Category: Fellowships

Exciting Summer Internship Opportunities at USAID through Global Health Fellows II

January 6th, 2015 in Fellowships, Practicum/Internships

Global Health Fellows II has several summer internship opportunities available, and are accepting applications through January 8th. A few of the various availabilities to highlight are:

  • Market Access Intern
  • Childhood Tuberculosis Intern
  • Family Planning Resources Intern

Click here to find the list of opportunities and apply.

ASPPH/CDC Pulbic Health Fellowship Program

December 10th, 2014 in Fellowships

ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program

The ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program was established in 1995. Its goal is to address emerging needs of public health, and to provide leadership and professional opportunities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for students and graduate students of ASPPH member graduate schools and programs of public health. The fellowships are from one to two years in duration, depending on the needs of CDC and the fellow. The Fellowship Program was established to strengthen the relationship between the academic public health community and public health practice agencies. The types of fellowships will vary according to specific areas of research or training within CDC´s Centers/Institutes/Offices (CIOs).

What does the ASPPH Fellowship offer you?
The fellowship program is sponsored cooperatively by ASPPH and CDC, to provide leadership training in public health and prevention practice, informatics and policy. Selected fellows will have the opportunity to:
Apply graduate education in the field
Develop professional experience and expertise
Contribute to public health research and practice

When and where are the Fellowships offered?
Current opportunities (2015), are full-time assignments for the duration of twelve (12) months (July 2015 – July 2016.)

Fellowship opportunities will be located either at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, or a CDC regional office. Locations are specified in the project descriptions. Selected fellows are required to relocate to the fellowship location; relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

Supply Chain Advisor with the Global Health Fellows Program-II

April 22nd, 2014 in Fellowships, Practicum/Internships

Global Health Fellows Program II

Technical Advisor II: Supply Chain Advisor

Supply Chain for Health Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health Bureau, United States Agency for International Development

Location: Washington, DC

Assignment: Two year fellowship

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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:

USAID has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of the US Government (USG) response in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The Agency has funded over $6 billion in HIV/AIDS programs in nearly 100 countries worldwide since inception of its international HIV/AIDS program in 1986. The Agency is a key partner in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest commitment ever by any nation for an international health initiative dedicated to a single disease.

 

To effectively implement PEPFAR, USAID’s Supply Chain of Health (SCH) Division under the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) has established and is operating a safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable supply chain to procure and distribute pharmaceuticals and other commodities needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections. This supply chain is being provided under the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) Project as an activity under PEPFAR.

 

INTRODUCTION:

The Supply Chain Advisor will serve as a public health advisor on a sustainable supply chain to procure and distribute pharmaceuticals and other commodities needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections, and to advise on program priorities and budgets. S/he will play an important role in ensuring that the USG’s investment in the fight against HIV/AIDS is being used effectively and efficiently. 

 

The Supply Chain Advisor will receive day to day guidance from the SCH Division Chief.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The primary responsibilities of the Supply Chain Advisor include:

  • Serving as a subject matter expert in supply chain management issues in areas such as management storage and distribution, performance management, and healthcare waste management, and serving as point of contact for the Division in these technical areas.
  • Serving as a member of the Country Support team in SCH, which is responsible for backstopping countries and organizations on the full range of PEPFAR issues.
  • Providing technical guidance and management support to in-country USG teams (i.e., Haiti, Namibia, Rwanda, and Vietnam) and contributing to the development of new project management tools and processes to improve USG oversight of the SCMS project.
  • Supporting Contracting Officer’s Representatives to improve project and contract management for the SCMS contract and other supply chain procurements through refined tools, strategies, and processes.
  • Serving as an Activity Manager for specific projects and activities as assigned and providing technical direction, budget development and review, and project management.
  • Contributing guidance to internal technical and advisory groups (e.g., the Sustainability Technical Advisory Group).
  • Establishing and maintaining productive relationships with staff of relevant USAID operating units, implementing partners, the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies involved with HIV/AIDS activities.

Training and Professional Development:

  • Keeping abreast of the latest development and literature in supply chain management.
  • Deepening knowledge of the procurement and distribution of pharmaceuticals and other commodities as it relates to HIV/AIDS activities within PEPFAR.
  • Participating in interagency working groups and professional meetings in Supply Chain Management.
  • Participate in professional continuing education and skills training within the purview of GHFP-II.

 

Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on (a) organizational and programming need and/or (b) the Advisor’s own interests.

 

International travel approximately 25% each year.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, sociology or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in logistics, laboratory procurement, with preference in an HIV/AIDS context, with at least 2 years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Experience working with USAID, PEPFAR or other USG policies and procedures desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the technical issues that arise in health commodity procurement and issues related to PEPFAR specific procurement.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work across and between large organizations and cross-culturally with diverse teams.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with light supervision.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary will be based on commensurate experience and earnings history.  The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.

 

TO APPLY:

All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on April 25, 2014.

 

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Open positions related to pharmaceuticals with Global Health Corps. Apply by February 3rd!

