Every employee at PIH (and at our affiliated programs at Brigham & Women'­s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health) plays an important role in our efforts to improve health in poor communities. If you are interested in working in a stimulating and diverse environment, and have demonstrated competencies in relevant areas for PIH, we encourage you to apply.

For positions based overseas, PIH requires medical clearance by an independent Occupational Medicine clinician. Candidates will receive a conditional employment offer, pending medical clearance, and must be medically cleared before overseas travel is authorized. Failure to receive medical clearance may result in revocation of the offer of employment.

Positions with Partners In Health

Positions with Affiliated Programs

Build Health International/ PIH Infrastructure Group: Electrical Infrastructure Manager

Build Health International (BHI) builds facilities that make it possible for global health organizations, such as Partners in Health, to deliver quality and accessible health care to those who need it most.  BHI works with organizations that provide free or substantially subsidized health care, with the priority to serve the poorest among us, while working in close partnership with effective NGOs and the public sector. The primary focus of this position is planning and management of electrical systems, with important emphasis on training and development of local electricians. Other responsibilities include:

  • Manage design, installation, repair, and retrofit of electrical, generator, and PV (solar) systems at PIH facilities in Haiti, Malawi, West Africa, and possibly Rwanda. 
  • Work with PIH Infrustructure team; responsible for all aspects of electrical installations, including design, with internal and external engineers
  • Collaborate with Boston and site-based infrastructure staff; identify appropriate means, methods, and materials for the project
  • Work with the procurement team to order and ship materials from the USA; source materials in country
  • Work with PIH site supervisors, electrical foreman, subcontractors to manage and oversee the installation, including scheduling layout, quality control, training, and testing/commissioning

For more information, or to apply, please email Barney.Arnold@comcast.net (include resume and cover letter when applying).

Brigham and Women's Hospital: Research Assistant

COPE is a community-based outreach project being carried out in Navajo Nation. The aims of the research are to determine whether COPE improves clinical outcomes and cost of health care utilization. The Research Assistant will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator while helping to coordinate and carry out all of the PCORI research activities including:

  • Organizing and coordinating all PCORI research activities
  • Working with the Data Manager, Program Manager, and diverse stakeholders to ensure transparency, ethical conduct, and timely execution of research activities
  • Coordinating, organizing, and maintianing study data and data collection
  • Recruiting, coordinating, and analyzing qualitative interviews with patients
  • Sceduling patients for study interviews
  • Supporting the Program Manager to ensure communication of study progress and findings with local and external stakeholders

To apply visit: http://careers.brighamandwomens.org/Results.aspx?category=&location=&shift=&jobopenid=2269310&keyword

Capacity Building Fellowships


Each year, Muso selects 3-4 exceptional applicants as Capacity Building Fellows, working to strengthen our health system in Mali.

Each fellow lives in the communities of Yirimadjo, Mali and works closely with Malian colleagues. The roles include:

• best practices research to inform program design;
• programmatic improvement proposal development;
• fundraising/development specific to programmatic improvements you help envision and plan;
• communications and report creation; and
• research, monitoring, and evaluation support.


How to Apply:  Please submit your CV, writing sample, and a completed application form to: ixavier@projectmuso.org. Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so we recommend submitting your application as early as possible.

Global Health Equity Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School

The Department of Global Health and Social Medicine is seeking a post-doctoral fellow for the two-year Global Health Equity (GHE) Research Fellowship.* The Fellow will join the Harvard Medical School Global Health Research Core, directed by Professor Megan Murray, and will be based at a Partners In Health-supported site in Rwanda joining a multidisciplinary team of practitioners, program managers, policy makers, and researchers. During the fellowship, the fellow will conduct high quality research on health needs and program implementation and support a broader research capacity building program and the mentoring of junior researchers in research methods and results dissemination.

Implementation, operational, and scientific research is a principal mission of the HMS Global Health Research Core and Partners In Health. In 2012, Partners In Health-Rwanda, with the support of the Research Core, launched a comprehensive research capacity building program with the aim to cultivate a culture of research and develop technical skills and research leadership at Global Health Delivery Partnership-supported sites. The research spans a variety of health topics aimed at improving service delivery and health outcomes in Rwanda and in other low and middle income countries. Priority research areas for Partners In Health-Rwanda include women’s health, oncology, non-communicable diseases, HIV, maternal and child health, nutrition, and health systems strengthening. The GHE Research Fellow will develop research within a priority research area(s) and support research capacity building within this topic area.
Successful candidates will have recently completed the PhD (or equivalent) in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, global health, or a related field. Applicants should have 1) strong quantitative skills, 2) strong scientific writing and communication skills, and 3) previous teaching experience. Experience living/working in a cross-cultural environment and French fluency are preferred.

