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Technical Advisor, Health Programs for Francophone and Other Countries with International Rescue Committee

April 6th, 2016 in Jobs

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Background:  The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC is a prominent international organization working in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities.

Health programs represent the largest single sector within which IRC currently operates, constituting approximately 45% of the international budget and with activities in 25 countries. IRC health programs worldwide are implemented in partnership with Ministry of Health and/or non-governmental organizations.  IRC is also engaged in direct provision of health care, safe drinking water and sanitation support to beneficiaries where needed.  Currently, IRC supports or manages 75 hospitals, 1,256 health centers and 788 health posts through a network of over eight hundred public health and clinical staff employed by IRC country programs.  The facility based care is complemented by community level primary health care work implemented by about 9,000 community health workers.

Country-based health staffs are supported by a health technical unit that contributes to the effectiveness and comprehensiveness of IRC primary health care programs through technical assistance, staff development and institutional learning.  The unit currently has over 40 clinicians and public health and environmental health professionals on the staff, including experts in child health, reproductive health, nutrition, disease control, information management and technology, research and quality assurance. The Technical Advisor, Health Programs is a key member of the health unit’s country support team.

Job Overview/Summary: The Technical Advisor, Health Programs serves as the primary source of health technical support for designated IRC country programs and interfaces between the field staff in the designated countries and the health unit.  The position works in collaboration with the Technical Advisor, Environmental Health in the designated countries as one country support team.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Provide timely and adequate technical support to designated country health programs, including guidance on overall health program planning, health assessments, project/program design, fund-raising and proposal writing, project monitoring and evaluation, and service quality monitoring and improvement.  This will involve: monthly call with country health teams; at least one visit a year to each supported country; liaison with colleagues in the health unit and country management (primarily country director and deputy director of programs).
  2. Link the field staff with the relevant subject matter specialist technical advisors when relevant, and facilitate the work of the subject matter specialist technical advisors in the designated country programs.
  3. Support designated country programs in the recruitment of senior health team members (particularly for expatriate positions), and contribute to the development of field staffs through training, mentoring, and other guidance.
  4. Assist country health teams to document and share lessons learned and best practices, including inputs on health program reports and technical publications.
  5. Serve as an alternate resource for IRC headquarters and technical units for information on designated country health programs, particularly for external communication, advocacy and fundraising purposes. 
  6. Initiate and lead special initiatives in the health unit, and participate in joint initiatives with other IRC technical units as agreed upon by the supervisor and senior health director
  7. Represent the health unit and the IRC in academic forums, donor meetings, inter-agency working groups, and various global/regional forums as assigned by the supervisor and senior health director.
  8. Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirements:

  • Education: Master of Public health or equivalent. Clinical degree preferred.
  • Work Experience: At least 5 years experience in public health, including at least two years in developing countries in a technical or management position
  • Field Experience: At least one year field experience in humanitarian setting
  • Technical Expertise:
  • Demonstrated experience in project design, proposal development and fund raising.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in more than one of the following areas:  primary health care, child health, reproductive health, health systems strengthening, research and evaluation.
  • Team work: Able to work with remote, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Communication Skills: Excellence in writing and presentation; strong interpersonal communication and ability to facilitate collaboration.
  • Training Skills: Able to transfer technical knowledge and skills
  • Language Skills:  English and French proficiency a must
  • Travel Requirement: 30 – 40% of the time

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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Practicum opportunities at Center for Health Information and Analysis in Copley Square

April 5th, 2016 in Jobs, Practicums/Internships

The mission of the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is to monitor the Massachusetts health care system and to provide reliable information and meaningful analysis for those seeking to improve health care quality, affordability, access, and outcomes. CHIA has quite a few paid internship opportunities available for this summer and they are looking for BUSPH students!

For a list of all open opportunities check out their website!

Some opportunities include:

Project Management Internship

The Project Management Internship is an exciting career building opportunity to work with Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis. There are multiple in flight projects including implementation of a new website, building of an Enterprise Data Warehouse that will provide ample intellectual challenge to the successful candidate. We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic candidate that wants to make a tangible impact on a critical component of the Commonwealth’s healthcare reform program.

The deadline to apply is April 20, 2016 with a salary range of $16 – $25 hourly.

