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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.

Responsibilities

Academic

  • 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

Administrative

  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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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Rwanda: Director of Educational Quality and Development Center

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

Title: Director of Educational Development and Quality Center

Reports to: Dean of Health Sciences

Location: Butaro and Kigali, Rwanda (frequent travel will be required)

Role Overview

The Director of the Educational Development and Quality Center (EDQC) will oversee a center of excellence in teaching and learning, educational quality assurance, and education research at UGHE. The Director will serve as a key strategic thought partner and in-house pedagogy expert in the development of all academic programs at UGHE. S/he will direct the review and approval of curricula for UGHE’s academic programs, and will oversee monitoring and evaluation of teachers and teaching at UGHE. The Director will be responsible for mentoring and managing a team of professionals engaged in all aspects of curriculum and syllabus development, educational strategy, teaching and learning, student assessment, and educational innovations. In addition, the Director will be responsible for developing and carrying out health sciences educational programs including a Master’s degree in Health Sciences Education.

Responsibilities

Strategic Planning

  • Work with the Dean and others to oversee and assist with the development of academic programs at UGHE

  • Serve as the key point-person for all pedagogy at UGHE, ensuring cutting-edge, innovative and evidence-based approaches are used in the development and implementation of courses

  • Incubate proposals and innovative ideas for funding UGHE activities and programs

  • Serve as the director of a center of excellence in pedagogical quality assurance

  • Design, implement, and solicit funding for cutting edge educational research programs at UGHE

Management

  • Recruit, train, and mentor EDQC team members

  • Hire and supervise the director of e-Learning as UGHE expands its e-Learning strategy

  • Develop semi-annual plans, reports, and budgets to sustain EDQC activities at UGHE

  • Work in collaborative teams, including faculty and staff members, to improve educational outcomes at UGHE

  • Develop standards, guidelines, and policies related to teaching, learning, and student assessment at UGHE, including e-Learning, student data protections, and electronic educational records management

Curriculum Design

  • Assist faculty and leadership with the development of innovative and standards-aligned curricula and academic programs

  • Develop a toolkit of innovative pedagogical methods to be used by faculty at UGHE

  • Lead the development and delivery of a Master’s in Health Sciences Education program and short-courses on teaching and learning for faculty at UGHE and other institutions

Quality Assurance

  • Direct periodic program evaluation and curriculum review for all academic programs at UGHE

  • Oversee all academic quality assurance activities at UGHE, including the design of faculty reviews and assessments to be included in evaluations for reappointment and promotion

  • Play a leading role in quality assurance for internal and external accreditation of UGHE in general and each of its specific academic programs

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (minimum) or PhD/EdD (preferred) in an education-related field, ideally in health sciences or medical education

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in higher education leadership roles focused on teaching and learning initiatives with a strong foundation in pedagogy, instructional design, academic technology, quality assurance, and online learning

  • Experience building and executing online and blended learning academic experiences for higher education and executive education audiences

  • Experience developing health science and/or global health education and training in international and higher education settings

  • Experience teaching, developing curricula for, and implementing programs for students and adult learners

  • Record of success in instructor development and pedagogical improvement

  • Experience applying research to curricular innovations and instructor development

  • Knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning and emerging technologies

  • Experience in the development and administration of online courses utilizing learning management systems

  • A track-record of funded proposals in education research or educational programs

  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to effectively collaborate with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries

  • Experience working in Rwanda or in other relevant contexts

  • Proficiency in French or Kinyarwanda desirable

  • Availability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays and to travel outside of Rwanda

  • Interest in social justice strongly desirable

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.

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 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 to the health system. UGHE is committed to an exceptional educational experience rooted in dynamic and engaging courses prioritizing a high degree of faculty mentorship and experience-based learning.

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.

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.**

How to apply:

Apply through the Partners In Health job portal.

Rwanda: Information Technology (IT) Manager

Organization: African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 25 Jul 2018

We’re transforming Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries!

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, www.nexteinstein.org) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa's brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa's future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centres in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and Rwanda. The goal of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is to build a pan-African network of 15 centres of excellence across the continent by 2023.

Each AIMS Centre provides an intensive and broad education to over 50 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, government and industry. The AIMS educational program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.

If you bring a collaborative spirit with a passion to effect change, consider this opportunity as the…

Information Technology (IT) Manager

The IT Manager, AIMS Global Network provides vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives that align with the mission of AIMS. The IT Manager, AIMS Global Network directs the strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation, coordination and implementation of enterprise IT systems in support of AIMS’ operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality, and mission development. He/she is responsible for all aspects of the AIMS network information technology and systems.

