full-time position with Health Systems; 37.5 hours per week; Monday - Friday
The mission of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is to accelerate global access to life-saving vaccines through the development and implementation of evidence-based policies. The work of IVAC focuses on: disease epidemiology; vaccine economics and supply; monitoring and evaluation of vaccine introduction and of IVAC's programs; and advocacy, policy and communications activities to increase the profile of and global action on vaccine-preventable disease.
About Value of Immunization Compendium of Evidence (VoICE)
The VoICE project aims to facilitate the interpretation and use of broad "value of vaccines" data and messaging by established global and country advocates. VoICE itself is an online tool designed to capture available evidence and arguments around the broad impact of immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs on a variety of outcomes beyond the direct health impact, including equity, economics, education, societal impacts, and health systems. The tool provides a sampling of available evidence supporting a variety of advocacy arguments which can then be used by advocates to develop context-specific messaging. The primary outcome of this project will be the effective use of a wide variety of evidence-supported arguments on the value of immunization by international child health and immunization advocacy partners to support continued funding and confidence in immunization programs. This project is made possible with the support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Work closely with the Scientific Communications Manager (located primarily off-site) to execute the project activities. Stay abreast on the latest research and public health news related to linkages between immunization and the aforementioned outcomes (i.e. education, economics, etc.), and for translating pertinent evidence into key ideas that can be included in the tool. Engage with partners and advocates in the global health space to promote utilization of the tool and gain insight for further revisions of the tool. In addition, the Officer should be ready to engage with web developers, strategic information design professionals and other technical consultants to further the functions and usability of the VoICE platform. Serve as the on-site reference for the VoICE tool and liaison to other relevant IVAC projects, including the VIEW-Hub online vaccine and epidemiology information platform.
Reporting to the Director of the Policy, Advocacy, & Communications (PAC) team, work with IVAC's Operations team, Scientific Communications Manager and PAC Director to ensure project activities and deliverables are completed in accordance with budget; and liaise with project sponsors as needed to complete reporting needs and incorporate strategic guidance from key stakeholders into project activities and objectives. Contribute to other PAC team projects and may spend up to 25% level of effort contributing to other related projects, as needed.
Review, organize and interpret technical materials (e.g. scientific publications) to incorporate into message compendium for VoICE. Lead day-to-day activities of assigned projects, including document review, writing reports, developing templates, leading calls, etc. Manage and support consultants and student staff as needed. Review and interpret data to incorporate into advocacy and communications materials for project-specific needs and Center-wide products, including infographics, briefs and slide decks. Participate in (and lead where appropriate) regular team meetings (PAC, IVAC, project-focused meetings) to provide project updates and discuss opportunities for collaborations. Liaise with external partners to discuss opportunities for synergies. Stay apprised on projects across the Center to understand areas for potential linkages. Stay apprised on research and news developments in the global, child and maternal health space to provide inputs into project strategies and prospective projects. Provide strategy input for prospective projects for the PAC team and current PAC team advocacy & communications strategies. Provide ad hoc support to PAC team as appropriate.
Perform other duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Two years of experience working in global health or related field. Advanced degree may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Highly organized, self-motivated and able to manage multiple projects and responsibilities. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Strong problem-solving, analytical, and interpretive skills. Experience in developing and executing advocacy & communications strategies and activities, preferably in an international health setting.
Experience in working with diverse groups of individuals in international context. Knowledge of vaccines, disease epidemiology, health systems, health economics or other related field, and strong interest/curiosity about a variety of health-related subjects.
**JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.**
Master's degree in Public Health or related field. Experience conducting literature reviews.
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