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Career Fair 2016 Resume Book

January 4th, 2016 in Jobs

Attention:  BUSPH Students

The BUSPH Annual Career Fair will be held this year on Feb. 25th from 2-6 PM in the Hiebert Lounge.  Don’t miss this opportunity to meet employers from a wide variety of public health organizations.  Prior to this event, we are excited to be offering you another way to get your resume seen by employers-the “Career Fair 2016 Resume Book”.  To be included in this resume book, your resume must be approved by the Career Services Office by Feb. 19th.  We hope your resume will be included in this on-line publication for participating employers to view!

Here is the process to get your resume approved and included in the Career Fair 2016 Resume Book:

  • Watch the presentation (LINKED BELOW) on formatting your current resume into the template that is being used for the resume book. Go to “Slide Show,” then “Play from the start” in the toolbar to hear audio.
  • Email your resume to sphcareeroffice@bu.edu by Jan. 4th. Use the subject line “2016 Resume Book”.  Please send resume in a Word document (no PDF’s).  Formatting tips:  Your resume should be no longer than 2 pages.
  • Resumes will be returned to students with feedback by January 18th.

Resumes requiring further review/revisions will receive additional feedback via email between Jan. 19th and Feb. 10th. In some cases, we may suggest attending a drop in session or making an appointment with the Career Office to discuss any changes.

  • Once approved, instructions to upload resume to the Career Fair 2016 Resume book will be sent by Feb. 19th.

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In addition, there are a number of upcoming events that may be helpful to you to prepare your resume for the resume book and to give you tips for attending the Career Fair:

Resume Drop-Ins (15 minute sessions, no appointment needed); Career Center   BEGINNING JAN. 27TH

  • Mondays and Tuesdays, 1:30-5:30 PM
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00-11:00 AM

(see Career website for specific dates-excludes holidays and event days)

Resume Workshop:  “Marketing Yourself:  Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters”

  • February 2 and 4 1:00-1:50  Room 106E (RSVP in the Workshop section of “Events” in CareerLink)

How to Navigate the Career Fair Workshops (RSVP in the Workshop section of “Events” in CareerLink)

  • February 9, 1:00 or 5:00 PM Room R115 (School of Medicine)
  • February 11, 1:00 PM, Room, R115 (School of Medicine)
  • February 17, 5:00 PM, L301 (School of Medicine)

 

Thank you,

The Career Services Office

Attachments: The_Career_Fair_Resume_Book-final.pptx: http://sph-bu-csm.symplicity.com/u/WoxtmKkr

USAID GHFP-II Internship Available: Health Management Information Systems Intern

December 17th, 2015 in Fellowships, Jobs

Health Management Information Systems Intern
Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Reporting Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global health, United States Agency for International Development
Location: Washington, DC/Arlington, VA | February 2016-August 2016: Compensated 6 month Internship | INT-P5-035

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

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

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

BACKGROUND
In cooperation with the US Department of State’s Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator, other US Government (USG) partners, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, USAID provides global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; manages numerous research and field support programs; and monitors the impact of the Agency’s HIV/AIDS programs. In this endeavor, USAID works very closely with a range of USG agencies involved in the fight against AIDS, such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, and Peace Corps. The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) is the focus of technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for leading the Agency’s efforts within President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). More information about PEPFAR may be found at http://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/global-health/hiv-and-aids.

Health Information Systems (HIS)/ Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) activities are a key component of PEPFAR Strategic Information (SI) programs. At the facility and community level, HIS assists health care workers in providing high quality and timely care. At the national, regional and Headquarters level, HIS assists public health managers in finding answers to key questions in: the state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic; the delivery and process of prevention; care and treatment services; the effectiveness of these services; the capacity needed to improve programs; as well as to plan and report and reach goals impacting the epidemic.

USAID’s Site Improvement through Monitoring System (SIMS) is a new initiative designed to respond to PEPFAR priorities of transparency, accountability, and maximizing impact on the HIV pandemic. In January 2016, USAID will launch the Global Health SIMS Mobile Application (GHSMA) to 44 operating units/countries to facilitate SIMS data collection.

INTRODUCTION
The Health Management Information System (HMIS) Intern (Intern) will be assigned to the Health Informatics (HI) Team in the Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Reporting (SPER) Division within the Bureau for Global Health’s (GH) within OHA. The HMIS Intern will support a cross-team effort to launch and provide end user support for GHSMA.

The Intern will work with the OHA and HI Team to provide technical assistance and training support related to SIMS mobile application end users, including providing helpdesk support, resolving problems to the end user’s satisfaction, providing end user trainings, and supporting the development of training materials.

