Opportunity with the Women & Health Initiative

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The Women & Health Initiative at the Harvard School of Public Health is seeking a Project Manager for the Hansen Project on Maternal and Child Health:

The Women and Health Initiative (W&HI has embraced the reduction of maternal mortality as its top priority and has launched an ambitious three-year strategy to make a significant contribution to this field. One component of this strategy, the Hansen Project for Maternal and Child Health, will center on programmatic efforts to prevent maternal deaths by improving the quality of health care in Ethiopia and Tanzania. The W&HI will strengthen specific components of ongoing health extension worker programs in both countries and will train national policy makers and program managers as well as representatives from throughout sub-Saharan Africa to increase their capacity to implement effective maternal and child health initiatives in their countries. Through the Hansen Project, the W&HI will leverage the significant work of the Maternal Health Task Force at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in Ethiopia and other HSPH projects currently conducted in Tanzania and collaborate closely with the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health & Human Rights (FXB).

The Project Manager will work in close collaboration with colleagues and organizations in Ethiopia and Tanzania as well as partners based in the US and other countries to achieve project milestones. The Project Manager will be responsible for managing project operations and logistics, including the development of project work plans; supporting budget management; and coordinating with Harvard offices to ensure organizational support for project activities. S/he will be responsible for engaging project partners both in the US and in the priority countries of Ethiopia and Tanzania, including the coordination of overseas staff and consultants. S/he will support the project’s leadership in preparing formal and informal reports on progress for external communications and donor relations. S/he will oversee the work of student research assistants and volunteers working on the project.

The Project Manager should have experience working in the fields of maternal health and quality improvement, as well as skills related to interpreting qualitative and quantitative data for programmatic purposes. Willingness to travel at least 30% of his/her time. Please note: This position is grant-funded through 12/31/2014.

For more information and to apply, visit the Women & Health Initiative website.