Title: Course Deliverer for Evidence-Based Global Health Delivery: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research Methods (EBGHD); Lecturer, Faculty of Global Health Delivery
Reports to: Academic Director
Program: Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD)
Location: University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda
The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree: Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system.
UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.
Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.
UGHE is seeking a Course Deliverer to deliver a pre-designed research methods course focused on three key themes: epidemiology approaches; applied biostatistical principles and study design; and monitoring, evaluation, and quality improvement, to be offered between February and May 2018 in Rwanda.
Adapt and deliver the aforementioned UGHE-developed research methods course to promote student mastery in the applied biostatistical principles; quantitative and qualitative study designs; epidemiology approaches; and monitoring, evaluation and quality improvement. Utilize dynamic and outcome-driven teaching practices (including team-based and problem-based learning approaches) to develop students’ critical thinking abilities and technical expertise. Work closely with the Course Director and Teaching and Learning team to oversee the instruction, coordination, and evaluation of the course. Respond promptly to student and administrative requests.?? Support students outside of the classroom via in person and online modalities. Mentor students undertaking research initiatives related to the course. Contribute to the evaluation of students in a timely and comprehensive manner, consistent with UGHE monitoring and evaluation protocol and course assessment criteria.
Graduate-level training that includes significant and diverse research methods experience, especially research methods focused on global health, equity/health disparities, applied biostatistical principles and study design, epidemiology approaches, qualitative and mixed-methods research, and monitoring, evaluation and quality improvement. Experience teaching health science-oriented research methods to master’s level students, utilizing active learning approaches. Experience mentoring master’s level students. Experience adapting teaching strategies to accommodate learners of different backgrounds and with different levels of pre-existing content familiarity. Enthusiasm to work with an academic team to develop and employ diverse pedagogical strategies. Experience teaching in Rwanda and/or in other relevant contexts. Willingness to relocate to Kigali, Rwanda from February through May 2018. Willingness to travel to rural Rwanda for monthly weekend intensives and semester week intensives. Excellent written and spoken English.
Applicants should provide: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) graduate transcripts, (3) a list of relevant courses taught including the student profile, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, (4) a personal statement addressing teaching philosophy and experience working with diverse student populations, (5) at least one example of representative scholarship, e.g. a peer-reviewed article.
Partners In Health, and its subsidiaries including the University of Global Health Equity, is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.
PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.