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Applications for IH707 Kenya Field Practicum in Public Health and Environment are being accepted December 6, 2013-February 14, 2014. Apply here! Students will be admitted on a rolling basis. The course has a capacity for 27 students.
Learn more here: Join the Stop the Transmission of Polio-Program
Global Health Corps is excited to announce that the job descriptions for the 2014-2015 fellowship are now up. GHC is looking for driven, passionate, young leaders with diverse skill sets and experiences to join the movement for health equity. One-year paid fellowship positions are available with high impact NGOs and government organizations in East Africa, Southern Africa and the US. Applicants can apply for up to 3 positions that match their interests and skills, from project management to monitoring and evaluation, engineering, communications and more.
We have a variety of job opportunities across many sectors and disciplines, including:
· Senior Research Associate at the Ministry... More
Harvard's Kennedy School - Program Fellow Job Opening - The Center for International Development
Event Planner for Kids Yogathon - Ivy Child International
Python/Django Web Developer - Center for International Development at Harvard University
Development and Communications Intern - African Food and Peace Foundation
Exciting Non-Profit Internship - The David Project
GHEI HPC Application Form 2014
GHEI HPC Job Description 2014
The ideal candidate would have research experience, international experience, and at least one year of project management experience. The health programs are constantly evolving based on community needs but currently include programs in malaria prevention, diarrhea and pneumonia prevention, sexual and reproductive health promotion, and safe childbirth promotion. The Health Program Coordinator manages the health programs and health staff while focusing on building the capacity of our local staff to ultimately take over the management of the programs. This position would be a great opportunity for someone interested in international work... More
Check out their current job openings here: http://www.jobscore.com/jobs/tiyatienhealth/list.
Technical Advisor Position (Consultancy)
The Carter Center support to the Chad Guinea Worm Eradication Program
Technical Advisors (TAs) provide technical and managerial support (on behalf of The Carter Center) to the Ministry of Health, Republic of Chad, Guinea Worm Eradication Program (CGWEP) within a specific coverage area (district/region). TAs are responsible for the implementation and oversight of all interventions to stop guinea worm disease transmission within their given program coverage area. Primary responsibilities are:
1.) Manage 5-12 field-level staff to implement interventions to stop guinea worm transmission. Field staff management includes training, planning, and direct field-level supervision. 80% of technical advisors’ time is... More
Africans in Boston Inc. is an organization that fosters the socio- economic and educational development of its members by offering a platform that connects the African Diaspora in the greater Boston area and in the state of Massachusetts. The organization provides its members with various resources by cultivating meaningful and professional relationships and by creating a thriving environment.
Our next Hakuna Sundays mixer will take place this coming Sunday December, 15 2013 at Bourbon Coffee in Porter Square. See details below.
Also we will be having our KHONA "monthly" Social | The Day Before Christmas Party to celebrate Christmas with Africans and friends of Africans on Tuesday December 24, 2013 at O'Sushi Lounge... More
**Save the date!**
Public and Global Health Section Grand Rounds
BMC Department of Emergency Medicine
Human Trafficking and the Emergency Room: Hiding in Plain Sight?
Tuesday January 28th, 2014
Dowling 1 Amphitheater
Guest Speaker: Hanni Stoklosa, MD
Emergency Medicine Attending | Brigham and Women's Hospital
Global Women's Health Fellow | Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology
Co-Founder HEAL Trafficking (Health Professional Education, Advocacy, Linkage): Because Human Trafficking is a Health Issue
- Understand what human trafficking is
- Understand the signs and symptoms of human trafficking
- Understand how to manage human trafficking victims/survivors
Teaching Assistant for Professor Syamak Moattari in HS 345 (Global Environmental Public Health) at the Charles River Campus.
Candidates should be graduate students (MPH or doctoral) with interest in learning and using Web Technology and Smartphone Apps in the classroom environment.
The Teaching Assistant will manage the online discussion boards, class blog, assist with in-class group discussions, and meet with students.
Weekly Time Commitment: 3 hours of class per week from 01/16/2014 to 05/09/2014 (Thursdays 6-9 PM), 3 hours of office hour and 9 hours of additional work.