The Intern will work closely with the Senior Technical Advisor for the Global Health Bureau, as his/her onsite manager.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
• Gaining experience in the field of health information systems and respective data collection at the country level.
• Gaining a greater understanding of PEPFAR and OHA’s emergent data, information systems, data mapping processes and standards, core business processes, dash boarding and data analytics needs.
• Gaining a greater understanding of country-level HMIS and SIMS.
• Deepening skills in supporting large scale mobile application deployment and understanding the unique challenges and implications of routine software and global health end user support spread across over three dozen operating units
• Deepening skills in collaboration and coordination within a complex organizational and implementation structure.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Providing support to the SIMS Team to develop a helpdesk support structure, including workflows, service ticketing, service queues, service support report development, and user satisfaction.
• Assisting the HI Team in triaging GHSMA support requests and resolving application and end user issues as possible, including monitoring, tracking, and reporting SIMS/GHSMA issues and problems.
• Based on GHSMA issue trends, assisting in the development of a FAQs, tips, tricks, and knowledge base to assist end users in resolving common application challenges.
• Supporting documentation of results, research and evaluation evidence, and lessons learned on GHSMA roll out.
• Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on organizational and programming need and/or the Intern’s own interests.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Currently enrolled master’s or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate in a program related to public health, health informatics, information systems, computer science or relevant field; or, completion of such within the past 12 months.
• Strong analytical skills, with the ability to think big picture strategy and navigate minor details to ensure all ends are accurate.
• Ability to translate technical issues and data to the general public.
• Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines while producing quality content.
• US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

COMPENSATION
$1,690 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position).

TO APPLY
Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at https://www.ghfp.net/
All online applications must be submitted by December 31, 2015 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer. 

Product Manager and Impact & Innovations Fellow positions available in Kenya

December 15th, 2015 in Fellowships, Jobs

MitiHealth is a small, fast-moving social enterprise based in Kenya guided by a belief that leveraging technology and data can drive major improvements in the quality of both medication and primary care.

Two positions are available: Product Manager and Impact & Innovations Fellow.

Product Manager: MitiHealth is seeking a creative and detailed-focused individual to lead product development supported by a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to integrate Safaricom’s M-Pesa mobile money services and our Android-based platform and support additional access to credit and financial reporting. Learn more information about the position and how to apply here.

Impact & Innovations Fellow: MitiHealth is seeking a creative and data-driven individual to help identify new approaches to maximizing their impact and operational reach and develop small-scale experiments to evaluate these approaches. Learn more information about the position and how to apply here.

 

 

Position Available: Microbiology Data Management

December 14th, 2015 in Jobs

MORU Tropical Health Network is looking for an enthusiastic person with practical experience of database management and a working knowledge of clinical microbiology, especially for those organisms isolated in blood cultures and their antimicrobial susceptibility testing, who has good attention to detail, to help with the cleaning of a large blood culture database at the Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust Research Unit in Vientiane, Laos for up to 6 months in early 2016. Experience of statistical software such as R or Stata would be an advantage. The responsibilities of the post would be to use manual and software techniques to clean the database, identify and complete missing data where this is possible, identify which identification and susceptibility tests need to be repeated and liaise with data management and microbiology teams. The deliverable will be a clean database.

There would also be opportunities  to participate in some of the other activities of this clinical research unit (see http://www.tropmedres.ac/lomwru-laos). The remuneration package includes health insurance, plus reasonable travel costs. Please send your CV and a letter explaining your skills and why you would like to take this position to sengmany@tropmedres.ac.

Over 150 Positions Available with Global Health Corps

December 10th, 2015 in Fellowships, Jobs

The most powerful lever of change in global health is great leadership, and everyone has a role to play. Global Health Corps is recruiting diverse talent for a range of positions on the front lines of the health equity movement in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the U.S., and Zambia, including:

Apply early! Applications will be reviewed starting in late December and will close on February 2, 2016.

Multiple Openings with Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute in South Africa

December 8th, 2015 in Jobs

Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute is expanding their adolescent and HSS programs, so they are hiring many Project Managers! If you are looking for a job in South Africa look to see if your skills match these job profiles:

  • Research Assistant (Research Centre 1-year fixed term contract)
  • Counselor: Adolescent Innovations Project
  • Project Manager II: ECHO Study Communications & GPP
  • And more!

 

Digital Communications Coordinator with the Population Council

December 7th, 2015 in Jobs

The Population Council is looking for a Digital Communications Coordinator to join its Office of Strategic Communications.  Primary responsibilities  include writing and posting content for the Council’s website and social media channels, and coordinating an annual review and update of the Council’s website content. This is a newly created position and a great opportunity for someone to come in and help shape it.

