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Work for One of Our Grads! Job Posting: Assistant Executive Director, Konbit Sante

October 2nd, 2017 in Jobs


The Assistant Executive Director works under the direct supervision of the Executive Director to promote and advance the Mission of Konbit Sante.  S/he is responsible for the management and day-to-day administration of the US Konbit Sante operations with particular focus on human resources, volunteer liaison, communications, development and fundraising, and procurement/logistics.




I.         Coordinates US-based activities with Executive Director and Haiti-based management staff.

II.         Supervises activities of US-based staff

III.         Develops and implements fundraising/development plans for KS, in conjunction with the Development Committee

IV.         Attends and participates in all KS Board of Directors monthly meetings, and leads and facilitates selected US-based committees to advance KS organizational and program objectives.

V.         Plans, develops, and coordinates the execution of organizational policy, procedures, and operations;

VI.         In the case of the prolonged absence of the Executive Director, the Assistant will assume the role and duties of the Executive Director, and will report directly to the President of the Board.

VII.         Performs miscellaneous job-related duties and special projects as assigned by Executive Director.


Human Resource Management

I.         Acts as the primary human resources manager of all US-based staff, responsible for hiring, promotion, and termination in accordance with the US Konbit Sante Employee Handbook.

II.         Manages the work flow in the US office; prioritizing, supervising, assigning and coordinating work of all US-based staff and volunteers.

III.         Ensures up-to-date job descriptions and performance evaluations, and sound human resource practices for US KS staff.

IV.         Monitors compliance with KS policies and procedures, as well as relevant regulations and laws.

V.         Plans, develops, and coordinates policies, procedures, and operations of volunteer component of KS’s work; promoting active and appropriate participation by volunteers in the organization’s work.


Development & Communications/Public Relations

I.         Develops and implements fundraising/development plans for KS, in conjunction with the Development Committee

II.         Assists with preparing major donor requests in collaboration with the Executive Director and Program Director and at times represents the organization with major donors.

III.         Works with staff and volunteers to develop and maintain communications through website, social media, email blasts, annual reports, brochures, newsletters, volunteer guides, etc.

IV.         Assures that donor databases are maintained. Maintains official records and documents, and ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations and major donor reporting requirements.



I.          Manages Konbit Sante’s supply chain program, including:

a.       Supervision of staff and volunteers involved

b.      Management of warehouse space

c.       Inventory procurement (donated or purchased), and stock management

d.      Logistics associated with shipping supplies

e.       Working with clinical staff and volunteers to determine materials and equipment needs


Financial Management

I.         Assists the Executive Director with the development of the Annual Budget.

II.         Works with the Executive Director, Treasurer, and Office Manager to maintain appropriate financial records and prepare budget reports.

III.         Participates on the board Finance Committee, to assist with fiscal planning, development of financial policies, and strategic direction.

IV.         Oversees the fiscal and administrative aspects of contract management.



Success in this position requires a positive problem-solving attitude, the ability to work with others; business acumen and organizational skills; the skill to work productively with minimal supervision; and the experience to represent Konbit Sante well.  Other qualifications and requirements include:

·         Five or more years of experience directly related to a majority of the specified duties.

·         Masters of Non-profit or Public Administration, Public Health, or related field highly desirable.



Ability to work with high degree of independence and accuracy
Demonstrates excellent leadership, interpersonal, and supervisory skills
Demonstrates good organizational and coordination skills
·         Successful fundraising/development background highly desirable.

·         Demonstrates strong communication skills, both written and oral

·         Demonstrates strong financial planning and management skills

·         Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports using computers and related technology

Articulates a mission-oriented philosophy
Is comfortable working with diverse individuals and organizations; experience working in a different culture desirable
Flexible about time requirements (i.e. able to attend some evening meetings)
French or Creole proficiency highly desirable
Criminal background check
Konbit Sante reserves the right to waive any requirement or substitute for any requirement listed above if it is deemed to be in the best interests of the organization.


