Director of the Global Portfolio - Associate/Full Specialist Series
Open date: February 8, 2023
Most recent review date: Monday, Mar 20, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Aug 8, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) is recruiting a senior technical expert to serve as Director of the Global Portfolio within IGHS’ Center for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (CPPR) to successfully expand CPPR’s existing programming in public health preparedness, pandemic response, and global health security.
We are seeking highly skilled, passionate, and visionary applicants who can apply their technical acumen and business development experience to develop, grow and sustain this new center. We will prioritize candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our mission as well as our commitment to diversity and excellence. The position will report to the Director of CPPR and will include the expectation of international travel up to 30% of the calendar year.
UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) is dedicated to improving health and reducing the burden of disease in the world’s most vulnerable populations. It integrates UCSF expertise in all of the health, social, and biological sciences, and focuses that expertise on pressing issues in global health. IGHS works with partners in countries throughout the world to achieve these aims. IGHS seeks to improve health worldwide, especially in developing countries, through research that informs policy.
IGHS is committed to ensuring a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment as we work towards becoming an anti-racist organization. We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. Please see our statement on anti-racism here: https://globalhealthsciences.ucsf.edu/about-us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/statement-structural-racism
The Director of the Global Portfolio role will include:
- Provision of technical leadership, support, and assistance in public health preparedness, strengthening low- and middle-income countries’ (LMIC) systems, strategies, and policies, as well as national and sub-national infectious disease program planning, implementation, and monitoring
- Technical vision and programmatic oversight of a dynamic portfolio of projects and research activities
- Overseeing faculty and affiliate’s involvement and investment in the new center
- Contributing to proposal development, business development, and oversight of strategic growth and expansion opportunities
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Technical Assistance and Research (70%)
- Provide technical assistance to global health projects, including field-based short-term technical assistance
- Perform various analytic functions which may include business, workflow, and/or statistical analysis
- Communicate complex technical information to a wide range of non-technical audiences or constituencies
- Oversee technical aspects of staff performance in the areas Pandemic Preparedness and Response, including Health System Strengthening, Informatics, Epidemiology, Surveillance, Lab systems, etc.
- Provide direct supervision of senior staff working across projects within CPPR’s global portfolio
- Interpret and evaluate information to analyze, summarize, and prepare reports
- Contribute to the development and adaptation of existing technical approaches and tools
- Support management of learning around public health preparedness programming, approaches, and best practices
- Contribute to scholarship through research projects and manuscript development
Business Development and Growth (30%)
- Lead the conceptualization and development of research proposals, concept notes, and expressions of interest for global health opportunities
- Assist with capture, partner identification and development, and other business development activities for global health opportunities
- Contribute to design and methodology development aligned with health systems and public health preparedness best practices
- Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization
- Specialists appointed at the Full rank must possess a terminal degree (or equivalent degree) or ten or more years of experience in the relevant specialization
- Experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and engaging in strategic partnerships
- Strong interpersonal skills required for teamwork and interaction with people across UCSF and with external partners
- Excellent written and oral communications including a record of accomplishment in original research in population-based or clinical epidemiology, pandemic response or any relevant discipline (e.g. HSS, informatics, lab systems strengthening, surveillance, etc.)
- Experience working in one or more health technical areas: TB; HIV; emerging infectious diseases and global health security; maternal and child health; or integrated health service delivery
- Demonstrated short- or long-term experience working in LMIC context on issues relating to infectious disease prevention and control, health systems strengthening, or disease surveillance
- Demonstrated success raising funds through business and proposal development
- A commitment to anticolonial values, DEI, and building a culture that supports and leverages the unique contributions and experiences of all team members and stakeholders
- Experience leading, supervising, and managing a team
- Eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship
- Strong Preference:
- A minimum of 10 years of experience in applied global public health
- A doctoral-level degree in medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, global health, or a closely related field
- Extramural funding for research in areas of interest
- Successful track record in business and proposal development to support growth and impact of the center
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.
See Table 24A (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/july-2022-salary-scales/t24-a.pdf) for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $67,900-$175,600.
Please apply online at: https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF04326 with cover letter, CV, statement of contributions to diversity, and contact information for two references. Applicant materials must list current qualifications upon submission. The selected candidate must meet all of the qualifications at the time of application.
Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details: https://diversity.ucsf.edu/contributions-to-diversity-statement
Statement of Research (Optional)
Misc / Additional (Optional)
- 2 required (contact information only)
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.