Category: Jobs

Part-time Administrative Assistant position available (Department of Global Health/Center for Global Health & Development)

June 19th, 2017 in Jobs

The Department of Global Health/Center for Global Health & Development at SPH is now hiring a MPH student for a part-time Administrative Assistant for the summer starting in the end of May. This is a great opportunity for students to join a vibrant team and get further involved with the Department & the Center.

This position is central to the functionality of the whole office. In addition to managing daily and weekly priorities and tasks, it also entails trouble-shooting and fielding questions or needs for faculty, staff, and visitors to the department.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in event and meeting management, including booking rooms, setting up, providing audio-visual assistance as needed, food and drink ordering, and breaking down
  • Assist in communications, including composing emails, making flyers, website design and upkeep
  • Manage calendars and communal technology equipment for conference rooms in the department
  • Greet visitors and callers, handle their inquiries, and direct them to the appropriate person according to their needs
  • Responsible for maintaining overall office tidiness in copy area, communal kitchen, conference rooms
  • Assist Department/Center faculty and staff with administrative, research and course related needs
  • Operate and troubleshoot office equipment such as fax machines, copiers, printers, computers and phone systems
  • Problem solve and respond quickly to requests
  • Conduct searches to find additional information for general office or specific faculty/staff member requests
  • Work closely with the Assistant Director of the Department/Center and the Events and Communications Specialist of the Department/Center
  • Take on additional office projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work as a part of a larger team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to interface with other departments, individuals, and vendors via face to face, phone, and email communication.
  • Proficiency in time-management and multi-tasking
  • Discretion in handling confidential information
  • Attentive to detail, particularly in financial projects
  • Experience with WordPress, Microsoft Outlook Calendars, Microsoft Office
  • Current MPH student at SPH
  • Ability to work with a flexible schedule during the summer months

Hours: Monday and Tuesday from 8:30-5:00pm for July & August 2017

Preference will be given to applicants who are interested in possibly continuing in the position through Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 with hours flexible depending on your schedule.

Apply by June 30th:

Email your cover letter and Resume/CV to jrestivo@bu.edu with the subject DGH/CGHD Admin Position – Your name

 

Global Nursing Caucus (GNC) Coordinator Position

May 11th, 2017 in Jobs

JOB OPENING

Global Nursing Caucus (GNC) Coordinator Position

The Global Nursing Caucus is looking for an organized and efficient coordinator to join our growing team of nurses across the world. This individual will report directly to GNC directors in Boston and work with other team members to support and maintain our growth. We are a mission driven organization committed to advancing the role of nurses in global health practice, education, and policy through advocacy, collaboration, engagement, and research.

Duties:

1. Manage budgets and banking. Responsible for recording all financial transactions and preparing documentation for tax filing

2. Solicit and coordinate contributions for the GNC newsletter. Distribution of the newsletter to GNC members

3. Maintain membership lists

4. Coordinate with executive directors to organize logistics for meetings

5. Support the coordination, logistics and publicity of the various GNC meetings and conferences.

6. Manage website and social media presence

7. Ability to work remotely, with some presence for meetings/events/conferences

Qualification and Skills:

1. Strong written and oral communication skills; experience in writing grants and proposals will be viewed favorably

2. Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines

3. Knowledge of and experience in fundraising

4. Competence in social media (Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn) and website maintenance; experience with WordPress recommended

5. Computer skills in MS Office, accounting software and databases

6. Education or experience in finance/accounting

7. Demonstrated ability to work independently

8. Enjoys working with diverse groups of people

9. Strong interest in public health and global health issues

Working Hours and Conditions:

1. This position is 4-6 hours per week initially with the possibility of more in the future

2. This position is remote and requires access to a computer

3. Compensation for this position is $17/hour with no benefits

If interested, send your CV and cover letter by May 30th, 2017 to globalnursingcaucus@gmail.com. Be sure to include “GNC Coordinator Position” in the subject line.

For more information about the GNC please visit: http://www.globalnursingcaucus.org/ 

Executive Assistant (EA) to a Global Health Advocate and Founder of Care 2 Communities

May 11th, 2017 in Jobs

Executive Assistant (EA) to a Global Health Advocate and Non-profit Founder

 

The EA will work directly with Elizabeth Sheehan, a social entrepreneur, founder and president of a nonprofit (Care 2 Communities), and impact investor.

