The Division of Global Health Equity (DGHE) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) fosters the support and coordination of training, research, and service to reduce disparities and improve health in the U.S. and abroad. The Division focuses on health problems that disproportionately affect vulnerable populations around the world and are of major importance to society.

Within DGHE, Dr. Gene Bukhman, leads the Center for Integration Science in Global Health Delivery, which focuses on developing, implementing, and evaluating integrated care delivery models to address severe chronic non-communicable diseases and injuries (NCDIs) among populations living in extreme poverty. These severe NCDs include conditions such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatic and congenital heart diseases, and sickle cell disease. 

Dr. Bukhman co-chaired the Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion (Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission), whose landmark report, published in 2020, focused the world’s attention on the terrible neglect of those suffering from extreme poverty and NCDIs. In order to implement the Commission’s recommendations, a group of 23 low‐ and lower‐middle countries (LLMICs) have established national NCDI Poverty Commissions and forged a new NCDI Poverty Network ( 

Working in collaboration with practitioners and researchers based within the Program in Global NCDs and Social Change at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, as well as with the NCD Synergies project at Partners In Health (in Boston and at sites in Africa and Haiti), Dr. Bukhman’s team at the DGHE serves as both the hub of the Center for Integration Science in Global Health Delivery and the Secretariat of the NCDI Poverty.

The Project Coordinator, Membership and Engagement, will develop and implement a membership strategy including the recruitment, engagement and coordination of members and partners to ensure an active and engaged membership of the NCDI Poverty Network and participation in the PEN-Plus Partnership. (S)he will be supervised by Emily Yale, the Center’s Grants Administrator in consultation with Andrew Marx, Director of Communications based at Harvard Medical School, and with oversight from Dr. Gene Bukhman, the Principal Investigator.


Responsibilities and Primary Duties Include:

  • Lead all aspects of membership, from serving as the first point of contact for membership-related questions to ensuring that relevant organizations are engaged in the work of the Network
  • Maintain records, track membership figures, and coordinate with the relevant teams to ensure that member’s voices are heard through the work of the Network
  • Coordinate the selection of a membership database and optimize its use to ensure accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information relating to NCDI Poverty Network members
  • Maintain strong working relationships with members to increase interactions and encourage their participation in the Network’s main activities. This will include frequent contact through phone, email, official communications, and in-person meetings;
  • Support the Co-Leads of NCDI Poverty Network with existing partnerships with corporates and foundations, contributing to effective stewardship and delivery of partnership agreements
  • Support the Co-Leads of the NCDI Poverty Network in identifying and developing prospective partnerships, including prospect research and developing approaches and proposals
  • Handle all questions and information requests regarding membership
  • Process membership applications, renewals, and resignations
  • Assist with member communication activities
  • Collect and evaluate data, tracking membership statistics and preparing reports
  • Develop and implement strategies to recruit new members
  • Work with the Project Manager, Communications and Events, to organize and prepare materials for events and activities for existing and prospective members


  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health, international relations, or other relevant discipline 
  • 1-3 years of experience with project coordination, event planning, external communication with stakeholders, and/or working within a membership organization or international organization
  • Successful track record of developing strong relationships with member organisations , clients, prospects or stakeholders
  • Strong and effective oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to interact with people from various culutural and language backgrounds
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Prioritize, multi-task and work well under pressure 
  • Follow procedures and guidelines, but with the capacity to take initiative where appropriate 
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to meet deadlines 
  • A friendly and approachable personality with a willingness to learn 


  • Proficient in use of computers with working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, graphic and database programs. Office software, graphic and database programs
  • The candidate should have a meticulous attention to detail 
  • Advanced level of critical thinking and writing skills 
  • Highly professional and in possession of excellent social skills for regular interaction with workgroup members, international government officials, and high-level industry executives; 
  • This is a fast passed and exciting environment. We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is comfortable working independently and providing recommendations to the PI, Faculty, and organization leadership.

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