Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
The Social Marketing and Communication (SMC) department has distinctive competence in a science-based approach to social marketing and communication to address public health and other challenges in the United States. SMC currently implements a diverse portfolio of social marketing, public relations, communication, and training and technical assistance projects in the U.S. that are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, private associations, and foundations. In the past decade, our team has worked on issues such as diabetes, emergency and pandemic preparedness, obesity prevention, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, cancer, asthma, immunizations, violence prevention, access to health care, and tobacco control and cessation.
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
The Deputy Project Director will manage the day-to-day activities of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) contract. This includes overseeing the project team; tracking all project tasks, activities, and timelines; and working directly with the client. The Deputy Project Director will plan, direct and coordinate activities for NDEP to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters, as well as support the Project Director with strategic planning. He/she will provide significant project management and technical support.
The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is a joint initiative CDC and NIH to improve the management of and outcomes for people with diabetes, promote early diagnosis, and prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. In the 20 years of its existence, NDEP has developed more than 200 public and private partners, including state and local health departments, community-based organizations, businesses and worksites, members of the diabetes healthcare team (such as pharmacists, mental health professionals, and podiatrists), and professionals or lay people (e.g. Community Health Workers, faith-based educators). CDC/NDEP has a particular focus on addressing populations experiencing health disparities.