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Category: Fellowships

International Association of Risk Management in Medicine 5th World Congress of Clinical Safety

July 20th, 2016 in Fellowships

The International Association of  Risk Management in Medicine

Event Theme-  Smart Hospitals and Healthcare

Event Location-  Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA 

The Boston Congress is organized by International Association of Risk Management to improve and promote high advanced safe and clean science and technology. The congress covers a wide range of safety topics, such as clinical safety (patient safety, medication safety, medical device safety), infectious disease outbreak, disaster healthcare, clinical crisis governance, environmental health & safety, food safety, and other related safety subjects.

After the previous Congresses, 2012 in London, 2013 in Heidelberg, 2014 in Madrid, and 2015 in Vienna, a time is the 5th Congress & General Assembly 2016 in Boston, US.

We are sure that the Congress will assist the world wide exchange of knowledge and skill in this specialist area. Let’s all join together at Boston Congress to meet and share information with your colleagues in a historical heart of beautiful New England, US.

For more Information on this opportunity please refer to the following links

5th World Conference of Clinical Safety General Information 

Program Description on Clinical Safety 

Registration Information

John Snow, Inc – Job opportunities

June 6th, 2016 in Fellowships

The following are current available jobs at John Snow, Inc. (JSI) click the titles for links to the job description page:

Ghana Senior Nutrition Advisor

Description

The Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition (SPRING) is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide state-of-the-art technical support and facilitate country-led, regional, and global programs to improve the nutritional status of women and children. The SPRING implementation team consists of JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., Helen Keller International (HKI), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Save the Children (SC), and The Manoff Group (TMG).

SPRING/Ghana aims to reduce stunting by 20 percent in two regions—Northern Region and Upper East Region. Working in 15 districts within these two regions, SPRING/Ghana’s activities include anemia reduction, infant and young child nutrition; water, sanitation, and hygiene; aflatoxin reduction; community video; and support to the LEAP 1000 cash transfers.

SPRING/Ghana defines its activities through the 1,000 Day Household (linked to 2-pager) approach, which targets households with pregnant women and children 2 years of age and younger. This approach synthesizes each intervention area into a holistic approach designed to support the ability of the1,000 day household to care for and support the 1,000 day child.

The SPRING/Ghana team is looking to hire a Senior Nutrition Advisor to serve as a senior technical manager, directing the work of technical advisors in anemia, nutrition, WASH, agriculture, and SBCC for the project. The Senior Advisor will be responsible for developing and managing the implementation of the annual work plan and assuring technical quality across the project. The Senior Nutrition Advisor will supervised by the Deputy Chief of Party.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • This position will be based in Tamale, Ghana and the anticipated start date is July 2016. This is a one-year position (the current SPRING Project is scheduled to close in September 2017). This position is open to both local Ghanaian applicants and international applicants. Responsibilities include:

• In consultation with the SPRING/Ghana Senior Management Team (SMT) and technical staff, develop the SPRING/Ghana nutrition strategy embodied in the annual work plan and refined in detailed implementation plans (DIPs)
• Supervise SPRING technical staff.
• Provide technical leadership in nutrition activities designed to reduce stunting and prevent anemia, e.g., IYCF, farmer field schools, iron-deficient anemia reduction, CLTS, handwashing, quality improvement, and behavior change communication through multiple channels.
• Lead the integration of multi-sectoral activities, e.g., WASH and IYCF, inclusion of SBCC elements in all activities, focused on the first 1,000 days.
• Build capacity of project staff at the district level to scale-up districts capacity to develop and implement nutrition interventions, in collaboration with the Program Manager who supervises district-level staff.
• Manage development of technical resource materials, including guidelines, technical manuals, training curricula, job aids, and communication materials for print, radio, and video.
• Work closely with the strategic information team to monitor performance against indicators.
• Work closely with the knowledge management team to prepare reports for USAID, for use on the SPRING website and to document best practices and methodologies for improving nutritional outcomes.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Masters’ degree in Human Nutrition, Public Health or closely related fields.
• At least 8 years of proven experience in implementing community and facility based maternal and child health nutrition or other health-related work required.
• Experience working in health and nutrition quality improvement programs including CMAM, WASH and IYCF.
• Excellent English written and oral communication skills, and the ability to write for a range of audiences and purposes, including superior presentation skills.
• Demonstrated ability to initiate and manage significant technical activities, including designing activities, mobilizing resources, identifying and managing partners, and reporting.
• Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic multi-disciplinary project.
• Ability to effectively work independently and outside of conventional office environments, if needed.
• Ability to work effectively in a team consisting of people with different technical backgrounds and with varying levels of technical training.
• Demonstrated managerial, supervisory and interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate relationships, interact effectively with clients and colleagues, and mentor junior technical staff.
• Ability to translate technical information into practical guidance and tools and effectively communicate these using print, electronic, and presentation media.
• Proven track record that demonstrates leadership skills, project management, budget and resource management experience, and client relationship management capability.
• Experience working across multiple sub agreements and partners; ability to work well with people at all levels.
• Must be willing to live in Tamale, Ghana