 Areas of Elizabeth’s focus are:

  1. Strengthening global health systems at the base of the pyramid, with a focus on women and children in Haiti
  2. Fostering and growing philanthropy networks that drive impact investing into global health solutions
  3. Building a platform for engagement with and promotion of global health issues through attending conferences, speaking at events, and establishing an online presence
  4. Convening activists in the local community to address current political issues

 

Position Summary

The EA will play an instrumental role in Elizabeth’s multiple work streams. Activities include:

  • Develop and update core speeches, visual presentation content (PowerPoint or Keynote), remarks, and talking points for Elizabeth as the founder of C2C, a high-impact woman philanthropist, and an impact investor in health solutions
  • Draft and maintain professional email correspondences and phone calls on Elizabeth’s behalf with C2C staff, prospective partners, Women Moving Millions (WMM) members, and philanthropists
  • Monitor and flag relevant daily news channels, articles, institutional calendars and events, and contributions from other leaders in field
  • Research and prepare briefing documents for key events, reviewing and vetting meetings, conferences and speaking opportunities
  • Expand Elizabeth’s social media and online advocacy through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and WordPress

The EA Position is multi-faceted and equal time will be dedicated to:

  • Research, development, and editing of speech and presentation content
  • Curation of an online library (Google Drive) of relevant briefing material on key subject matter
  • Provide ongoing editorial support for op eds, bios and other relevant writings
  • Support the Executive Director of C2C and other staff to coordinate fundraising efforts, scheduling of calls and meetings with donors and partners, and other logistics as needed; manage executive presence through communication with C2C staff and board on materials, speeches, meetings, and identification of key influencers
  • Coordination of local political and philanthropic events
  • Scheduling of travel plans and other logistics as requested

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a high degree of professionalism, discretion and flexibility, as well as the ability to think strategically and connect dots, synthesize and distill information from C2C, Women Moving Millions and other organizational work, and deliver editorial excellence. Ideally, s/he will be collaborative, efficient, highly organized and have the ability to work independently.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of experience working as executive assistant to an executive, entrepreneur, or political/advocacy leader (Master of Public Health students strongly encouraged to apply)
  • Prior experience in executive communication, speech writing, correspondence, or content development
  • Exceptional listener and effective written and oral communicator with high attention to detail and ability to synthesize many different ideas and create rich content
  • Familiarity with global health, poverty, and/or social enterprise and impact investing fields.
  • Superior research and analytical skills
  • Skilled in social media engagement, content and tactics
  • Professional, poised, and discrete.
  • Flexible availability—alternative hours occasionally. Begin at 20-25 hours and may increase to full-time.
  • Must be able to work in US and travel to Sherborn or Wellesley, MA once or more a week

Please email meredith@care2communities.org with a cover letter and resume.

 

 

Global Maternal and Child Health Research Data Manager

May 4th, 2017 in Jobs

 

Global Maternal and Child Health Research Data Manager

Boston Children’s Hospital
&
Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health
Dept. of Global Health and Population

 

Responsibilities

Summary and Overview

The Data Manager will lead data coordination, data management and data analysis for global maternal and child health research projects.  We are working on several newborn and child survival projects focused on the discovery of interventions to improve child health and the delivery of care in underserved settings. The research is conducted jointly between the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and Boston Children’s Hospital.  The Data Manager will report directly to the program manager and PI and be responsible for:

  1. Developing, implementing, and managing large databases and data quality procedures
  2. Performing statistical analysis and reporting of clinical, research, and laboratory data
  3. Supervising data entry staff on data collection, entry, cleaning, and data analysis

 

Principal Duties and Activities:

  • Lead data coordination and management for studies
  • Develop case report forms, data management and quality study protocols
  • Develop analyses plans, generate analysis files and conduct statistical analyses
  • Design, develop, and validate databases using application software suitable for supporting research investigations, including large databases and web-based systems
  • Report with regular data reviews, quality control checks, and interim and final analysis
  • Design solutions to resolve queries in the field or laboratories
  • Develop and implement systems to continuously improve study implementation and data quality
  • Provide educational support and training on data management and quality to study staff for the development and implementation of research studies
  • Build research capacity with local partners and conduct workshops and data management/analysis courses
  • Supervise data management staff and provide project management support
  • Serve as credible expert/leader for data management best practices. Collaborate with partners to establish priorities and strategies for resource development and core goal setting, and develop data sharing policies
  • Contributes to scientific portions of manuscripts and presentations, including writing descriptions of statistical methods to analyze data, and preparing tables and graphs of study results
  • Contributes to grant writing, including sample size calculations and methods sections, following guidelines from sponsors to federal government, foundations, and research agencies.

