Coordinate planning, implementation and evaluation efforts for the “Que Vivan Las Madres” project, a scale-up of a proven three-pronged intervention to prevent maternal and neonatal mortality in Guatemala. Work with Guatemalan and other international colleagues in the implementation and evaluation of PRONTO (Programa de Rescate Obstétrico Neonatal: El Tratamiento Óptimo y Oportuno): http://prontointernational.org, a core component of the intervention strategy. Coordinate collaborative research efforts between the UCSF Global Health Sciences and the Center for Epidemiologic Research in Sexual and Reproductive Health (CIESAR) in Guatemala. This position requires excellent project management, scientific writing and editing skills. Written and spoken Spanish language fluency is essential.
0.3 FTE: Project management
- Manage a complex international research project, including both programmatic and research elements for each of the three components of the “Que Vivan Las Madres” project.
- Coordinate the PRONTO train-the-trainer course in Guatemala, working with field staff to recruit potential trainers.
- Coordinate US-based PRONTO trainers (staff and volunteers) to carry out PRONTO training in Guatemala.
- Liaise and collaborate with Guatemalan research and program staff and other international counterparts to assess and assure project progress.
- Write grant proposals, reports, and develop budgets in English and Spanish.
- Assist with fiscal responsibilities, budget tracking and other activities required for multinational grant management.
0.3 FTE: Program implementation
- Lead and support other related projects according to program needs.
- Develop and refine needed components of PRONTO curriculum in collaboration with PRONTO staff.
- Organize and lead monthly forums with US-based volunteer PRONTO trainers in collaboration with other research staff.
- Facilitate PRONTO trainings in Guatemala, including presenting content, facilitating teamwork activities, and running simulated scenarios in collaboration with PRONTO lead trainers.
- Collaborate with Guatemalan PI and field staff to implement and evaluate a social marketing campaign promoting clinic-based childbirth care
- Collaborate with Guatemalan PI and field staff to implement and evaluate a “midwifery liaison” outreach strategy linking communities to clinics
- Reach out to new on-the-ground partners and liaise with stakeholders to ensure long term sustainability of PRONTO in Guatemala.
- Network with local and international institutes and centers to enhance collaborate efforts in maternal/child/reproductive health in Latin America.
0.25 FTE: Research Implementation
- Update PRONTO Web sites in English and Spanish.
- Prepare institutional review board applications/renewals and ensure compliance with all IRB requirements; advise Guatemalan partners of UCSF IRB policies and procedures.
- Develop research instruments, data collection systems, and related standard operating procedures in collaboration with Guatemalan research staff and PIs.
- Provide practical support to US-based graduate and medical students designing and carrying out field research in Guatemala.
0.15 FTE Results dissemination
- Provide technical support and oversight for data management and data analysis; create data analysis plans.
- Develop presentations and abstracts.
- Write and prepare manuscripts for publication in English and Spanish.
Required Education, Experience and Skills:
- Represent PRONTO at local and international conferences; develop and produce conference-related materials.
Masters of Public Health AND two years’ hands-on experience coordinating international projects including collaborating with international colleagues are required. Written and spoken Spanish and English fluency are required. Must be willing and able to travel up to 30% FTE.
Additional Desired Experience: Project management experience. Experience with technical and grant writing. Experience with program evaluation and/or implementation science. Experience working in Latin America and with Ministries of Health in developing countries. Familiarity with international maternal and neonatal health issues. Familiarity with UCSF IRB procedures.
Additional Desired Skills: Must be able to manage a complex international project efficiently. Ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, disperse team. Highly motivated, independent self-starter flexible to changing project needs. Ability to negotiate and develop partnerships at all levels, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of professional conduct. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
For further information or to apply, please contact Elizabeth Butrick at email@example.com.