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POSITION: Infectious Disease (ID) Coordinator

LOCATION: The position is based in Mae Sot, Thailand

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:
Reports directly to: Program Director
Direct Reports: none

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday – Friday with some Saturday availability

COMPENSATION: Initial salary will be based on experience and skill level, increasing over time commensurate with performance. GHAP has an egalitarian salary structure between local and expatriate staff. The position includes 3 weeks per year of paid vacation leave and visa costs will also be covered. Other benefits discussed with applicants who are shortlisted for the position.

LENGTH OF TERM: Minimum two year commitment

POSITION SUMMARY: The Coordinator of Infectious Disease works directly with GHAP’s community-based organization partners to build their capacity to implement and monitor quality infectious disease programs. GHAP’s capacity-building model includes a blend of focused one-on-one assistance in formal and informal settings and group trainings using more formalized curricula to augment community based efforts in increasing access to quality health care. For the Coordinator, he/she will interface with a range of community-based organization staff, such as program coordinators and assistant coordinators, data managers and data entry staff, and leaders. Primary current infectious disease programs coordinated by GHAP partners include malaria , tuberculosis , and lymphatic filariasis control. The ID Coordinator's main responsibilities will be working on the malaria and village health worker based programs (malaria, diarrhea and ARI).

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• In current infectious disease programs, ID Coordinator will build capacity of partners to:
  • Edit, update, and develop health worker training curricula
  • Prepare/facilitate as well as co-facilitate trainings
  • Coordinate with other units to implement data management systems
  • Perform data analysis and interpretation
  • Conduct routine program monitoring and evaluation
  • Update programmatic guidelines
  • Draft donor reports (gather data, assist partner organizations to draft)
  • Develop program budgets (including gathering necessary information)
  • Advocate for their work (work with partners to generate potential materials, e.g. presentations, abstracts)

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assist GHAP staff on other program tasks or operational issues as needed
• Assist in inter-/intra-organization program coordination

GHAP provides a dynamic working environment in which duties and responsibilities may change. Employees are expected to be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of their duties.
All employees are expected to be familiar with and adhere to GHAP’s Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Skills and Experience:
• Appropriate time management and priority setting skills in a fast paced work environment
• Ability to work as a team player, being flexible and patient
• Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation of public health programs

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE SUBMIT A COVER LETTER. To do so, click on the "Add Cover Letter" button once you have submitted the application. Applicants without a cover letter will not be considered.

Please be aware that you will need to answer a brief questionnaire completely about your qualifications and availability at the time of applying. If you need time to answer these questions, please do not close the browser.

Because of the large volume of applicants only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We thank you for your submission.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE
21st September 2012

About Community Partners International (CPI):

Community Partners International is a US-based non-profit organization whose mission is to work with local partners to improve health and education, led by and for the people of Myanmar. We do this by building the capacity of, providing technical assistance to, and advocating for local organizations so that they are able to promote health practices, provide effective and appropriate health services, and improve education opportunities. Our budget is roughly $3 million/year, and we have 21 staff in Burma/Myanmar, 18 in Thailand, and 6 in the US. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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