 

All activities will be conducted in close collaboration with investigators and study personnel in Boston and Addis Ababa.

 

Requirements

Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in health science, public health, epidemiology, or closely related field, including course work in biostatistics or computerized analytic techniques.
  2. Two years of data management experience and analytic methods, preferably in international settings, and prior experience in supervisory/leadership role in research
  3. Knowledge of study design, sampling methods, and statistical methods, including longitudinal data analysis, multi-level modeling, survival analysis, and causal inference
  4. Analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in an organized, accurate and timely manner.
  5. Knowledge of and proficiency in a range of data management and statistical software (e.g. STATA and web based electronic data capture system such as REDCAP and Open Data Kit).
  6. Proven capability of attention to detail and accuracy on complex analytical data management.
  7. Knowledge and adherence to ethical conduct in research, FDA regulations and GCPs guidelines.

 

Skills/Abilities/Competencies

  • Excellent communication, verbal, writing, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently, under supervision, and as part of a team with collaborators, stakeholders, and research staff
  • Excellent analytical, computer, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent time management, goal and detail-oriented work style, and meticulous and consistent follow through on projects

Working conditions

  • Full-time with occasional evenings and weekends
  • Long term commitment preferred

To apply, please submit your cover letter, CV, and three references.  http://www.childrenshospital.org/career-opportunities/search-career-results#&category=&location=&status=&shift=&reg=43200BR&keyword=&date=

 

 

Gardens for Health International: Multiple positions open

April 13th, 2017 in Jobs, Practicums/Internships

What We Believe

We believe that growing and eating healthy food can – and must – be a part of the long-term solution to malnutrition.

The world is facing an acute food and nutrition crisis. We must meet the world’s food needs with an approach that is environmentally sustainable, recognizes the primacy of nutrition for agriculture and health and strengthens local communities.

Through our work, we are changing the way that malnutrition is treated by moving away from short-term handouts and towards equipping families with the knowledge and resources to grow their own nutritious food and improve their health. We envision a future in which the key to lasting food and nutrient security for vulnerable families lies in their own backyards.

US-Based Positions

US Development and Communications Associate

The Development and Communications Associate will manage our grant writing and reporting process, and will help lead US-based fundraising efforts. This is an extraordinary opportunity to get practical experience in grant writing and fundraising while also working as part of a tight-knit and fast-paced team.

Full Job Description Here.

 

US Operations Associate

The US Operations Associate will be responsible for ensuring the smooth functioning of all US operations and logistics and provide support to our US-based team. This is an extraordinary opportunity to work closely with the leadership of an innovative organization and to see first hand how a fast-paced nonprofit office operates.

Full Job Description Here.

 

Rwanda-Based Positions

 

Rwanda positions will either be based out of GHI’s Demonstration and Innovation Farm located in Ndera, Rwanda – about 30 minutes outside of Kigali – or in our staff house located in Kigali city center. Hours will be full-time only due to the nature of the international location.

 

Development Associate

The Development Associate will manage in-country grant writing and reporting processes in Rwanda and will work with our Development and Communications Team to identify strategies for strengthening in-country fundraising efforts. The Development Associate will also support the administration of external partnerships as well as follow-up, report-writing, and capturing lessons learned. This is an extraordinary opportunity to get practical experience in development and partnership coordination while also gaining international experience with an innovative  and rapidly growing nonprofit organization.

Full Job Description Here.

 

Farm Fellow

Gardens for Health is seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking recent graduate to join our Agriculture Team in Ndera, Rwanda. Our Farm Fellow will provide thought leadership and day-to-day management support on our five-acre farm in Ndera, Rwanda.

Full Job Description Here.

 

Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant will work directly with our Senior Leadership Team and will play a lead role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our headquarters in Ndera, Rwanda. This is an extraordinary opportunity to work closely with the leadership of an innovative and fast-paced nonprofit, and to gain valuable experience working on the ground with an international organization.

Full Job Description Here.

International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement – Benchmarking Associate position available

March 2nd, 2017 in Jobs

International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement

Job Title

Benchmarking Associate

Background

ICHOM is a non-profit organization committed to transforming health care to a value-based system through universal measurement and reporting of patient outcomes. ICHOM was co-founded in November, 2012 by Professor Michael Porter of Harvard Business School, the Boston Consulting Group, and the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden (visit www.ichom.org for further background).