Contact: If interested, write to Nate Nickerson, RN, DrPH (Fall ’04 cohort), Executive Director of Konbit Sante, at

TA Needed ASAP! – HS440 Qualitative Research for Global Health

September 5th, 2017 in Jobs

Interested in teaching and qualitative research? Professor Susie Foster is looking for a current MPH student to be the TA for HS440, Qualitative Research for Global Health. The course meets from 11-2 pm on Fridays in KCB106 (Near Kenmore Square).

The role would entail attending class, meeting with students and helping with their team projects, some grading of short papers and of the presentation, and taking attendance. Interest or experience in qualitative research would be a plus, but not essential. If you would like to hear more, please contact Susie Foster at ASAP for more information. Include your resume and a paragraph or two indicating why you would be a good choice for this position.

Part-time Administrative Assistant position available (Department of Global Health/Center for Global Health & Development)

June 19th, 2017 in Jobs

The Department of Global Health/Center for Global Health & Development at SPH is now hiring a MPH student for a part-time Administrative Assistant for the summer starting in the end of May. This is a great opportunity for students to join a vibrant team and get further involved with the Department & the Center.

This position is central to the functionality of the whole office. In addition to managing daily and weekly priorities and tasks, it also entails trouble-shooting and fielding questions or needs for faculty, staff, and visitors to the department.


  • Assist in event and meeting management, including booking rooms, setting up, providing audio-visual assistance as needed, food and drink ordering, and breaking down
  • Assist in communications, including composing emails, making flyers, website design and upkeep
  • Manage calendars and communal technology equipment for conference rooms in the department
  • Greet visitors and callers, handle their inquiries, and direct them to the appropriate person according to their needs
  • Responsible for maintaining overall office tidiness in copy area, communal kitchen, conference rooms
  • Assist Department/Center faculty and staff with administrative, research and course related needs
  • Operate and troubleshoot office equipment such as fax machines, copiers, printers, computers and phone systems
  • Problem solve and respond quickly to requests
  • Conduct searches to find additional information for general office or specific faculty/staff member requests
  • Work closely with the Assistant Director of the Department/Center and the Events and Communications Specialist of the Department/Center
  • Take on additional office projects as needed


  • Ability to work as a part of a larger team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to interface with other departments, individuals, and vendors via face to face, phone, and email communication.
  • Proficiency in time-management and multi-tasking
  • Discretion in handling confidential information
  • Attentive to detail, particularly in financial projects
  • Experience with WordPress, Microsoft Outlook Calendars, Microsoft Office
  • Current MPH student at SPH
  • Ability to work with a flexible schedule during the summer months

Hours: Monday and Tuesday from 8:30-5:00pm for July & August 2017

Preference will be given to applicants who are interested in possibly continuing in the position through Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 with hours flexible depending on your schedule.

Apply by June 30th:

Email your cover letter and Resume/CV to with the subject DGH/CGHD Admin Position – Your name


Global Nursing Caucus (GNC) Coordinator Position

May 11th, 2017 in Jobs


Global Nursing Caucus (GNC) Coordinator Position

The Global Nursing Caucus is looking for an organized and efficient coordinator to join our growing team of nurses across the world. This individual will report directly to GNC directors in Boston and work with other team members to support and maintain our growth. We are a mission driven organization committed to advancing the role of nurses in global health practice, education, and policy through advocacy, collaboration, engagement, and research.