Reporting to the Manager of the Project Management Office the IT Project Management Intern will:
•Assist in creating and managing project delivery schedules for the various CHIA initiatives
•Manage schedule containing the critical path for assigned CHIA projects
•Manage risk, action items, issues, and dependencies for projects
•Provide status reporting to management
•Adhere to CHIA’s project development lifecycle
•Create reports as required that allows ease of use and consumption.
•Integrate project management best practices into daily activities

Qualifications (Minimum Entrance Requirements):
•Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a professional environment
•Project management experience and working knowledge of MS Office Suite
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
•Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
•Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to respond to changes in priorities in a flexible manner
•Strong organization skills
•Ability to understand business related issues and potential impact to project scope and timeline
•Experience delivering projects on-time, within budget and within scope
•Strong customer-service background to resolve user requests and maintain vendor relations
•Ability to identify, isolate and communicate issues and risks as needed
•Ability to develop procedures, standards and guidelines used throughout the agency

Preferred Qualifications:
•Experience working in a healthcare environment or public agency
•PMP certification

Health Policy Analyst Intern

CHIA’s Health System Finance team is looking for a talented Health Policy Intern to join a dynamic team that is dedicated to monitoring health care delivery and financing systems in the Commonwealth by providing meaningful, accurate analytics. The primary role of the Health Policy Intern is to provide analytic support to projects related to health care financing in the Massachusetts health care system.

The deadline to apply is April 20, 2016 with a salary range of $16 – $25 hourly.

Specifically, the Health Policy Intern will:
•Support data collection, quality assurance and analysis of payer-reported data, including total medical expenses, alternative payment methods and provider price variation
•Support the production of CHIA’s Annual Report on the Performance of Massachusetts Health Care System
•Prepare analytics, graphics and data books for the Annual Report
•Prepare data notifications for payers and providers
•Conduct research on payment methodologies and current development of ACOs
•Conduct research on value-based services (i.e., cost vs. quality for a given episode of care or given service)
•Conduct research on data sources for price/cost, quality, and utilization
•Participate in meetings and/or other projects as interested

Preferred Qualifications

It is essential that the Health Policy Intern have working knowledge of the concepts of the health care system. In addition, the Health Policy Intern should be able to demonstrate:
•Working knowledge of the Massachusetts health care system;
•Ability to write scientific and technical papers;
•Experience with data and/or policy analysis
•Ability to conduct literature reviews on a variety of topics in health policy;
•Ability to prepare and use charts, graphs, and tables to present analytical results;
•Ability to work independently and effectively with other members of the unit;
•Excellent written and oral communication skills;
•Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Access.


A Bachelor’s degree with a major in public health, health services research, statistics, economics, or public policy.

House- and pet- sitter wanted

April 5th, 2016 in Jobs

A DGH professor who lives in Jamaica Plain is looking for someone to stay at her house while she travels and take care of her dogs and cat.  It is a single-family house with a yard and garden, 10 minutes’ walk from Forest Hills Station on the Orange Line.  There are two dogs (an older husky and a younger border collie/lab mix) and one moderately elderly cat.  All are extremely friendly.  Responsibilities include daily animal care (food, walks for the dogs twice a day, cleanup, providing a lap for the cat) and minimal house upkeep (bringing in the mail, etc.).  Experience caring for dogs required.  Please do not apply if you already have a full time job, as the house sitter should be home for at least part of each day (e.g. when not in class).  $40/day.  Dates currently needed are May 5-10. If interested, please contact Sydney Rosen,

Research Specialist in Global Health and Nutrition position available

April 5th, 2016 in Jobs, Practicums/Internships

The Center for Nutrition in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition of Boston Children’s Hospital is searching for a Research Specialist in Global Health and Nutrition.

The candidate will be responsible for coordination of field operational, data management, and regulatory activities for international nutrition and epidemiology research projects. Data management will be one of the main responsibilities of this position including supervision of database development and the collection, entry, cleaning and reporting of clinical, research, and laboratory specimen data.

Other responsibilities include development of case report forms, study protocols, and ethical review submissions and coordination of participant screening, recruitment, and follow-up. He/she will also assist with coordination of regulatory submissions for all research projects to Institutional Review Boards and regulatory organizations.

• Provide supervision for study implementation in study communities, clinical sites, main office, and laboratories.
• Monitor study progress and data completeness and quality.
• Develop and implement systems to continuously improve study implementation and data quality.
• Regularly review data quality and coordinate resolution of queries in the field or laboratories.
• Develop and conduct trainings for study staff.
• Document key processes, events, and meetings during the course of the projects.
• Report regularly to investigators on study progress.
• Prepare reports and other documents as requested by the investigators or donor.
All activities will be conducted in close collaboration with investigators and study personnel in Boston and Dar es Salaam.