One of ICHOM’s primary activities is the development of global Standard Sets by medical condition. Standard Sets are the most essential outcomes that all providers should collect, along with an essential set of baseline patient characteristics for risk adjustment. To develop these standards, ICHOM brings together Working Groups composed of clinical leaders, registry leaders, and patients and leads them through a structured, consensus-driven process.

We believe measurement and reporting of ICHOM Standard Sets will:

  •  Help patients better choose the right treatments and providers for their needs
  •  Enable providers to benchmark and compare how well they are meeting the needs of their patients compared to their peers
  •  Allow payors to contract on the value of care delivered, not simply volume

In addition to developing Standard Sets, ICHOM helps organizations to implement and measure outcomes in their clinical practice. This involves collaboration with technology companies to improve the electronic data capture of our Sets and capability-building with providers to help them adapt clinic workflow to both collect and act on outcomes data.

In 2016, ICHOM launched its global outcomes benchmarking program, which builds on its standardization and implementation work to pool outcomes data across international institutions. We believe global outcomes benchmarks will set the stage for more rapid learning and improvement.

We are seeking an Associate who is interested to contribute meaningfully to ICHOM’s progress across this strategic agenda with a focus on Benchmarking.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Associate will work directly with ICHOM’s VP of Strategy and New Program Development, as well as a number of the organizations Project Leaders, in a flexible role that will focus on Benchmarking but, at times, will span the three functional areas at ICHOM. Across these responsibilities, the Associate is expected to be pro-active, solution-oriented, and focused on contributing to the success of the team.

ichomteam@ichom.org І www.ichom.org І Incorporated in Delaware, United States of America US: Registered 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 46-0854621 І Head office: 14 Arrow Street, Suite 11 І Cambridge, MA 02138 UK: Registered Company FC03211. І Registered address: Regus І 1 Eversholt Street І London, NW1 2DN

Specific Benchmarking responsibilities:

  • Manage day to day interactions with clinicians and project managers from multiple hospital sites who are participating in our GLOBE benchmarking pilot
  • Prepare for an facilitate meetings with participants to ensure they are on boarded to the pilot smoothly and remain well informed of all updates and requirements over the course of the pilot
  •  Develop content (PPT presentations, Data files, etc) to push the pilot forward.
  •  Work hand in hand with our data partner, ICON, to monitor pilot site data submission
  • Work closely with ICHOM Project Leaders and Directors to develop the final benchmarking reports to be provided to pilot participants. (Note: This will be an opportunity to dive deep on the content will provide a very rich learning experience on both a specific medical condition and outcomes measurement comparison between hospitals)

Qualifications

An interest in health policy and issues in the current health care system, along with a strong passion for working in a very hands on way improve health care delivery models is essential. Experience in project management and relationship management will be viewed very positively. Completion or near completion of an undergraduate degree is essential. Applicants looking to work for 1-2 years between their undergraduate and post-secondary education are strongly encouraged.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong conceptual ability; high quality of mind; excellent writing and manuscript editing skills; the ability to work productively under time pressure; ability to manage multiple projects concurrently; ability to interact successfully with senior leaders; the capacity to work well with others and independently; strong computer skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign; and comfort in an academic environment. Fluency in English as a primary written and spoken language is required.

Time Commitment and Compensation

This position is full time (around 50 hours per week) and will be paid a salary of $33,000.

Timeline

The position will begin as soon as possible.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send a CV/Resume and a cover letter to Sarah Tonn at s.tonn@ichom.org. Applications are received on a rolling basis with the final deadline due by Wednesday, March 15th so early submission is encouraged.

Program Associate position open with Elevate Destinations

March 2nd, 2017 in Jobs

Elevate Destinations is looking for an experienced, full-time Program Associate. We are a dynamic,

socially responsible travel company striving to bring more meaning, perspective, and positive impact into the

lives of our travelers while respecting local destinations and communities. We are looking for a motivated

self-starter who can assist with managing trips and bring new ideas and introspection to our tightly knit

Donor Travel team. This is an entry-level position which requires superb organization, attention to detail,

creative problem-solving and eloquent communication skills.

Applicants should have experience in at least one of the five categories to be considered for this position:

  • Experience in the travel industry
  • Experience serving a high net worth community
  • Event planning
  • Understanding of sustainability & international development
  • Sales

More information on the position can be found here.

