Student Assistant, Gavi-funded Targeted Assessment Study Coordination and Communication (TASC)

Background:

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, has helped to immunize over 760 million people against deadly diseases, saving more than 13 million lives. In addition to supporting vaccines and funding health systems strengthening programs, among other priorities, Gavi supports a strategic portfolio of Monitoring and Evaluation activities designed to measure and optimize impact. This portfolio includes a number of diverse Targeted Assessments around the world, which fill critical vaccine-related evidence gaps identified by the Gavi Board.

IVAC provides coordination and communication support for pneumococcal or rotavirus vaccine analyses being carried out in various countries. IVAC communication staff work with Gavi and the research organizations implementing these targeted assessments to develop and implement communications and advocacy plans that translate key epidemiological, economic, and programmatic research into strategies that support advocates and decision-makers globally and in Gavi-supported countries.

Position Summary:

The position is paid, and we request approximately 10 hours/week, but the hours can vary by week. The successful applicant will receive guidance and support from IVAC faculty and will work as part of a team.

Responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to:
  • Developing and/or revising technical reports and presentations
  • Developing other communication and advocacy tools such as videos, toolkits, and websites
  • Leading stakeholder interviews and external communication with study sites in four countries

There will likely be opportunities to join other IVAC projects as they become available.

How should I apply?

Please send your updated CV and a writing sample to Mary Kate Chandler at mchand12@jh.edu as soon as possible for best consideration, latest by October 16, 2020.