Jhpiego has partnered with the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) to staff and train their COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine workforce. Focusing on vaccine equity, Jhpiego and the BCHD are committed to focused, culturally responsive outreach to ensure access to and acceptance of COVID-19 vaccine by all Baltimoreans through strategic implementation of mobile vaccine clinics. The COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine program engages Baltimore City community members, ambassadors, and leaders to bring culturally responsive COVID-19 vaccine to priority populations through mobile clinics while also working to address vaccine acceptance and uptake among these groups throughout Baltimore.
The Baltimore City COVID-19 VALUE Communities Team Lead will lead the overall strategic direction and implementation of the VALUE (Vaccine Access and Acceptance Lives in Unity, Education and Engagement) Communities Team for the successful delivery of mobile vaccination clinics that aim to reach at least 50,000 Baltimoreans with COVID-19 vaccine by February, 2022. The VALUE Communities Team aims to ensure equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution across Baltimore, increasing access to and acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine among priority populations. Under the supervision of Jhpiego and the Baltimore City Health Department, the VALUE Communities Team Lead will provide overall leadership of the VALUE Communities strategy and workplan, providing feedback to Baltimore City Health Department senior management as well as Jhpiego leadership as needed. The position will be expected to establish and maintain excellent relationships with counterparts, community members, and other stakeholders in the COVID-19 response in Baltimore City, and will expand focus from older adult and homeless populations to other populations as vaccine eligibility criteria expands.
This is a temporary position funded through February 2022. Ability to work onsite/in person with COVID program staff in Baltimore, following relevant safety protocols and procedures (social distancing, mask wearing) is required.