ITI is a program of The Task Force for Global Health.
Working at ITI
The International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) seeks dedicated, passionate public health champions to help rid the world of blindness from the preventable disease, trachoma. ITI is based just outside of Atlanta, Georgia in the US. Learn more about the ITI team.
Senior Program Associate
- Provide technical support to Ministries of Health and national programs so that they can:
- prepare their annual Zithromax® application, ensuring compliance with the donation criteria
- develop and carry out plans for SAFE implementation, including development of activity plans (including Trachoma Action Plans), timelines, and budgets
- scale-up the drug donation within existing program countries
- join the ITI program as new donation recipient countries
- Manage the country drug requests through every step of the process, including but not limited to:
- using available prevalence data, pre-populating the Zithromax® donation requests prior to sending to applicant countries
- liaising closely with national program coordinators and implementing partners to maximize access to donated Zithromax®
- understanding challenges faced by national programs in order to advocate on behalf of the programs to implementing partners, donors, and ITI management
- advocating on behalf of the country at the twice-annual Trachoma Expert Committee meetings
- working with ITI supply chain team and national Ministries of Health to keep Memoranda of Understanding up to date
- working closely with ITI management and supply chain team to ensure the correct quantity of Zithromax® arrives at the right place, at the right time, every time
- Plan and coordinate the Trachoma Expert Committee (TEC) meetings, including: drafting proceedings, developing the TEC book, ensuring applications are complete, liaising with TEC members, supporting the development of position papers, and assisting in drafting conclusions and recommendations
- Support the integration of trachoma activities into other neglected tropical disease initiatives
Communications and Knowledge Management
- Prepare required materials for internal and external meetings, including forecasting meetings.
- Prepare briefing materials for Director, Regional Director, and Deputy Director.
- Contribute data and program information to global program reports.
- Draft, proofread, and edit program documents, reports, presentations, correspondence, and content for communications materials.
- Represent ITI at meetings and workshops through active participation, undertaking domestic and international travel.
- Prepare trip reports and meeting reports in a standard format for inclusion in ITI’s permanent record.
Donor and Partner Management
- Support the development and strengthening of partner relationships, including the International Coalition for Trachoma Control.
- Assist with grant management, possibly including grant proposal writing, reporting on grants, establishing contracts, and reviewing reports on grants that ITI makes to partner organizations.
- Perform other ITI program-related duties as required.
- Participate fully as a member of the Task Force for Global Health by contributing to, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested.
- Performs related responsibilities as required.
TRAVEL: Domestic and international travel required (15-25%)
- Bachelor's degree in a field related to specified program areas.
- Four years related program management experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
- Master’s degree in a field related to the program (e.g., MSc, MPH, MBA)
- 3-5 years of experience in international programs
- 2-3 years of work experience in low income countries
- Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
- Proficiency in one of the following languages preferred: Amharic, Arabic, French, Portuguese, or Spanish
- Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following: ARC GIS; biostatistical methods (especially survey design and interpretation); business management
- Experience in partner relations
- High attention to detail and quality
- Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
- Ability to undertake domestic and international travel (15-25%), including weekends
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- The primary duty of the Program Associate position for is organizing, coordinating, and planning operational facets of a global program and its related activities which include, but are not limited to the following: researching factors that may impact the success of the program, and working with individuals or groups to research and document program requirements in order to provide appropriate input.
- Monitors and reports progress of objectives and goals of the program.
- Develops promotional materials/venues, manages relational databases, and establishes/forecasts budget requirements.
- Develops work plans to accomplish objectives and monitors progress toward their achievement.
- Monitors expenditures and may prepare financial reports; may assist in identifying funding resources and developing fund-raising strategies and initiatives.
- Prepares operational and statistical reports to assist in effective decision-making.
- Conducts training, represents the program at international meetings and conferences, and networks with affiliated groups.
- May write or develop reports, speeches, briefings, newsletters, promotional materials, grants or other written materials related to the program.
- Conducts research and gathers accurate information to develop various publications.
- May plan, administer, or monitor the program's budget or related grants.
- May assist in developing and coordinating program-related conferences, conventions, or meetings.
- May supervise staff. Performs related responsibilities as required.
- This is not an administrative support position.
- Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the program and
- Two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
- Oral and written proficiency in French
- Strong, demonstrated attention to detail
- Excellent time management skills
- Knowledge of and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, etc.), Adobe Acrobat, and databases is essential
- Excellent English writing and verbal communication skills
- Experience generating maps using ArcGIS software or willingness to learn
- Experience working in an international setting
- Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills with ability to work effectively in a multicultural, team environment
- Work experience from a developing country is not essential, but a distinct advantage
TRAVEL: 10-15% Internationally
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