International Division Finance & Operations Manager
Location: Boston, MA

Description

The Finance & Operations Manager is a member of the JSI/Boston International Group. The Finance & Operations Manager focuses on all issues related to the successful and efficient management of the financial and administrative systems for field projects. S/he works closely with Project Coordinators and the overseas project team to provide daily direction and support to JSI Bilateral Projects. The Finance Manager works alongside other project members, such as the Project Coordinator, Senior Advisor and Chief of Party in all operational aspects of field and project management and financial aspects of proposal budget development. The Finance and Operations Manager is based in Boston and is supervised by the Director of Finance and Operations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Project Management
    • Acting as a resource person to Project Coordinators, Chiefs of Party, and Field Office staff in the areas of finance, operations, human resources, contracting, procurement, and administration.
    • Serving as the financial/operational support member of a backstopping team for 3-8 projects.
    • Assisting project teams in trouble-shooting operational challenges as they arise.
    • Monitoring, analyzing, and facilitating discussion around project financial information.
    • Developing/refining systems and tools for project operations management; training staff in their use.
    • Training new division staff in project operational management issues including finance, operations, human resources, contracting procurement, and administration through both one-on-one and stand-up trainings
    • Providing financial orientations for new Project Field Staff (Chiefs of Party, Field Office Financial Managers).
    • Maintaining an up-to-date and comprehensive understanding of contracts, cooperative agreements, terms and conditions, and requirements.
    • Traveling to selected field offices for start-up, close-out, trainings, financial reviews of projects or general operational support.
    • Becoming proficient in and acting as a resource person for other project staff in JSI’s field accounts system, Budget Tracking System and Financial Status Reports.
    • Ensuring consistent implementation of Accounting and JSI International Division financial policies/standards, as well as USAID rules and regulations.
    • Assisting project teams in managing partnerships, subawards, and grants and developing related tools and systems.
  • New Business Development
    • Develop and update resources/tools for proposal budget development; train staff in their use.
    • Review JSI International Division proposal budgets before submission to clients.
    • Work on selected cost applications.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Business and/or project management-related degree: Bachelors, Masters preferred
  • Minimum of five years experience as the finance/operations component of a management team for international development projects, in a backstopping team or overseas
  • Strong financial management and accounting skills
  • Good knowledge of USAID rules and regulations and/or other donors
  • Dynamic team player with strong multicultural communication skills
  • Previous training experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask and manage competing priorities
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Access
  • Proficiency in a foreign language (speaking, writing, reading) preferred.
  • Ability to travel

Immunization Advisor
Location: Maputo, Mozambique

Description

The Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) is the USAID/Bureau for Global Health’s flagship program focused on improving maternal and child health and Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD). MCSP is implemented by Jhpiego in partnership with John Snow, Inc. (JSI), Save the Children, ICF International, and PATH. Working closely with the USAID mission, the Government of Mozambique Ministry of Health (MISAU), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local communities and partner agencies, MCSP supports the implementation of evidence-based public health interventions at scale to achieve the goals of EPCMD over the next decade.

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) leads MCSP’s child health and immunization work and supports its country, regional and global initiatives through direct consultation, operations research, and the transfer and sharing of information and promising program approaches with those in the field. This position will be hired by JSI.

At national and provincial level, MCSP/Mozambique will work closely with MISAU/DPS, the USAID Mission and USAID-funded projects, WHO, UNICEF, and various NGOs. Although the work of this position is mainly at national level, the Advisor will also provide direct technical assistance and support to provincial and district health teams. It is anticipated that this position will involve approximately 25% time traveling/working in supported provinces and districts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working closely with Mozambique Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) and its national and international partners, the Immunization Advisor will plan, implement, monitor and report on MCSP support for routine immunization;
  • Supervise project activities in target provinces and districts with large numbers of unimmunized or partially immunized children;
  • Serve as the program’s primary technical expert in immunization and represent MCSP and USAID on national technical working groups and committees, as appropriate;
  • Provide national level technical support to the project’s activities in quality-improvement approaches to district and community level strengthening, such as RED/REC/REC-QI;
  • Actively participate in the immunization interagency coordination committee and technical working groups at national and subnational level, with a focus on strengthening MISAU central and provincial (DPS) ability to sustainably achieve high, quality coverage of routine immunization;
  • Develop and maintain close contact with UNICEF, WHO and other partner organizations, including professional schools, which are working on, or that have the potential to work on, routine immunization strengthening;
  • Contribute to MCSP annual workplanning and quarterly and annual reporting; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the MCSP/Technical Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced public health or health care degree with experience in immunization programs;
  • Experience working with Mozambique’s health system –i.e. former national EPI manager or senior technical officer, with up-to-date knowledge of global and national EPI guidelines and tools;
  • At least 10 years experience delivering and teaching others to deliver quality immunization and child health services in low-resource settings;
  • Excellent working relationships with key multilateral agencies, bilateral donors, academic institutions, and USAID programs;
  • First-hand experience implementing the Reaching Every District (RED) approach and other tools and routine approaches for reaching and sustaining high, quality immunization coverage;
  • Experience in promoting community engagement with immunization programs;
  • Experience in improving vaccinators’ attitudes and communication with caregivers;
  • Ability to compile and present routine immunization data and survey findings for problem-solving and advocacy purposes ;
  • Proven ability to provide strategic technical direction and support national level policy development;
  • Team player with demonstrated ability to produce quality results ;
  • Highly motivated and able to work in a high pressure environment requiring multi-tasking;
  • Experience in working in a fast-paced multi-agency/organizational environment;
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Word, PowerPoint;
  • Proficiency in both Portuguese and English; and
  • Current resident and legally authorized to work in Mozambique.

