Job position: Project Manager
Primary location: UK, France
Contract duration: 6 months with possible extension
Working Hours: 20 to 30 hours a week
Remuneration: Subject to negotiation, competitive in line with experience
Closing date: 28 May 2018
Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS) is a unique, international non-governmental organization building information exchange and collaboration among disease surveillance networks in different regions of the world. CORDS is comprised of six-member Networks based in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Southern Europe. We promote global exchanges of best practices, surveillance tools and strategies, training courses, innovations, successful operating procedures, case studies and other technical data.
CORDS aims to strengthen the development, capabilities and sustainability of all the network members to improve global surveillance, to detect disease outbreaks early and mitigate their local and global impact. CORDS promote the “One Health” approach.
The position is an exciting consultancy opportunity with a unique not-for-profit organization funded by The Rockefeller foundation and Ending Pandemics.
The contract is a remote-based position offering a flexible work arrangement and hours and the ideal candidate will be based in the London, Paris or Lyon area.
Purpose of the Position:
The Project Manager will report to the Executive Director and will collaborate actively with CORDS Team and member Networks based in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Southern Europe. The Project Manager will primarily be responsible for the coordination of a new Internetwork Project on Digital Health Event Information, implemented by the six CORDS member Networks.
She/he will be key in ensuring that milestones and measurement are set at the beginning of the project, measured over time, and that necessary adjustments are made based on the learnings from this monitoring and evaluation in order to ensure utmost accountability to our funders, member Networks and other stakeholders across the globe.
- Support the Executive Director in developing and implementing the project-related activities, building relationships and fostering communication between and within networks;
- Oversee the sub-granting and contracting process;
- Contribute to drafting award agreements to sub-grantees;
- Support the Strategic Partnerships Manager in writing Requests for proposals (RFPs) and grant applications;
- Support the CORDS team to develop /implement suitable Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks for its programmes;
- Travel to the networks and participate in international meetings, workshops and conferences as required;
- Participate in teleconferences/calls with funders and networks;
- Participate in fortnightly calls with CORDS secretariat team;
- Perform general document editing and develop project presentations;
- Provide updates to the Executive Director on a regular and timely basis
- With inputs from CORDS member Networks, ensure the review and finalization of high quality outputs from our work, including but not limited to development of tools, frameworks, progress/narrative reports of the CORDS Internetwork Project on Digital Health Event Information;
- Liaise with Networks and Executive Director and Strategic Partnerships Manager to plan next phase of the CORDS Internetwork Digital Health Event Information project;
- Support internal communications activities through the development of project briefings, minuting of meetings, drafting workshop and conference reports and sharing relevant global health information and opportunities relevant to Networks;
- Identify and contribute to opportunities to raise the profile of CORDS’ work in the field, including abstract submissions for conferences and publications;
- Delegate portions of workshop development, project development, and other items to personnel within the Networks through appropriate granting or other oversight mechanisms;
- Maintain communications with network personnel and oversee delegated tasks in the project to ensure their continued progress;
- Follow-up on reports and payments as needed and per grant and contract obligations with Networks under the CORDS Internetwork Project on Digital Health Event Information;
- Lead on monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) for the project and contribute to the overall MEAL framework for all CORDS projects.
- Support the organisation of workshops/conferences related to the project;
- Correspond with workshop/conference participants and network liaison regarding all relevant programme details;
- Assist with developing periodic narrative reports for funders.
- Bachelors’ degree in related field;
- Master’s degree in Public Health, Medical Sciences; Social Sciences; Communication, or related field is preferred;
- Project management experience in the biomedical field or in public health in international context;
- Experience working with multinational and interdisciplinary teams;
- Strong written and oral communication skills in English;
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team and autonomously;
- Excellent organizational skills;
- Proven problem-solving skills;
- Willingness and ability to travel to the Networks and adapt to work in different cultural and linguistic settings;
- Flexibility, patience, and the ability to adapt and accommodate changing conditions on projects;
- Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Excel and PowerPoint, as well as other relevant project management software.
To apply for this opportunity, please submit a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org