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Project Manager STOP Spillover
Tufts University

Date Posted Jun. 22, 2023
Title Project Manager STOP Spillover
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department STOP Spillover
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Immunology & Infectious Diseases
    Health Sciences - General


Strategies to Prevent (STOP) Spillover (, a USAID-funded project led by Tufts University, is a global consortium of experts in human, animal, and environmental health focused on understanding the risk factors that contribute to viral spillover from animals to humans, implementing interventions at spillover points to prevent zoonotic disease, and assessing risk reduction practices and policies to prevent spillover and mitigate amplification and spread of disease. The project involves researchers from across Tufts schools and centers, as well as a global consortium of academic, industry, and country-led partners.

This is a grant-funded position and is not eligible for severance pay. This is a limited-term position ending on or around September 2025.

What You'll Do

The Project Manager will support the activities of the STOP Spillover project and serve as a key member of the project’s team. The incumbent will perform project, administrative, and management functions, serve as a point of contact for internal and external stakeholders, as well as facilitate communication among team members in the US and elsewhere. Because of the global nature of the project, communication with partners in Africa and Southeast Asia will often necessitate availability for after-hour communication.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manages day-to-day tasks for STOP Spillover by contributing to USAID and subaward partner relationship management, overall project and task management, project compliance, and technical excellence
  • Partners with cross functional teams, to design and develop project work plans, activities, and implementation plans, ensuring preparation and submission of high quality and timely deliverables
  • Works closely with the STOP Spillover Consortium to plan, implement, and troubleshoot project implementation issues and collaborates with the Senior Research Administrator to ensure compliance with Tufts University policies and USAID regulations, using Tufts University and STOP Spillover tools and systems
  • Collaborates with project leaders, country advisors, and Consortium technical experts to ensure technical excellence is integrated throughout project delivery
  • Establishes ongoing communication and collaboration with relevant Consortium members to ensure technical alignment across project activities
  • Oversees and ensures training of field-based staff in Tufts University and USAID rules, regulations, systems, and procedures
  • Initiates travel arrangements for project team, especially international arrangements, troubleshooting and assistance with accounting for travel and business expenditures, and preparing reports, as required
  • Supervises staff members as needed, including communications and administrative staff

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:
  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of Bachelor degree
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in complex program/project management
  • Experience in a University setting or ability to quickly learn University policies
  • Valid US Driver’s license and valid Passport (position may require international travel)
  • Fluency in English, excellent verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A graduate degree in health sciences
  • 5+ years’ experience in program/project management
  • Experience in international relations, demonstrated cross-cultural experience
  • Knowledge of Federal regulations governing sponsored activity

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • Because of the global nature of the project, communication with partners in other countries will often necessitate availability for after-hours communication
  • Virtual meetings in different time zones
  • International travel may be required
  • This job involves responsibilities that are performed in a hybrid or remote working environment; hybrid is preferred, with opportunities for on-site/in-person meetings, when needed

Pay Range

Minimum $62,200.00, Midpoint $77,750.00, Maximum $93,300.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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