Basic qualifications:
College background or equivalent experience, preferably in Life Sciences, Biostatistics, Public Health or related field. One to two years in conduct of research studies. Demonstrated knowledge of research populations and/or technical expertise in conduct of research studies.

Additional qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, Public Health or related field. Two or more years demonstrated leadership, project management skills, and technical expertise in conduct of research studies. Excellent analytical, computer, organizational, and problem solving skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work independently, under supervision and as part of a team are all necessary for this position. Strong attention to detail, excellent time management, goal and detail-oriented work style, and meticulous and consistent follow through on projects are required. Experience in project management desirable, preferably in international settings. Experience liaising with Institutional Review Boards, other regulatory organizations, and academic and governmental institutions preferred. Experience in statistical programming software is desirable (preferably in SAS) but not required for this position.

For further information, please contact:
Christopher Duggan, MD, MPH
Center for Nutrition at Boston Children’s Hospital
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
333 Longwood Avenue, 4th floor
Boston, MA 02115
tel 617-355-7612
fax 617-730-4722

Job Posting: Cost Specialist/Data Analyst

March 25th, 2016 in Jobs

The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, established in 1981, is the only self-governing graduate and professional school of nutrition in North America. Its mission is to improve the nutritional well-being of people worldwide through:

  • the creation of new knowledge • the application and dissemination of evidence-based information and • the education and training of future leaders in the field

This mission is fulfilled by bringing together experts from the areas of clinical nutrition, social and public policy, and biomedicine. Faculty at the school include biomedical scientists, economists, epidemiologists, nutritionists, physicians, political scientists and psychologists who focus on a myriad of issues with the common thread of nutrition and its role in fostering the growth and development of human populations. The Friedman School of Nutrition is seeking a full-time Cost Specialist/Data Analyst to work on a project relating to the assessment of the quality and programmatic uses of fortified food products used in U.S. Title II food aid programs. The project, called the Food Aid Quality Review, ( is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Food for Peace (FFP). FAQR Phase I, conducted from 2009 to 2011, examined the nutritional needs of beneficiary populations across the developing world and the nutritional quality of commodities currently available to meet those needs, with the objective of improving the quality of Title II food aid commodities and programming. The findings of FAQR Phase I were published as a report, Delivering Improved Nutrition: Recommendations for Changes to U.S. Food Aid Products and Programs (USAID, April 2011), which is available at The project completed Phase II of research in February 2016, which involved presenting findings and recommendations, implementing many of the recommendations, and testing recommendations through follow-on studies. The current phase, FAQR Phase III, will conclude activities initiated in earlier phases, and will respond to new priorities. Focus areas include: research on the acceptability and cost effectiveness of new food products; testing new formulations of products (compared with existing foods); studying improved packaging and delivery approaches to enhance logistics; organizing consultative and expert meetings to draw on the widest possible expertise and take account of the multiple perspectives on food aid programming; synthesizing state-of-the-art evidence on food-based delivery of micronutrients in environments where food aid is required; and defining and disseminating improved field tools for calculating the cost-effectiveness of products and interventions, including specialized foods. The Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR) Phase III Cost Specialist/Data Analyst will work closely with the FAQR Senior Cost Specialist, Data Manager, Data Analyst, Biostatistician, the Field Research Directors, and the FAQR Project Manager. The analyst will also work with the Principal Investigator (PI) and co-PI of FAQR. The primary role of the Cost Specialist/Data Analyst will be the management of cost data and cost-effectiveness analysis for the field studies assessing the use of food aid products in USAID/FFP Title II programs. Additionally, this person will manage and support further development of a comprehensive cost-projection tool designed to estimate costs of producing and transporting CSB and RUSF products used in USAID/FFP Title II programs and World Food Programme (WFP) emergency operations. This person will help FAQR pilot the tool by conducting analyses, communicating with key stakeholders and potential users, gathering feedback, adapting the tool as needed, and promoting its use among food aid programs. This person may also explore potential web-based systems for applying the cost tool. The cost-projection tool is a FAQR Phase III deliverable. This analyst will also work on two studies, one in Sierra Leone and one in Burkina Faso, focusing on cost-effectiveness analyses and assisting in other analyses as needed. The purpose of these studies is to determine the relative effectiveness and cost effectiveness of four supplementary foods in the treatment (Sierra Leone) and prevention (Burkina Faso) of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and stunting in normal programmatic settings. This is a full-time position, based in Boston, to begin in March 2016 or as soon thereafter as possible.

