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Project Coordinator-Global Pediatric Medicine

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Memphis Full-time

TheDepartment of Global Pediatric Medicine(GPM) is a growing department looking for professionals who are eager to help implement the St. Jude Global (SJG) mission of training the clinical workforce, developing and strengthening health systems and patient-centered initiatives, and advancing knowledge to sustain continuous improvement through research.

GPM is seeking a Project Coordinator to support global Health Systems collaborative initiatives. Duties will include assisting with implementation and oversight of projects and initiatives including researching, documenting, co-designing, monitoring, and disseminating health systems interventions. This position acts as a liaison with other members of GPM/SJG and global collaborators, and must be able to communicate clearly and foster trusting relationships. This team member supports efforts to increase capacity and collaboration to apply health policy and systems research, and to design and implement resources to support evidence-informed decision making and health systems strengthening. This team member will also work to support St. Jude’s activities as World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Childhood Cancer.The ideal candidate would be eager to help carve out new work streams to promote health policy and systems research and innovations in support of the St. Jude Global strategic vision.

The GPM Health Systems Unit Project Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Implementing multi-site health policy and systems research projects with collaborators, including health systems needs assessments and policy analyses
  • Assisting with analyses of health systems and policies (particularly those pertinent to national cancer control planning), and facilitating strategic implementation needs across operational levels
  • Developing and implementing standardized tools, frameworks, and metrics to ensure execution of project deliverables
  • Coordinating and facilitating workshops (national, regional, global; virtual or in-person), including working with logistics teams to ensure all aspects of meeting organization are addressed
  • Coordinating site visits and progress meetings, including preparation of agenda and summary reports
  • Facilitating communication and implementation of initiatives with global collaborators including multi-national agencies such as WHO, and governmental stakeholders
  • Developing and designing compelling reports, research/policy briefs and messaging specifically tailored for needs in partnership with diverse collaborators
  • Developing strong working relationships with partners both at St. Jude and key global collaborator sites
  • Working with team members across sites to ensure timely accomplishment of deliverables
  • Facilitating discussions in live meetings, presentations, and email/written communications

Skills and Abilities

  • Technical skills in global health systems and policy (including researching/monitoring)
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details
  • Strong communication and analytic skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Able to analyze, synthesize and adapt to new information quickly
  • Familiarity with quality improvement and implementation science methodologies a plus
  • Familiarity with project management frameworks in health related and resource-limited (low- and middle-income country) settings strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with general medical/health services and health systems terminology
  • Language skills in one of the other 5 WHO official languages in addition to English an asset (French, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Arabic)
  • Experience with data visualization (e.g., using PowerBI) an asset
  • Flexibility in schedule to accommodate meetings across different time zones
  • Flexibility to travel (estimated 20%) for on-site facilitation, as needed and as feasible
  • Experience leading multi-sector stakeholders in implementation efforts strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate multiple projects/work initiatives
  • Cultural sensitivity is a must

All candidates must submit a cover letter to be considered for the position.

  • Three (3) years of complex project management experience
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Outlook Calendar tools, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Fluency in a second language preferred
  • Experience in an international setting and with project management methodologies preferred
  • Supervisory and/or team coordinator experience preferred
  • Clinical background is preferred, research experience is a plus
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