Program Coordinator, Research Engagement

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 6 July 2018

Job Description

Job summary

The Program Coordinator will provide technical, content-focused support to AVAC’s research engagement activities, including the USAID-funded Coalition to Accelerate and Support Prevention Research (CASPR). The CASPR project encompasses objectives toward building advocacy networks, translating research, engaging stakeholders, and policy analysis to build a supportive environment for biomedical HIV prevention research. The Program Coordinator will have skills relevant to some or all of those program areas and will work with a team of AVAC staff and partners to support implementation, monitoring, and reporting on activities within a strategic work plan. This position will benefit from experience with and understanding of global health, country health mechanisms and programs, HIV/AIDS or related infectious disease epidemiology, and program implementation. Knowledge of the biomedical HIV prevention research field, experience in sub-Saharan Africa, experience with USAID funded projects, and experience with online or virtual learning mechanisms would be highly desirable for the role.

Essential job functions

  • Support overall functioning of AVAC’s research engagement program, including responsibilities such as:

o Contribution to strategic work plan development

o Coordination of source documentation for project monitoring and evaluation, partner

coordination, and donor reporting

o Compilation of bi-weekly project newsletters

o Public dissemination of information via blogs, websites, listserv, etc.

o Coordination of meetings including logistics, agenda development, notes/report dissemination, following up action points

o Coordination of knowledge management

o Contribution to report writing

o Support to program coordination with other AVAC staff/programs.

  • Provide technical support to CASPR programs and initiatives, such as, PxPulse podcast,

materials development, online courses and tools.

  • Drive content management efforts, both for CASPR’s online engagement platform, as well as for other AVAC initiatives as relevant.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • Master’s degree and/or work experience in public health, global health, development or other relevant field a plus.
  • Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, word processing and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to HIV/AIDS, international health and development

issues and programming.

  • Excellent multicultural and interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate relationships and interact effectively with others inside and outside the organization.
  • Excellent writing, editing and content development skills, and a strong command of

English, with an ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and lively style.

  • Willingness and ability to travel, including internationally.
  • Background in research/clinical trials a plus.
  • Experience in in-person and/or online/virtual training or course facilitation a plus.
  • Experience in sub-Saharan Africa and/or with in-country program implementation a plus.
  • Knowledge of USAID requirements and regulations a plus.
  • Self-starting, independent and able to take initiative.
  • Strong willingness to be a team player.
  • Flexibility in complex, fast-paced environments
  • Highly organized.
  • Able to collaborate across a variety of activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Experience interacting with a wide variety of colleagues.

To apply, send a resume along with a cover letter to with the job title/Devex in the subject line. No phone calls please. For more information about AVAC, visit

About the Organization

AVAC works to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of HIV prevention tools as part of a comprehensive and integrated response to the epidemic. Through education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations, we mobilize and support efforts to:

  • DELIVER proven HIV prevention tools for immediate impact.
  • DEMONSTRATE and roll out new HIV prevention options.
  • DEVELOP long-term solutions needed to end the epidemic.

While AVAC is based in New York City, our programs, projects and partnerships operate globally, focusing particularly on countries where HIV prevention research is conducted.

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