U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center for Global Health (CGH) fellowship opportunity

May 19th, 2016 in Fellowships

The National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health Fellowship application deadline has been extended to May 27, 2016. This fellowship provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time work in the global cancer field at NCI. Fellows work with NCI staff to develop and implement projects that support strengthening of cancer research and cancer control globally. See attached informational flyer for more details.

To apply, please email NCIGlobalHealth@mail.nih.gov with a subject line of “CGH Fellowship Program,” to express your interest in the fellowship. The application and information about related materials will be sent at your request.

Any questions reach out to:

Tulika Singh at tulika.singh@nih.gov

http://www.cancer.gov/aboutnci/globalhealth

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HIV/AIDS Research Portfolio Advisor with USAID

May 9th, 2016 in Fellowships, Jobs

Technical Advisor I/II

Research Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
Location: Arlington, VA | Assignment: Two Year Fellowship | GHFP-II-P5-205
The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual work planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.

 

BACKGROUND
The US Government (USG) has made the fight against HIV/AIDS a top priority, not only for humanitarian reasons, but because the HIV/AIDS crisis threatens the prosperity, stability and development of nations around the world. The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a USG global initiative to control the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It is the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease. Over the past decade, the USG has committed more than $52 billion to bilateral HIV/AIDS programs, the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and bilateral tuberculosis programs. To achieve an AIDS-free generation, PEPFAR works closely with a variety of stakeholders including partner countries, multilateral organizations, civil society, people living with and affected by HIV, the faith community, and the public and private sectors. USAID has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of the USG response in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic since inception of its international HIV/AIDS program in 1986.

PEPFAR has moved from phase 1 (2003-2007) – the emergency response phase that brought HIV prevention, treatment, and care services to millions, to phase 2 (2008-2012) – the sustainability phase, where PEPFAR worked with partner countries among other partners to address the epidemic. The program is now in phase 3 (2013-present) and is focused on transparency and accountability for impact, as well as accelerating core interventions for epidemic control. PEPFAR is investing resources strategically and geographically to reach populations at greatest risk with evidence-based programs.

PEPFAR’s Impact Action Agenda is driven by the need to do the right thing, in the right place, at the right time to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic. A key PEPFAR strategy, in this regard, is also to invest in research and innovation to maximize program outcomes and impact.

In the Bureau for Global Health (GH), the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) is the locus of HIV and AIDS technical leadership for the Agency and has primary responsibility for the Agency’s HIV and AIDS programs. OHA provides strategic direction, technical leadership and support to field programs in HIV and AIDS. The Office provides input to decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs. This entails ensuring the technical integrity of Agency and Mission strategies; providing global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment; managing numerous research and field support programs; and monitoring and reporting on the impact of the Agency’s HIV and AIDS programs.

 

INTRODUCTION
The HIV/AIDS Research Portfolio Advisor (Advisor) will serve as a key member of the Research Division within OHA. The Research Division manages a portfolio of over thirty cooperative agreements and contracts in HIV Vaccine Research and Development (R&D), Microbicides R&D, and HIV/AIDS implementation research. The Advisor will support integrated planning across the research portfolio, help ensure efficient management processes, and facilitate regular communication and close collaboration between the wide variety of partners involved in various research activities.

The Advisor will be responsible for supporting continual improvements to the processes and tools, by which research activities are strategized, prioritized, managed, monitored, and reported supporting the Division to implement these changes and facilitating seamless coordination between the OHA Research Team, implementing partners, and other GH offices and USG agencies. These include helping to improve the planning processes across research activities, supporting collaborations on specific high-yield opportunities, and facilitating information sharing between research projects, GH offices and implementing partners.

The Advisor will work closely with the Research Division Chief, three Branch Chiefs, project management teams and technical advisors for a variety of biomedical and implementation research activities, communicating with a large number of interested parties, and strengthening linkages across OHA research portfolios as well as with other ongoing research activities at USAID/Washington and in the field. The Advisor will receive technical guidance from the Research Division Chief as his/her onsite manager.