As the ideal candidate, you will establish strategic and operational IT governance processes, establish the IT Unit’s operative goals and objectives, establish and promote the vision for ICT to support transformation and innovation at the Secretariat and across the network. You will also develop, track, and control the information technology annual operating and capital budgets, develop and maintain enterprise IT Governance Framework, SLA, policies and procedures to ensure the protection of IT assets and the integrity, security and privacy of information.

In addition, you will coordinate and facilitate consultation with stakeholders to define business and systems requirements for new technology implementations, review hardware and software acquisition and maintenance contracts and pursue master agreements to capitalize on economies of scale.

This is a full time opportunity based at the Secretariat in Kigali, Rwanda.

Do you have what we need?

· Master’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering;

· 6+ years’ experience managing and/or directing IT operations;

· Experience in strategic planning and execution.

· Experience in effective people management, including implementation of standard procedures + knowledge and utilization of best practices in administration and operations.

· Considerable knowledge and experience with business theory, business processes, management, budgeting, and business office operations.

· Substantial exposure to data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, and outsourced systems

· Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through to day-to-day management.

· Proficiency in planning and managing large software development projects, managing in-house resources, and contracted services.

· Proven experience in IT planning, organization, and development.

· Excellent understanding of project management principles.

· Superior understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.

· Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business problems.

· Proven leadership ability.

· Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously.

· Enthusiasm to work in a culturally diverse organisation

How to apply:

Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?

Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to: careers@nexteinstein.org (i.e. quote “IT Manager” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until July 25, 2018.

Should no feedback be received from AIMS-NEI within four weeks of your submission, kindly accept that your application will not be further pursued. AIMS-NEI reserves the right not to make an appointment at its sole discretion.

AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.

Rwanda: Director of Continuing Clinical Education, Community Health Academy

Organization: Last Mile Health
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 16 Jul 2018

About Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health (LMH) saves lives in the world’s most remote communities by partnering with governments to bring critical primary care services to the doorsteps of people living in the last mile. Last Mile Health is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices in Liberia, Boston and New York. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org.
The Community Health Academy ("Academy") is seeking to reinvent the training of community health workers and the leaders who support them for the digital age. The Academy has established the world's first digital Continuing Education (CE) platform tailored for community health workers and the supervisors, managers and policymakers who support them.
In partnership with governments, the private sector, philanthropic and non-governmental organizations, the Academy enables community health workers to receive the very best in continuing clinical education resources like video lessons on promoting family planning and podcasts on identifying the next outbreaks, and will support countries to develop accreditation programs for community health workers so they don't remain an undervalued group, but become a renowned, empowered profession like nurses and doctors.
In parallel, the Academy will also develop a continuing professional education platform creating a free, open, online continuing professional education platform leveraging massive open online courses and supporting local communities of practice – for policy makers, managers, supervisors working to build stronger systems to support these community health workers.
Watch Last Mile Health CEO Raj Panjabi's TED Prize Talk, which articulates the vision for the Academy to contribute to the training of hundreds of thousands of community health workers and the leaders who support them – from the forest communities of West Africa to fishing villages of Alaska, from the hilltops of Appalachia to the mountain tops of Afghanistan.

General Position Summary

The Director of Continuing Clinical Education, Community Health Academy, is a visionary, high-performing leader who designs, directs, and manages the Community Health Academy’s Continuing Clinical Education (CCE) program for community health workers (CHWs), their supervisors around the world.

The Director will collaborate with country governments, academic institutions, clinical experts, health service delivery and technology partners to develop a digital platform to deliver high-quality, evidence-based training and capacity building for CHWs and their supervisors. To build this platform, the Director will work with stakeholders to:

(a) review and revise existing CHW and supervisors training curricula;

(b) adapt existing clinical content for the CCE digital platform;

(c) source or develop CHW and supervisors training content when content does not

already exist;

(d) design and coordinate the delivery of digitally enhanced in-person training of CHWs;

(e) provide in-country technical assistance on the implementation of the CCE platform.

Essential Job Functions

Create and adapt CHW clinical training curricula for the CCE platform.

  • Lead coordination of partners — country governments, academic institutions, clinical experts, and health service delivery partners — on all aspects of creation and adaptation of training curricula.
  • Review and revise existing curricula from country governments and training/implementing partners for quality assurance.
  • Identify gaps in training curricula and create content where gaps exist.
  • Adapt existing CHW and supervisor curricula for digitization on the CCE platform, in consultation with partners and the Senior Educational Technologist.
  • Identify new partners as necessary to create or enhance training content.
  • Develop and execute a monitoring and evaluation plan to assess progress in implementing the CCE trainings and evaluate its impacts on clinical practice.

Direct and manage the operationalization of the vision for the CCE blended learning activities.