Basic Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of related experience preferred, with emphasis on cost-effectiveness analysis desirable. • Preferably some prior experience working in international nutrition, with knowledge of food aid commodities. • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis is a plus. • Master’s degree in economics, agriculture economics, or related field; focus on cost-effectiveness analysis is a plus. • Fluency in Microsoft Excel and ability to learn new software as needed. • Some knowledge of SAS or STATA.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant graduate level training in statistics and data analysis; experience working with large, complex data sets; strong organizational skills. • Ability to work independently under deadlines. • Demonstrated ability to work cross-culturally. • Familiarity with survey research methods. • Knowledge of French would be an asset.

Special Work Schedule Requirements: Occasional research team meetings and reporting deadlines require working beyond normal office hours.

Job Posting: Program Officer: Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

March 21st, 2016 in Jobs

Position Summary

PHR is seeking an experienced and qualified program officer to help the program director lead a dynamic and highly engaged team of professional staff, consultants, and volunteers. The program officer manages the Program’s day-to-day activities in the United States and in focus countries, participates in the planning and development of training workshops in these locations, and cultivates and maintains strong relationships locally to advance the goals of the Program.

The program officer manages projects and is responsible for effective deployment of time, money, and other PHR staff. These projects involve complex coordination, and require effective communication and creative and collaborative problem-solving. Building and maintaining strong, trust-based relationships internally and with external partners across cultures and geographies is an important function of this role.


  • Monitors country adherence to deadlines for project reports; this may include the editing, reviewing, formatting, and production of program documents for internal and external distribution.
  • Supports key partners to develop and manage their own monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plans.
  • Coordinates logistical and administrative support related to a project such as activity planning and implementation, funds disbursement, monitoring and reporting, and facilitating meetings and trainings.
  • Prepares project briefs to inform decision making on project targets and outputs.
  • Monitors project baseline data and indicators as per the M&E plans.
  • Coordinates timely and accurate quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Evaluates impact evaluation to understand how the Program can learn from M&E data.
  • Oversees the set up and maintenance of databases and ensures the accuracy and timeliness of information.
  • Prepares informative communication briefs, presentations, and other materials for the Program.
  • Works with selected hospital partners as part of ongoing organizational capacity development, to evaluate and improve the systems these facilities use to collect, document, and preserve forensic medical evidence of sexual violence and collaborate with other stakeholder groups.
  • Provides organizational and logistical support to training programs on the collection, documentation, and preservation of forensic medical evidence of sexual violence.
  • Liaises with headquarters finance department and country offices to monitor program and office budgets, including reconciliation of discrepancies, trouble-shooting budget variances, budget revisions, and development of budget proposals.


  • Bachelors’ degree; graduate degree in public health, law, or other relevant subject areas preferred
  • At least 5 years’ progressive experience in data analysis, research, public health, policy, and/or advocacy
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; additional languages desirable (especially French and Spanish)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel and Publisher, Adobe Professional, and statistical software packages

Skills and Experience

  • Strong quantitative skills with experience in monitoring and evaluation are a plus
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Previous experience managing a budget and tracking project expenses
  • Experience in multimedia production, training, developing training tools is a plus
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to identify problems and develop solutions
  • Strategic, creative, and innovative thinker
  • Ability to engage experts, stakeholders, and other partners in a professional and proactive manner
  • Ability to exercise measured and appropriate judgement
  • Effective and inclusive leader comfortable working in cross-cultural settings
  • Adaptable, resourceful, and detailed oriented, with the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Well-organized and able to effectively manage competing priorities and competing deadlines
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with a strong ability to translate complex, technical issues into accessible language for wider audiences
  • Analytical skills, with an ability to analyze data collected and inform decisions that affect the project
  • Willingness to travel to DRC, Kenya, and elsewhere for project implementation
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and public interest work

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter (with compensation requirements) and resume to Include “Program Officer, SVCZ, PRO-16-002” in the subject line.

