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Program Manager - Rio de Janiero

Department: Program
Location: Rio de Janeiro

Global Health Strategies (GHS)

Program Manager – Rio de Janeiro


About Global Health Strategies (GHS):

Global Health Strategies (GHS) is an international consulting company specialized in communications, advocacy, research and strategy, working to ensure development and worldwide delivery of health products, technologies and information. Our work is driven by our commitment to the issues, which in turn drives our commitment to enhancing our client’s efforts to address some of the world’s toughest health challenges. 

We focus primarily on public health issues that impact developing nations and emerging markets. We view effective communications and advocacy as mutually reinforcing tools to impact health policies practice and funding. 

About the Position:  

Global Health Strategies is seeking an intelligent and passionate professional with expertise in global health issues and a significant understanding of public health policy and public affairs regarding the Brazilian public health landscape. 

The program manager will coordinate public health and development projects, focusing on neglected diseases, vaccines, and health research. The manager should have solid project management skills, and familiarity with government and institutional relations with a focus on public health.   

Although part of the Brazil team, and a Portuguese native speaker, the candidate must also be fluent in English and Spanish, as a significant portion of the work will be performed in those languages.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate planning, execution, monitoring and reporting of projects in the health research and innovation space.
  • The manager will act as a focal point for the issues related to the project, meeting the partners' and client's requests, being responsible for collecting, systematizing and analyzing all project information
  • Track and manage timelines related to project activities, ensuring deliverables are met on schedule.
  • Develop activity reports and track financial information for the project.
  • Organize, participate, coordinate and facilitate meetings and conference calls with the team and the client.
  • Coordinate and manage external relations with project stakeholders, in particular with local partners, government and clients.
  • Manage strategic relations with the Ministry of Health, Fiocruz, researchers and other members of the Brazilian scientific community
  • Support GHS health projects in Latin America

 Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum professional experience of 5 (five) years in the areas of project management in the public health or development fields
  • Bachelor's degree in health or social sciences, with postgraduate studies in Development, Public Policies, International Relations, Public Health, or related areas
  • Experience on research and program implementation on health and development issues
  • Extensive knowledge of malaria and/ or other infectious diseases
  • Extensive knowledge on stakeholders and trends in the field of public health in Brazil
  • Experience and skills in producing high quality technical documents, presentations and reports
  • Fluent in English
  • Fluent in Spanish

Desired Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge on public health issues and government and institutional relations
  • Knowledge and experience in clinical research, epidemiology, and regulatory health issues in Brazil
  • Experience and skills in dealing with sensitive issues, consensus building, networking and / or clinical research collaborations, especially with non-governmental organizations and research institutions
  • Experience in financial and administrative project management, and development of reports to clients and partners

How to Apply:

Please email cover letter stating your interest in this position and a resume in English (all in one file) until September 9th 2018 to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. GHS strongly encourages the applications of candidates from historically underrepresented groups.

Please include “Program Manager – Rio” in the subject line.



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