*Funding for this position is pending. The appointee would be employed by Partners In Health.
Interested applicants should send their CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Rebecca Grow (email: ghsm@hms.harvard.edu).

Learn more here.

Systems & User Support Specialist Job Description

The Mission of Village Health Works is to provide quality, compassionate community-based health care in a dignified environment while treating the root causes and the social determinants of illness, disease, violence and poverty.
Since 2007, VHW has operated a modern health center in Burundi’s Kigutu region, providing services where there were none. Our health model is holistic, incorporating medical treatment and disease prevention, women’s economic development cooperatives, demonstration animal and crop farming, nutrition and food security programs, educational classes and support for adults and children, and extensive arts and culture classes and activities.

The System & User Support Specialist is the steward of the technical infrastructure within which VHW staff and guests pursue the VHW Mission.  This individual takes ownership of maintenance, planning and security of VHW internet and LAN services, desktop and laptop hardware and accessories, and application installation, configuration and troubleshooting.

This is a full time position on the Village Health Works campus in Kigutu, Burundi and is paid in Burundi Francs at a Burundian scale.  If interested, please send a cover letter and your CV to David Aronow: daronow@villagehealthworks.org 


PIVOT, a healthcare NGO in Madagascar modeled after Partners in Health (www.pivotworks.org), seeks a fulltime Development Officer in Boston to spearhead the formal initiation of development efforts for the NGO.  Development efforts to include individual giving, major gifts, foundation support, grant seeking, an annual event, and eventually hosting of major donors and Board members on site visits to Madagascar.  

The Development Officer will be based in Boston reporting to the Chief Operating Officer.  The Boston office consists of the CEO, the COO, and the assistant to those two positions.  As such the Development Officer will be the single team member with a sole focus on development for the organization.  This offers the opportunity for maximum input in the process of how PIVOT should raise support and the chance to lead many different development efforts simultaneously. Since inception in late 2013, PIVOT has been largely funded by a single, founding family foundation, whose support will continue as the funding base broadens.

To apply please send application and cover letter to Meg McCarty at mmccarty@pivotworks.org by February 27. Please include in your introductory email where we you learned about the position.

Learn more and apply here.

Partners In Health Summer 2015 Internship Program

PIH’s summer internship program is an excellent opportunity for a small number of young leaders and innovators to contribute, learn, and grow in their commitment to the movement for global health equity. The program, based in PIH’s Boston office, runs from early June through August 2015.

Learn more and apply here.


The Division of Global Health Equity (DGHE) works to reduce health disparities and to improve medical treatment outcomes for the poor.  The Division is currently involved in projects in the US (Boston and Navajo Nation), Haiti, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi and South Africa, focusing on infectious diseases (e.g., HIV and tuberculosis) as well as non-infectious diseases (e.g., coronary artery disease, diabetes, addiction) and other health problems of major importance to society. This position will provide data analysis and database development support for work on the Rwanda Population Health Implementation and Training (PHIT) Partnership under the direction of Boston PHIT leadership, Dr. Peter Drobac and Dr. Lisa Hirschhorn. This position will work closely with a team of researchers based in Rwanda and Boston to evaluate the effectiveness, cost and overall health impact of a comprehensive approach to deliver public health services in two resource poor districts in rural Rwanda.


Qualitiative Research Manager, Brigham and Women's Hospital

The Rwanda Population Health Implementation and Training (PHIT) Partnership is a seven-year, $8.55 million heath systems strengthening research grant that unites the Rwandan Ministry of Health and University of Rwanda’s School of Public Health with the Global Health Delivery Partnership—Partners In Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. Now in its sixth year, the PHIT Partnership is entering a critical evaluation phase, and we are seeking a qualified qualitative researcher to join the PIH/IMB Research Department.

The Qualitative Research Project Manager will be leading a key element of the impact evaluation of the PHIT Partnership, based within the Research Department at Partners In Health Rwanda-Inshuti Mu Buzima, and will be a member of the Harvard-based Global Health Delivery Partnership Research Core. The successful candidate will be a key member of the team and must demonstrate excellent research, management, and leadership skills. 

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Operations Director, Possible

Possible is seeking a Operations Director - Nepal.  The Operations Director - Nepal will be chiefly responsible for overseeing all of Possible Nepal’s NGO Human Resources, Procurement, and Administration. The goal of the position is to build a vision and effective team to cover the Human Resources and Administration components for the overall NGO. In doing so, the Operations Director - Nepal will work closely with the Director of Finance and Operations to ensure program expansion aims can be achieved and support the organization to scale and replicate its model in new regions of Nepal.