Research Assistant – Research Program on Children and Global Adversity

February 23rd, 2017 in Jobs

The Research Program on Children and Global Adversity (RPCGA) at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health is currently looking for a

Research Assistant

 

Led by Dr. Theresa Betancourt, the RPCGA focuses on understanding trajectories of risk and resilience in children facing multiple forms of adversity, including poverty, conflict, and infectious disease. You can learn more about our exciting work at https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/rpcga/. We currently have projects in Sierra Leone, Rwanda and with the Refugee community in the Boston area.

 

Desired skills/experience all of which we be responsibilities for this position:

  • Proficient in Stata (required) for data management tasks, e.g., creating labels, created scale score using a variety of algorithms, fixing incorrect values, formatting dates, etc.
    • Familiarity with common coding and labeling standards and/or willingness to use guidelines provided.
  • Can merge datasets in Stata for long/univariate and wide/multivariate formats
  • Can troubleshoot inconsistencies in IDs and static demographics over time
  • “Electronic” cleaning of data (required), e.g., run freqs to look for out of range values, run logic checks
    • Create flags for cases that might have issues/inconsistencies on various indicators
    • Present issues and some supporting analysis to team for discussion and decision making
  • Researching and determining/confirming final scoring procedures for known scales and new indices (e.g., of risk behavior),
  • Familiarity with psychometric testing, e.g., Chronbach’s alpha and factor analysis, preferred
  • Data management documentation – codebook & supporting docs
    • Update codebook to include all variables from all waves of data in addition to all new variables
    • Develop a “Decisions” document noting all decisions made including the problem, the decision, and any supporting documentation used to make the decision (e.g., descriptive statistics, lit search, etc)
    • Create a document describing the “trail” from raw data to final cleaned dataset noting syntax files and data sets used at each step

 

Salary commensurate with experience and in line with the standard University rates.

 

Please contact Emily Coles (ecoles@hsph.harvard.edu) for more information.

Digital Health Program Manager Consultant – HealthEnabled

February 16th, 2017 in Jobs

Digital Health Program Manager: Consultant for Faster to Zero Project (Uganda) February 15, 2017

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Scope of Work: Digital Health Program Manager Consultant

The Faster to Zero initiative aims to support Ministries of Health and partners in the scale-up of digital health tools to support the Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (EMTCT). This public-private partnership is supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the USAID-funded Knowledge for Health (K4Health) project, as well as Johnson & Johnson (J&J), and is led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) and HealthEnabled.

Uganda and South Africa are priority countries for Faster to Zero. In Uganda, the Initiative will address critical gaps in EMTCT through the introduction of digital health tools to support pregnant women, mothers, partners and health providers to improve the quality of HIV care and reduce loss to follow up (LTFU) of HIV-positive mother and infant pairs. The project will be implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Uganda, the PEPFAR/Uganda team, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and other key digital health implementers.

The Digital Health Program Manager will work closely with the Health Information Division of the Ministry of Health, as well as other key partners, to lead the design, implementation, and scale up of the prioritized digital health technologies. The Digital Health Specialist will jointly report to the MOH as well as to the Principal and Policy Lead at HealthEnabled.

Period of contract: Full Time, March 2017 – October 2017 with possibility of extension

Location: Kampala, Uganda, with occasional travel within the country

Responsibilities:

• Coordinate and lead a diverse team of stakeholders to support the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and scale up of digital technologies to accelerate the elimination of mother-to-child transmission (EMTCT) of HIV in Uganda.

• Coordinate with relevant stakeholders in Uganda, South Africa, and the United States to ensure the smooth and sustainable implementation of prioritized digital health tools in Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)-supported facilities.

• This position is seconded to the Health Information Division of the Ministry of Health. The consultant will be responsible for relationship building and collaboration with the Health Information Division and other relevant Divisions and staff, including the PMTCT Unit, to ensure project activities are aligned with Ministry priorities and strategies.

• Understand and consider national policy requirements, including privacy and security requirements, in the design and implementation of interventions.

• Collaborate with Ministry of Health to develop and implement a national digital health strategy for EMTCT in Uganda.

• Represent the Faster to Zero Initiative and its partners professionally at all times.

• Regularly engage with other implementing partners and institutions working in digital health and EMTCT to minimize duplication and enhance collaboration.