January 28th, 2013 in Fellowships, Jobs, Practicum/Internships

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Pharmacy and Supply Chain Fellow at CHAI, Rwanda:
Rwandan citizen: http://ghcorps.org/placements/r04-int-pharmacy-and-supply-chain-fellow/
US citizen:         http://ghcorps.org/placements/r04-usa-pharmacy-and-supply-chain-fellow/

Access to Medicines Analyst at the Clinton Health Access Initiative
Ugandan citizen: http://ghcorps.org/placements/ug04-int-access-to-medicines-analyst/
US citizen:         http://ghcorps.org/placements/ug04-usa-access-to-medicines-analyst/

Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Fellow at LifeNET, Burundi – http://ghcorps.org/placements/b02-int-pharmaceutical-supply-chain-fellow/

Pharmacy Supply Chain Analyst at Partners in Health, Rwanda
Rwandan citizen: http://ghcorps.org/placements/r09-int-pharmacy-supply-chain-analyst/
US citizen:          http://ghcorps.org/placements/r09-usa-pharmacy-supply-chain-analyst/

Procurement and Logistics Fellow at ANSS, Burundi 
Burundian citizen:  http://ghcorps.org/placements/b04-int-pharmarcy-supply-chain-officer/ 
US citizen: http://ghcorps.org/placements/b04-usa-procurement-logistics/

Medicine Quality and Use Associate at MSH, Uganda – http://ghcorps.org/placements/ug11-usa-medicine-quality-and-use-associate/

Benefits of the Fellowship include: A living stipend of $550/month, a housing allowance, health insurance, professional development training, and a $600 professional development award. Fellows receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship.The Fellowship start with a training at Yale University in the United States and regional training meetings are organized for every quarter of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included.

The Pharmacy and Supply Chain/Procurement positions require attention to detail and good sense of negotiation skills but often the job descriptions make people feel that they need to know a lot about pharmaceuticals to apply which is definitely not the case.  We highly recommend you check these positions out, and don’t be intimidated if you feel you do not have enough pharmaceutical related work already.  

 Learn more about the Global Health Corps at http://ghcorps.org/

Global Health Fellows Program: Contraceptives Commodities Security and Logistics Intern

December 17th, 2012 in Fellowships

Global Health Fellows Program II

Contraceptive Commodities Security and Logistics Intern Commodities Security and Logistics Division, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Bureau for Global Health, US Agency for International Development

Location: Washington, DC           

February 12, 2013 – June 7, 2013: Compensated Internship

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The Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with CDC Development Solutions and Management Systems International.  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 developing and increasing the capacity of health professionals with tailored development opportunities.  This is accomplished through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels, and professional development activities aimed to enhance the technical and leadership skills of global health professionals. 

 INTRODUCTION:

The Contraceptive Commodities Security and Logistics Intern will be assigned to the Contraceptive Security (CS) Team of the Commodities Security and Logistics Division (CSL) in the Bureau for Global Health’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH). The Commodities Security and Logistics Division is comprised of professionals with a wide range of technical expertise and experience, responsible for technical leadership and direction to mainstream contraceptive security as a core fundamental of Reproductive Health/Family Planning.  More information can be found at: http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/global_health/pop/techareas/contrasecurity/index.html.

 The intern will primarily support the Contraceptive Security Team, including work with the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, and may also carry out other Bureau-wide duties and collaborative research with other divisions within PRH. All work will be tailored to the Division’s context with the purpose of improving its approach to providing contraceptives, condoms and other essential health pharmaceuticals to developing country programs. S/he will work closely with the entire team, with the Division Chief serving as his/her onsite manager.

 LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

To gain a greater understanding about contraceptive security and logistics of public health commodities within the Agency.

 ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

•With guidance from the Onsite Manager (OSM) and CS Team, identify and develop a project in an area related to contraceptive security (policy, advocacy, and/or financing environment in developing economies) or related logistics and procurement topics in public and private commodity arena as related to USAID systems and needs.  The specific project will address both current CSL Division needs and the interests/skills of the successful candidate

•Document specific activities and approaches used to address improvements in the policy/advocacy/financing environment or related logistics and procurement practices

•Produce briefing materials (written summary and slide sets) related to references, approach, and lessons learned

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful applicant will be a graduate of, or enrolled in, a graduate program related to public health, public administration, business, supply chain, or pharmaceuticals.

Qualified candidates will have strong web-based research skills, organizational and planning skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, and oral and written communication skills.

Application Deadline: 5 pm EST on December 18, 2012

 To apply: Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at www.ghfp.net.

Graduating this May? Apply for a Harvard Med School Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Policy Research!

October 25th, 2012 in Fellowships

Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Policy Research
at the Department of Population Medicine  
Harvard Medical School & Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Request for Applications

The Department of Population Medicine (DPM) at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute is accepting applications for a one-year Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Policy Research for academic year 2013-2014.  The fellowship trains individuals to produce rigorous research to inform pharmaceutical policy decision making in the United States and internationally.  Research areas include (but are not limited to) access to, quality, and outcomes of care; effects of health care policies and other interventions on access to, affordability, and use of medicines; and ethics underlying policy decision making.

Fellows conduct research projects under the guidance of well established investigators at the DPM. We provide workspace, computing facilities and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year. In addition, fellows present their research in the DPM and may have opportunities to present at national/international meetings and may attend selected advanced methods training courses and seminars at various schools within Harvard University.  

Please click -> Information about the Fellowship and application process