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Lecturer, Evidence-Based Global Health Delivery (EBGHD)

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Lecturer, Evidence-Based Global Health Delivery (EBGHD)

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)  Butaro, Rwanda

Position Title: Lecturer, Evidence-Based Global Health Delivery (EBGHD) 

Reports to: Director, Institute of Global Health 

Program: Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) and MBBS (MD) program 
Location: University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Butaro, Rwanda 

Organizational Profile
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 the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD). 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 healthcare 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.

Position Overview

 University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is committed to providing an academic experience rooted in global health delivery and equity. 

UGHE seeks a lecturer who can use a creative approach coupled with the energy and dedication to: 

  1. develop, modify, and deliver the Evidence Based Global Health Delivery (EBGHD) module of the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) program- a research methods course focused on three key themes: quantitative research, qualitative research, and monitoring and evaluation.
  2. Modify, and deliver Research Methodology, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, data lab and other public health modules of the MGHD and MBBS (MD) programs.
  3. Be the faculty in teaching the Research Methods, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, data lab and other public health related courses in future academic programs at UGHE. 

The faculty should also demonstrate vast implementation expertise, experience in teaching and learning and developing academic training programs, a robust research portfolio, and leadership. 

This position will be for two academic years, with the possibility for renewal or extension. 
The faculty will also be required to teach other courses at UGHE, according to his/her expertise. 
The faculty is expected to work full-time at the UGHE campus, located in Burera district, Butaro, Northern Rwanda.  

Responsibilities

Teach (60%)

  • Teach the EBGHD module on the MGHD program, and any Research Methods, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and other public health related courses in MBBS programs
  • Adapt and deliver the aforementioned UGHE-developed EBGHD module to promote student mastery in applied bio-statistical principles, quantitative and qualitative study designs, epidemiology approaches, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Design/modify the statistical software workshop curriculum/materials and deliver and supervise the delivery of the workshop
  • 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 other faculty to oversee the ongoing design, instruction, coordination, and evaluation of 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
  • Serve as course instructor in all modules of MGHD and MBBS as either in the lead or supporting role where skills and expertise apply
  • Respond promptly to student and administrative requests
  • Support students outside of the classroom via in person and online modalities.

Supervising and mentoring (20%)

  • Mentor students (MGHD, MBBS and others) undertaking research initiatives related to the course as well as the Practicum, providing guidance on students’ choice of study design and analytical approach
  • Mentor and guide students through the academic year for their ongoing professional growth 

Provide Strategic Leadership (10%) 

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the EBGHD module and the integration of the MGHD into UGHE’s future degree offerings, in partnership with UGHE’s Director of IGH, other academic department heads, and non-academic staff
  • Cultivate a strong body of teaching faculty
  • Contribute to the development of new delivery models and modalities for the EBGHD module 
  • Participate in different academic and non-academic committees at UGHE 
  • Be willing to take on academic and non-academic committee responsibilities and ad-hoc responsibilities as assigned by the UGHE leadership 
  • Contribute to the continuous monitoring, evaluation, and quality improvement for all aspects of the EBGHD, in partnership with the MGHD team
  • Provide input in the strategy and direction for Global Health Education at UGHE

 Conduct and Accompany Research (10%) 

  • Undertake research leading to peer-reviewed publications focused on global health delivery and equity
  • Accompany and mentor students and alumni undertaking global health research linked to their UGHE training

Qualifications

  • Master’s training that includes significant and diverse research methods experience, especially focused on global health, equity/health disparities, applied biostatistical principles and study design, epidemiology approaches, qualitative and mixed-methods research, and monitoring and evaluation. 
  • Experience teaching and mentoring health science-oriented master’s level research methods students, utilizing active learning approaches. 
  • Experience adapting teaching strategies to accommodate learners of different backgrounds and with different levels of pre-existing content familiarity. 
  • Familiarity with using software for statistical analysis, including SPSS, R, Minitab, Graphpad Prism and other similar statistical softwares. Proficiency in SPSS and at least one other software is preferred.
  • Proficiency in software for qualitative analysis, including NVivo, Dedoose.
  • Advanced training and experience in health, research, or clinical education with a focus on global settings and equity-driven initiatives 
  • Excitement for working in a dynamic, fast-paced, startup educational environment 
  • Enthusiasm to work with an academic team to develop and employ diverse pedagogical strategies. 
  • Experience working or teaching in Rwanda and/or other relevant contexts. 
  • Excellent written and spoken English. 
  • Willingness to relocate to Butaro, Rwanda. 

Submit:

  • Applicants should submit (1) a Cover Letter detailing interest and aptitude for the position and (2) an updated Resume.

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.

APPLY

Candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter detailing their interest and aptitude for this position by the link:https://www.pih.org/pages/employment?p=job%2Fo8REffwC

The deadline: 26th June 2021