Digital Health Program Manager: Consultant for Faster to Zero Project (Uganda) February 15, 2017

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• Contribute to project reporting and regular communication with project partners.

• Approximately 30% travel, primarily to Southwest Uganda.

Deliverables EMTCT Digital Health Tool and Design Testing

Oversee the development of the tool, working with the developers and project partners to ensure that the tool meets the desired specifications.

Test the implementation of the prioritized tool, make appropriate adjustments in response to tests and feedback, and work with project partners to implement in selected sites in Southwest Uganda.

Finalize and ensure consistent implementation of the monitoring and evaluation plan for project activities, including the development of a system to track and project indicators throughout the project lifecycle.

Pilot implementation of Digital Health Tools

Conduct trainings and trainings of trainers to ensure relevant staff and intended users learn the skills necessary to operate and maintain prioritized digital health tools.

Conduct quality assurance monitoring through site visits with facilities and trainers to support consistent implementation.

Work with internal research and analytics function and outside vendors to establish appropriate metrics analysis and regular reporting, including data insights and recommendations.

Phase 1 (pilot sites) implementation completed.

Capacity Strengthening

Develop, coordinate, and support an expert network for digital health technology with the potential for sustainability beyond the lifecycle of the project.

Research and advise key stakeholders on digital health best practices to help advance an effective program.

Data Monitoring and Use

Carry-out data mapping, flow and design for back-end dashboard for improved tracking and reduced loss to follow up.

Scale Up Plans

Develop National Digital Health Strategy for EMTCT in collaboration with Ministry of Health, Implementing Partners, and the Technical Working Group for mHealth.

Develop scale-up plans for prioritized digital health tools in collaboration with Ministry of Health, Implementing Partners, and the Technical Working Group for mHealth.

Ongoing M&E and Final Project Report Draft

 

Master’s Degree in Informatics, Public Health, or related field

• 3-5 years professional experience in implementing and managing digital health or mHealth programs in limited-resource settings

• Experience working in Uganda

• Experience working with national information systems and/or setting up an enterprise architecture and health information exchange

• Experience designing and implementing digital and mobile applications

• Experience in developing and implementing electronic medical record systems advantageous

• Experience working in a complex policy environment

• Demonstrated team work and stakeholder management

• Experience working with Ministries of Health preferred

• Interest and skills in capacity building

• Experience in program monitoring and evaluation

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Excellent written and spoken English language skills

• Ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment and manage a variety of tasks with limited time and support

How to Apply:

Please send an email with the subject “Last Name_EOI for Faster to Zero Uganda Consultancy” to info@healthenabled.org with your CV, contact details and a brief expression of interest that includes your experience and salary expectations by Thursday, 24 February 2017.

Goodbirth.net – Data Collecting Research Assistant

January 26th, 2017 in Jobs, Practicums/Internships

Project/Organization:

Goodbirth.net, a global network of birth centers, is doing a pilot descriptive survey of birth centers in low resource countries.

Position Summary:

Research assistant to assist in collecting data from birth centers identified globally via email, Zoom/Skype, and phone surveys. To begin surveys Feb 2017 and complete by June 2017.

Salary: $15 an hour. Anticipate 30-40 hrs over total project (survey approx 50 birth centers, 30 min a survey and 1 hour conference call/wk)

Qualifications /criteria:

  • Global Health graduate student, data collection experience a plus
  • Interest or experience with maternal healthcare
  • Good computer skills, will be using Excel and MS Word
  • Ability to work independently, and stay on schedule
  • Capable of working effectively with a team
  • Foreign language skills a bonus- French, Spanish, Creole, Hindi, Arabic

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Work under the direction of the PI/project leaders:
  • To provide assistance in the conducting of research activities including planning, optimizing and conducting surveys of birth centers identified globally.
  • Coordinate and perform a variety of independent and team activities involved in collection, analysis and documentation of birth center surveys.
  • Present information collection and give feedback regarding the collection process
  • Confer with PI with feedback and process evaluation, optimizing research project workflow during and after completion of project.

Support provided:

  • Weekly conference calls
  • Training re: midwifery and out of hospital birth care and survey criteria, and process.
  • Liberal access to PI and project leaders.
  • Welcome to participate in birth center conference in Port au Prince, Haiti March 6 2017

Submit CV /statement of interest/qualifications to:

Jennifer Stevens CNM MS, DrPH Candidate- rebeka@bu.edu