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Program Specialist, Global Health

Project ECHO


The University of New Mexico’s Project ECHO has an amazing opportunity for you to join our International team as a Program Specialist! This position will support the planning, development, and implementation of ECHO programs internationally and/or domestically, working closely with external partners and Global Health team members to meet grant deliverables of various awards and subawards addressing multiple diseases, topics, and issues.

We are looking for an individual who possesses strong interpersonal skills and extraordinary competency in verbal and written communication strategies to effectively communicate and collaborate with a wide range of constituents of varying cultures. Our partners are around the world and flexibility is required to support their needs, including work outside normal business hours.

As a successful Program Specialist, you will support Project ECHO’s Sr Program Manager and play a critical role in:

  • Supporting the operational planning, establishment, execution, and evaluation of global ECHO programs with partners mainly in Europe and Africa, and possibly in the Eastern Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, Latin America and North America regions as part the of overall mission, goals, and objectives
  • Planning and coordinating the day-to-day logistical components of different
    ECHO programs, including:
    o IRB, CME, CPE, and CNE applications
    o Mass email communications
    o Program monitoring and evaluation
    o Data entry and visualization
    o Day-to-day session planning and coordinating with participants, didactic presenters, and case presenters
  • Participating in stakeholder meetings, including governmental agencies such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USAID, and other funding partners
  • Serving as a liaison between the ECHO Institute teams (Research and Data, Surveys, Finance, IT, etc.) and program participants, hub team specialists, planning partners, and a variety of other program stakeholders
  • Supporting the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data; developing, writing, editing, and presenting brief and comprehensive statistical and narrative program reports and evaluations
  • May supervise administrative staff to help with day-to-day tasks

This position requires flexibility and excellent prioritization skills; one who performs well with minimal supervision with the ability to thrive and problem solve in a fast-paced working environment with competing deadlines.

Project ECHO empowers local community providers to improve the well-being of people around the world.

Project ECHO is committed to democratizing medical knowledge and getting best practice care to underserved people all over the world. We are dedicated to making knowledge accessible and have expanded our portfolio of programs to include COVID-19 response, education, first responder resiliency, behavioral health and addiction.  We are funded in part by grants from the GE Foundation, the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, the Merck Foundation, Robert Wood and the US Government.  We have received support from the NM Legislature and the New Mexico Department of Health.

Project ECHO prides itself on being a values-based organization.  Our seven values include: Service to the Underserved, Democratization of Knowledge, Mutual Trust and Respect, Teamwork, Excellence and Accountability, Innovation and Learning and Joy of Work.  We strive to find individuals who can embrace and exemplify these values.

Project ECHO’s goal is to touch the lives of 1 billion people by 2025 and we are looking for mission-driven high performers who share similar values to join our team and help us achieve this goal.

We work with partners all over the world and work hours outside of normal business hours may be required. We are fortunate to have access to advanced technology, which will require some teleworking.


New Mexico
Program/Direct Services Staff
Health/Human Services
$38,396 to $53,748
Posted on:
January 6, 2022

How to Apply

Apply for our Program Specialist, Global Health position here.

Apply by January 18, 2022 for best consideration.

Be sure to include your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in Project ECHO and this position.