Compensation: Up to $4000
Application Process and Deadline: Please submit a resume to Professor... More
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) was established in 2003 as a research center at the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, it has grown into a global network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty.
J-PAL’s mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is based on scientific evidence, and research is translated into action. We do this through three main activities:
Conducting Rigorous Impact Evaluations: J-PAL researchers conduct randomized evaluations to test and improve the effectiveness of programs and policies aimed at reducing poverty.
Initiatives Inc., a small women-owned, Boston-based, business founded in 1987, is committed to improving access to quality primary health care for people in underserved communities. Their technical and management support enables organizations and communities to link, coordinate and deliver health services with the goal of providing solutions for better health. Their key areas of focus include Organizational Development, Human Resources for Health, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Community Involvement and Operations Research and M&E.
Initiatives is assisting the Kibong'oto Infectious Disease Hospital (largely treating TB) in Moshi, Tanzania to improve hospital management and care. A recent capacity assessment and discussions... More
The Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is looking for an Administrative Specialist to provide skilled administrative support to one senior clinical physician as well as to support the Global Health Initiative (GHI) at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Spanish is a requirement.
Learn more here: GHI Administrative Specialist
PRONTO needs summer researchers
The UW’s PRONTO program is looking for graduate or medical students interested in conducting maternal health field research this summer (2014). Projects are primarily in Guatemala, with one possible opportunity in Kenya. Ideal candidates for Guatemala have strong Spanish language skills, both spoken and written (must be able to write a scientific paper in Spanish), knowledge of or strong interest in maternal health and childbirth care, a high degree of professionalism, experience in developing country settings, and a taste for adventure (think long, dusty bus rides to remote clinics). Ideal candidates for possible Kenya opportunity have all... More
A note from our alum Taryn Silver working with an organization with great openings!
"I am currently training to take over the Country Director position with an Kore Timoun/The Children's Nutrition Program in Leogane, Haiti. We have an internship program here that I think could be an excellent practicum opportunity for BUSPH IHers.
We are looking for interns to help with our Safe Water projects, Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition programs, and an Administrative intern to help with finances, budgeting and with some M&E. All the descriptions are attached here:
Safe Water_ Internship_Position Announcement
Administrative Intern job description
MCHN Internship_Position Announcement
Webinar: One Acre Fund and J-PAL
One Acre Fund is hosting a careers webinar with The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) on December 17th from 12-1 PM EDT. J-PAL is a global network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty. J-PAL’s mission is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is based on scientific evidence and research is translated into action. Learn about how One Acre Fund staff and J-PAL alumni used their experience to launch their careers in international development. To register for the webinar, click here!
Jobs Spotlight: Field Positions
Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy
2014 Future of Food and Nutrition
Graduate Student Research Conference
Call for Abstracts
Please see the information below regarding the 8th annual "Future of Food and Nutrition" Graduate Student Research Conference, a student-run conference hosted by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy. This multidisciplinary conference is an important event for Tufts, and we would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this call for abstracts along to any interested students or colleagues. Thank you!
The Conference provides a unique venue for graduate students to present original research related to food and nutrition. Historically, more than... More
Improving Maternal Health: Insights from around the world
A celebration of the MHTF-PLOS collection of open-access maternal health research
December 11, 2013 11am to 12:30pm
The Leadership Studio
Harvard School of Public Health
Seats are limited. Please arrive early! Join the conversation on Twitter: #MHTFPLOS
A panel of authors from the collection will discuss their recent papers, and share insights for improving maternal health from Sri Lanka, Nigeria, and Ghana:
Minor Ailments in Pregnancy Are Not a Minor Concern for Pregnant Women: A Morbidity Assessment Survey in Rural Sri Lanka
Suneth Buddhika Agampodi
When Women Deliver with No One Present in Nigeria: Who, What, Where and So What?
Nosakhare G. More
Come join us at an information session for The Movement, the student-run journal at the School of Public Health! Learn how to become an editor, or to contribute your creative and professional work for publication in the Spring 2014 issue. Lunch will be served! Friday, December 6th, 12 noon, L212.