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The HIV/AIDS Research Portfolio Advisor will be responsible for:

A. Supporting the development and implementation of standardized research portfolio management tools and processes
• Supporting the Research Division Chief, Branch Chiefs and project management teams in efficient coordination of OHA-funded programs covering HIV and AIDS biomedical and implementation research.
• Developing tools and processes for portfolio-level strategic planning, budget analysis, and fiscal monitoring, and ensuring tools and processes are consistently used and followed.
• Maintaining up-to-date programmatic and budget databases.
• Reviewing the accuracy of portfolio-level financial record keeping, accrual reporting, and routine research program reporting (e.g., Health Research Information Tracking).
• Supporting site monitoring and mid-term and end-of-project performance evaluations.
• Assisting in collating data and information for the annual Research Report to Congress.
• Assisting with coordination of new awards.
• Coordinating and tracking funding requests and approvals.
• Supporting harmonized planning and strategic linkages of activities across the research portfolio.

B. Facilitating team and partner communication and collaboration
• Coordinating effective knowledge management (scientific and programmatic) within the Research Division to ensure timely action.

C. Gathering scientific information and expert input to support sound decision-making
• Continuously gathering strategic information from a variety of sources.
• Conducting periodic literature reviews, maintaining relevant data libraries and sharing as needed.
• Assisting in organizing strategic consultations, technical groups, and project advisory committees.
• Providing support to the Research Team Lead in strategic discussions, consultations and fiscal planning.
• Supporting the timely application of scientific developments and expert committee recommendations to inform research program management decisions.

D. Strengthening engagement of other USAID Offices and Missions to support biomedical and implementation science research priorities
• Supporting outreach and education to field Missions for introduction of new products, technologies, and program approaches.
• Supporting and strengthening communication, coordination, and collaboration with GH Offices, the Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA), the Global Development Lab, and USAID Missions.
• Supporting communication of research developments and program priorities to the broader OHA and USAID.

LEVEL II
An Advisor at the level II will be further responsible for:
• Participating in research strategy planning and reviews.
• Participating in developing Standard Operating Procedures across the overall portfolio.
• Facilitating communication between and collaboration across projects, as well as to external stakeholders, donors, and the private sector.
• Serving as the point of contact for broad (beyond project level) strategic communication with collaborators, donors, foundations, and international normative bodies.

International and domestic travel approximately 10%.

TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (7%)
• Keeping abreast of literature and latest developments of standardized research portfolio management tools and processes.
• Deepening knowledge of HIV/AIDS biomedical and implementation science.
• Participating in interagency and intra-agency working groups as appropriate to the scope of work.
• Participating in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• Master’s degree or higher in public health,biological sciences, social sciences, public policy and administration or a related social science field.
• Experience working on research projects or assisting research programs.
• Knowledge of principles and practices of biomedical and implementation research as applied to HIV and AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.
• Experience reviewing and synthesizing scientific literature and maintaining databases.
• Demonstrated experience in task-oriented coordination and organizational skills.
• Demonstrated excellence working in team contexts.
• Experience in assisting with project monitoring and evaluation.
• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Demonstrated flexibility and openness to effectively function in the context of evolving science and changing program priorities.
• Ability to travel internationally.
• US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

In addition to the above, the position requires the following at each level:

TECHNICAL ADVISOR I
• 0-7 years’ experience in public health programming, preferably HIV/AIDS, with or without experience in an international or resource challenged setting.

TECHNICAL ADVISOR II
• Minimum five (5) years’ experience in public health programming, preferably HIV/AIDS, with at least two (2) years’ experience in an international or resource-challenged setting.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.

 

TO APPLY
All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by May 27, 2016 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.

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TOMORROW! Focus on Fellowships Event

April 26th, 2016 in Fellowships

The Career Services Office is pleased to remind all GHers about a Fellowship event will be held tomorrow in Hiebert lounge:

Focus on Fellowships: Panel and Networking Event Wednesday, April 27, 3:00 to 6:00 PM, Hiebert Lounge

One of the representatives at this year’s event will be from Global Health Corps, an organization that offers excellent year long Fellowships for those interested in furthering their experience in a global health setting.

Students can RSVP on CareerLink, under Events/Info Sessions.

Practicum/BMC Memory Disorder Clinic

April 20th, 2016 in Fellowships, Practicums/Internships

Implementation Study of BMC Memory Disorder Clinic

Under the direction of Hollis Day, MD and Heidi Auerbach, MD, Boston Medical Center’s Section of Geriatrics will be implementing a Memory Disorder Clinic. The primary goal of the clinic will be to conduct neuropsychiatric testing, with a focus on both English and non-English speaking patients. Following completion of the testing, patients will be provided with referrals, including referral to the Department of Neurology for follow-up as appropriate.

It is expected that this clinic will be somewhat time-intensive for the providers in the clinic, and therefore, Boston Medical Center wants to ensure that services, including provider time, are used most efficiently. One goal is to assess the impact of the service on other clinics in the Department, including the Geriatric Assessment Clinic and to decrease the back-log within that clinic. In addition, it will also be important to ensure that the new clinic’s services are useful for all patient populations, including non-English speakers.

