The Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at Columbia University is recruiting a Program Manager for an International Initiative for Pediatrics and Nutrition (IIPAN). The individual would support the Program for advancing nutritional health in children located in low- and middle-income countries. The candidate would advance IIPAN's offers of international as well as domestic educational opportunities in academic medical institutions abroad. Current active programs are located in Central and South America, Africa, and several countries in Southeast Asia. The program co-director will be responsible for overseeing the infrastructure of IIPAN, coordinating and overseeing site implementation, overseeing data collection, directing program evaluation, and designing, coordinating, and implementing regional educational activities. The candidate will also serve as a mentor to graduate students at Columbia University who may be interested in global health activities. The candidate will manage projects with the Columbia Global Centers to advance regional nutrition initiatives where these centers are located. The candidate will work within the Cancer Center at CUMC to harmonize global health activities (education and research) within adult and pediatric oncology.
The individual will be responsible for day-to-day administrative and research activities related to the program including:
Ensure smooth, well-organized, and efficient running of the program
Oversee and coordinate all aspects of the IIPAN program, ensuring clear and regular communication with all 30 collaborating sites with planned growth to 50 IIPAN sites within the upcoming 10 years.
Candidate will have each IIPAN affiliate at each of the planned 50 sites reporting directly to the candidate. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that IIPAN affiliates are adhering to the program stipulations (outlined in the MOU) and ensure timely data collection and reporting for each IIPAN site.
Provide oversight for IIPAN budget planning, fund expenditures, in keeping with CUMC fiscal policies. Existing budget is approximately $3M.
Support efforts to publicize and expand global education efforts in nutritional competencies.
Participate in programmatic strategic planning and in all endeavors involving global education, expansion, training, research, and publicity/fundraising.
Coordinate and ensure data quality for research agenda.
Monitor and evaluate nutritional education programs and training experiences.
Participate in global health pre-departure symposium.
Oversee the provision of nutritional workshops.
Directly supervise the IIPAN program coordinator as well as each of the IIPAN affiliates located at the 50 IIPAN sites.
Candidate will be responsible for identifying grant opportunities, drafting content for the grant application for review by IIPAN director, and ensuring timely submission.
Candidate will be responsible for overseeing flow of scientific publications and creating drafts as necessary.
Responsible for the development of student mentoring programs for students within CUMC as well as IIPAN global collaborating sites. Candidate will be responsible for data management and tracking to support submission of NIH level training grants.
Coordinate IIPAN activities with the Columbia Global Centers located in India, Kenya, and Brazil. Expand collaborations as indicated with IIPAN growth.
Bachelor's degree required or equivalent in education and experience. Master's preferred.
Direct experience with international programs,
fluency in Spanish is desired;
Background in global health or public health
Level of Physical Activity Required: Light
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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