1. Manage budgets and banking. Responsible for recording all financial transactions and preparing documentation for tax filing

2. Solicit and coordinate contributions for the GNC newsletter. Distribution of the newsletter to GNC members

3. Maintain membership lists

4. Coordinate with executive directors to organize logistics for meetings

5. Support the coordination, logistics and publicity of the various GNC meetings and conferences.

6. Manage website and social media presence

7. Ability to work remotely, with some presence for meetings/events/conferences

Qualification and Skills:

1. Strong written and oral communication skills; experience in writing grants and proposals will be viewed favorably

2. Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines

3. Knowledge of and experience in fundraising

4. Competence in social media (Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn) and website maintenance; experience with WordPress recommended

5. Computer skills in MS Office, accounting software and databases

6. Education or experience in finance/accounting

7. Demonstrated ability to work independently

8. Enjoys working with diverse groups of people

9. Strong interest in public health and global health issues

Working Hours and Conditions:

1. This position is 4-6 hours per week initially with the possibility of more in the future

2. This position is remote and requires access to a computer

3. Compensation for this position is $17/hour with no benefits

If interested, send your CV and cover letter by May 30th, 2017 to Be sure to include “GNC Coordinator Position” in the subject line.

For more information about the GNC please visit: 

Executive Assistant (EA) to a Global Health Advocate and Founder of Care 2 Communities

May 11th, 2017 in Jobs

Executive Assistant (EA) to a Global Health Advocate and Non-profit Founder


The EA will work directly with Elizabeth Sheehan, a social entrepreneur, founder and president of a nonprofit (Care 2 Communities), and impact investor.

 Areas of Elizabeth’s focus are:

  1. Strengthening global health systems at the base of the pyramid, with a focus on women and children in Haiti
  2. Fostering and growing philanthropy networks that drive impact investing into global health solutions
  3. Building a platform for engagement with and promotion of global health issues through attending conferences, speaking at events, and establishing an online presence
  4. Convening activists in the local community to address current political issues


Position Summary

The EA will play an instrumental role in Elizabeth’s multiple work streams. Activities include:

  • Develop and update core speeches, visual presentation content (PowerPoint or Keynote), remarks, and talking points for Elizabeth as the founder of C2C, a high-impact woman philanthropist, and an impact investor in health solutions
  • Draft and maintain professional email correspondences and phone calls on Elizabeth’s behalf with C2C staff, prospective partners, Women Moving Millions (WMM) members, and philanthropists
  • Monitor and flag relevant daily news channels, articles, institutional calendars and events, and contributions from other leaders in field
  • Research and prepare briefing documents for key events, reviewing and vetting meetings, conferences and speaking opportunities
  • Expand Elizabeth’s social media and online advocacy through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and WordPress

The EA Position is multi-faceted and equal time will be dedicated to:

  • Research, development, and editing of speech and presentation content
  • Curation of an online library (Google Drive) of relevant briefing material on key subject matter
  • Provide ongoing editorial support for op eds, bios and other relevant writings
  • Support the Executive Director of C2C and other staff to coordinate fundraising efforts, scheduling of calls and meetings with donors and partners, and other logistics as needed; manage executive presence through communication with C2C staff and board on materials, speeches, meetings, and identification of key influencers
  • Coordination of local political and philanthropic events
  • Scheduling of travel plans and other logistics as requested


The ideal candidate will have a high degree of professionalism, discretion and flexibility, as well as the ability to think strategically and connect dots, synthesize and distill information from C2C, Women Moving Millions and other organizational work, and deliver editorial excellence. Ideally, s/he will be collaborative, efficient, highly organized and have the ability to work independently.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of experience working as executive assistant to an executive, entrepreneur, or political/advocacy leader (Master of Public Health students strongly encouraged to apply)
  • Prior experience in executive communication, speech writing, correspondence, or content development
  • Exceptional listener and effective written and oral communicator with high attention to detail and ability to synthesize many different ideas and create rich content
  • Familiarity with global health, poverty, and/or social enterprise and impact investing fields.
  • Superior research and analytical skills
  • Skilled in social media engagement, content and tactics
  • Professional, poised, and discrete.
  • Flexible availability—alternative hours occasionally. Begin at 20-25 hours and may increase to full-time.
  • Must be able to work in US and travel to Sherborn or Wellesley, MA once or more a week

Please email with a cover letter and resume.



