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Task FORCE BACKGROUND: The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Founded nearly 40 years ago to advance health equity, The Task Force works with partners in more than 150 countries to eliminate diseases, ensure access to vaccines and essential medicines, and strengthen health systems to protect populations. Expertise includes neglected tropical diseases and other infectious diseases; vaccine safety, distribution and access; and health systems strengthening, including supply chains for essential medicines, public health informatics for data to inform programs and policies, and training and support for epidemiologists and laboratory systems to prevent and respond to outbreaks. Our COVID-19 activities including providing vaccine safety guidelines; advising on digital contact tracing; training epidemiologists on disease surveillance and response; distributing essential protection and treatment to hard-hit communities; using existing health programs to ensure protection for vulnerable groups, such as those afflicted with other diseases; and leveraging our existing supply chains for ongoing response and to help countries deliver vaccines.
PROGRAM BACKGROUND: Ready2Respond is a global collaboration of partners from the public, private and non-profit sectors committed to augmenting low- and middle-income countries’ readiness to respond against influenza and emerging respiratory viral pandemics. The Secretariat for Ready2Respond is hosted at The Task Force for Global Health, and sits within the Center for Vaccine Equity at The Task Force. Ready2Respond has formed three Expert Working Groups to design and execute cross-collaborative projects focused on three strategic priorities of work: Burden of Disease; Risk Communication and Community Engagement; and Vaccine Access. Their goal is to reduce obstacles that low- and middle-income countries face in creating sustainable vaccine delivery programs to combat future seasonal influenza epidemics, as well as influenza and other viral respiratory pandemics.
The Task Force for Global Health is seeking a full-time Program Associate at the Center for Vaccine Equity to fulfill a 1-year term with the possibility of renewal. This is a regular staff position that is benefits-eligible on the first day of employment.
Ready2Respond is looking for a Program Associate to support the day-to-day work of the Ready2Respond Secretariat (Director and Associate Director-Partnerships) and Expert Working Groups. The Program Associate will play an important role in advancing the work of Ready2Respond through research, coordination of activities and outputs, and various communications pieces/approaches with the Secretariat, key stakeholders, and the broader seasonal influenza and pandemic preparedness ecosystem.
TRAVEL: Less than 10% of domestic and/or international travel
NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.
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