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Global Health Delivery Specialist

January 29th, 2015

The Global Health Specialists will pursue the following objectives:

  1. Support the development of the clinical, teaching, and research skills of current and future Rwanda faculty and health care professionals
  2. Support the creation of a strong cadre of trained health care professionals in Rwanda to meet local patient care needs at district, provincial and referral hospitals
  3. Provide key contributions to establishing a research agenda for the overall HRH Program and encourage research partnerships between leading Rwanda investigators and US-based academic institutions participating in the HRH Program
  4. Provide key contributions to establishing a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Quality Improvement (QI) agenda for the overall HRH Program and advise on implementation strategies based on the achievement of pre-identified outcome and process indicators, and on the evidence of which approaches are working optimally and which are not
  5. Collaborate with and support leading Rwanda investigators within the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) and other research institutions in identifying research priorities and coordinating grant applications and research projects involving non-Rwandan research partners
  6. Collaborate with and support leading Rwanda investigators in their development of locally relevant research protocols and curricula, and provide mentoring and training at the graduate, post-graduate, and continuing professional development levels to Rwanda trainees

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Advisory responsibilities (30%):
    • To collaborate with and support leading Rwanda investigators within the RBC and other research institutions in identifying research priorities for the HRH Program
    • To collaborate with and support the RBC and other research institutions in aligning research projects/grant applications with the expertise of investigators from Rwanda and other US academic institutions participating in the HRH Program
  2. Educational responsibilities (40%):
    • To collaborate with and support Rwandan investigators in their development of locally relevant research protocols and curricula
    • To participate actively in research mentoring and seminar-based teaching in collaboration with Rwandan investigators, clinicians, health managers and health policy educators
  3. Research (30%):
    • To seek and pursue funding for research projects related to the HRH Program that are to be conducted in partnership with leading Rwanda investigators and investigators from other US-based academic institutions participating in the HRH Program
    • To conduct research and analyze data related to the HRH Program in partnership with leading Rwanda investigators and investigators from other US-based academic institutions participating in the HRH Program
    • To consolidate the knowledge gained from research activities and data analysis related to the HRH Program by drafting and seeking to publish peer-reviewed manuscripts in partnership with leading Rwanda investigators and US-based academic institutions participating in the HRH Program

Qualifications:

  • MD or PhD required
  • Professional experience in cross-cultural and low-income settings is strongly preferred

The following is a list of positions available for Year 4 (August 2015 – July 2016)

Position Title Teaching site  Duration (Months) Positions Available
Evidence-based Faculty SPH 12 1

 

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