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Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs Opportunity: Program Officer I

March 15th, 2016 in Jobs

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs Opportunity: Program Officer IDivision: Strategic Communication Program GroupLocation: Baltimore, MD

Apply online: (requisition #306405)


The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs’ (JHU·CCP) optimizes the power of communication to improve health and save lives. Our programs deliver results because they combine innovation and creativity with grounding in theory and evidence.CCP’s creative, strategic and innovative approaches influence audiences worldwide. JHU·CCP’s work reaches policymakers, health providers, communication professionals and communities, families and individuals. We use humor, drama, storytelling and more to question the status quo and touch the hearts and minds of leaders, educators, parents, couples, girls and boys. We work in over 30 countries with our team of over 600 staff.


Powerful communication goes beyond advertising. JHU·CCP’s communication approaches seek to understand how and why people behave as they do. We examine the structural, social and supply side barriers to better health and we design comprehensive, multi-level approaches to eliminate those barriers. Our programs are evaluated using sophisticated tools and methodologies, many developed at JHU·CCP, to assess not only if the program worked, but how and why results were achieved. This design-oriented approach sets us apart from others in the field.


Our home in the world’s leading school of public health and a world-renowned research university motivates us to produce high-quality, cutting edge work. Our programs deliver results because they combine innovation and creativity with grounding in theory and evidence. The legacy of Hopkins also inspires us to share our knowledge broadly and widely with communication professionals, students and health providers around the globe.



The Program Officer I (PO I) is responsible for providing technical assistance for the development, implementation, monitoring & evaluation of country and regional activities. Provides a variety of administration and substantive tasks for a project or group of projects concerned with providing technical and financial assistance to teams in the field of health communication. The PO I provides on-site administrative and programmatic support to Team Lead, Senior Program Officers, Program Officers, and other personnel, and provides technical support in the field (requiring international travel).





  • Provides backstopping support to one or more country offices, including maintaining regular contact with field offices and ensuring a smooth flow of information between activities in the home office (Baltimore) and field offices.
  • Provide backstopping to other country projects as assigned, including finalizing contractual issues and procuring equipment.
  • Work together with a team of program, financial and administrative staff.
  • Prepare annual reports, budgets and work plans for country programs.  Develop regional and country specific strategies, projects and activities.
  • Prepare and follow-up on activity approvals, subcontracts, and other paperwork necessary.
  • Monitor and provide updates and reports on country projects to senior staff, CCP leadership.
  • Act as an advocate/intermediary for field offices.  Represent region/division internally at the center and in contacts with USAID, government health ministries, international donors, non-governmental organizations, or other sponsors/leaders.
  • Review financial reports and statements, work closely with Financial Administration team.  Facilitate timely transfer of funds.
  • Ensure compliance with CCP and USAID requirements.  Or the requirements of specific donors and partner organizations.
  • Prepare special documents, professional presentations, and proposals.
  • Respond to routine correspondence.


Technical Assistance

  • Provide in-country technical assistance in several areas including needs assessments, strategy development, message and material development, project design & implementation.
  • Initiate own travel arrangements and completion of reports, travel & expense reimbursement requests and related tasks in Hopkins One in a timely manner.



  • Model CCP’s desired practices in knowledge management, communication, and use of technology
  • Cultivate donors connections and seek new opportunities for CCP’s growth



  • This position has no assigned supervisory duties, but may assist in guiding/mentoring Program Coordinator and Program Specialist staff.
  • Assist in orienting and training all new staff members using standard CCP training


Knowledge Management

  • Participate in one Community of Practice, and complete at least two JHU training courses (1-3 day programs) related to job duties (as discussed & approved by your supervisor) each year.  Courses are offered through JHU Training & Education, Career Management Program, or related departments.
  • Update portions of CCP website that contain information on programs you backstop as needed, at least quarterly.
  • Curate or assist in curating a section of the CCP internal knowledge management system, including SharePoint and documentation database. Post materials to that system and identify materials that are out-of-date.
  • Write up and share minutes of all non-confidential formal meetings using CCP standard procedure.



  • Support programs with Hopkins One actions as needed
  • Format, edit, and produce documents and presentations as needed
  • Perform job duties/responsibilities in support of CCP’s Mission and Values, and participate in active business development/marketing initiatives as appropriate.
  • All staff should keep abreast of Federal, State, and Local law, as well as JHU policies as they apply to their job duties and responsibilities.


