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The Indigenous, Local, and Global Health (ILGH) Office at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary is recruiting for a Global Health (GH) Project Coordinator.  Reporting to the Director, Global Health Projects, the Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the program activities and administrative oversight for the Healthy Adolescent and Young People in Southwest Uganda (HAY!) project, 2020-2024, seeks to contribute to reductions in adolescent pregnancy in Uganda through a model for maximizing engagement for readiness and impact.  The Coordinator will also support other global health projects as new program funding is awarded.


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The Project Coordinator supports in-country staff and participants; is responsible for the planning, oversight, delivery. monitoring and evaluation of project scope and objectives, working with international partners, and fostering an enabling environment.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record of versatility and integrity, as well as experience working on global health projects that address health inequities, and a passion for helping to make a difference in the lives of people.


The Global Health Project Coordinator is directly responsible for the project development, implementation, management, and evaluation of a diverse set of Global Health initiatives. In addition, this position is responsible for facilitating existing strategies and providing input for emerging strategies while promoting and balancing project activities.  Engagement is a key responsibility of the role and the coordinator will be experienced and culturally safe in developing and nurturing relationships.


The Coordinator will manage process evaluation, results-tracking databases, training of researchers, research assistants and partner staff members, data quality assurance, manuscript strategy, and high-level dissemination products including infographics.


This is grant funded position for one year, with a possibility for extension for 3 years based on project funding. Continuing employment after that date is dependent upon the availability of additional project funds.  The incumbent will work with project management teams and steering committees in Canada and internationally to support capacity building and program deliverables.  Because of the global nature of the position, coordination and communication with partners often necessitates availability for after-hour communication.  Work intensity increases around planning and reporting periods for funding agencies, up to three times per year. All projects involve multi-partner teams based throughout Canada and internationally and field activities can be intense, especially data collection periods and high-volume training times. This position requires early morning remote meetings and may involve travel to Uganda roughly 1-3 times per year for 2-3 weeks, post-COVID, and a longer period of up to 2 months during the endline in late 2023.


Qualifications/Expertise Required:


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in experience degree in project management, international development, or global health
  • Minimum of 5 years related experience in in international development (less-resourced country setting) project management including time working overseas, ideally in East Africa, and preferably in an academic Additional years of experience is considered an asset
  • Previous project manager experience with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) projects and knowledge of GAC guidelines, rules, reporting and evaluation expectations
  • Mastery of critical project management skills and results-based management, including proposal development; start-up and implementation plans; work planning and progress assessment; personnel and budget management; contractual compliance; client relations; and RBM outcomes evaluation and reporting, including start-up and close down
  • Knowledge in U of C and other post-secondary institutional programs, particularly regarding Global Health programs and resources
  • A resourceful self-starter who possesses sound judgment, versatility and creativity, and basic quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Strong leadership, problem-solving, and planning and organization skills
  • An effective relationship builder, with good listening skills and a clear and articulate communication style in cross cultural settings, especially East Africa
  • Relevant financial experience, including oversight of project budgets
  • Experience fostering a results-oriented culture, in Canada and with international partners
  • A background in outreach approaches, dialogue events, feedback to stakeholders, and policy engagement with senior public service and political leadership
  • Prior experience working in cross-cultural/ international settings including work in capacity-building (i.e., senior trainer/mentor)
  • Strong team work as well as time management skills are required, and the ability to work by distance and independently, and to supervise and mentor staff in Canada and internationally
  • Experience with the University, Cumming School of Medicine policies and procedures is considered an asset

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