Boston Medical Center proposes to conduct a formative evaluation of the Memory Disorder Clinic in order to examine both the implementation process and some clinical outcomes. Mixed methods will be used to conduct this evaluation, which will be guided by the PARIHS implementation framework. Outcomes and proposed methods include:
• Appropriate referrals to neurology, wait time for clinic services (including differences for English and non-English speakers) – assessed via medical record
• Impact on other clinics – assessed via medical record examining time to appointments in the geriatric assessment clinic
• Caregiver satisfaction – assessed via post-services caregiver survey, including differences for English and non-English speakers
• Provider satisfaction, including Memory Disorder Clinic providers and referring providers – assessed via qualitative interview or survey
• Provider views of feasibility, acceptability, sustainability – assessed via qualitative interview
• In non-English speakers, presence of live interpreters: both quantifiable (how often are they there) and qualitative for both patients and providers: i.e. how clearly are they giving instructions, making sure there is no assistance with answering the questions etc.
• Time for completion of battery needed for non-English speakers vs English speakers.

We anticipate that the student will be an essential part of designing the qualitative and quantitative data collection materials, as well as data collection and analysis. The student will have the opportunity to learn about implementation sciences and also work on their program management skills.

We are looking for a total of 240 hours. So, that would be 10 weeks at 24 hours a week or 12 weeks at 20 hours per week (or another combination that equals 240 hours). We can offer a stipend of $3,000 for the work this summer. Work hours and location are flexible.

For information and to apply:
Please contact Caitlin Allen, cgallen@bu.edu, T: 617-638-7281

DEADLINE APRIL 20th: Internship/Practicum: Health Leads Summer Fellowships

April 20th, 2016 in Fellowships, Practicums/Internships

Description

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: APRIL 20th

NOTE TO STUDENTS: IF YOU PLAN TO USE THIS FOR YOUR REQUIRED PRACTICUM, YOU MUST HAVE IT APPROVED BY YOUR FACULTY ADVISOR AND REGISTER FOR THE COURSE.

OVERVIEW
Health Leads is seeking highly-motivated, innovative undergraduate and graduate students to join our organization this summer. The Summer Fellowships are an opportunity to gain first-hand experience and insight into the operations of a national non-profit, the exciting work in healthcare and the non-profit sector as well as develop critical professional skills via workshops and mentorship.

Over the course of nine weeks (May 31-July 29), Summer Fellows receive an orientation to Health Leads’ culture and work closely with members of the National Team on a high-impact project within a specific department. At the end of the project, fellows give a final presentation to staff across the country, reflecting on their experience and sharing their end product.

Candidates need to be available for the full 9 weeks of the fellowship for 20 hrs/week. They do not need to be focused on healthcare but must have an interest in social entrepreneurial organizations. Fellowships are based in Health Leads’ national headquarters in Boston’s downtown crossing area. All Summer Fellows will receive summer housing at Boston University and therefore must be a current BU student or graduated May 2016.

ABOUT HEALTH LEADS:
Health Leads is a social enterprise that envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients’ basic
resource needs as a standard part of quality care. For 20 years, Health Leads has worked with leading
healthcare organizations to tackle social co-morbidities by connecting patients to the community-based resources they need to be healthy – from food to transportation to healthcare benefits. Health Leads is committed to leveraging its tools, expertise and direct services to change what “counts” as healthcare – and accelerate the leadership, best practices, incentives and research required to improve the health and well-being of patients.

2016 FELLOWSHIP DEPARTMENTS
Please see below for description of each fellowship
– Launch and Implementation (2 positions)
– Learning Network
– Value Case (2 positions)
– Development (2 positions)
– People and Culture

GENERAL FELLOWSHIP QUALIFICATIONS:
– Interest in social entrepreneurial organizations; candidates do not need to be focused on healthcare
– Passion for the mission of Health Leads and strong commitment to Health Leads’ core values: belief in collective strength and the power of shared work, constant and courageous learning, celebrating
our victories and each other, and stepping up leaders in a common vision
– Track record of creating and implementing innovative solutions; ability to bring creativity and
collaboration to teamwork
– Ability to excel in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, diverse, results-oriented culture
– Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills, with the ability to engage and
work closely with a wide range of constituents
– Strong organizational skills, outstanding attention to detail, high degree of flexibility, and sense of
humor
– Current involvement in or interest in pursuing a career pathway that addresses the intersection of
health and poverty is a plus
– Additional qualifications for positions stated within description

FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please submit all application materials (resume and compelling cover letter) to the contact email
listed for the position(s). If you are interested in applying to multiple fellowships, please address this
in a single cover letter but be sure to email both contact people with your application.

DEADLINE: Applications close on April 20th.

