The Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health combines public/population health, international medicine, wildlife and conservation medicine and infectious disease teaching and research. The department’s goal is to improve human, animal and ecosystem health locally, nationally and internationally. Investigators within Infectious Diseases are investigating the pathogenesis and developing and evaluating candidate therapeutics against a variety of infectious and toxic agents. Together with US and overseas partners in Africa and Asia, the Department is a leader in global health programs intended to prevent, detect and respond to emerging pandemic threats.
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, along with the University of Minnesota is part of an international partnership of universities to strengthen global workforce development against emerging pandemic threats. Known as One Health Workforce (OHW), the work is part of an ongoing United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 program, focusing on disease surveillance, training and outbreak response. The global workforce development program focuses on the One Health Central and Eastern Africa Network (OHCEA) and South East Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN).
The Cummings School is seeking an experienced Project Manager to coordinate the programmatic and fiscal activities of the USAID-funded One Health Workforce project (OHW). Background in health sciences with management skills, demonstrated successful grant-writing experience, and excellent communication skills, are key requirements for this position. French speaking is an advantage. Because of the global nature of the project, communication with partners in Africa and Southeast Asia will often necessitate availability for after-hour communication. This position is responsible for the daily administrative oversight of the OHW project. Other key responsibilities include: work with internal and overseas partners to write and gather the necessary documents required for submission of applications for funding to federal and/or foundation agencies; provide logistical support for the PI and faculty; compile and draft reports for weekly submission; oversee all aspects of travel for field personnel; work with the PI, Research Administrator and other internal or external financial offices to monitor the budget and maintain it in audit-ready form; monitor travel and expense reimbursements and expenditures; track and monitor all aspects of the award; organize and maintain project files and databases for easy search and access; schedule meetings and organize teleconferences; draft newsletters, articles and other external communications and keep these up-to-date; serve as point of contact for the project; facilitate communication among team members in the US and elsewhere.
MS degree with background in health sciences and 4-5 years in health sciences. Valid US Driver’s license. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. with or without accommodation; Ability to work independently, under supervision, and as part of a team.
Master’s degree in related discipline (MA, MS, MEd, MBA, MPH) and five years’ experience in program/project management preferred. Knowledge and experience in grant writing skills are required; experience in a University setting preferred or ability to quickly learn University policies. Superior computer, organizational, and interpersonal skills are essential; Demonstrated ability to learn new technology; Exceptional technical, accounting and communication skills a must. Experience in international relations. Demonstrated cross-cultural experience, cultural sensitivity and additional language skills desirable. Knowledge of Federal and International polices regarding movement of people.
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