Congratulations to Julia Walsh who has co-published this journal article! It’s available for your review at this page https://bixby.berkeley.edu/publication/accessible-lamp-enabled-rapid-test-alert-for-detecting-sars-cov-2/
The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) seeks an enthusiastic and resourceful full-time Senior Associate or Project Manager to support center-wide administration. A critical member of the Operations team, you will work across the Center to activate funded research, enhance financial management and information systems, and strengthen quality assurance, insightful reporting and process improvements.
CEGA is a West Coast hub for research on global development, with a network of 120+ academic researchers extending across the University of California, Stanford University, and the University of Washington. Our faculty affiliates design and test solutions for the problems of poverty, generating actionable evidence for policy-makers in low-and middle-income countries. Through careful matchmaking, competitive grant-making, and research dissemination activities, CEGA ensures that the scientific evidence we produce improves the lives of people living in poverty.
CEGA is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion –please read our values statement here.
CEGA seeks a motivated Senior Associate or Project Manager to work closely with the Director of Operations in support of the Center’s operations. This is a challenging opportunity for professionals who are interested in research administration and global development; have a strong desire to use and deepen skills in project management, reporting and evaluation, and systems that advance financial planning and knowledge sharing; and are energized to contribute to the long-term success of a dynamic organization.
The Senior Associate or Project Manager will serve as the administrative engine for CEGA research and training programs. S/he will actively liaise with UC Berkeley Campus SHARE—the University’s finance and administration division—on behalf of CEGA regarding purchasing, reimbursements, finance, subawards and grants. The incumbent will also manage center-wide information systems and reporting, and contribute to operations strategy and process improvements. The Senior Associate or Project Manager is someone who is adept at analyzing complex, often interdependent variables and leveraging a wide range of practices to bolster and streamline CEGA operations.
Financial Management and Contract & Grant Administration (60%):
System Administration (20%):
Special Projects (5%):
Center-wide Activities (5%):
Your administrative and technical expertise, strong organization and communication skills, and interest in organizational development make you an ideal candidate for the Senior Associate or Project Manager, Finance and Reporting.
Education: You hold a bachelors degree (possibly a master’s) in related area and/or equivalent experience/training required. Ideally, you have significant training in business, public administration, economics, mathematics or a related field.
Experience: You have three years of relevant professional experience.
Skills: You have strong quantitative and Excel skills, and experience managing data, finances, developing financial forecasts and reports, preparing budgets. You are comfortable working in or learning computer applications, including Google Suite, Salesforce, and WordPress. Ideally, you are certified in Salesforce administration.
Communication: You are detail-oriented and have advanced writing skills. You are precise, clear, and creative. You use discretion and maintain confidentiality when necessary.
Organization: You are a strategic thinker. You can handle multiple projects at once, meet deadlines, and effectively manage your time with little direct supervision. Ability to anticipate and solve problems, independently investigate solutions to administrative challenges.
Cultural competencies: You are comfortable and adept at working in a diverse and multicultural work environment, with colleagues, partners and policymakers from around the world. You display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Attitude: You love learning. You are passionate about international development policy and the rigorous research that informs it. You are agile, adaptable, self-motivated, hard-working, and collaborative. You have a sense of humor with a positive attitude in approaching challenges and uncertainty.
Experience: Experience with administration and/or development of Salesforce preferred. Candidates with Salesforce Administrator Certification highly desired.
Skills: Ideally, you have experience and comfort working with WordPress. Working knowledge of limited UC policy and procedures or capacity to acquire it rapidly.
Salary & Benefits
Compensation is commensurate with experience. UC Berkeley offers a competitive benefits package. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://ucnet.
How to Apply
***COMING SOON! PLEASE NOTE: This position is not yet live on UC Berkeley’s jobs website. Please check back to this page for an update on when the position is posted and accepting applications: https://cega.
Please note this position is not eligible for US visa sponsorship, though foreign nationals with permission to work in the US are encouraged to apply.
Recommendations to Improve Medication-Assisted Treatment Implementation in Correctional Health
Special thanks to Ndola Prata, MD, MSc
Dr. Ndola Prata mentored Andrea N. Ponce in her Honors Thesis identifying determinants of modern contraceptive use among Filipina women of reproductive age. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Public Health from UC Berkeley in 2019, Andrea joined the UCSF Public Psychiatry Fellowship at ZSFG as a research data analyst. She works on patient-centered and data-driven projects to improve care for vulnerable populations with severe mental illness. In her first publication, Andrea helped understand the barriers to and factors supporting implementation of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program in San Mateo County Correctional Health through stakeholder interviews. Her thesis work with Dr. Prata was a critical stepping stone that allowed Andrea to thrive at UCSF.
Bixby Center is sponsoring the I4Y Speaker Series
Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 12:30-1:30 pm
Presenter: Claudia Cappa, UNICEF Senior Adviser Statistics and Monitoring
ZOOM REGISTRATION LINK:
Click this url to see this flyer https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O7WDfoeB3F4EgPuDfrCPomFyAPqX0kQP/view
Bixby Center is seeking a student research assistant with background in graphic design to create two infographics to depict the key findings from the research brief as described below. This research was funded by UNICEF.
Gender-based differences remain prevalent in adolescent development despite global recognition and efforts to address such inequalities. Drawing on longitudinal data from the Young Lives Study in four countries (Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam), the Bixby Center authored a research brief examining gender-based differences in four psychosocial domains–self-efficacy, self-esteem, parent and peer relations. Gender gaps were found at different ages and in different directions (sometimes favoring boys and sometimes favoring girls) across the four countries for three of the skills (self-esteem, parent and peer relations), highlighting the influence of contextual and sociocultural factors on gender gaps. The research confirmed that gender gaps are persistent and often favor boys.
This project needs 20 hours required work that need to be completed in March 2021
Application deadline: February 12, 2021
This position is supervised by Bixby Center Executive Director Karen Weidert
Authors: Karen Hobday, Ndola Prata, Jennifer Hulme and Caroline SE Homer
Virtual Event with a Hub in Kigali
Please click this url to register: https://web-eur.cvent.com/event/cac75c62-e3b5-4c1e-8e92-14437f662b59/websitePage:80d68191-d123-4ddd-b1ee-e48a1c89febc?environment=production-eu&5S%2CM3%2Ccac75c62-e3b5-4c1e-8e92-14437f662b59=
Please join alumna Laura Stachel MD, MPH, DrPH and Dr. Ndola Prata at a webinar entitled The Power of Leadership, November 13, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.
As part of their 10 year anniversary, We Care Solar is hosting a series of webinars. This week, they are presenting The Power of Leadership featuring two of their board members: Maame Afon Yelbert-Sai and Ndola Prata.
Maame is from Ghana and has been active with the Global Women’s Fund and a program called Moremi that supports young African women in their own leadership journeys. She and Ndola will join Laura for an intimate discussion about women’s leadership. They will both be speaking about their own pathway towards leadership; Ndola will begin with her childhood in Angola, her work at UCB, and her international policy and advocacy work.