We’re looking for a social media savvy professional with a track record of implementing successful online communications strategies.  Experience in global health communications is a plus.

The job description and process for application can be found at http://www.popcouncil.org/careers.

Research Assistant position available with Last Mile Health

December 4th, 2015 in Jobs, Practicums/Internships

Overview:

In August 2012, Last Mile Health launched a new pilot project to provide lifesaving care to rural communities in the most remote corners of Liberia. We partnered with a small rural clinic and began training a cohort of community health workers (CHW), with the goal of designing an integrated, scalable model for providing community-based care for the top killers of women and children in remote communities. As part of its recovery effort after the end of the Ebola outbreak, the Liberia Ministry of Health has prioritized launching a national community health workforce able to prevent, diagnose, and treat the most life-threatening health conditions. Working side-by-side, LMH and the MOH are designing and implementing a national roll-out of a network of community health workers to stretch the country’s primary health services to the most rural communities to improve maternal and child health and serve as a front-line response for future outbreaks.

Position Summary:

Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and Manager of Research & Evaluation, the Research Assistant will support the organization’s evaluation, research, and program planning efforts through the analysis and interpretation of various data streams.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Manage, clean, and analyze evaluation data from cluster sample surveys, health system records, and qualitative assessments to enable program evaluation and data-driven planning

Clean and analyze routine data from our CHW program and make recommendations for potential programmatic improvements based on findings of analyses

Manage the process of publishing analysis findings in academic journals, including performing literature reviews, writing manuscripts, and managing IRB communications

Support the design and implementation of program evaluations and special studies

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. public health, biostatistics) with a quantitative focus, enrollment in an MPH or similar graduate degree program preferred.
  • Relevant work experience, preferably in a research setting
  • Experience in the evaluation of public health programs preferred
  • Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa is preferred
  • Experience in data processing, analysis, and management
  • Proficiency with a statistical software package (Stata preferred) and experience with complex data analysis
  • Experience conducting literature reviews
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Eagerness to learn new analytical techniques and work with complicated datasets produced within challenging, real-world conditions
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and produce completed projects promptly
  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills
  • Familiarity with relational databases (e.g. MySQL) and/or qualitative research software is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to write and produce reports and present information clearly and effectively under time constraints

 

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, letter of interest, and three professional references through our portal on http://lastmilehealth.org/careers. The deadline for this position is Friday, December 18, 2015.

Life Sciences Career Panel – great for Pharm students

December 3rd, 2015 in GH Events, Jobs

LifeSci Career web

Monitoring Learning and Evaluation Lead in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

December 2nd, 2015 in Jobs

Monitoring Learning and Evaluation Lead

Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojana
Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Organization’s Background  

The State of Uttar Pradesh has 60 million people living below the poverty line, this is the highest number of absolute poor in the country. As daunting as these numbers might be, they do not even begin to represent the complex development challenge in the state. The state is plagued by caste, class and gender based hierarchies that have impeded progress of the most vulnerable population and generated a vicious cycle of chronic poverty broadening the divide between the haves and have nots and making it even more difficult, particularly for the public sector, to reach out to the poor. In this case, it is critical to draw focus to women in rural Uttar Pradesh, who are the most disadvantages among the poor and discriminated against with regard to control of resources, opportunities, decision-making etc. The state has some of the worst social, economic and health indicators with regard to women and children. For e.g. the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of UP is 50, much higher than the national average of 40, the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of UP is 392 almost double of the national average.  In fact, Uttar Pradesh with three other states, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan together account for more than half of the country’s neonatal mortality, which accounts for about 14% of global newborn deaths. Further, 17% of all child deaths in UP occur due to pneumonia and around 14 million episodes of childhood pneumonia occur in UP every year.

For instituting health behavior change, strengthening community to demand their rights and entitlements and ensuring information dissemination is important. Learning’s from the field and research findings seems to suggest that both success and scale can only be ensured through bottom up approaches that are centred around the community and community based institutions.

Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojna (RGMVP) is a right based organization which is working on organizing women into Self Help Groups (SHG) and their federations so that women can collectively address development challenges. With its work spread across 275 blocks in UP, RGMVP reaches out to around 1.3 million rural women and households. The objective of RGMVP’s work is to facilitate women empowerment, particularly of the most backward population, by disrupting hierarchy and creating opportunities.

For more information and to apply, please visit refer to the online posting.
Deadline for applications is December 22th, 2015