GH Blast

Welcome to the Global Health Department’s Blast,  a way of keeping Concentrators informed about events, opportunities, and things of interest. Headings are clickable.  Blast emails are archived here.

2015 – 2016 GH Concentrator’s Guide

GH Lunch: Orientation Slides Spring 2015

Quaker Bolivia Link seeks part-time Consulting Director

By Carey Howard
June 30th, 2015 in Jobs.

Quaker Bolivia Link seeks a part time Consulting Director with the following skills and experience: must be organized, highly motivated and resourceful must have significant international development experience and be fluent in Spanish and English; ability to communicate in Aymara beneficial must be comfortable with Excel, WordPress, and other programs must be adept with social media must have excellent inter-personal and communication skills, ability to travel, and maturity to handle culturally sensitive situations with grace must be familiar with Bolivian culture must understand budgets, budget analysis, and financial data must have experience working in fund-raising and working with non-profits and boards must be able to maintain a flexible work... More

I-TECH seeks Field Epidemiology Training Program Resident Advisor in Malawi

By Carey Howard
June 30th, 2015 in Jobs.

View job description here: Advert for FETP RA-29-06-15 final (2)

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY IN: PEDIATRICS, OBSTETRICS, AND DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROLOGY

By Carey Howard
June 25th, 2015 in Fellowships, Jobs, Practicums/Internships.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY IN: PEDIATRICS, OBSTETRICS, AND DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROLOGY The incidence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is now 1 per 50 live births, a striking increase over the past several decades. While this increase may partially be the result of increased ASD awareness and improved instruments of diagnosis, the true prevalence of ASD is very likely also increasing, probably due to exposure to potentially toxic environmental factors, particularly in utero. Notably, the use of prenatal ultrasound has increased substantially during recent decades, and its previously occasional use during the first trimester of pregnancy has become much more common. New ultrasound technology results in... More

Global Health Fellows Program II seeks Reproductive Health Research Intern – paid position

By Carey Howard
June 23rd, 2015 in Fellowships.

Global Health Fellows Program II Reproductive Health Research Intern Research, Technology, and Utilization Division, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development Anticipated timeframe: August 2015 - February 2016: Compensated 6 month internship Location: Washington, DC/Arlington, VA INT-P4-053   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... More

mHealth opportunities through Human Network International

By Carey Howard
June 22nd, 2015 in Jobs.

Human Network International is looking for dynamic people to join their team as they expand! Click here to see list of current opportunities including: HNI Country Director/Malawi Program Manager positions in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.

Program Officer Opportunities in Uganda through Planned Parenthood

By Carey Howard
June 22nd, 2015 in Jobs.

See attached job descriptions for information and application details: Vacancy Announcement - Program Officer Advocacy - Uganda Vacancy Announcement - Program Officer Services - Uganda

MGH Seminar Series presents: Global Disaster Response at Mass General

By Carey Howard
June 22nd, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars.

Global Disaster Response at Mass General Reflections on the Nepal Earthquake  featuring Mass General Volunteers with Project HOPE and the International Medical Corps  with Dr. Hilarie Cranmer Director, Office of Global Disaster Response Center for Global Health Dr. Miriam Aschkenasy Deputy Director, Office of Global Disaster Response Center for Global Health Tuesday, June 23 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. O'Keeffe Auditorium Blake Building - 1st Floor Massachusetts General Hospital ++ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ++

World Vision is seeks Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist

By Carey Howard
June 22nd, 2015 in Jobs.

World Vision is seeking a talented Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to work on a USAID Integrated Nutrition & WASH grant based in Kigali, Rwanda. We are seeking someone experienced in qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators. We are one of the world’s largest international NGOs committed to bringing life in all its fullness to children worldwide. World Vision is a global partnership of over 45,000 staff serving in over 90 countries. The M&E Specialist will lead the development of and manage the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) for the Integrated Nutrition & WASH Grant. She/he... More

BUSPH Center for Global Health & Development seeks Clinical Trial Director

By Carey Howard
June 17th, 2015 in Jobs.

Job Description The Clinical Trial Director will oversee all managerial aspects of the clinical trial, the efficacy and safety of Levofloxacin for the treatment of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (Opti-Q), under the direction of the Principal Investigator. The selected candidate will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the study, including monitoring progress at sites in Peru and South Africa, coordinating communication between PI and co-Investigators and all collaborating organizations engaged in the trial. Clinical Trial Management: -Assist sites with maintaining patient recruitment in keeping with study timeline -Monitor completion of study milestones as specified in the study proposal -Monitor and track the activities of the subcontract... More

Subject: Short notice: Exciting job in Nairobi with Evidence Action’s De-worm the World Initiative

By Carey Howard
June 16th, 2015 in Jobs.

Evidence Action is looking for a strategic and analytical professional passionate about driving results. You'd be a great fit if: You thrive building cross-cultural personal relationships You are touted for your wide-ranging skill-set: from zealously building program management tools to convincingly engaging partners to achieve a common goal! You are motivated by the desire to scale evidence-based interventions that will improve millions of people's lives You are a proactive problem-solver with a ‘can-do’ attitude in the face of challenges The open position is for a manager to support our large-scale de-worming programs in Africa (mainly Kenya, Ethiopia and Nigeria) where we provide governments with technical assistance. As mentioned the job... More

Team Leader/Youth Expert – Youth Assessments (Nicaragua)

By Joseph S Anzalone
June 12th, 2015 in Fellowships.

