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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!
Acumen Lesson #7: If failing is not an option, you've ruled out success as well.
Boston+Acumen is hosting a fundraiser, "Bold Enough to Fail" on December 3rd at 7pm at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge.
The night is dedicated to celebrating the risks we've taken and failures that have created the opportunity for success. Hear fail stories from star speakers including Willow Burgh of Geeks without Bounds, Ashifi Gogo of Sproxil (Acumen investee), and Jessica Martin of Acumen, while raising a glass to your own fail moment! All ticket sales and donations will contribute directly to the work Acumen does in... More
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
Field-Based Qualitative Researcher for Pilot Evaluation
Purpose: An experienced Field-Based Qualitative Researcher is sought to conduct field-based data collection for a phase-one pilot evaluation. The project will examine the implementation of interventions among HIV healthcare providers in New York State that aim to improve the linkage to and retention in services for HIV positive individuals. The field-based researcher will work closely with an off-site, lead researcher who has devised the evaluation, and will guide and supervise data capture and analysis. The ultimate goal is to offer insights about the implementation process to contribute to refining the interventions for broad distribution.
Conduct Fieldwork... More
A note from IDEO staff...
"IDEO.org is accepting applications for our fourth class of Global Fellows! Over the past three years, you have helped us find and cultivate future leaders in the social sector with incredible success. Today, we invite you to apply, spread the word, and support us in selecting a new team to improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world.
We are looking for leaders in the social sector who have demonstrated professional experience improving lives in low-income communities.
The IDEO.org Fellowship Program enables future global leaders from the business and social sectors to spend a year... More
Learn more here: Software Deployment Manager - East Africa Region
Applications for the 2014-2015 Global Health Corps fellowship are now open! Global Health Corps is creating a new breed of leaders that develop innovative solutions to the world's most challenging health problems. Please help us find our next class of emerging leaders.
Part two of the application will be posted on December 6, 2013. Applications close January 26, 2014.
Global Health Corps places talented individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in high impact roles in NGOs and government agencies in sub-Saharan Africa and the US... More
Careers in International Education
Friday, November 22, 2013
Center for Career Development, 100 Bay State Road, Sixth Floor (Room 613A)
Lunch and refreshments will be provided
Panel discussion with leaders from BU Study Abroad, International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) and the Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP) about their careers in international education. They will discuss joys and challenges as well as give an overview of employment opportunities in the industry and recommend available resources. This event is brought to you by BU Study Abroad, ISSO, CELOP and the Center for Career Development as part of International Education Week, a university-wide... More
Job opening for SIHA in Kampala! Deadline 25 Nov
The Fundraising and ProgrameDevelopment Officer is a strategic post within SIHA regional secretariat; this post will be directly overseen by the SIHA Regional Director. The Position will focus on development of proposals, conduct research on the SIHA priorities, develop a formal fundraising strategy and identify most suitable donor agencies and funding trends.
A request from our potential Arts Society at BUSPH. They would like your feedback!
"We're a group of BUSPH students aspiring to initiate a group that aims to unify students and faculty to create a space for health leaders that incorporates knowledge and appreciation of The Arts in Public Health. Our proposed BUSPH Arts Society will endeavor to promote the arts as a means to create better public health interventions. It will incorporate dance, music, photography, culinary arts, visual arts, theater as a method to cultivate understanding and tolerance of public health issues through awareness and education.
We would like to... More
Fulbright Scholar Program Workshops
Medical Campus Information Session
Monday, November 18th
BU School of Public Health, 715 Albany St., Room R103
Charles River Campus Information Session
Monday, November 18th
BU Castle, 225 Bay State Road
As part of BU’s International Education Week, Debra Egan, Director of Scholar Academic Partnerships at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) will offer a workshop on the Fulbright Program for Faculty and Professionals:
Learn about teaching and research opportunities in more than 125 countries
Get Advice on selecting countries for application & making contacts abroad
Explore how your campus can host visiting foreign Fulbright scholars
Get Tips on how to prepare the... More
Applications and CV's are due to Elizabeth DeMare at email@example.com by November 22nd.
You can find the application form here: Ethiopia_Internship_Application_Form_2014.
For those who missed the information session, please find attached the slides that were presented: 2013 Info session presentation.
You can learn more about the scope of work and logistics of this project here: CGHD-Ethiopia internship information.
I am a MPH student at BUSPH. I am Bhutanese by birth and lived in Nepal as a Refugee for 19 years and came to the US in 2010. I have been enrolled at BU since the fall of 2011. I am graduating fro the MPH program in January 2014. I currently work at Harvard School of Public Health. I started volunteering at the RCO as a board member since Fall 2012 and I am still an active board member.
To give a little background, The Refugee Center Online is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to facilitate successful refugee resettlement... More
Learn more here: MSH_Center for Pharmaceutical Management job position
NEW Application Deadline: 11/20/13
On January 7-8, 2014, over 50 graduate students from around the commonwealth will have unprecedented access to health policy makers and legislators at the 13th annual Student Health Policy Forum. This two-day conference at the MA Statehouse brings together leaders in public health and graduate students ready to enter the workforce.
Students from all concentrations in their final year are strongly encouraged to apply! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!
Click here for application
Submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11/20/13
Successful applicants will have to opportunity to:
Network – meet prominent elected officials, leading... More
There are TWO exciting job opportunities at Acumen! See the below links to view the full job descriptions:
- An East Africa Fellows Program Manager (based in Nairobi, Kenya)
- An India Fellows Program Manager (based in Mumbai, India)
For each of these roles, the ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to the social impact sector as well as significant experience in training and/or group facilitation. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so please click here to apply immediately. Applications received after December 1st will not be accepted.
As you know, a massive storm has left millions homeless and possibly tens of thousands dead in the Philippines. COHI is responding, this will be our 13th emergency response, and we'd like to solicit your support in spreading the word. Mamas and babies, as we all know, are in a lot of danger right now, and COHI is responding to their needs.
Please share this in your networks, our most recent blog post where folks can read about COHI's response: http://cohintl.org/blog/150-amidst-the-waves-and-winds-cohi-responds-to-typhoon-haiyan
Donations are needed, we are maintaining our commitment to bringing green and environmentally responsible supplies in country, and purchasing as much... More
Kenya SFS info session
Come learn more about the summer SFS field practicum in Kenya!
Tuesday, November 19th
12:30-1:30 in CT305