Global Health Manager

Association of Public Health Laboratories
  • Location
    Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 06

Position description

The Manager, Global Health manages and implements APHL activities related to support for the Global Health Security (GHS) and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The incumbent of this position coordinates with CDC In-country Laboratory Leads and the Director, Global Health Program to identify technical assistance needs, plan strategies and initiates and manage implementation for country project activities. The Manager enlists qualified APHL member and staff experts, and non-member experts, organizes project teams, monitors overall project performance and reports on project outcomes. The incumbent duties include writing scopes of work and requests for proposals, monitoring consultant and vendor contracts, coordinating logistical arrangements for international shipments of material, and review and evaluation of technical and non-technical reports prepared by consultants, Ministry of Health country staffs and international agencies. 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. Identifying experts required to provide technical assistance in project activities and responding to requests from APHL members for participation in project activities. The Manager will also be responsible for supervising several staff.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serves as APHL staff lead for several GHS and PEPFAR Country activities as assigned.
  • 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 infectious diseases and quality assurance for laboratory testing in designated countries.
  • Manage development of project activities and training programs; presents training on laboratory testing methods, biosafety/biosecurity, quality management systems and laboratory management.
  • Represents APHL interests during in-country visits, assessments, meetings, trainings, and workshops.
  • Manages APHL member participation in GHS and PEPFAR 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 2-7 representatives.
  • Supervises 3-4 staff at APHL headquarters
  • For specific assignments, develops and implements training; manages consultant and vendor contract reporting and manages logistical arrangements for project country activities.
  • Develops bids and contracts and budgets for APHL consultants/vendors for approval by Director, Global Health Program.
  • Manages 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

  • This is considered a career level position.
  • Work at this level requires that incumbents possess a substantial knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of diagnostics as well as proven analytical, research and project management capabilities.
  • Incumbents typically have a bachelor’s degree in a laboratory science, public health practice or equivalent education, and a minimum of five years progressive and relevant experience. An advanced degree may be substituted for work experience.
  • Education in the subjects of biosafety/biosecurity or laboratory management are an advantage.
  • Competency in a language other than English is an advantage.


Knowledge of: diagnosis of infectious diseases, statistical methods and project management. Microsoft Office, Word Perfect, PowerPoint, Access database software, email systems.


Skills: Skill in the use of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Access database software, email systems. Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills.


Abilities: Ability to establish working relationships with diverse groups; ability to work independently; organize work projects and complete tasks within assigned timeframes.

Special Requirements

Special Requirements: Demonstrated capability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines. International and domestic travel required (up to 35%).

Work Environment

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.

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