External Relations and Outreach

  • Develop professional networks as appropriate to your job, to include colleagues from other public, private, and non-profit organizations and share contact points with CCP’s proposal development teams.
  • Proactively explore and identify proposal development and business expansion opportunities.
  • Communicate new business opportunities and contacts to supervisors and leadership.
  • Participate on proposal development as needed.


REQUIREMENTSEducation and/or ExperienceMaster’s degree (M.A., MHS, MPH) or equivalent, and/or 3 years’ relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Exposure to working internationally/working abroad highly desired.


Language Skills

French, Portuguese preferred.


Computer Skills

Advanced Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Intermediate Excel


Other Skills and Abilities

  •  Field experience on the African continent
  • Work experience in social and behavior change communication for reproductive newborn maternal and child health, nutrition, malaria, TB, water and sanitation, capacity strengthening, and/or emergencies preferred.
  • Experience working with USAID or other donor organization.
  • Able to travel internationally, as needed.


Child Family Health International (CFHI) Opportunity: Director of Outreach

March 15th, 2016 in Jobs

Child Family Health International (CFHI) Opportunity: Director of OutreachLocation: San Francisco, CAView online job posting:


CFHI is a leading non-profit organization in global health education and empowering international community engagement. Learn more about CFHI at Director of Outreach plays a central role in presenting CFHI and its global health education programs to external audiences in order to raise visibility and ensure ongoing vitality of the organization’s mission. The Director of Outreach is responsible for attracting students and young professionals to CFHI global health education programs (30 programs in 10 countries) and ensuring visibility for the organizations advocacy/educational efforts through marketing, communication, and external relations. The Director of Outreach is a key leader withing the organization actively collaborating with the CFHI staff, alumni, and volunteers to create, achieve, and monitor CFHI’s outreach and recruitment goals. The mission, vision, and values of the organization; as well as the annual budget, and outreach strategy guide the Director’s work. 


Outreach and Communications

  • Leading outreach, marketing and externally-facing communications. Target audiences include students (undergraduate through post-graduate), universities, student organizations, and professional organizations.
  • In consultation with the Executive Director, design, implement, and monitor a comprehensive outreach strategy to meet CFHI’s organizational targets spelled out in the Strategic Plan and/or annual objectives.
  • Represent CFHI and present at speaking engagements at university fairs, conferences, and relevant outreach venues. Coordinate logistics of alumni and staff to ensure representation at outreach events.
  • Manage event sponsorships and association memberships.
  • Coordinate editing, design, printing, and consistent brand messaging of program collateral, including the annual report, direct mail pieces, website, blog, social media sites, and electronic newsletters.
  • Integrate and ensure consistency of CFHI messaging in program materials and the materials and communications of our international partners.
  • Cultivate relationships with potential academic partners and collaborators at universities, NGOs and other organizations. In collaboration with CFHI staff enable CFHI to formalize relationships where strategically desired.
  • Provide leadership and exemplary use of Salesforce CRM for relationship management, contacts database, tracking of touch points with contacts, and optimized use of database.
  • Create and implement strategies that raise visibility of CFHI by engaging the public through media and public relations. Author and edit press releases, blog posts, newsletters and other written content.
  • Document and track CFHI press pieces, publications, online news, etc. Update website with regard to CFHI publications, activities, and visibility.
  • Oversee accuracy and expansion of CFHI information and presence on external websites. Monitor year to year top referral sites using Google Analytics tools.
  • Curate content and oversee visual presence on various social media platforms. Use social media to disseminate news and connect with CFHI constituents.
  • Manage and monitor outreach budget to remain within target budget, connect spending to strategy in coordination with the Executive Director.
  • Take part in international program site visits to identify program improvements and gather collateral for outreach purposes.
  • Serve as liaison between CFHI and appropriate vendors related to outreach projects, e.g. graphic designer, press release software, online marketing services, etc.
  • Lead CFHI’s presence on social media and other online platforms.
  • Manage and supervise volunteers, interns and pro-bono assistance with regard to outreach projects to maximize and multiply volunteer utilization.
  • Oversee the Alumni Advisory Board to nurture relations with alumni and leveraging of CFHI’s vast community.
  • Assume roles related accountability model, including responsible, assisting, and consulted. When the responsible individual, maintain clear communication about strategy and clarity of contributions required by those assisting and consulted.

Collateral Branding/Design

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director and Development Coordinator, consult on the look/feel of fundraising and other collateral.
  • Advise on branding consistency, visual and graphic look/feel of all collateral.