Interviews will occur April 21-April 29.
Final decisions and offers will be made by May 4th.
First day of summer fellowship is May 31st
Last day of summer fellowship is July 29th

All positions are 20 hours/week

DETAILS ABOUT EACH DEPARTMENT:

I. PEOPLE AND CULTURE
The Summer Fellow will work with the People & Culture team to create resources to enhance Health Leads’ inclusive and dynamic environment. Projects will include creating an interactive and easy-to-use online directory for staff to become better connected with their colleagues and the organization and researching Human Resources (HR) trends, benefits and best practices to support the development of new policies. Contact: Hannah Nichols hnichols@healthleadsusa.org

II. DEVELOPMENT (2 POSITIONS)
We’re excited to welcome Summer Fellows to our team! Learn about internal operations in nonprofit philanthropy, while building transferable research, content development, and data management skills. Our Summer Fellows gain hands-on experience in developing and implementing revenue-generating systems and processes, navigating the ins and outs of Salesforce CRM, and providing logistical, research, and writing support for externally facing fundraisers. Contact: Sheila Moussavi smoussavi@healthleadsusa.org

III. VALUE CASE – RESOURCE LANDSCAPE
Health Leads plays an integral role in helping patients access resources ranging from food pantries and childcare, to legal and job placement services. However, for patients living far away from a resource, their geographic location can impact their ability to successfully access a resource. In this position, you will have the opportunity to analyze the geographic distribution of our patients’ needs, particularly in comparison to the resource landscape. In addition to helping us understand this gap, you will have the opportunity to hone skills in data analysis and communication. Contact: Lianna Cohen lcohen@healthleadsusa.org
Additional qualifications:
– Experience manipulating medium-to-large data sets and executing analyses preferred.
– Experience solving complex analytical problems using logical reasoning and hypothesis-driven approaches.
– Demonstrated ability to solve problems independently and effectively.

IV. VALUE CASE – PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
In this position, the Summer Fellow will explore primary and secondary drivers in our Program data for insights in developing the “gold standard” for process improvement. Is there a certain way we can conduct intake to help more patients’ address their social needs? Are there any particular methods of screening an individual for social needs that are more effective than others? This position provides the opportunity to contribute towards defining the best practice for addressing patients’ social needs in the healthcare sector, while honing skills in data analysis and communication. Contact: Lianna Cohen lcohen@healthleadsusa.org
Additional qualifications:
– Experience manipulating medium-to-large data sets and executing analyses preferred.
– Experience solving complex analytical problems using logical reasoning and hypothesis-driven approaches.
– Demonstrated ability to solve problems independently and effectively.

V. LEARNING NETWORK
Help our Team understand Alternative Workforces such as CHWs and Case/care Managers, who may be working on social needs. Health Leads has traditionally worked with an undergraduate volunteer workforce, and increasingly we have customers who want to use Reach and other tools with full time staff to address patient social needs. We need an intern who would conduct a combination of literature review and interviews of current partners and selected others. Our intern would seek to answer the questions: How are these alternative work forces funded? What Capacity do work forces handle (# of cases, considering intervention level)? How are work forces trained (or what type of skills, knowledge, etc do jobs require)? Contact Chloe Green: cgreen@healthleadsusa.org
Additional qualifications:
– Experience conducting interviews and qualitative research a plus

VI. LAUNCH AND IMPLEMENTATION (2 POSITIONS)
The Health Leads Summer Fellow(s) will spend the summer exploring an exciting opportunity to work with clients across the miles, supporting the Community Resource Hub and the West LA desk in Southern California. The fellows selected for this role will work remotely from Boston and hold a large caseload of clients, providing formal screenings for social needs, conducting intakes for those interested in working with Health Leads, and following up with clients to connect to resources. Fellows selected for these roles will have an opportunity to provide feedback to Health Leads about the process, including trends and themes. Additionally, fellows will have the opportunity to partake in manageable projects over the summer to support the California teams, including Launch and Implementation, based on skills and interest. By the conclusion of the summer, fellows will: Apply previous Health Leads’ Advocate experience in working with a high volume of clients with a range in needs, age, and population; understand the resource landscape in the greater Los Angeles area; understand the collaborative relationship between Health Leads and Kaiser Permanente; apply professional development skills while supporting the California teams on manageable projects.
Contact: Katie Cosner kcosner@healthleadsusa.org
Additional qualifications:
– Interest in and ability to serve high volume of clients with a focus on quality interactions in an innovative program model

World Vision Global Health Fellows Programme – Multiple Positions Available

March 31st, 2016 in Fellowships, Practicums/Internships

World Vision Global Health Fellows Programme

Summer, 2016 Global Health Fellowship Opportunities

  • World Vision Bangladesh: Participatory Learning and Action Groups for MNCH Training Program – Field Test Research Assistant
  • World Vision East Africa Region: Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Lives Saved Tool (LiST) Analyses
  • World Vision Ghana: Nutrition Links, Sustainable Livelihoods and Health Project – Documentation of Best Practices and Lessons Learned
  • World Vision Guatemala: Child Health and Nutrition Target Impact Study – Programme Documentation
  • World Vision Niger: Integrated MNCH, WASH and Food Security Livelihoods (FSL) Project Evaluation
  • World Vision Sierra Leone: Monitoring & Evaluation Systems Strengthening for Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • World Vision Zambia: Child Health and Nutrition Target Impact Study – Programme Documentation

