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    The Global Risk and Resilience Program (GRRP) seeks to support the development of inclusive, resilient networks in local communities facing global change. By providing a platform for sharing lessons, mapping knowledge, and linking people and ideas, GRRP and its affiliated programs empower policymakers, practitioners, and community members to participate in the global dialogue on sustainability and resilience. To know more about the Wilson Center's GRRP, please click here.

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    The Global Risk and Resilience Program is an overarching initiative that combines the ongoing efforts of the Environmental Change and Security ProgramMaternal Health Initiative, Polar Institute, and Urban Sustainability Laboratory, integrating and building upon their already substantial contributions to the field. This position serves as Social Science Program Specialist within GRRP's Maternal Health Initiative (MHI). Major duties and responsibilities of this position include:

    • Leads MHI programming, planning and execution of seminars, workshops and conferences, with a focus on maternal mortality, reproductive health and rights for women and girls, gender issues, and relevant global health issues.
    • Serves as a contributing writer and editor to GRRP and MHI publications; including writing for the GRRP New Security Beat blog and Dot-Mom Column, as well as overseeing the Dot-Mom Column content and design.
    • Conducts research to support programs focused on caregiving and policies to support women’s ability to fully participate in the paid work force.
    • Oversees  the communication and development of MHI branding and collaboration with Wilson Center communications team to support MHI’s outreach, communications, and awareness.
    • Represents the Initiative at external meetings and conferences on global health, maternal and reproductive health, gender, and adolescent and youth health and development.
    • Provides technical and thought leadership in the field of applicable to global health matters, sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, and adolescent health (SRMNAH).
    • Assists the Program Director in overseeing all funding deliverables, including research, communications, and related publications.
    • Assists the Program Director in directing MHI reporting and monitoring and evaluation activities.
    • Leads the maintenance and growth of a network of scholars, government officials, and representatives of international organizations, the private sector, foundations, and non-governmental organizations working on the issues of health, gender, and development.
    • Prepares and submits grant proposals to secure additional funding.
    • Serves as liaison between outside funders, GRRP’s Financial Manager, as well as Wilson Center’s Development and Financial Management Offices.
    • Works with internal stakeholders to conduct/ensure oversight regarding the Project’s income and expenditures.

    Graduate degree in Public Health, Women's Studies, or related field is highly desirable.

    Applicants are encouraged to read the entire vacancy announcement, including the documents and information required prior to applying.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for this position, which may include international travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    12 - Promotion is not automatic or guaranteed. It is subject to approval from management.

  • Job family (Series)

    0101 Social Science

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535363300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.