VillageReach is seeking a Project Coordinator based in Zambezia.
VillageReach is implementing a community based participatory and mixed methods research project in Mozambique and Malawi to determine drivers of childhood immunization dropouts as well as context-specific v. scalable solutions to improve full childhood immunization coverage. This study builds on a pilot study VillageReach conducted in Mozambique from 2020-2021 (more information on the study here). We will implement this study in three-iterative phases: (1) Co-develop solutions with communities and understand communities’ roles in generating evidence and solutions; (2) Implement the co-created solutions for up to one year; and (3) Evaluate the implementation and early impact of the co-created solutions. To execute this study, we will collaborate with community members, health workers and government stakeholders, as participants and partners. The Project Coordinator will serve as the Mozambique study implementation lead. In this role, they will be responsible for ensuring execution of all study phases in Mozambique, leading implementation of the community-identified solution and coordinating with Mozambique based partners and the larger study team. The Project Coordinator will contribute significantly in designing the study and supporting data collection, analysis and dissemination activities. S/he should be familiar with human-centered design (HCD), qualitative methods and community engagement practices, and have experience in managing multi-site studies. This position reports to the Study Lead and Deputy Country Director.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
The following competencies reflect what is expected of all VillageReach employees; including examples of how one might demonstrate each of these competencies in one’s role.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for hiring and supervising two community researchers who will carry out participant recruitment, data collection, analysis and community engagement activities. The Project Coordinator will be required to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; monitoring performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
VillageReach has no private offices, employees work in a shared, open environment with task and conference rooms accessible to employees for privacy and meetings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Due to the time zone differences between our Seattle office and our Country Offices and location of other global staff, US based staff are expected to be available for early morning meetings starting at 6am. In addition, our global HQ and Country office staff are expected to be available for late afternoon/evening meetings up to 6pm.
This is an immediate hire and therefore resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until January 31th, 2022. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to our online portal: http://www.villagereach.org/join-us/
VillageReach is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. We believe that diverse, equitably weighted perspectives foster an organizational capacity to create novel solutions that improve health in the most underserved and hard-to-reach areas. To align our values, innovations and impact, VillageReach is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce.
VillageReach has an established compensation structure that is based on the relevant market and internally transparent. We hire people into the established range based on one’s experience and education and considering internal equity. We do not inquire about salary history.