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Project Coordinator, SPaCE, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 14957

Updated: April 19, 2018

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Strategic Partnerships adn Community Engagement in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Project Coordinator. This Full-time /Fixed Term position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The SPaCE portfolio at the Cumming School of Medicine is committed to supporting health service capacity globally including in East Africa. The Project Coordinator, Tanzania Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) will be based at the Foothills Campus and report to the Manager, SPaCE and work under the direction of the Global MNCH Project Director. The Project Coordinator will provide support for three global health MNCH Projects: two in research and one in implementation.

 

 

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Implementation documentation
    • Will prepare training manuals, an implementation guide, orientation packages, and process step materials
      • coordinate technical team inputs; consolidate multiple reviews; copyedit and proofread; use simple language, or coordinate simple language; reviews; bring in experts as needed on content; check consistency; format documents to professional standard , publication quality; organize ISBN numbers and register documents as needed
  • Canadian public engagement coordination
    • Plan activities annually, as per the logic model and work plan formats, and report on activities and results
    • Procure goods and services for engagement activities
    • Organize events including all logistics: room bookings, audio visual, event notices, publicity, registrations, volunteers, signage, parking, catering
    • Coordinate local student internships
    • Coordination communications including website updates, digital storytelling training and posting, and social media plans, key messages, and regular updates
    • Maintain operational tracking and databases for Canadian public engagement
  • Evaluation
    • With the field team, coordinate PS MNCH evaluations such as household surveys, and simulation process evaluation
    • Conduct literature reviews
    • Coordinate protocol documentation
    • Coordinate and co-develop data tools and databases with research team members and technical advisors
    • Coordinate analysis and preparation of reports and evaluations
    • Support documentation of implementation processes, training and operational indicators and to assist with coordination and documentation including for project monitoring, including typing, formatting, and consolidating changes
    • Prepare dissemination products including posters, graphics, summary sheets, photographs, video packages, and package materials including for the final conference

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree and 1-2 years experience or Master of Public Health degree or related field, preferably global health or Maternal, Newborn and Child Health clinical focus
  • Field work experience in East Africa or low or middle income country would be a strong asset, as is good general knowledge of global health and international development issues
  • Demonstrated experience in project-related coordination including work plan development and adherence, reporting and management of documents, files and databases and other tracking tools
  • Past project coordination related to global health projects and/or work with NGOs, government funding and development partners an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills and diplomacy are required in coordinating and supporting engagement of senior team members, volunteers, alumni and students
  • Experience working in a team environment with a highly productive group is an asset
  • Experience organizing events is needed
  • Fluency in MS Office including Excel, PPT and Word are required
  • Skills and software experience in research and database management such as SPSS and NVivo; reference management such as Endnote; copy editing and proofreading; graphic design such as Adobe Illustrator are strong assets
  • Strong skills related to written communication and social media including website management and web-based engagement tool use. Knowledge of Wordpress is an asset
  • Copy edit and proofreading skills are an asset
  • Previous field data collection experience using qualitative and/or quantitative tools is a strong asset; CAPI (computer assisted personal interviewing) experience highly desirable
  • Demonstrated ability in evaluation and project report writing are a strong asset
  • Knowledge of the University of Calgary processes and procedures is desirable
  • Flexibility, responsiveness, ability to work under tight deadlines, resourcefulness and a positive attitude are desirable

Application Deadline:  March 23, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase I.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

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The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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