Project Coordinator

The Partnership for Health Advancement in Vietnam (HAIVN), a collaboration between Harvard Medical School (HMS), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), seeks to develop capacity for high quality medical education, medical research and healthcare quality in Vietnam. HAIVN has been working to improve the health systems in Vietnam since 2003.

HAIVN, through a USAID funded project, Improving Access, Curriculum and Teaching in Medical education and Emerging Diseases (IMPACT MED) Alliance, is currently supporting the Vietnam Ministry of Health (MOH) to improve hospital infection control and antibiotic stewardship.

HAIVN is currently seeking a Project Coordinator who is knowledgeable and experienced in project coordination and management, understands the Vietnamese hospital system, and who has technical expertise in infection control and antibiotic use.

Job Location: This position will be based in Hanoi.

Overall Responsibilities

The Project Coordinator will plan project activities and will provide technical assistance to partners to support implementation and achievement of project goals. The Project Coordinator will also be responsible for coordinating technical support from Harvard Medical School (HMS) experts and for managing collaborations with partners such as Ministry of Health, hospitals, universities, and private sector.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance to the Vietnam Ministry of Health (MOH) in development of national strategies, policies, and action plans related to hospital IPC and health workforce preparedness for emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance and tuberculosis
  • Coordinate efforts to develop training programs in hospital IPC and related areas
  • Develop curriculum, training materials, and standard operating procedures in IPC
  • Provide training and technical assistance in IPC to the Vietnam MOH and other national experts
  • Provide on-site training and coaching in IPC at select hospitals
  • Provide technical support to medical universities in Vietnam to develop curriculum for training medical, nursing, and pharmacy students in IPC, tuberculosis, and antibiotic stewardship
  • Collaborate with IMPACT MED Alliance private sector partners and serve as liaison between private sector partners, HAIVN, and MOH.
  • Liaise and coordinate activities with other international and domestic organizations working in the areas of hospital IPC, TB, and emerging pandemic threats
  • Develop and track project work plans, contribute to the writing of project reports, technical briefs, success stories, and other communication
  • Represent HAIVN at conferences and meetings with Vietnamese and US government agencies
  • Translate project, curricular, and QI materials from English to Vietnamese and vice versa
  • Provide English-Vietnamese interpretation at training courses and in communication with partners

Required Qualifications

Required Experience

  • Medical Doctorate from Vietnamese Institution
  • At least 5 years of experience in hospital infection control, clinical infectious disease, and/or public health implementation
  • Experience in working on projects with the Vietnam Ministry of Health
  • Experience working with international donor funded projects

Required Skills

  • Ability to provide training, mentoring and coaching to health workers and managers
  • Ability to write technical documents such as training curricula, operating procedures, and technical briefs.
  • Able to work effectively in a complex international environment
  • Passionate about improving the health system in Vietnam
  • Excellent interpersonal/presentation skills
  • Well-organized and able to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities
  • Competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Fluency in Vietnamese and English including reading, speaking and writing.

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

To apply for this position, please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to Ms. Dam Thuy Huong at [email protected] by October 15, 2018.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Mon, 2018-10-15