Program Coordinator, Local Community-Based Workforce Program At Project HOPE

Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 900 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.

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It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability, and transparency.


Project HOPE is seeking a Program Coordinator to implement and manage the “Local Community-Based Workforce To Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access” program in the State of Texas. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is being implemented with the aim to increase equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines among medically underserved communities in Hidalgo and Harris Counties. The Program Coordinator will directly manage the program and will be responsible for liaising directly with the free and charitable clinic’s (FCC Executive Directors and staff) and managing sub-awards provided to them. They will support the FCC’s in the hiring and training of vaccine distribution and community health worker staff through the implementation of virtual training as well as in-person support. The program coordinator will report directly to the Senior Program Manager of Domestic Emergency Response and work with Project HOPE’s Global Operations Finance team to ensure donor compliance and reporting including management of subawards.

Contract Length: August 2021 – July 31, 2021


Program Coordination

  • Liaise with the Executive Directors of the Free and Charitable Clinics that are participating in the program.
  • Work in coordination with Finance staff to ensure compliance with policies and procedures for subawards including monitoring, documentation and oversight.
  • Support the hiring and training of community health workers and vaccination staff through the FCCs and working to engage HR Support when necessary.
  • Create a unity of effort amongst staff through orientations and trainings in partnership with the FCCs
  • Build a unified communications strategy with the FCCs to ensure a uniform approach to vaccine outreach.
  • Work with partner organizations and with Project HOPE subject matter experts to use vaccine program tools and address hesitancy throughout the local communities.
  • Work to build additional relationships throughout the program service area to benefit the overall goals of the program.

Program Evaluation and Logistics

  • Support procurement and logistic efforts in support of the program
  • Develop and maintain a system and tools for the tracking of program metrics and regularly meeting the reporting requirements of HHS/HRSA
  • Provide program staff and other departments with regular updates on the progress of the project, including stories, pictures, and other information to communicate the impact of the program.
  • In coordination with finance and the Sr. Manager, provide overall budget management to the project.


  • Degree in public health, humanitarian affairs, emergency management or relevant field (desired)
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in humanitarian/public health programming; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Familiarity with relevant stakeholders, especially US domestic entities; experience in Texas is preferred
  • Familiarity with free and charitable clinics, public health departments, and vulnerable populations
  • Familiarity with HHS/HRSA regulations around procurement and logistics, and their application in public health settings
  • Understanding of health and development concepts in underserved areas and with vulnerable populations
  • Working knowledge of financial management and sub-grants
  • Understanding and ability to work in multi-cultural environment (cultural sensitivity)
  • Full computer literacy and adequate administrative skills
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, senior government, donors, and partners
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel (minimum requirements)
  • Fluency in English is essential; Fluency in Spanish is preferred


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.

Work environment:

  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.

Due to the substantial number of inquiries, we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.

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