  • Lead the development and manage the implementation of the operational plan and budget for the CCE.
  • Provide technical assistance to countries and partners on implementing the CCE platform in collaboration with the Senior Educational Technologist.
  • Identify and manage consultants to source, adapt, or develop training content.
  • Lead coordination of partners — country governments, academic institutions, clinical experts, and health service delivery partners – on the operationalization of the CCE platform.
  • Manage relationships/engagements with government partners to negotiate the digitization of national CHWs and supervisors curricula.

Design and coordinate the delivery of in-person CHW and CHW supervisor trainings.

  • Develop plan for the scope of in-person trainings, determining the most effective balance of in-person training and digital training (blended learning).
  • In collaboration with partners, design instructional plans for in-person trainings.
  • Coordinate the delivery of the trainings, including working with partners delivering training content.
  • Develop Communities of Practice/Study Groups for CHWs to foster cross-learning and support.

Qualifications

  • A Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Nursing Practice, or Master Science in Nursing with an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse certification. Active clinical license is necessary
  • 8-10 years of work experience focused on clinical education for frontline health workers and/or their supervisors
  • Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience
  • Experience with active clinical practice in resource-poor settings and training of community health workers
  • Experience in using web-based or digital platforms for delivering education content
  • Experience working alongside government partners and operational partners
  • Experience in training facilitation and delivery, curriculum design, and instructional design
  • Deep knowledge of effective clinical practices for frontline health workers
  • Understanding of innovative digital pedagogical practices
  • Ability to design, facilitate, and deliver frontline health worker training
  • Ability to design CHW training content
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Understanding of the use of digital platforms for clinical education
  • Understanding of designing/adapting curriculum for digitization
  • Strong relationship building and management skills
  • Experience working in the Global South and last mile communities
  • High level of initiative to innovate with limited guidance
  • Commitment to health and social justice
  • Comfort working with a casual but high-performing team
  • Ability to work with remote teams and remote supervision
  • Ability to work in a flexible and adaptable manner as part of a start-up initiative

How to apply:

https://careers-lastmilehealth.icims.com/jobs/1059/director-of-continuing-clinical-education%2c-community-health-academy/job

Rwanda: Regional Engagement Director – East and Southern Africa, Community Health Academy

Organization: Last Mile Health
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 16 Jul 2018

About Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health (LMH) saves lives in the world’s most remote communities by partnering with governments to bring critical primary care services to the doorsteps of people living in the last mile. Last Mile Health is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices in Liberia, Boston and New York. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org.
The Community Health Academy ("Academy") is seeking to reinvent the training of community health workers and the leaders who support them for the digital age. The Academy has established the world's first digital Continuing Education (CE) platform tailored for community health workers and the supervisors, managers and policymakers who support them.
In partnership with governments, the private sector, philanthropic and non-governmental organizations, the Academy enables community health workers to receive the very best in continuing clinical education resources like video lessons on promoting family planning and podcasts on identifying the next outbreaks, and will support countries to develop accreditation programs for community health workers so they don't remain an undervalued group, but become a renowned, empowered profession like nurses and doctors.
In parallel, the Academy will also develop a continuing professional education platform creating a free, open, online continuing professional education platform leveraging massive open online courses and supporting local communities of practice – for policy makers, managers, supervisors working to build stronger systems to support these community health workers.
Watch Last Mile Health CEO Raj Panjabi's TED Prize Talk, which articulates the vision for the Academy to contribute to the training of hundreds of thousands of community health workers and the leaders who support them – from the forest communities of West Africa to fishing villages of Alaska, from the hilltops of Appalachia to the mountain tops of Afghanistan.

General Position Summary

The Regional Engagement Director – East and Southern Africa, Community Health Academy, is a high-performing leader who will engage and manage relationships with Community Health Academy users and partners, including country governments, academic institutions, clinical experts, health service delivery organizations, CHWs, and CHW supervisors. The Director will be responsible for generating interest in the Academy from users and partners in the region. The individual will serve as a link between the region and headquarters and will serve as a representative of the Executive Director in the region. The Director will also contribute to content development for two digital health education platforms – the Health Systems Leadership Development and Continuing Clinical Education platforms.

This is a two (2) year fixed term position with possible extension contingent on funding. The position will be housed at an academic institution in the Kigali, Rwanda, with senior academic staff providing day-to-day oversight of the position.

Essential Job Functions

Engage and manage Community Health Academy users and partners.

  • Lead the implementation of the Continuing Clinical Education (CCE) and Health Systems Leadership Development (HSLD) platforms at the country level, working with users (CHWs and CHW supervisors) and partners (country governments, academic institutions, clinical experts, and health service delivery organizations).
  • Generate interest and engagement in the Academy from users and partners; leverage this interest and engagement to develop business for the Academy.
  • Manage relationships/engagements with government partners to negotiate the digitization of national CHW curricula.
  • Contribute to content development for the CCE and HSLD platforms, including training curricula and the digitization of training curricula.
  • Identify and cultivate new partners as necessary to implement CCE and HSLD platforms.
  • Lead the coordination of a Regional Faculty Network to create and deliver content for the both the CCE and HSLD platforms, including identifying faculty members for the network and chairing the network.

