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Network Manager

Malaria No More
Washington, Dist. of Columbia, US
Closing date
Jun 28, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Who We Are

Malaria No More envisions a world where no one dies from a mosquito bite. We are a passionate, multidisciplinary team of global health professionals committed to our mission of mobilizing the worldwide political commitment, funding, and innovation required to achieve what would be one of the greatest humanitarian accomplishments of all time - ending malaria within our generation . We approach our work with an entrepreneurial spirit, continuously striving to add differentiated value to the global effort to eradicate malaria, through our core competencies of advocacy and communications, policy reform and influence, innovative finance, and technology enabling services.

The Institute for Malaria and Climate Solutions (IMACS) is a virtual center of excellence established to advance the discipline of climate-informed malaria prediction and planning, and to support its integration in malaria control programs worldwide. Through its Expert Network, IMACS brings together the foremost researchers, practitioners, and implementers at the nexus of malaria, climate, and technology. The community consists of a global network of experts in malaria early warning systems and other prediction and planning tools, committed to collectively advancing the science through collaboration and knowledge exchange.

MNM is a global organization with offices in Seattle, Washington, D.C., and India and affiliates in the United Kingdom and Japan.

Position contingent on successful funding.

Job Overview

Malaria No More's Community of Practice Network Manager oversees the daily operations and coordination of the IMACS Network - a community of practice consisting of globally distributed experts in malaria, climate change, and technology. The Network Manager will be responsible for ensuring smooth ongoing operations of the network while developing and fostering the sense of community between its membership. This position will be supervised by the IMACS Director and work closely with other MNM staff members comprising the IMACS Expert Network Secretariat.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead day-to-day management of network activities, including member engagement, knowledge management, virtual and in-person convenings, and routine communications
  • Serve as primary liaison with network membership for ongoing activities
  • Coordinate routine network convening calls, including supporting speaker identification, scheduling or research presentations, managing call logistics, and sharing agendas and meeting topics
  • Disseminate convening recap emails, follow up materials, and additional information to network members
  • Manage the network's online collaboration platform including content moderation, providing routine updates, ensuring timely event and resource sharing, and other activities
  • Foster a sense of community and partnership between network members through mutually beneficial collaboration, ongoing communication, and in-person convening when possible
  • Coordinate with MNM's communications team to identify and package relevant news items, publications, and other media related to IMACS and Expert Network activities
  • Build relationships with individual network members to understand individual research priorities, desired areas of focus for the network, and additional opportunities for support
  • Monitor global grants and funding calls, and actively seek opportunities to support network members in their effort to fund further research and development
  • Continually seek and incorporate feedback and inputs from network members to improve ongoing activities

What are we looking for?

  • 3-5 years' work experience in public health, non-profit management, or a related field
  • Prior experience in support of a professional network and/or building communities of practice is highly desirable
  • Ability to interact professionally with network members from the international scientific community, including experts in the field of multiple nationalities
  • Experience working with online knowledge sharing platforms like Hylo, and ability to guide others through navigating and using them
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and handle simultaneous assignments while adapting to changing deadlines, priorities and workflow with success and accuracy
  • Passion for social impact and enthusiasm for Malaria No More's mission to end one of the world's oldest and deadliest diseases within a generation
  • Extraordinary attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

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