August 17, 2022

Health and Policy Project Coordinator

EcoHealth Alliance is seeking a project coordinator to work closely with our Health and Policy team to ensure the smooth planning and coordination of projects aimed at operationalizing One Health and supporting biodiversity and health programs. This role is ideal for someone with experience in global health, conservation, or One Health projects who is passionate about enhancing multi-sectoral capacity, practices, and policies at national, subnational, and global levels to support the health of humans, animals, and ecosystems. 

 

The position will involve working closely with other staff at EcoHealth Alliance, national and international collaborators, and inter-governmental organizational partners. This role is primarily administrative but will involve some research and implementation support activities focused on human, animal and environmental health systems strengthening as well as disease risk reduction.

 

This dynamic position will support a number of initiatives under EcoHealth Alliance’s Health and Policy team. The candidate should have strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, and be comfortable interfacing regularly with colleagues from academic institutions, civil society organizations, intergovernmental agencies, and governments from various geographic and cultural backgrounds. The position may require occasional international travel for event coordination, meetings, and other fieldwork. Responsibilities for this position include coordinating meetings with various project partners across several time zones; working with EcoHealth Alliance project staff and other partners to ensure all project and reporting deadlines are consistently achieved; working with finance teams to monitor project spending and adapting budgets as needed; tracking partner contracts and invoicing and monitoring changes in scope of work; conducting literature reviews and analyses; drafting technical and policy outputs (e.g. reports, briefs, presentations, and manuscripts); coordinating activities such as travel, workshops and webinars; and providing other administrative and scientific support for projects and project staff as needed. 

 

This position is based at EcoHealth Alliance’s headquarters in New York City. Some domestic and international travel may be required but will be evaluated based upon business need and staff safety. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide administrative support for Health and Policy projects, including contract preparation, budget tracking, and credit card and expense reporting.
  • Plan and coordinate activities including workshops, technical trainings, and webinars.
  • Contribute to the drafting of technical and project progress reports, guidelines, policy briefs, manuscripts, and other project outputs. 
  • Track and ensure compliance with project requirements as determined by contracts.
  • Schedule meetings, draft meeting agendas, and take meeting minutes.
  • Work closely with EcoHealth Alliance and partner finance and administrative teams to track and report on budgets and programmatic expenses.
  • Regularly communicate with diverse international collaborators, including scientists, government officials, and other stakeholders in a professional, friendly, and culturally-competent manner.
  • Review and synthesize assessment, planning, and policy documents.
  • Conduct literature reviews and prepare policy statements. 
  • Assist with the collection, cleaning, and analysis of data.
  • Support the tracking and preparation of grant applications, permits and approvals, and project reporting requirements, including tracking deadlines and processes, compiling materials, and assisting with submissions. 
  • Arrange travel for project personnel.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interest and experience in One Health, conservation, emerging infectious diseases, and global health. 
  • MPH, MSc, MPA, or related academic training or comparable work experience in public health, environmental or conservation science, public policy, or related fields.
  • Experience tracking project progress across different funding agencies and partners.
  • Strong sense of organization and attention to detail.
  • Strong writing, information synthesis, and policy analysis skills.
  • Experience with statistical analysis and skills in Excel, STATA, or R.
  • Experience with (or willingness to learn) EndNote reference software. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work comfortably, professionally, and proactively on dynamic projects with colleagues from several countries and institutions.
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Willingness to adjust working schedule according to international time zones.
  • Cultural sensitivity, strong oral and written communication skills, and fluency in English required. Knowledge of French, Spanish or Afrikaans is a plus. 
  • Must be self-driven and highly motivated, organized, and willing to perform research, programmatic, and administrative duties.

 

At EcoHealth Alliance, our vision is a workplace with a diverse and talented staff where people want to come, to stay, do their best work, and grow. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote our staff without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or socioeconomic status. EcoHealth Alliance offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage, and a 403(b) pension plan. EcoHealth Alliance is proudly and deeply committed to being an equal opportunity employer. For further information about EcoHealth Alliance, please visit our website: www.ecohealthalliance.org.

 

SALARY RANGE: US $55,000 – $58,500. This is a one-year position, with potential for continuation based on the availability of funding.

The position is based at EcoHealth Alliance’s headquarters in New York City. EcoHealth Alliance is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage, and a 403(b) pension plan. For further information about EcoHealth Alliance, please visit our website: www.ecohealthalliance.org

How to Apply:

Send an email with a single attachment in PDF format by Friday, September 16th containing (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org with “HEALTH & POLICY PROJECT COORDINATOR” in the subject line. Emails without the subject line or with multiple attachments will not be reviewed. No formal text is required within the body of your email, since emails will not be evaluated. All inquiries will receive an automatic response confirming receipt. Only appropriately qualified candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in EcoHealth Alliance!

Thank you for your interest in EcoHealth Alliance!