Serve as the link between the region and headquarters.

  • Collaborate with headquarters leadership (Executive Director, Director of Operations and Director of Health Systems Leadership Development) to ensure alignment between headquarters and the field on the implementation of the CCE and HSLD platforms.
  • Provide technical assistance to countries and partners on implementing the CCE and HSLD platforms.
  • Identify and manage local consultants to source, adapt, or develop training content.
  • Coordinate the delivery of in-person trainings, including working with partners delivering training content.
  • Serve as a representative of the Executive Director at the regional/country-level as needed or delegated.
  • Collaborate with other Regional Engagement Directors through regular calls.
  • Collaborate with senior staff at the academic institution at which this position will be housed to ensure alignment between the Academy and the academic institution.

Contribute to the creation and adaptation of CHW training curricula and Health Systems Leaders training curricula.

  • Lead the coordination of country-level partners on the creation and adaptation of training curricula.
  • Contribute to the review and revision of existing curricula from country governments and training/implementing partners for quality assurance.
  • Identify gaps in training curricula and create/source content where gaps exist.
  • Assist in the adaptation of existing curricula for digitization on the CCE and HSLD platforms, in consultation with partners, the Senior Educational Technologist and Directors of CCE and HSLD.
  • Identify new in-country partners as necessary to create or enhance training content.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Master of Public Health
  • A Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Nursing Practice, a Master of Science in Nursing, or a PhD in a health-related field would be an advantage
  • Bilingual: French and English (spoken and written) as a minimum.
  • 8-10 years of work experience, with some of this experience focused on clinical education for frontline health workers and/or management practices for health systems leaders
  • Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience
  • Experience in using web-based or digital platforms for delivering education content
  • Experience working alongside government partners and operational partners in the implementation of health programs
  • Experience in training facilitation and delivery, curriculum design, and instructional design
  • Experience in business development in the non-profit or private sector
  • Experience working in and/or developing a social enterprise would be an advantage
  • Strong relationship building and management skills
  • Existing relationships with relevant health and education sector partners
  • Knowledge of effective clinical practices for frontline health workers and management practices for health systems leaders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Understanding of the use of digital platforms for clinical education
  • Understanding of designing/adapting curriculum for digitization
  • Experience working in international settings
  • High level of initiative to innovate with limited guidance
  • Commitment to health and social justice
  • Comfort working with a casual but high-performing team
  • Ability to work with remote teams and remote supervision
  • Ability to work in a flexible and adaptable manner as part of a start-up initiative

How to apply:

https://careers-lastmilehealth.icims.com/jobs/1057/regional-engagement-director—east-and-southern-africa%2c-community-health-academy/job

Rwanda: Resources Management Officer (EU)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 03 Jul 2018

Position Title : Resources Management Officer (EU)

Duty Station : Kigali, Rwanda

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 03 July 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

Context:

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission Rwanda, the direct supervision of the Resources Management Officer (RMO), and in close coordination with the Senior Regional Immigration and Border Management (IBM) Programme Manager, relevant units at Headquarters (HQs) and Regional Office in Kenya, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for monitoring the budgetary, financial and administrative functions of the European Union – European Development Fund Project of the mission with Implementation sites in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. In liaison with relevant IOM units, including RO Brussels, RO Nairobi and IOM Rwanda Resources Management Unit, carry out administrative, human resources, and financial management functions for the project.

  2. Support the Senior Regional IBM Programme Manager in monitoring and following up on the financial management for the EU project activities of the mission in Rwanda, DRC and implementing partners, including the oversight of financial expenditure, accountability, and applicable internal controls in coordination with the RMO.

  3. Track and coordinate all financial reporting and follow up so that requirements are met in a timely manner including the submission of financial, interim and final reports of the EU project in accordance with IOM and donor requirements in close coordination with the RMO.

  4. Assist in forecasting cash flows according to project activities in the Mission and implementing partners, and verify that funding is received in accordance with donor agreements.

  5. Ensure that all payments related to the EU project are carried out in line with IOMs applicable policies and procedures, and expenses are incurred in line with the mission’s projectization plan; closely monitor and implement burn rates for the project.

  6. Oversee procurement processes, ensuring mission follows all valid instructions related to Procurement, Logistics and Assets management.

  7. Ensure the maintenance of an up-to-date asset inventory system, which ensures that all assets are reflected on inventory sheets.

  8. Work closely with other internal functional units of the Mission, and assist the supervisor in liaising with banking, the EU delegation in Rwanda, Implementing Partners, Government Counterparts and other stakeholders as required in the performance of the accounting function.