Global Maternal and Child Health Research Data Manager

May 4th, 2017 in Jobs


Global Maternal and Child Health Research Data Manager

Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health
Dept. of Global Health and Population



Summary and Overview

The Data Manager will lead data coordination, data management and data analysis for global maternal and child health research projects.  We are working on several newborn and child survival projects focused on the discovery of interventions to improve child health and the delivery of care in underserved settings. The research is conducted jointly between the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and Boston Children’s Hospital.  The Data Manager will report directly to the program manager and PI and be responsible for:

  1. Developing, implementing, and managing large databases and data quality procedures
  2. Performing statistical analysis and reporting of clinical, research, and laboratory data
  3. Supervising data entry staff on data collection, entry, cleaning, and data analysis


Principal Duties and Activities:

  • Lead data coordination and management for studies
  • Develop case report forms, data management and quality study protocols
  • Develop analyses plans, generate analysis files and conduct statistical analyses
  • Design, develop, and validate databases using application software suitable for supporting research investigations, including large databases and web-based systems
  • Report with regular data reviews, quality control checks, and interim and final analysis
  • Design solutions to resolve queries in the field or laboratories
  • Develop and implement systems to continuously improve study implementation and data quality
  • Provide educational support and training on data management and quality to study staff for the development and implementation of research studies
  • Build research capacity with local partners and conduct workshops and data management/analysis courses
  • Supervise data management staff and provide project management support
  • Serve as credible expert/leader for data management best practices. Collaborate with partners to establish priorities and strategies for resource development and core goal setting, and develop data sharing policies
  • Contributes to scientific portions of manuscripts and presentations, including writing descriptions of statistical methods to analyze data, and preparing tables and graphs of study results
  • Contributes to grant writing, including sample size calculations and methods sections, following guidelines from sponsors to federal government, foundations, and research agencies.


All activities will be conducted in close collaboration with investigators and study personnel in Boston and Addis Ababa.




  1. Master’s degree in health science, public health, epidemiology, or closely related field, including course work in biostatistics or computerized analytic techniques.
  2. Two years of data management experience and analytic methods, preferably in international settings, and prior experience in supervisory/leadership role in research
  3. Knowledge of study design, sampling methods, and statistical methods, including longitudinal data analysis, multi-level modeling, survival analysis, and causal inference
  4. Analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in an organized, accurate and timely manner.
  5. Knowledge of and proficiency in a range of data management and statistical software (e.g. STATA and web based electronic data capture system such as REDCAP and Open Data Kit).
  6. Proven capability of attention to detail and accuracy on complex analytical data management.
  7. Knowledge and adherence to ethical conduct in research, FDA regulations and GCPs guidelines.



  • Excellent communication, verbal, writing, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently, under supervision, and as part of a team with collaborators, stakeholders, and research staff
  • Excellent analytical, computer, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent time management, goal and detail-oriented work style, and meticulous and consistent follow through on projects

Working conditions

  • Full-time with occasional evenings and weekends
  • Long term commitment preferred

To apply, please submit your cover letter, CV, and three references.



Gardens for Health International: Multiple positions open

April 13th, 2017 in Jobs, Practicums/Internships

What We Believe

We believe that growing and eating healthy food can – and must – be a part of the long-term solution to malnutrition.

The world is facing an acute food and nutrition crisis. We must meet the world’s food needs with an approach that is environmentally sustainable, recognizes the primacy of nutrition for agriculture and health and strengthens local communities.

Through our work, we are changing the way that malnutrition is treated by moving away from short-term handouts and towards equipping families with the knowledge and resources to grow their own nutritious food and improve their health. We envision a future in which the key to lasting food and nutrient security for vulnerable families lies in their own backyards.

US-Based Positions

US Development and Communications Associate

The Development and Communications Associate will manage our grant writing and reporting process, and will help lead US-based fundraising efforts. This is an extraordinary opportunity to get practical experience in grant writing and fundraising while also working as part of a tight-knit and fast-paced team.

Full Job Description Here.