Empowering Half of Boston’s Working Women in 5 Years: Negotiation Workshop

March 28th, 2016 in Fellowships

In the city of Boston, the median earnings of all part- and full-time women in the workforce are 84 percent of male workers’ earnings (estimate based on BRA Research Division analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data). Full-time male workers in Boston are almost twice as likely as female full-time workers to earn $100,000 dollars or more per year.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement, and AAUW have joined forces in an initiative to make Boston the first city to close the gender wage gap. To help accomplish this, we are implementing a large-scale, grassroots program to provide AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation workshops to 85,000 women — at least half of Boston’s working women — in the next five years.

A Collaborative Initiative for Equal Pay for Women

Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 79 percent of what men are paid, a gap of 21 percent — and it’s even worse for women of color. The gender pay gap starts just one year out of college, and the damage only gets worse over the course of a career, which is why it’s crucial to establish a fair salary early on.

About AAUW Work Smart

Created for working women, AAUW Work Smart is an interactive workshop that teaches women to evaluate, negotiate, and articulate their worth confidently in the job market. Whether striving for a promotion, asking for a raise, or negotiating a new salary, attendees will learn how to conduct objective research to establish an equitable target salary. Expert facilitators lead discussions on the gender wage gap and its personal effects, while small group activities and role-play exercises give participants the opportunity to create and perfect their persuasive pitch.

Attendees can expect to learn

  • About the gender wage gap, including its personal consequences
  • How to quantify the market value of their education, skills, and experience
  • How to conduct objective market research and determine a fair target salary
  • How to create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers

Not in Boston? Learn more about AAUW’s national salary negotiation workshops »

 

Why Negotiation?

AAUW’s groundbreaking research on the gender pay gap shows that one year out of college, women are already earning significantly less than their male counterparts. Women who negotiate can earn higher salaries and better benefits, and these advantages add up over time. Negotiation ensures that women are putting a fair price on their work and sets a benchmark for future salary increases. By negotiating fair and equitable salaries, women are better positioned to pay off student loans and save for retirement, which add up to greater economic security.

To find a workshop or learn more, visit: http://www.aauw.org/work-smart-boston/#locate

 

Fellowship: Africa Regional Malaria Advisor

March 28th, 2016 in Fellowships

Africa Regional Malaria AdvisorTechnical Advisor IIHealth Division, Office of Sustainable Development, Bureau for Africa, United States Agency for International Development

Location: Washington, DC | Assignment: Two Year Fellowship | GHFP-II-P5-196

 

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual work planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Office of Sustainable Development (SD) in the Bureau for Africa (AFR) provides: strategic guidance and intellectual leadership to AFR; conducts economic, social and political analyses critical to the development of AFR policies, strategies, budgets and activities; manages and/or coordinates three Presidential and two Agency Initiatives; and provides technical services to AFR’s field missions. In carrying out these functions, SD serves as the Bureau’s principal liaison with African and international partners, US Government (USG) sister agencies, the private sector, universities, and the Private Voluntary Organization (PVO)/Non-governmental Organization (NGO) community.
AFR/SD’s Health Team has an annual budget of approximately $14 million, which includes the management of activities that support African capacity development and improving the quality, availability and access to health services for Africa’s most vulnerable populations. The Division works across all health sectors, including maternal and child health (MCH), reproductive health, health systems strengthening (HSS), and infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. The Health Division works in close collaboration with other USAID Pillar Bureaus, including the Bureau for Global Health (GH) and the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, in activities such as coordinating strategic and technical support to USAID missions, program reviews and assessments, and staff development. It also works closely with African and donor partners such as the World Health Organization’s Africa Regional Office (WHO AFRO), the World Bank and UNICEF.One of the presidential initiatives that AFR supports is the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) managed out of the Global Health Bureau. PMI was launched in June 2005 as a 5-year, $1.2 billion initiative to: a) rapidly scale up malaria prevention and treatment interventions and; b) reduce malaria related mortality by 50% in 15 high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa. With passage of the 2008 Lantos-Hyde Act, funding for PMI was extended and, as part of the GHI, the goal of PMI was adjusted to reduce malaria related mortality by 70% in the original 15 countries by the end of 2015. The current PMI Strategy, spanning 2015 – 2020, has three goals: 1) Reduce malaria mortality by one-third from 2015 levels in PMI-supported countries, achieving a greater than 80% reduction from PMI’s original 2000 baseline levels; 2) Reduce malaria morbidity in PMI-supported countries by 40% from 2015 levels; 3) Assist at least five PMI-supported countries to meet the WHO criteria for national or sub-national pre-elimination.