  9. Serve as a security focal point of the mission, in close coordination with UNDSS in Rwanda, also covering the EU project implementation site in DRC.

  10. Suggest procedural improvements and assist in training local staff and implementing partners in the relevant areas of procurement, administration and finance.

  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Public or Business Administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.

• Professional certification as chartered accountant (CA) or certified public accountant (CPA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) will be a distinct advantage.

Experience

• Practical experience in IOM administrative and financial management, budget monitoring, cash management and internal control procedures;

• Experience with EU funded projects;

• Experience in handling Procurement and Logistics functions; knowledge of IOM procurement procedures and rules;

• Experience in preparing clear and concise reports;

• Experience working with international institutions and implementing partners;

• Knowledge of IOM’s regulations, policies and procedures;

• Knowledge of International Public-Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and SAP an advantage;

• Knowledge of IOM accounting systems, software and procedures an advantage;

• Experience as security focal person would be a distinct advantage.

Languages

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 03 July 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 20.06.2018 to 03.07.2018

Requisition: VN 2018/151 (P) – Resources Management Officer (EU) (P2) – Kigali, Rwanda (55537958) Released

Posting: Posting NC55537959 (55537959) Released

Rwanda: Prison System Adviser based in Kigali

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 13 Jul 2018

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Purpose

The Prison Systems Adviser provides expert advice to our delegations on all detention-related issues, in line with the ICRC’s Detention Framework. She/he supports the adoption of policies and norms at the national and regional levels that correspond to international standards and best practices, and improve the lives of people deprived of their liberty. She/he helps improve the ICRC’s understanding of prison systems and shares concepts and tools to support the development and implementation of programmes addressing humanitarian issues in prisons. She/he provides technical expertise to delegations and national authorities concerning the management and development of all aspects of prison systems.

The purpose of this position is to enhance the capacity of the ICRC delegations in Rwanda, Burundi and Madagascar to support the national prison authorities in developing and implementing sustainable solutions to humanitarian problems encountered in detention. The contexts are very different and require specific and individualised responses.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

  • Participate, as required, in the assessment of relevant detention system elements (e.g. overcrowding, nutrition)
  • Identify and analyze detention system related problems, trends, and policies; suggest and develop strategies in close cooperation with the detention teams
  • Prepare internal analytical reports as needed (business planning, quarterly reports on activities and status of projects) as well as documents for external agencies as identified
  • Define priorities regarding prison management issues that need development
  • Participate, as required, in discussions between the respective prison authorities and the delegations regarding strategic and action planning
  • Help develop the delegation’s network of interlocutors and stakeholders related to detention systems, including prison management
  • Participate, when relevant, in prison visits, both to obtain an understanding of the issues in each context and to extend the capacity of the delegations in their undertaking of visits to places of detention
  • Develop the delegation’s understanding of and competence in recognizing and making recommendations about prison managerial issues
  • Participate in and organize seminars or thematic workshops on relevant issues in the field of detention and protection, with prison management and other authorities as well as with NGOs and other stakeholders
  • At the end of the mission, prepare an internal report for the ICRC outlining the status of the work, lessons learnt, and proposals for the next steps as well as an external report updating the analysis delivered to the authorities

Scope & Impact

  • Geographic remit: national and regional

Relationships

  • At internal level, interacts within the Protection Department at the Delegation level and with all Departments involved in Detention activities and interacts with Prison System Adviser at HQ level
  • At external level, develops and maintains working relations with individuals and institutions related to her/his function

People management responsibilities

  • No people management responsibilities

Certifications / Education required

  • Postgraduate qualification in social sciences, management or criminal justice
  • Fluent in French and English. A third language such as Spanish, Arabic and Russian is an asset

Professional Experience required

  • At least 10 years’ prison-management experience (management and development)
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the field supporting the development of prison systems in post-conflict, fragile and/or developing countries
  • Experience in conducting analyses of prison systems, in participating in mid-to-long-term strategic planning processes and in drawing up reform/development plans
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in fostering compliance with international standards and promoting good practice in detention and criminal justice systems

Our operational & field constraints

  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field
  • Candidates must possess a driving license (for manual transmission vehicles)

What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course, two-week shadowing an existing Prison Systems Adviser and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Attractive social benefits
  • Length of assignment: 24 months (extendable to 36 months)
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere

Additional information

  • Based in Kigali, Rwanda (40 %) with frequent field trips to Burundi (30 %) and Madagascar (30 %)
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) for at least the first 6 months of assignment
  • Starting date : as soon as possible
  • Working rate: 100%
  • Application deadline: 13 July 2018

How to apply:

To apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/2Kb5VhB

Rwanda: Programme Officer (Counter-Trafficking)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 21 Jun 2018

