By Emily Morin
“Leading Teams to Face Challenges and Achieve Results in Public Health” 2 credit course beginning July 8th!
SPH MC 730 – Leading Teams to Face Challenges and Achieve Results in Public Health
This course equips students with the theoretical knowledge and applied practices to lead teams to achieve results in public health settings. In addition to understanding leadership theory and analyzing public health cases, the course includes an experiential learning process, ideal for public health professionals who aspire to be effective leaders for change. Teams will work together to teach both theory and practical tools to mobilize groups and achieve results. Participants in this course cannot also take MC802 which covers similar materials in a field‐based course.
This is a 2 credit course that counts for IH credit! It has been moved to July 8th, so students doing a practicum in the beginning of the summer can attend. MC730 will be on Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm on the following dates : 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19.
Registration for this course is now open!
Job Opportunity: Program Manager
UCSF Global Health Group
The UCSF Global Health Group is looking to hire a Program Manager (Req Number 40228BR)
GLOBAL HEALTH SCIENCES / GLOBAL HEALTH GROUP
The Global Health Group is an “action tank,” dedicated to identifying, elaborating and translating innovative solutions to major global health challenges into large-scale action, to advance health and save lives in low- and middle-income countries. The Global Health Group works across the spectrum, from conducting research and policy analysis, to building consensus, to catalyzing the development and implementation of pioneering programs in collaborating countries. Organizationally, the Global Health Group is a component of UCSF Global Health Sciences. The Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) provides intellectual and practical leadership and support for the elimination of malaria, working from the global margins of the endemic zone inwards. The MEI recently received a 3-year grant to expand its work with a wide range of partners to gather, analyze and disseminate evidence on malaria elimination, and conduct in-country operational research, to inform national and global decision-making. More information is available here.
The MEI Program Manager will work closely with MEI Leadership and the Global Health Group (GHG) Core Team to lead monitoring and evaluation of the MEI’s results and impact. Responsibilities will include developing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan for the MEI’s new grant from the Gates Foundation ($15 million / 3 years) and other grants or contracts as they are received. The MEI Program Manager will be responsible for working with MEI Project Leads to develop annual work plans, regularly tracking progress against desired results and impact against the M&E plan and project work plans, and ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget. The MEI Program Manager will be responsible for the annual and quarterly reports to the MEI’s funders. The individual will also oversee all of the MEI’s international subcontracts and vendor contracts for complex projects. As a member of the MEI Leadership Team, the MEI Program Manager will play a leading role in the strategic planning and fundraising efforts of the initiative. The MEI Program Manager must have M&E expertise, data analysis skills, excellent report writing and data presentation skills, proven program management and leadership skills, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment with changing priorities, capacity to manage many complex projects and international partners simultaneously, and be a team player. This is a full time, fully grant-funded position, reporting to the MEI Deputy Lead. The candidate will also perform other related duties.
For more information and to apply, please visit http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/careers/ and search using Req Number 40228BR.
Graduate Level Internship, Strategic Assessment and Planning, ID, 5962
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
Internship project background and aims:
The primary purpose of this internship is to provide a dynamic and structured learning opportunity to assist in the development of country strategies in the context of changing public health and development realities and priorities (urbanization, increased GDP, aging populations, increased rates of obesity and NCDs, increased mobile phone penetration among others,) and in line with PATH’s “One Path” Global Strategy. The successful candidate will participate in researching and analyzing health and economic data related to the burden of disease, indicators of political will, human capacity and funding opportunities and in conjunction with a cross cutting team, provide synthesis and recommendations through health and business case analysis and presentations. Under the supervision of the team leader, a key aspect of this internship is to coordinate work on multiple discrete projects, including research and analysis of journal articles, grey literature and consultations with experts from within PATH, the public sector, NGOs and the private sector. The intern will also coordinate and, in some cases, participate in technical meetings, consultations and interviews and will provide documentation of meetings and outcomes including action items and timelines for completion.
Benefit to Intern:
Intern will gain specific skills around strategy development, mapping and managing deadlines, and assessing burden and feasibility of programmatic and policy components. Using existing datasets, analysis will include assessment of magnitude of PH problems at the national level, assessment of political will, financial viability and capacity. This information will be used to discuss, identify and map strategic opportunities in the context of core competencies of PATH.
