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Opportunity – Program Officer, TB Centre

Opportunity – Program Officer, TB Centre


Published on May 24, 2022

Join our welcoming and diverse community of members. The Dahdaleh Institute is seeking to fill the following position:

Position:                                 Program Officer, TB Centre

Hours:                                     15-20 h / week

Contract dates:                     June 13, 2022 to June 12, 2023

Deadline for Application:   1 June 2022 or until position is filled

Submit Application to:

Application Package:         Curriculum Vitae (2 pages) and cover letter (1 page) highlighting qualifications (see ahead), and reference contacts (2)

Job Purpose

The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research is seeking a qualified Program Officer to support administrative management for a virtual “TB Centre” and related research projects under the supervision of Professor Amrita Daftary.

The successful candidate will maintain a global inventory of TB focussed social science scholars and research for the TB Centre, a web portal for membership and knowledge exchange, and assist with event planning. The candidate will additionally provide administrative support for ongoing and new social science focussed TB research projects. This one-year position offers exceptional graduates an exciting opportunity to help build a global community of practice focused on a leading infectious disease and contribute to related social science research.


  • Assist with administrative tasks related to Dr. Daftary’s various research projects
  • Manage the SSHIFTB virtual centre, including, but not limited to, communication with members/organizations/affiliated institutions, quarterly newsletter development, hosting/facilitating webinar/workshop events, initiating/forming collaborations with other organizations and institutions, managing social media (Twitter), managing the website on WordPress
  • Assist with writing and submission of research proposals, ethics, protocols, financial reports, and funding/grant proposals
  • Carry out the mandate of and goals of successful proposals, including, but not limited to, multi-year award goals
  • Assist with administrative tasks of Dr. Daftary’s various research teams, including, but not limited to, meeting planning, scheduling, surveys, student coordination.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary

Qualifications/Expertise Required:

  • Master level graduate from social science, global health, or public health, with experience or specific interest in tuberculosis
  • Program/project management expertise
  • Expertise in using social media, developing newsletters, and using other communication mediums
  • Experience with WordPress/website management
  • Successful research/program grant writing experience
  • Experience in qualitative research considered an asset
  • Willingness to learn and an effective communicator
  • Willingness to be adaptable and flexible based on the needs of the job

University Policies and Procedures

While you are employed as a research employee, you are required to abide by the University policies and procedures available on the York University website.


Global Health & Humanitarianism



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