Position Title : Programme Officer (Counter-Trafficking)

Duty Station : Kigali, Rwanda

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 21 June 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Congo, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa

Context:

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission and in coordination with the Regional Thematic Specialist (Migrant Assistance) at RO Nairobi the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the implementation, oversight and effective coordination of IOM’s Counter-Trafficking (CT) activities in Rwanda and will serve as IOM's principal interlocutor with relevant stakeholders.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the overall implementation of Counter-trafficking projects in a timely manner, being responsible for the financial, administrative and technical oversight of the projects, in line with IOM's policies, practices and global standards on counter-trafficking (particularly focusing on the victim centred response) as well as donor’s requirements, guidelines and grant agreement regarding the issue of trafficking in persons.

  2. Manage and oversee all CT activities in Rwanda including, Resource Management, implementation, reporting and evaluation of the assigned project. Liaise with the relevant units in IOM Rwanda with regard to programme, finance and administrative activities.

  3. Establish and maintain strong partnerships and liaison with Government entities and donors as well as with implementing partners, United Nations (UN) agencies and other stakeholders.

  4. Promote dialogue, information-sharing and cooperation among Government and non-governmental actors on IOM's priority areas for cooperation.

  5. Coordinate all project activities and participate actively in training development and delivery. Coordinate closely with the donor mission’s in Rwanda, IOM Washington, IOM Regional Office and other Missions as necessary during the project life-cycle.

  6. In close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Reporting Officer, provide regular updates on the implementation of the project and responsible for the elaboration of interim and final project narrative reports to be submitted to the Donor.

  7. In close collaboration with the M&E and Reporting Officer, respond to any queries from IOM or donors regarding proposals, project implementation, reporting and local counter-trafficking context and manage remote and on-site monitoring by donor during project period.

  8. Develop supplementary projects in areas that complement the current CT and related activities.

  9. Collect and report critical information related to counter-trafficking activities/stakeholders or existing plans in Rwanda.

  10. Supervise project staff as well as consultants recruited to support and/or undertake specific activities.

  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law, International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

• Experience with a Government, UN agency, or a regional or international organization in the domain of humanitarian response especially human trafficking;

• Demonstrated experience in development, implementation, analysis and evaluation of humanitarian, development, and counter trafficking management programmes;

• Demonstrated experience in programme management including budget planning and monitoring and evaluation;

• Previous experience as a team leader;

• Experience with staff management.

Languages

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Other:

Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 21 June 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 08.06.2018 to 21.06.2018

Requisition: VN 2018/147 (P) – Programme Officer (P3) – Kigali, Rwanda (55520473) Released

Posting: Posting NC55520477 (55520477) Released

Rwanda: Technical Assistance for Nutrition (TAN) RWA-01: Long term TA to support nutrition coordination at the National level in Rwanda

Organization: Nutrition International
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 18 May 2018

Terms of Reference (ToR)

Background

Technical Assistance for Nutrition (TAN) is a project supported by UK aid from the UK government, which seeks to improve the capacity of SUN countries to design, deliver, and track the progress of nutrition programs and to generate, learn from and adopt knowledge of what works. Nutrition International is contributing to TAN by coordinating the provision of technical assistance to help national SUN Focal Points in select countries to overcome gaps in capacity for the design and delivery of multi-sectoral national nutrition plans, tapping into its global hub to source and deploy the expertise needed.

Despite notable improvements in the past 5 years, nutrition continues to be a public health concern in Rwanda. Nationally, 37.9% of children under age 5 are stunted, 9.3% are underweight and 2.2% are wasted and severely malnutrition. Variation in children’s nutritional status by province is quite evident, with stunting being highest in West (45%) and lowest in the City of Kigali (23%). The prevalence of wasting is highest among children less than age 8 months (5%) and begins to decline only after age 8 months. Over a third (37%) of children age 6-59 months have some level of anemia, including 21% who are mildly anemic, 15% who are moderately anemic, and 1% with severe anemia. The prevalence of anemia among women age 15-49 has decreased over the last decade, dropping from 26% in 2005 to 17% in 2010 before increasing slightly to 19% in 2014-15 [1] .

