The Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), in partnership with the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (SPH), has an immediate opening for a Master's-level project management and public health professional -- with field-based research and program management experience in resource-limited settings, to work on a research project focused on improving health system quality in the states of Odisha and Maharastra. This is part of a broader project targeting evidenced-based health reform in India led by Dr.Winnie Yip. The Quality component is led by the HGHI team; other components include Governance, Health Financing, and Primary Care.
Reporting to the Research Scientist at HGHI, the Project Manager will join a diverse, quality-focused team led by Dr. Ashish K. Jha -- inclusive of a lead research scientist, junior faculty, program staff, data analysts, and research assistants. The US team is located in Cambridge and at SPH, while the India-based work will be conducted in Bhubaneswar and surrounding Districts of Odisha as well as Maharastra (exact location TBD). In addition, the Project Manager will work closely with HGHI colleagues to conduct research on quality of care at the systems-level in India. This work builds on a large body of domestic research assessing the impact of health policies in improving health system quality.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Work closely with the lead research scientist and HGHI team to develop and understand the project design and framework for measuring quality
Develop and implement the research design by conducting data collection, analysis, and review with local collaborators in India
Enable data collection at the facility level and within other state institutions, using the framework designed and developed with the research scientist
Support the HGHI team in efforts to conduct training and build capacity among key local implementing partners in the area of quality measurement and improvement
Develop methods and familiarity in working with existing facility-based health information systems
Build relationships and sustained trust with key local Indian counterparts engaged in the quality effort
Work with facility-level data related to quality measurement including but not limited to: surveys, patient charts, hospital discharge data, and other paper-based and/or electronic-based record keeping systems
Work independently and/or with limited supervision, particularly when in the field
Preparation of briefs, written materials, presentations, progress reports related to the quality project
Travel to meetings, trainings, other program sites for program implementation and dissemination
Other duties as assigned
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term end date of 7/1/2019, with possibility for renewal.
PLEASE NOTE: This position requires very frequent travel to India, approximately 50% of the time.
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Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year. Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date. Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools. Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute. Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Master's Degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, biostatistics, or related field required
3+ years of related experience required
Experience working in resource-limited settings preferred
Experience working in India preferred
Familiarity and/or comfort working with patient and/or hospital information systems (paper or electronic) preferred
Experience with Microsoft Excel, MS Word, MS PPT preferred
Fluency and/or proficiency in Hindi or Oriya (Odia) preferred
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 46030BR
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