebola related project activities in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The Manager enlists qualified APHL member and staff experts, organizes project teams, monitors overall project performance and assesses project outcomes. The incumbent duties include writing scopes of work and requests for proposals, monitoring consultant and vendor contracts and coordinating logistical arrangements for international shipments of material provided to supported countries. Incumbent duties also include reviewing and editing technical assistance reports, writing summary reports for newsletters and other publications, organizing advisory committee meetings and participating in planning for projects. This position will be responsible for maintaining communication with project sites, CDC and other partners by telephone, e-mail and direct meetings and responding to requests from APHL members for participation in project activities. This position will be located in Silver Spring, MD.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Serves as APHL staff lead for Ebola country activities in Guinea and Sierra Leone.
- In consultation with CDC In-Country Laboratory Leads, manages project activities and maintains relationships with ministry of health staff, country laboratory staff, APHL country teams, other partner organizations, and international agencies such as the World Health Organization.
- Manage orientation and training related to clinical and disease surveillance testing services related to treatment and prevention of Ebola and quality assurance for laboratory testing in designated countries, coordinates development of project activities and training programs; presents training on laboratory testing methods, quality management systems and laboratory management.
- Represents APHL interests during in-country visits, assessments, meetings, trainings, and workshops.
- Manages APHL member participation in Global Health Projects
- Contributes to APHL Global Health Website and Global Health SharePoint content for activities related to assigned projects and member opportunities.
- Oversight of APHL Global Health participation in external events such as World AIDS Day, World TB Day and professional meetings
- Writes articles for APHL publications
- Drafts scopes of work for APHL consultants
- Manages a field staff team of 5-10 representatives.
- For specific assignments, develops and implements training; manages consultant and vendor contract reporting and manages logistical arrangements for project country activities.
- Develops contracts and budgets for APHL consultants/vendors for approval by Director, Global Health Program
- Coordinates and communicates program activities and administrative reporting requirements with CDC Project Officers and other partners.
- Manages project budget. Tracks financial activities and reports and writes corresponding reports for assigned projects
- Organizes meetings, site visits and associated travel.
- Represents the Global Health Program at meetings and conferences, and presents on cooperative agreement activities.
- Other duties as assigned.
Employment Standards- Education and Experience:
- Work at this level requires that incumbents possess a substantial knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of Ebola diagnostics as well as proven analytical, research and project management capabilities.
- Incumbents typically have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent education, and a minimum of five years progressive and relevant experience. An advanced degree may be substituted for work experience.
- This is considered a career level position.
Global public health issues, diagnosis of infectious diseases, surveillance programs and project management.
• Skill in the use of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Access database software, email systems.
• Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to establish working relationships with diverse groups; ability to work independently; organize work projects and complete multiple tasks within tight timeframes.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee could be exposed to outdoor weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment may vary from light to moderate depending on the location.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is required to sit for long periods at a time; type using a computer keyboard; visually read information off of a computer monitor; talk, hear, and orally communicate information over the telephone. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Criteria for Evaluation:
Performance evaluation will be based on the abilities in meeting the criteria outlined herein.
Specialist, Global Health (1)
Position Description Status:
The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.
Association of Public Health Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer.