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
• 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.
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 email@example.com 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, a global network of birth centers, is doing a pilot descriptive survey of birth centers in low resource countries.
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)
- 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.
- 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- firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston University, Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research is seeking a project director/manager to manage a longitudinal, NIH-funded study on parent-targeted text messaging focused on improving child health and wellness, including oral health.
The primary responsibilities are: to manage all project activities and assure quality control for all operations; oversee enrollment of study participants and achievement of recruitment targets; staff hiring , supervision and training; participant tracking; oversight of IRB and NIH grant report submissions; monitoring expenditures, organizing advisory board meetings; serving as primary liaison with our clinic partners; and data management.
The position involves working within a multidisciplinary research team. Strong supervisory, organizational and interpersonal skills preferred. Experience with project management, IRB processes and NIH grant reports are desirable.
The Project Manager will report directly to the lead Principal Investigator (Dr. Belinda Borrelli) and will communicate regularly with the Co-PI, Dr. Henshaw. Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Salary and benefits are competitive. To be considered for this position, please send resume and cover letter outlining your supervisory experience to Dr. Borrelli (email@example.com)
The Boston University (BU) Division of Behavioral Science Research in the Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated full-time research assistant with a background in health psychology, behavioral medicine or a closely related field to join our ‘Center for Mobile and Electronic Health’, an exciting, new initiative funded by the Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research through its Affinity Research Collaborative (ARC) grant. The overall mission of the newly established Center is to conduct state-of-the art research and training in mobile and electronic health to improve the health of underserved populations across the lifespan.
The research assistant will primarily work on developing pilot studies directly supported by the ARC grant, contribute to the Center’s website and maintaining a strong social media presence (Twitter, Facebook).
Content areas include tobacco and health behavior/lifestyle interventions in at-risk, underserved populations using mobile health technology.
Duties include protocol development, IRB submission, study participant recruitment and data collection, organizing and keeping accurate records of team meetings, and other research related tasks.
Applicants should possess a degree in psychology or a closely related behavioral or social science plus one or more years of relevant research experience, excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as a strong interest in the application of mobile technology to health behaviors. Previous experience using mobile health for behavior change would be an advantage. Salary and benefits are competitive.
The Boston University Medical Campus is comprised of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, the School of Medicine, and the School of Public Health, providing a strong collaborative interdisciplinary environment with a wealth of resources, including the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) which provides an array of services, collaborative opportunities, pilot funding, and training. Robust collaborations with the surrounding community supports dissemination research. Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to Dr. Belinda Borrelli, Director of Behavioral Science Research and PI/Co-director of the BU Center for Mobile and Electronic Health: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Project Manager
Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
The Research Project Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Boston ARCH Study, an ongoing longitudinal cohort of individuals with HIV and a substance use disorder. This study is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Boston ARCH Study is one of three cohorts that make up the Uganda Russia Boston Alcohol Network for Alcohol Research Collaboration on HIV/AIDS (URBAN ARCH — urbanarch.org). The study team is based in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health and study participants will be enrolled at Boston Medical Center.
The Research Project Manager will oversee study implementation and management, and directly supervise research staff. S/he will lead weekly team meetings, represent the study to internal and external collaborators, and be responsible for regular reporting (NIH, IRB, Department of Corrections, etc.). The ideal candidate will have a desire to work with an urban hospital patient population and a strong interest in issues surrounding HIV, alcohol, and other drug use. S/he will have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, utilize time and resources efficiently, and establish priorities to coordinate and complete competing assignments within established timeframes. Additionally, the Project Manager must have an incredible attention to detail, be a creative problem solver, and possess strong communication skills that can be used to facilitate interactions with a wide range of stakeholders.
Project Management and Implementation
• Meet regularly with and report to the Director of Research Operations and the Principal Investigator.
• Work with the study team to develop research assessments, protocols, and study materials and facilitate trainings.
• Work with the research team to facilitate & ensure protocol adherence and quality assurance activities to achieve study goals.
• Ensure recruitment goals are met and assist Research Assistants with recruitment as needed.
• Oversee data collection procedures and review instruments to ensure quality control.
• Plan agenda, facilitate, and lead weekly team meetings.
• Oversee project fiscal management (e.g., monitoring expenses, facilitating contracts, ordering materials).
• Perform activities related to Institutional Review Board (IRB) : 1) Develop protocols, 2) Submit amendments as needed, 3) Ensure investigators and staff are compliant with training regulations, 4) track & report adverse events & 5) draft progress reports.
• Develop NIH progress reports.
• Collaborate with research team to develop presentations, abstracts and manuscripts for submission to national conferences and scholarly journals.
• Assist in the development and submission of new grant applications
• Responsible for hiring and supervising research support staff working on a full time, part time, or temporary basis (e.g., Research Assistants, Research Coordinators, Graduate Research Assistants etc.) including training, delegating tasks, overseeing daily activities, mentoring, guiding through demonstration of best practices and offering opportunities for professional development.
• Complete performance evaluations.
• Schedule and facilitate regular staff meetings.
Education and Experience
• Master’s degree in related field.
• Minimum of three years of experience in public health or health care administration, including experience with the coordination of multifaceted health services, research, and/or evaluation projects.
• Minimum of 1 year of personnel management experience.
• Experience working with HIV and/or substance using populations preferred.
Knowledge and Skills
• Must be highly organized and detail-oriented, have exceptional communication and writing skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Experience in data analysis and manuscript preparation is helpful.
• Knowledge of MS Word, Power Point, and Excel is essential.
• Cultural sensitivity and comfort interacting with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations.
Please apply by submitting a resume AND cover letter via the Boston University Human Resources website:
Research Assistant – The Research Program on Children and Global Adversity (RPCGA) at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
The Research Program on Children and Global Adversity (RPCGA) at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health is currently looking for a
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 (email@example.com) for more information.
Location: Washington, DC, US
Company: Novo Nordisk
Title Public Affairs Strategy & Public Policy Fellows (contingent)
Job Category Student & Internship
Job Description Public Affairs Strategy & Public Policy Fellows
Over the course of the fellowship, participants will have an opportunity to obtain hands-on experience within the Novo Nordisk Public Affairs Strategy & Public Policy Department, meet key stakeholders in the organization, and gain a broad exposure to the overall business operations. At the end of the program, participants will have an understanding of the importance of public-private partnerships, the role corporations play in the public policy debate and the evolution of health policy from theoretical to practical application. Participants will also take key diabetes policy and bio-industry learnings with them when they return to their respective universities and/or move on to full-time employment in their respective fields.
Because we believe that earlier detection and better treatment extend and improve the lives of people living with diabetes, the main goal of the Public Affairs Strategy & Public Policy team is to monitor, inform and influence health policy and implementation and reform of the Affordable Care Act. This is done through collaborations with federal agencies, policymakers, and advocacy organizations, and through active engagement with both internal and external stakeholders. We believe that when prevention and treatment efforts are translated into better public policy, we can save and improve lives.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Amy Wotring at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job responsibilities may include:
* Coordinating official Novo Nordisk Public Policy internal communications and draft materials for use in lobbying activities and outreach
* Analyzing the impact of specific public policies on Novo Nordisk and our key stakeholders
* Developing advocacy briefs for the Government Affairs, Public Policy Department and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance
* Drafting regulatory comment letters for states to consider appropriate diabetes care as they implement and consider reforms to ACA; drafting comment letters to federal agencies on behalf of the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance
* Creating various materials to be used to educate internal audiences on proposed reforms to the ACA
* Drafting thank you letters for Members of Congress who support legislation pertaining to diabetes advocacy.
* Attending conferences, meeting, and webinars pertaining to implementation of and reform to the ACA, and healthcare policy.
* Currently enrolled in a masters or other graduate school program, pursuing an advanced degree in a government-related and/or health policy field
* Be available to work a 15-week term; 20 – 40 hours per week on-site at the Novo Nordisk Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C. or Novo Nordisk Headquarters in Plainsboro, NJ;
* Interest in a career in government affairs, health policy, politics or government service;
* Mastery of the Microsoft Suite (ie. Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
* Good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator – able to complete basic photo editing and manipulation and create graphics (or willingness and aptitude to quickly learn);
* Superior communication skills (ie. oral, interpersonal, presentation, etc.);
* Strong analytical reading, writing, and research skills and the ability to gather, evaluate, and interpret data to identify issues and opportunities;
* Organized, self-starter with a willingness to handle team-support requests;
* Ability to work both independently and as a key team member;
* Ability to prioritize and work effectively to meet deadlines;
* Personable and eager to learn.
Department Government Affairs
Position Location US – Washington, DC
City Washington, DC
State/Provinces US – DC
At Novo Nordisk, we know that driving change on a global level and improving treatment outcomes for people with diabetes and other chronic diseases begins here at home. That’s why we make an unmatched commitment to our employees, our families and our communities. That means outstanding rewards, industry-leading training programs, and an environment that supports you to achieve your goals at every level. It’s all part of the Novo Nordisk Way. It includes our Vision and our commitment to the Triple Bottom Line principle – helping us find the right balance between compassion and competitiveness
With a career at Novo Nordisk, you’ll feel a difference right from the start. It’s a sense of inspiration and mobility that comes from a shared belief in driving positive change for people, families, and communities everywhere. Congratulations on taking your first step!
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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, cleanup, providing a lap for the cat) and minimal house upkeep (bringing in the mail, etc.). Experience caring for dogs and personal references required. $40/day. Dates currently needed are December 25-January 1 (flexible). If interested, please contact Sydney Rosen, email@example.com.
Data Management Intern position available at BMC Data Management Intern position available at BMC with TB Research group
There are a few openings in our office for Data Management Interns, here in the TB CDRC/TBRU/RePORT-India Data Coordinating Center. Our Handshake application is available here https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/519416
The DCC interns work as part of the Data Coordinating Center team in performing Quality Assurance and other routine data management tasks for data transmitted from the international sites. The position is paid, and we are looking for about 16-20 hours per week of work. Summer hours can be increased, and scheduling is flexible around class time. There are opportunities for practicums as well, and the position is paid. Our only strict stipulation is candidate must be a current BUSPH student, who will be available to work until at least August 2017.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Jane Pleskunas, MPH
Research Study Coordinator
TB & HCV Research Unit
Section of Infection Diseases
Boston Medical Center
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Great ideas don’t change the world — great people do. Global Health Corps (GHC) is building the next generation of global health leaders through a one-year paid fellowship program. We are looking for 156 talented young leaders from every sector for our 2017-2018 class of fellows – applications are open through January 18, 2017.
GHC fellows fill critical systems gaps at high-impact NGOs and government agencies in Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi and the US, working on issues ranging from malaria to nutrition, family planning to HIV/AIDS. Read more about our emerging leaders’ experiences and thoughts on leadership, social justice, and health equity.
If you want to shape the future of global health and you meet the requirements below, we invite you to start your application today! This year’s fellowship positions will be posted on December 7, 2016. Our diverse community of nearly 750 changemakers is committed to social justice and united by the belief that health is a human right. From where we’re sitting, the future looks very, very bright.
Fellowship Eligibility Requirements
1) You are 30 years old or younger on June 25, 2017.
2) You have a bachelor’s degree or higher by June 25, 2017.
3) You are proficient in English.