Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) builds capacity through interdisciplinary global health education and training programs , conducts implementation science and research, and provides technical assistance service to government and civil sector organizations in countries supported by the President's Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through an an affiliated organization, Friends in Global Health (FGH) .
As a leader in international education and research, VIGH seeks to improve health and well being of people living in low-resource settings. Our work reflects this commitment.
For more informoation, please visit https://www.vumc.org/global-health/ .
Job Summary Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) seeks a Senior Program Manager to join the team at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH). This position will be responsible for managing extramurally funded global health education and training programs, assist in the management of global research projects, and work to foster project growth and new partnerships within established focus countries. Existing training and research programs take place in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs), predominantly focused on sub-Saharan Africa. This position is substantially funded through extramural grants.
Additional responsibilities will be dedicated to VIGH activities directly within the overall institute´s Grant Management and Education and Trainings teams. In this role the Sr. Program Manager will assist with the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for new VIGH global research engagements, provide effort towards grant development and internal grant submissions, and engage, when appropriate, in helping to facilitate VIGH implemented training and capacity building courses.
Key Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
Responsible for leading and managing multiple large NIH funded global health training and education grants focused on HIV/AIDS, research ethics, global clinical trials, and other institutional capacity building.
Implement effective strategies to enhance and expand training programs.
Manage large and complex budgets and subcontracts with international collaborators (including Portuguese speaking Africa).
Coordinate program activities with faculty, staff and external partners.
Facilitate the transition of successful grant applications into active program development, operations and implementation.
Serve as mentor to trainees and grant administrators at VIGH international partner sites.
Generate reports for NIH and other donors.
Coordinate training workshops at VIGH and at VIGH international partner sites.
Develop and apply metrics to measure outcomes, markers of success, and evaluate long-term impacts.
Represent the projects with funding partners, especially NIH, USAID, and CDC; and in various national and international settings.
Develop and manage infrastructure for clinical and population-based research programs at international training sites.
Assist the Principal Investigator with the writing of protocols, research SOPs, study tools and informed consent documents.
Assist the Principal Investigator in monitoring of research progress and outcomes.
Assist with data analysis, dissemination and scholarly productivity through development of manuscripts, donor required reports, and presentations at scientific conferences.
Provide technical assistance on IRB submissions, NIH public access compliance, NIH protocol registrations system compliance and clinical trial compliance.
Basic Qualifications Minimum Education:
This position requires a Master's degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, International Education, Social Work, or other relevant field is preferred.
5 Years with extensive experience working in global health. Management experience and experience working in sub-Sarahan Africa is preferred. Fluency in both English and Portuguese is preferred
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
· US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
· Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
· The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
· National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
· Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
· American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.