SSG is accepting applications for a Team Leader position to lead consultant teams in undertaking two assessments/evaluations of youth programs in Nicaragua on behalf of USAID/Nicaragua. The consultants will specifically analyze risk factors for youth in Nicaragua’s border regions and Caribbean Coast and look at various at-risk models for development. Both assessments will utilize participatory methods – engaging youth as both researchers and respondents. Responsibilities The Team Leader(s) will provide technical direction and oversight for the complete assessment process, serve as the primary point of contact between USAID and the assessment team, and oversee resource management. Responsibilities will also include overseeing the orientation and coaching for... More

Open Society Foundations seeks Program Officer; apply by June 11th!

By Carey Howard
June 3rd, 2015 in Jobs.

Open Society Foundations Program Officer Community Health and Criminal Justice - Public Health Program Apply by June 11, 2015T The Public Health Program (PHP) aims to build societies committed to inclusion, human rights, and justice, in which health-related laws, policies, and practices are evidence-based and reflect these values. The program works to advance the health and human rights of marginalized people by building the capacity of civil society leaders and organizations, and by advocating for greater accountability and transparency in health policy and practice. The Community Health and Criminal Justice Division works to promote health and human rights and to minimize violence, More

Summer Internship with Futures Group

By Carey Howard
June 2nd, 2015 in Practicums/Internships.

Futures Group Internship Futures Group, the global consulting firm, helps to protect and promote people’s well-being around the world. For 40 years, Futures Group has created lasting solutions to some of the most pressing public health challenges facing nations. We predict future health and development trends, uncover barriers to well-being, and forge on-the-ground partnerships to ensure lasting change. Futures Group is seeking a Summer Intern to support the development and implementation of a recently awarded project for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) health and human rights focusing on religious leader (Christian and Muslim) sensitivity training. The summer intern will provide research support, More

Professor Feeley Seeks Research Assistant

By Carey Howard
June 2nd, 2015 in GH Announcements, Jobs.

I have just reconnected with a Russian colleague and we have agreed to write a paper comparing approaches to improving the availability of quality primary care in the US and Russia.  I need a student to help me with a literature review on US efforts, including aspects of the Affordable Care Act designed to increase the supply of primary care physicians or make them more effective  (Medical Homes, payments for patient management, etc).  In addition, we will need to assemble some date on the historical trends in the US physician workforce. Alas, no grant to support this, so I cannot pay, More

Global Health Fellows Program seeks Technical Advisor II: Behavior Change Advisor

By Carey Howard
June 1st, 2015 in Fellowships, Jobs.

Global Health Fellows Program Technical Advisor II: Behavior Change Advisor Implementation Support Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development Location: Arlington, VA Assignment: Two year fellowship GHFP II-P4-138 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... More

Paid Research Assistant Opportunity at the Center for Global Health and Development

By Carey Howard
June 1st, 2015 in Jobs.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY – Profs. Jacob Bor and Bill MacLeod are recruiting for a short-term research assistant for some data cleaning work on a South African dataset. The applicant must be self-directed, organized, with meticulous attention to detail. Experience working with Excel is essential. The task is expected to take about 30 hours and we are looking for someone to start immediately. Pay will be $16 per hour. Email Jacob Bor with cover letter and resume.

BeadforLife Inventory Consultant

By Carey Howard
June 1st, 2015 in Jobs.

BeadforLife, a Ugandan NGO, is looking for a 3 month, full time consultant to help us set up and run our logistics and inventory systems, manage our inventory team, and help with the quality control and production schedule of our products. BeadforLife creates sustainable opportunities for women to lift their families out of extreme poverty by connecting people worldwide in a circle of exchange that enriches everyone. We work with impoverished people in Uganda to generate income and provide training to help people create long-term income streams leading to sustainability. The women we work with are trained to make hand rolled... More

JOB: IE Program Coordinator in Madagascar – Innovative RCT with behavioral nudges linked to a cash transfer program (French speaker)

By Carey Howard
June 1st, 2015 in Jobs.

Who We Are ideas42 is a unique social enterprise bringing together highly creative practitioners, industry leaders, and policy experts with world-renowned economists and psychologists from top-tier universities. Our mission is to apply our expertise in behavioral science to invent fresh solutions to the world’s toughest social problems with the goal of improving tens of millions of lives. We believe we will be successful in achieving real social impact only if we pair real-world, high-energy entrepreneurial and execution skills with the insights and rigor that academia brings. What We Do ideas42 is a rapidly growing organization with a team of 50 people working on... More

Giving What We Can launches essay competition, first prize is $1000; deadline to submit is August 31st

By Carey Howard
May 28th, 2015 in GH Announcements.

Giving What We Can evaluates global poverty charities and encourages members to give to the most effective ones. Members pledge to give at least 10% of their income to the most effective charities (students can pledge to give 1% while they are studying). More information is available on the website. Giving What We Can is launching an essay competition for students in global health, (international) public health, development, (development) economics, philosophy, medicine, and related subjects. Giving What We Can finds the best opportunities to make a significant impact to reduce disease and suffering in the world. That’s why they’re asking students to... More

Global Health Fellows Program seeks Information Systems Advisor

By Carey Howard
May 27th, 2015 in Fellowships, Jobs.

Global Health Fellows Program Technical Advisor I/II: Information Systems Advisor Strategy, Analysis, Evaluation, and Outreach Division, Office of Program, Planning, and Policy, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development Location: Arlington VA Assignment: Two year fellowship GHFP II-P4-153 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... More