There is a strong commitment from the Government of Rwanda (GoR), development partners and other stakeholders to find lasting solutions to malnutrition. Under the leadership of the government, multisectoral initiatives and interventions have been implemented over the past decade aimed at improving nutrition status. These efforts include the Presidential Initiative that inspired nationwide emergency action to find and manage all cases of acute malnutrition in children (2009). Further, Rwanda adopted both National and District level administrative structures, to provide strong coordination for nutrition interventions. These structures would ensure that all key stakeholders including, relevant government ministries, development partners, civil society and private sector are well coordinated. At the national level, the Social Cluster Ministries under the Prime Minister’s Office is the highest level government convening body. The National Early Childhood Development Program (NECDP) through its coordination mechanism, is complemented by the National Food and Nutrition Technical Working Group (NF&NTWG), which includes participation from all partners including the Social Cluster Ministries, UN agencies, NGOs, academia, development partners, civil society organizations, religious based organisations and businesses. At the district level, this coordination is ensured by the mayor through the District Plans to Eliminate Malnutrition (DPEMs) in order to operationalize the Social cluster ministries mandate. These structures play a vital role in ensuring the government nutrition interventions are included in the district plans.

The NECDP is mandated to accelerate the reduction of stunting through ECD services among other duties. The Head of Department of Nutrition and Hygiene is the SUN focal point in Rwanda.

The GoR is committed to addressing malnutrition especially at the decentralized levels through support to the districts to implement ECD interventions. Development partners are also supporting implementation of ECD interventions at the district level. NECDP requires more support to effectively coordinate and harmonize implementation of district action plans. It is in this context that the Coordinator of the NECDP requested the NI TAN project to provide technical assistance to support the Program to improve child nutrition status at national and district levels through harmonized and effective multi-sectoral coordination.

Objectives

Overall objective

The overall purpose of this Technical assistance is to build capacity for harmonized implementation of ECD services including nutrition interventions at the decentralized level and support the coordination at the National Early Childhood development program.

Specific objectives

  1. Provide technical support to the NECD Program for planning, delivery and coordination of prioritized ECD interventions at the national and district level.

  2. Build capacity of 10 district ECD coordinators (mentorship, supportive supervision, training and oversight) for effective implementation and coordination of ECD intervention.

  3. Review and harmonize NECDP coordination and implementation structures at the national and district level.

  4. Enhance continuous learning and mainstreaming of multisectoral coordination into existing strategies and plans.

Expectations

This TA is expected to scale up effective implementation and coordination of prioritized ECD interventions with emphasis on stunting reduction interventions.

It is expected that this consultancy will lead to the following results:

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a. Improved planning and delivery of multi-sectoral ECD interventions.

b. Strengthened capacity to deliver/ ECD action plan, especially at the district level.

c. Integration of learning into annual work plans, action plans and strategic plans.

Scope of Work

The TA is expected to undertake the following activities and produce the listed deliverables.

***Objective 1*:** Provide technical support to the NECD program for planning, delivery and coordination of prioritized ECD actions at the national and district level.

Activities

§ Assess nutrition coordination gaps and opportunities at all levels

§ Conduct a capacity gap assessment and develop work plan and budget for capacity improvement

Deliverables:

§ Gaps assessment report with amenable recommendations on how to address the challenges

§ Capacity assessment report

§ Improvement work plan developed

§ Inception and stakeholder consultation report

Objective 2: Build capacity of district ECD coordinators in planning, monitoring and coordination for sustainability (mentorship, supportive supervision, training and oversight)

Activities

§ Support recruitment of 10 district ECD coordinators

§ Support development of work plans aligned to objectives, manage performance and ensure planned results are achieved on time

§ Conduct workshops to guide District social cluster Coordination Committees on planning with priority nutrition actions integrated

§ Develop tools for joint supportive supervision, mentorship and evaluation

§ Facilitate and participate in periodic planning and review meetings of nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive platforms respectively

Deliverables:

§ District workshop reports

§ Technical review completed for finalization of district ECD actions

§ Ten district nutrition focal persons recruited and contracted

§ Coordination mechanism established and supported

§ Report on reviewed plans, including recommendations on how to address gaps identified

***Objective 3*:** Review and harmonize ECD coordination and implementation structures at the national and district level

Activities

§ Assess current ECD coordination mechanisms

§ Identify lessons learned and leverage experiences on ECD implementation at District level

Deliverables:

§ Report on existing coordination mechanisms, including gaps and recommendations

§ Development of an action plan to address coordination challenges and integration into District Development Plans (DDPs)

Objective 4: Enhance continuous learning and mainstreaming of multisectoral ECD coordination into existing plans

Activities

§ Lead and coordinate knowledge sharing and learning initiatives across districts

§ Participate in national and/or regional knowledge sharing platforms

Deliverables:

§ Lessons learned and best practices report developed and shared

§ Regular workshops with district coordinators and key stakeholders for cross learning

§ Regular progress updates presented at various coordination platforms

Other relevant tasks needed by the NECDP to support the advancement of the stated objectives, and agreed to by NI may be incorporated in the due course of the assignment.

Nutrition International is committed to gender equality. Consultants are required to indicate how s/he will ensure that gender equality considerations are included in the provision of TA including deliverables. To this end, NI has developed the following tools in order to help. Examples of integration of consideration for gender equality could include but are not limited to; ensuring government departments responsible for women are included wherever possible, gender sensitive indicators are included, emerging data is sex disaggregated, relevant documentation related to gender is reviewed.