US Operations Associate

The US Operations Associate will be responsible for ensuring the smooth functioning of all US operations and logistics and provide support to our US-based team. This is an extraordinary opportunity to work closely with the leadership of an innovative organization and to see first hand how a fast-paced nonprofit office operates.

Full Job Description Here.


Rwanda-Based Positions


Rwanda positions will either be based out of GHI’s Demonstration and Innovation Farm located in Ndera, Rwanda – about 30 minutes outside of Kigali – or in our staff house located in Kigali city center. Hours will be full-time only due to the nature of the international location.


Development Associate

The Development Associate will manage in-country grant writing and reporting processes in Rwanda and will work with our Development and Communications Team to identify strategies for strengthening in-country fundraising efforts. The Development Associate will also support the administration of external partnerships as well as follow-up, report-writing, and capturing lessons learned. This is an extraordinary opportunity to get practical experience in development and partnership coordination while also gaining international experience with an innovative  and rapidly growing nonprofit organization.

Full Job Description Here.


Farm Fellow

Gardens for Health is seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking recent graduate to join our Agriculture Team in Ndera, Rwanda. Our Farm Fellow will provide thought leadership and day-to-day management support on our five-acre farm in Ndera, Rwanda.

Full Job Description Here.


Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant will work directly with our Senior Leadership Team and will play a lead role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our headquarters in Ndera, Rwanda. This is an extraordinary opportunity to work closely with the leadership of an innovative and fast-paced nonprofit, and to gain valuable experience working on the ground with an international organization.

Full Job Description Here.

International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement – Benchmarking Associate position available

March 2nd, 2017 in Jobs

International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement

Job Title

Benchmarking Associate


ICHOM is a non-profit organization committed to transforming health care to a value-based system through universal measurement and reporting of patient outcomes. ICHOM was co-founded in November, 2012 by Professor Michael Porter of Harvard Business School, the Boston Consulting Group, and the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden (visit for further background).

One of ICHOM’s primary activities is the development of global Standard Sets by medical condition. Standard Sets are the most essential outcomes that all providers should collect, along with an essential set of baseline patient characteristics for risk adjustment. To develop these standards, ICHOM brings together Working Groups composed of clinical leaders, registry leaders, and patients and leads them through a structured, consensus-driven process.

We believe measurement and reporting of ICHOM Standard Sets will:

  •  Help patients better choose the right treatments and providers for their needs
  •  Enable providers to benchmark and compare how well they are meeting the needs of their patients compared to their peers
  •  Allow payors to contract on the value of care delivered, not simply volume

In addition to developing Standard Sets, ICHOM helps organizations to implement and measure outcomes in their clinical practice. This involves collaboration with technology companies to improve the electronic data capture of our Sets and capability-building with providers to help them adapt clinic workflow to both collect and act on outcomes data.

In 2016, ICHOM launched its global outcomes benchmarking program, which builds on its standardization and implementation work to pool outcomes data across international institutions. We believe global outcomes benchmarks will set the stage for more rapid learning and improvement.

We are seeking an Associate who is interested to contribute meaningfully to ICHOM’s progress across this strategic agenda with a focus on Benchmarking.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Associate will work directly with ICHOM’s VP of Strategy and New Program Development, as well as a number of the organizations Project Leaders, in a flexible role that will focus on Benchmarking but, at times, will span the three functional areas at ICHOM. Across these responsibilities, the Associate is expected to be pro-active, solution-oriented, and focused on contributing to the success of the team. І І Incorporated in Delaware, United States of America US: Registered 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 46-0854621 І Head office: 14 Arrow Street, Suite 11 І Cambridge, MA 02138 UK: Registered Company FC03211. І Registered address: Regus І 1 Eversholt Street І London, NW1 2DN

Specific Benchmarking responsibilities:

  • Manage day to day interactions with clinicians and project managers from multiple hospital sites who are participating in our GLOBE benchmarking pilot
  • Prepare for an facilitate meetings with participants to ensure they are on boarded to the pilot smoothly and remain well informed of all updates and requirements over the course of the pilot
  •  Develop content (PPT presentations, Data files, etc) to push the pilot forward.
  •  Work hand in hand with our data partner, ICON, to monitor pilot site data submission
  • Work closely with ICHOM Project Leaders and Directors to develop the final benchmarking reports to be provided to pilot participants. (Note: This will be an opportunity to dive deep on the content will provide a very rich learning experience on both a specific medical condition and outcomes measurement comparison between hospitals)


An interest in health policy and issues in the current health care system, along with a strong passion for working in a very hands on way improve health care delivery models is essential. Experience in project management and relationship management will be viewed very positively. Completion or near completion of an undergraduate degree is essential. Applicants looking to work for 1-2 years between their undergraduate and post-secondary education are strongly encouraged.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong conceptual ability; high quality of mind; excellent writing and manuscript editing skills; the ability to work productively under time pressure; ability to manage multiple projects concurrently; ability to interact successfully with senior leaders; the capacity to work well with others and independently; strong computer skills including, but not limited to, Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign; and comfort in an academic environment. Fluency in English as a primary written and spoken language is required.

Time Commitment and Compensation

This position is full time (around 50 hours per week) and will be paid a salary of $33,000.


The position will begin as soon as possible.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send a CV/Resume and a cover letter to Sarah Tonn at Applications are received on a rolling basis with the final deadline due by Wednesday, March 15th so early submission is encouraged.

Program Associate position open with Elevate Destinations

March 2nd, 2017 in Jobs

Elevate Destinations is looking for an experienced, full-time Program Associate. We are a dynamic,

socially responsible travel company striving to bring more meaning, perspective, and positive impact into the

lives of our travelers while respecting local destinations and communities. We are looking for a motivated

self-starter who can assist with managing trips and bring new ideas and introspection to our tightly knit

Donor Travel team. This is an entry-level position which requires superb organization, attention to detail,

creative problem-solving and eloquent communication skills.

Applicants should have experience in at least one of the five categories to be considered for this position:

  • Experience in the travel industry
  • Experience serving a high net worth community
  • Event planning
  • Understanding of sustainability & international development
  • Sales

More information on the position can be found here.

Research Assistant – Research Program on Children and Global Adversity

February 23rd, 2017 in Jobs

The Research Program on Children and Global Adversity (RPCGA) at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health is currently looking for a

Research Assistant


Led by Dr. Theresa Betancourt, the RPCGA focuses on understanding trajectories of risk and resilience in children facing multiple forms of adversity, including poverty, conflict, and infectious disease. You can learn more about our exciting work at We currently have projects in Sierra Leone, Rwanda and with the Refugee community in the Boston area.


Desired skills/experience all of which we be responsibilities for this position:

  • Proficient in Stata (required) for data management tasks, e.g., creating labels, created scale score using a variety of algorithms, fixing incorrect values, formatting dates, etc.
    • Familiarity with common coding and labeling standards and/or willingness to use guidelines provided.
  • Can merge datasets in Stata for long/univariate and wide/multivariate formats
  • Can troubleshoot inconsistencies in IDs and static demographics over time
  • “Electronic” cleaning of data (required), e.g., run freqs to look for out of range values, run logic checks
    • Create flags for cases that might have issues/inconsistencies on various indicators
    • Present issues and some supporting analysis to team for discussion and decision making
  • Researching and determining/confirming final scoring procedures for known scales and new indices (e.g., of risk behavior),
  • Familiarity with psychometric testing, e.g., Chronbach’s alpha and factor analysis, preferred
  • Data management documentation – codebook & supporting docs
    • Update codebook to include all variables from all waves of data in addition to all new variables
    • Develop a “Decisions” document noting all decisions made including the problem, the decision, and any supporting documentation used to make the decision (e.g., descriptive statistics, lit search, etc)
    • Create a document describing the “trail” from raw data to final cleaned dataset noting syntax files and data sets used at each step


Salary commensurate with experience and in line with the standard University rates.


Please contact Emily Coles ( for more information.