Global Health Education Programs

  • Oversee scholarship outreach and selection processes.
  • Communicate with scholarship recipients on requirements and deliverables; utilize scholarship recipients as spokespeople for CFHI.

Volunteer Coordination at US Headquarters

  • Field all intern/volunteer inquiries and conduct interviews as needed.
  • Coordinate initial orientation/training of volunteers and interns.
  • Manage interns’ and volunteers’ weekly schedules or ensure they are connected to a staff member who will provide such oversight.
  • Coordinate staff members’ volunteer and intern needs.
  • Schedule brown bag lunches and other team-building activities for interns/volunteers.
  • Gather feedback to ensure volunteers and interns have a positive and fulfilling experience.



  • Proven leadership, ability to be self-directed, collaborative working style, initiation, both attention to detail and ability to craft strategy and see the “big picture,” creativity and enthusiasm.
  • Master’s Degree desired, relevant experience may be substituted for degree.
  • 3 years work experience in communications and/or outreach for non-profit organizations or corporate entities.
  • Familiarity with international education, global health, and/or global engagement a plus.
  • Excellent computer software skills including Word, EXCEL, PowerPoint, digital design, social media.
  • Salesforce fluency and database management skills is a plus (but not a necessity).
  • Availability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.
  • Excellent time management, planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.


Email your CV, letter of interest, and writing sample (and/or marketing/communications portfolio) to


Preferred writing sample/communications/marketing portfolio includes press releases, newsletters, digital marketing samples, other written/digital/video collateral.

Employer Information Session: NORC at the University of Chicago

March 10th, 2016 in Jobs, Outside Announcements

MONDAY, MARCH 21st, 2016
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Room L-210 (BU School of Medicine)
Pizza and drinks will be provided!



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Come learn more about this exciting independent research institution- they are hiring now!
NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical, programmatic, business and policy decisions. NORC conducts research in 5 main areas: Economics, Markets, and the Workforce; Education, Training, and Learning; Global Development; Health and Well-Being; and Society, Media, and Public Affairs. They are currently hiring Research Analysts in multiple locations.


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Partnerships Manager in Dakar, Senegal with Dimagi

March 9th, 2016 in Jobs

Dimagi is looking for a Partnerships Manager to develop new partnerships and create new opportunities for us in West Africa.

If interested, please send your CV and cover letter to Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please indicate “Partnerships Manager” in the subject line of your e-mail.

We are looking for someone who is eager to develop innovative collaborations with organizations large and small to promote service delivery in under-served rural and urban communities across Sub-Saharan Africa, where we are already established as one of the leading mHealth organizations in the region and the world.

As a Partnerships Manager, you will interact with an impressive range of NGOs, social enterprises, funding agencies, and other organizations working in the domains of health, agriculture, education, and more. Your work will include writing proposals, brainstorming with partner organizations how mobile technology can be adapted to support their needs and initiatives, working with funders such as USAID, managing client relationships end-to-end, networking, and communications. You will join our global team of field staff and share lessons learned and expertise from around the world.

Skills & Requirements

  • French fluency and ability to write high-quality proposals in French
  • Working proficiency in English
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong work ethic and drive to succeed
  • Outstanding oral and written communication
  • Reliable, self-directed, and resourceful
  • Previous experience in a communications, business development, or partnerships role
  • Interested and able to work in a multi-cultural, distributed, and international team setting
  • Able to obtain a work visa for employment in Senegal

Additional Desired Attributes

  • Native French
  • Experience working with USAID and international NGOs
  • Experience with global health
  • Experience with SalesForce or Sales automation

Position Requirements & Qualifications
Partnerships Managers have all of their business-travel-related expenses reimbursed. Dimagi offers a casual working environment with flexible work hours. We request a 2 year commitment. The position is based in Dakar, Senegal. Given our social mission, our budgeted salary scale is more inline with that of a non-profit organization and exact compensation will vary by level of experience.

You must be an outstanding communicator and writer who is reliable, self-directed, and able to juggle many things at once. Note that even though you will be working with mobile phone applications, a background in technology is not necessary. The profile of a candidate who will be happy in this position is a people’s person who is excited about driving forward new initiatives and strategizing on the uses of mobile technology for development, enjoys travel and field work, is down to earth and OK with a fluid schedule. At Dimagi, you will have freedom to pursue your own interests and grow your skill set, as well as strive to make a real impact around the world.