  • Checklist – Integration of gender considerations

  • Background document « Gender and nutrition »

  • PowerPoint presentation « Gender 101 ».

Duty Station/Location

This is a full-time consultancy for a period of 18 months. It is envisioned that a registered consultancy firm will implement this assignment with a lead consultant embedded in the NECDP for the duration of the assignment.

The consultancy firm is expected to undertake regular travel within the country to supervise, train and mentor 10 district coordinators and attend coordination meetings. All travel related costs required under this consultancy will be provided for by NI and/or NECDP.

Timeline

This support will be for a period of 18 months preferably starting from 15th June 2018 to 30th December 2019.

Management and Reporting/Coordination mechanism

  1. The consultancy firm will directly report to the Coordinator of NECDP. The firm will also work closely with other staff of the NECDP and NI team members.

  2. The NECDP will facilitate the operational linkages with all the other relevant sectors and stakeholders under this TA.

  3. NI will provide the funding for the assignment, and payment will be subject to performance and reaching deliverables as agreed upon at the moment of contract signing.

  4. NI will provide technical input into the assignment and is responsible for assuring the quality of the work being delivered by the consultancy firm.

Profile/qualifications of consultancy firm

  1. A registered management firm by relevant regulatory bodies
  2. Consultants with Master’s degree in nutrition; public Health, Public administration; international relations; development studies; social sciences
  3. Experience in management and administration of nutrition, food security and health projects/programmes is essential.
  4. Significant experience in the international environment with a proven record of managing and motivating diverse teams in complex environment. Field experience in multi-sector rural development or food, nutrition and health programmes and policies is an asset.
  5. Experience in working with government institutions, public service or equivalent.
  6. Experience in institutional analysis and design, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation systems and processes and development projects/ programmes.
  7. Excellent drafting skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  8. Knowledge of labour administration in Rwanda
  9. Project management skills, including strong monitoring skills.
  10. Proven leadership, coaching and mentorship skills and the ability to work tactfully in a complex environment with influence and flexibility.
  11. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written.
  12. Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  13. Fluency in Kinyarwanda is an added advantage.

NI is committed to the fundamental principles of equal employment opportunity. Women are encouraged to apply.

[1] Rwanda 2014-15 Demographic and Health Survey

How to apply:

Applications should be submitted by email to technicalassistance@nutritionintl.org and copy alexis.mucumbitsi@ecd.gov.rw before close of business 18th May 2018, EST (Ottawa Canada), with RWA-01 as subject of email. The application should include:

• Up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) with monthly fee indicated and other foreseen costs included.

• Cover letter detailing how applicant fits the profile

Rwanda: Faculty positions at an equity-focused medical school

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

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new university, based in Rwanda, that aims to train a new generation of clinician-leaders to tackle the toughest problems in global health. UGHE is seeking multiple full-time faculty members to teach in its new medical degree program.

Founding faculty in the UGHE medical program will be responsible for working as part of a team to develop and teach courses using cutting-edge pedagogical methods. UGHE seeks faculty with expertise in one of any of the following areas:

Visit the UGHE employment page at ughe.org/employment/ to see all open positions at UGHE.

Academic Responsibilities

  • Work on a team to develop longitudinal, integrated courses and lead the development of some of these courses

  • Develop learning objectives for full courses and individual lessons, align instruction with learning objectives, and assess student learning against objectives

  • Create excellent and engaging classroom exercises, assessments, case studies, discussions, simulations, and problem-solving activities

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

  • Deliver interactive and engaging classroom instruction

  • Organize all course materials in a clear, presentable way on the UGHE learning management system

  • Teach laboratory classes, community-based clinical classes, simulation classes, or small-group seminars

  • Implement evidence-based continuous improvement of teaching and courses

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

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Mentor and advise students and supervise student research projects

  • Manage course supplies including ordering, stocking, preparation, and distribution

  • Manage student records and grades

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

  • Perform additional duties as required

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (MD / MBBS-equivalent degree, or a doctoral degree in a related field). Exceptional candidates with Master’s-level degrees will be considered.

  • Experience with teaching and curriculum development in higher education

  • 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

  • Track record of excellence in teaching and a passion for learning new material and teaching methods

  • Track record of research productivity with peer-reviewed publications

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

  • Fluency in English required; French or Kinyarwanda language skills desired

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.

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. In 2017, the Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership (CNML) was developed to address the gaps in nursing and midwifery education and to meet the needs of the health care system and most vulnerable patients around the globe.

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.

How to apply:

To Apply

Please visit the UGHE employment page to view full position descriptions and see instructions for application.