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The Africa Regional Malaria Advisor (Advisor) will be based on the Health Team of AFR/SD and will serve as a core member of the AFR Team supporting PMI in USAID and the PMI inter-agency working group. S/he will also provide guidance and technical support to the AFR, missions and PMI staff assigned to AFR.  The Advisor will also provide guidance and support to the broader health portfolio of AFR, including activity management and helping to integrate malaria with other health and development programs. The Advisor will receive technical guidance from the Deputy Chief, Africa Bureau, Office of Sustainable Development who will serve as their onsite manager.

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Africa Regional Malaria Advisor will be responsible for:
Serving as a PMI Health Team country backstop and liaison with GH and other USG counterparts:

  • Providing technical advice and support to one or more PMI country programs (including francophone or lusophone countries as relevant), supporting implementation of evidence-based malaria prevention and control interventions.
  • Serving as AFR regional backstop for Mission health programs, acting as a resource for health teams in Missions and as a liaison to AFR staff such as desk officers.
  • Supporting PMI interagency country teams and USAID Mission health teams through the provision of technical and policy guidance, consulting on and reviewing strategies, program designs,  malaria operational plans, health operational plans, and reporting documents related to PMI  and other health priorities.
  • Assessing country-specific malaria data, activities and plans, and collaborating with the Ministry of Health and other partner organizations to assist in the design of national strategies that reach a high percentage of the most vulnerable populations with effective and comprehensive interventions ensuring rapid implementation of large scale interventions in PMI designated countries.

Strategic communication, planning, and reporting:

  • Contributing to the writing, editing, and publication of planning documents, strategic plans, and annual reports such as the PMI annual report or other public documents that communicate malaria’s role within USAID’s broader health and development efforts in Africa.
  • Collaborating with and liaising between the PMI and AFR communications teams to develop key messages for internal and external audiences by writing press releases, maintaining and updating the PMI and AFR websites, and contributing to Twitter and blog posts.
  • Participating in the development and presentation of portfolio reviews for senior management.
  • Developing briefers and/or other communication materials, including presentation materials to describe activities and results of USAID’s malaria and health interventions to non-health experts.
  • Participating in formulating responses to Congressional inquiries or requests.
  • Providing other communication, strategy, and reporting support to the AFR Health and PMI Teams as needed.

 

Serving as a technical resource on malaria programs for PMI and the Africa Bureau:

  • Providing technical assistance and guidance to the malaria portfolio in the Africa Bureau in conjunction with other AFR Health Team members.
  • Participating on one or more PMI interagency technical working groups to advance global and PMI malaria technical policy and guidance.
  • Collaborating closely with colleagues from the GH and other USG agencies on malaria issues fundamentally important to the African context, including participating in policy meetings.
  • Serving as an activity manager for malaria related activities within AFR’s portfolio of programs, including liaising with WHO AFRO, African Union, and other partners as relevant.
  • Reviewing and analyzing regional and country data, in collaboration with various analytic units and supporting the development of strategies for translating data into actionable interventions.
  • Participating in consultations and working groups with colleagues from across USAID and the USG on new malaria activities, requests and initiatives that impact USAID health and development programs in Africa.
  • Engaging with technical and programmatic staff within USAID, and other agencies in the USG, WHO, UNICEF, World Bank and other UN agencies and bilateral organizations on strategic malaria health priorities to promote African leadership, capacity and improved coordination in Africa.
  • Participating in relevant international meetings and conferences.

International and domestic travel approximately 25%.

TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (7%)

  • Keeping abreast of current literature, policies, frameworks, research, and latest developments in the fields of malaria and health programming.
  • Deepening knowledge of malaria interventions, policies and programming.
  • Improving communication, writing, and presentation skills to relay critical health and development messages to non-health audience.
  • Participating in interagency and intra-agency working groups as appropriate to the scope of work.
  • Participating in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, health sciences or a related discipline.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of public health programs, with malaria program experience preferred, with at least two (2) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Experience in conducting analysis and evaluation of technical and programmatic aspects of proposals and programs.
  • Field-based health and development experience, especially in the context of working with communities.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills, including demonstrated publication and/or presentation skills.
  • Experience working with or familiarity in analyzing routine public health data systems and sources used for surveillance, reporting, and decision making at the international and country level.
  • Broad knowledge of African countries and specific knowledge of their relationship to US policy guidelines, including perspective on their historical relationship in the health sciences with the United States.
  • Understanding of programs and organizational aspects of major international donors, multilateral agencies, and NGOs/PVOs supporting the social sector, with a focus that includes malaria or other infectious diseases. Experience with USAID programming, budgeting, and evaluation functions and procedures, both in USAID/Washington and in USAID Missions, is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, including cross-cultural teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise sound professional judgment to problem solve, and to make strategic decisions.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • Working proficiency in French and/or Portuguese required.
  • US citizenship required.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

 

Salary based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.

 

TO APPLY

 

All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by April 22, 2016 by 5:00 pm Eastern time. We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.