Goals and learning objectives:
Analysis and synthesis of global and national burden of disease and other public health data
In conjunction with a team of experts, analysis and synthesis of “feasibility” components for impact at the national level (funding, capacity, political will)
Production of PowerPoint presentations for at least two countries which summarize the above
Interaction with key leaders and international experts familiar with the subject matter
Skills to be developed and/or expanded during internship:
70% of Time: Analyst
- Conduct literature reviews on specific topics and provide analysis of journal articles and grey literature
- Arrange and participate in interviews with key experts
- Business, capacity and donor analysis and research
- Prepare Power Point presentations and Excel analysis
30% of Time: Project Management
- Project planning, development, and coordination
- Project reporting and monitoring
- Team coordination
Learning outcomes (how the lntern’s performance will be evaluated):
- Broad understanding of strategy development
- Detailed analytical analysis of data and preparation of Power Point presentations with summaries and recommendations
- Team interactions
Stipend: $1000 per month
Hours per week: 30-40 hours
Term: Spring/Summer, March 15 – August 31, 2014
Project management skills.
Research and analytical skills, using existing dataset.
Excellent verbal and written communications skill.
Ability to working under tight deadlines.
Knowledge of MS Office (esp. Power Point, Excel, Microsoft Word).
Interest in the fields of global health and global development
Ability to work independently as well as on a team
A keen sense of humor.
Student at Masters or PhD level in Public Health, Global Health Policy or other relevant field.
Learn more here: PATH Internship Page.
Get back into the swing of things after Spring break and come to the third meeting of the IH Current Events club, under the Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases emphasis area.
We’ll talk about recent developments in international health and infectious disease, as well as where these developments fit in the bigger picture. Bring in any stories you think your fellow students should know about! All concentrations are welcome.
Thursday, March 20th
Noon-1pm in CT462
2014-2015 Vera Fellowship Program
In its third year, the Vera Fellowship Program provides energetic, hard-working and impact-driven young professionals with the opportunity to solve problems for some of the most innovative NGOs, social enterprises, and grant-making institutions worldwide.
Through a year-long placement in one of Vera’s hubs, Fellows gain:
- First-hand experience and mentorship in the design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation and management systems in health, education, and development
- Valuable knowledge of Force.com, the world’s leading cloud-computing platform currently used by more than 100,000 for-profit and 20,000 non-profit organizations worldwide
- Exposure to the landscape of cloud- and mobile-technologies used across the sector
Fellows come from diverse professional and educational backgrounds but share a common belief in the power of data to transform the efficiency and effectiveness of social impact organizations. You can visit Vera’s blog to learn more about our work.
Applications are open now through April 1, 2014.
Please join us at our Hakuna Sundays mixer this coming Sunday at O’Sushi Cambridge in Harvard Square.
Hakuna Sundays | Africans in Boston networking mixer
WHEN: Sunday, March 09, 2014 | 6:30pm-10pm
WHERE: O’Sushi Cambridge – 1 Eliot Street – Cambridge, MA 02138
WHAT: Join us to meet Africans, friends of Africans, students and professionals
COST: No cover charge – Open Bar and Pay for your own food.
AiB discount: 20% off all food orders.
Music: we will have a collective mix of Afrobeat tunes
Location: section at bar area and opposite tables
Easily Accessible by MBTA, Red Line to Harvard Square
For more information, contact Joycelina at 857-228-8833
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.
The BU Center for Global Health & Development (CGHD), School of Public Health (SPH), and the College of Communication (COM) in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting are offering a paid international reporting Fellowship to two BU students.
During this summer Fellowship, two outstanding BU students will have the opportunity to work in Washington, D.C., at the Pulitzer Center headquarters and to travel internationally (likely to a developing country) on a 2-3 week reporting trip mentored by a professional journalist.
Indo-U.S. Collaborations for
Panel I: Opportunities and Challenges in Indo-U.S. Partnerships
Moderated by Mehul Mehta, VP, Partners International
Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi, InnAccel (India)
Dr. Patricia Hibberd, Mass General for Children (U.S.)
Dr. V. Raju, Vellore Institute of Technology (India)
Dr. Paul Salins, Mazumdar Shah Cancer Center (India)
Dr. Data Santorino, Mbarara University (Uganda)
Panel II: Research Opportunities at the Vellore Institute of Technology
Moderated by Kris Olson, Medical Director, CAMTech
Featuring faculty from the Vellore Institute of Technology (India)
Tuesday, March 18th
Blake Building, 1st Floor
Massachusetts General Hospital
++ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ++