Rwanda: Faculty of Health Delivery (Public Health Specialist)

Organization: University of Global Health Equity
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

Job Title: Faculty of Health Delivery (Public Health Specialist)

Reports to: Dean of Health Sciences

Location: Butaro, Rwanda

Position Overview

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is seeking a founding Faculty of Health Delivery. The Faculty will have expertise in Public Health and will be responsible for working as part of a team to develop and teach courses for the the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) and the Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelors of Surgery (MBBS) programs.

The Faculty member will initially develop, adapt, and deliver a partially developed 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 September 2018 and May 2019 in Rwanda for the MGHD program. The MBBS program will be launched in July 2019 and the Faculty will be responsible for developing and teaching longitudinal, integrated courses in global and public health and health delivery.

Founding faculty in the UGHE medical program Health Delivery must have a deep commitment to excellence in teaching and broad expertise in global health or public health. UGHE faculty members will also be encouraged to conduct research and pursue external grant funding.



  • Lead the development and improvement of longitudinal, integrated courses in global and public health and health delivery, focusing on the medical degree (MBBS) program and the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) degree program

  • Adapt and deliver the MGHD research methods course to promote student mastery in applied biostatistical principles; quantitative and qualitative study designs; epidemiology approaches; and monitoring and evaluation

  • 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 Educational Quality and Development Center to oversee the ongoing design, instruction, coordination, and evaluation of courses

  • Evaluate students in a timely and comprehensive manner, consistent with UGHE monitoring and evaluation protocol and course assessment criteria

  • Develop learning objectives for full courses and individual lessons, and align both instruction and student assessment with learning objectives

  • Develop, or research and source, course materials to be integrated into student assignments, including readings and teaching videos

  • Implement evidence-based continuous improvement of teaching approaches and courses

  • Contribute to research at UGHE and to the development of a UGHE research agenda


  • Support students outside of the classroom via in person and online modalities

  • Mentor students undertaking research initiatives, providing guidance on choice of study design and analytical approach

  • Serve on university committees and represent the university on external committees as assigned

  • Perform additional duties as required


  • PhD or DrPH in public health or related disciplines (with expertise in applied biostatistics, epidemiology approaches, research methods, community-based research, monitoring and evaluation and/or environmental health), or an MD/MBBS-equivalent degree or MPH (with expertise in applied biostatistics, epidemiology approaches, research methods, community- based research, monitoring and evaluation and/or environmental health)

  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and developing curriculum in global health, public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, and/or implementation science

  • Proficiency in software for statistical analysis (STATA or R preferred) and qualitative analysis

  • Experience working or teaching in Rwanda and/or other relevant contexts

  • Excellent written and spoken English; French or Kinyarwanda language skills desired

  • Track record of research productivity with peer-reviewed publications

  • Experience teaching and mentoring health science-oriented undergraduate and master’s level students

  • Experience adapting teaching strategies to accommodate learners of different backgrounds and with different levels of pre-existing content familiarity

  • Familiarity and experience with innovative teaching methods, such as team-based learning and problem-based learning, blended learning, formative assessment, peer instruction, or online learning

  • Experience with new and rapidly-growing organizations, initiatives, or departments, with an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Organizational Profile

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 program: the 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 in health care.

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. Over 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 (IMB) – PIH’s sister organization – and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.

The Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelors of Surgery (MBBS) program, to be launched in July 2019, aims to improve individual and population health by training diverse clinician leaders with the skills, attitudes, and commitment to promote wellness, to ease suffering, and to develop more effective and equitable health care delivery systems. Consistent with UGHE’s vision of training future leaders with expertise in health care delivery, MBBS students will also be granted the MGHD degree. Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in their drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in needed, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as they uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Partners In Health 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.

Benefits of Working at UGHE

UGHE faculty will be based at our campus in Butaro, Northern Rwanda. The campus is situated in a scenic area with a mild climate year-round. New, on-campus housing is available for full-time faculty. UGHE also offers a competitive salary and health care benefits. Faculty moving to UGHE from outside of Rwanda for this position will receive a relocation allotment and an annual stipend for travel to their home countries for themselves and eligible dependents.

How to apply:

Apply through the Partners In Health job portal.

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