Program Coordinator - Healthier Societies Program
- Part time (15 - 22.5 hours per week)
- Hybrid working arrangements available, with a combination of office and virtual work
- 1 year fixed term (parental leave replacement with potential to extend)
- Respected global research organisation
- Make an impact on global health outcomes
- Fantastic culture
The George Institute (TGI) is 700+ people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:
- Find better treatments for the world's biggest health problems
- Transform primary health care to support better health for more people
- Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health
Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact. Please visit our website to read more about how we are addressing the world's biggest health problems.
We are seeking an experienced Program Coordinator to join our Healthier Societies Program. Your primary responsibility will be to organise and consolidate a community of practice around a research program, policy engagement and other activities under the Healthier Societies Pillar across the institute.
The position holder will work as a member of the Healthier Societies Program team, which spans the UK, India and Australia and links with colleagues in China. They will work with TGI’s researchers across these locations. They will also engage with global health actors and researchers across the gamut of Healthier Societies, particularly in low- and middle-income countries
The Program Coordinator - Healthier Societies will be required to:-
- Participate in special projects to improve processes
- Take responsibility for personal learning and development and for setting achievable and meaningful work objectives
- Organise regular meetings of TGI staff and students and keep records of conversations and actions on Healthier Societies, including Planetary Health
- Support Working Group chair and others to coordinate across any task teams established to take various workstreams forward
- Develop and maintain a shared drive of materials related to the Institute’s Healthier Societies work;
- Undertake research and stakeholder (researchers, donors, NGOs) mapping on Healthier Societies, as required, to inform future research and collaborations;
- Support TGI staff more systematically to reach out to potential external research collaborators on Healthier Societies;
- Search for and identify possible grant opportunities for Healthier Societies research and policy engagement;
- Work with colleagues to draft Healthier Societies’-focused grant proposals, with the possibility of involvement in their execution
- Take leadership of Healthier Societies Sessions, a bi-monthly internal forum for TGI staff to come together to discuss and engage on key topics relevant to TGI’s work (e,g., health and human rights, equity), provide feedback and develop solutions
Key Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
- Well-honed written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to understand and interpret complex research and scientific projects and to communicate key messages
- Interpersonal skills, with an ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
- Ability to work to deadlines and manage tasks and activities under guidance, providing broad support to more senior staff and ensuring high-quality outputs.
- At least 1+ years research experience in health or related sectors in an academic research environment
- Emerging publication track record
- Team coordination and engagement
- Research in a Healthier Societies area such as food policy, injury, mental health, CDoH, social determinants of health.
For more details on this role, please see our current Position Description.
The closing date for applications is midnight, Friday 14th October, 2022.
We do, however, reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.