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Finance Director, Possible

Possible is seeking a Finance Director - Nepal.  The Finance Director - Nepal will be chiefly responsible for overseeing all of Possible’s NGO finances in Nepal.  The goal of the position is to build a strategy and effective team to cover all the financial aspects of the organization. In doing so, the Finance Director - Nepal will work closely with the Director of Finance and Operations to ensure program expansion aims can be achieved and support the organization to scale and replicate its model in new regions of Nepal.

Learn more and apply here

Global Oncology Fellowship (Senior Fellow or Junior Faculty), Center for Global Cancer Medicine/ Dana Farber Cancer Institute

The Center for Global Cancer Medicine (CGCM) at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) is seeking a board eligible or certified oncologist to work abroad in Haiti and in collaboration with Partners In Health (PIH) and Zanmi Lasante (its sister organization based in Haiti).  The CGCM and PIH partnership strives to increase access to quality oncology care while working to advance our understanding of cancer in a resource poor setting. This clinician will be an integral member of the Haiti oncology team, serving as a clinical lead in the provision of care for cancer patients, a leader in programmatic development and research, and as a trainer and mentor to local staff.  This is an international position based at L’Hopital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM) located in the central plateau of rural Haiti.  Periodic visits to DFCI, located in Boston, MA will occur throughout the year (travel will be reimbursed through CGCM).  This is a 1 year position with the possibility of renewal.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer actively committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty: people with disabilities, veterans, women and members of underrepresented minority groups are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

Learn more and apply here

Senior Clinical Advisor, Possible + Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Possible is pleased to announce the opening of applications for a unique opportunity involving clinical work at Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH—Boston, Massachusetts) and Possible, working in Achham, Nepal. Possible is a non-profit healthcare company that delivers high-quality, low-cost healthcare within the Nepali public sector. The position places the candidate in the USA 50% of the year and in Nepal the remaining 50%.

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Director of Research

Possible is seeking an entrepreneurial Director of Research who will be chiefly responsible for overseeing the planning, coordination, and execution of research conducted in Achham, Nepal. Applications are being accepted on an immediate, rolling basis from Nepali and non-Nepali candidates.

The Director of Research (DoR) will have overall responsibility for leading Possible's research program in Nepal, ensuring high quality and professional work. Serious consideration will be given to individuals who have demonstrated entrepreneurial success and have operated in fast-growth environments with limited resources.

Learn more and apply here.

Global Pediatric Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital

Boston Children’s Hospital is currently accepting applications for the Global Pediatric Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. This is a two year training program, in which Fellows rotate in 6 month blocks between a field placement in Haiti, Rwanda, or Liberia, and a clinical placement in Boston, Massachusetts. The focus of the fellowship is on skills in global health service delivery, including skills in clinical care, medical education, program development, management, evaluation, quality improvement, and in implementation focused research.

During their field placement, fellows will work in collaboration with Partners in Health (Haiti/Rwanda) or the Academic Collaborative to Support Medical Education in Liberia to provide pediatric training to local clinicians, strengthen existing child health programs, and expand access to pediatric health care. Prior to departing to their field site, fellows attend a 1-week orientation to fieldwork in Haiti through PIH. During their clinical placement in Boston, fellows will combine clinical work in general pediatrics with an extensive global health curriculum aimed at strengthening their core clinical, public health, quality improvement, and teaching skills relevant to global health. Fellows attend the Global Health Delivery Summer Intensive Program at the Harvard School of Public Health, in addition to courses in clinical skills, ultrasound, research, and QI.

Candidates must be board certified/eligible in pediatrics or medicine-pediatrics in the United States. For entry into the fellowship on July 1st, 2015, the application deadline is October 31st, 2014. To download the application, please visit our website.

Managing Director, Possible

Possible is seeking an entrepreneurial Managing Director who will be chiefly responsible for expanding the scale of our organization within Nepal by driving the growth of our health care model, attracting and retaining top talent, and building national-level partnerships. Applications are being accepted on an immediate, rolling basis for Nepali and non-Nepali candidates.

The Managing Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Possible's Nepal staff, programs, and expansion, with the goal of continuously pushing the organization to develop and scale a high-quality, low-cost health care model that reaches the poorest. Serious consideration will only be given to individuals who have demonstrated entrepreneurial success and have operated in fast-growth environments with limited resources.

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Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship, Children’s Hospital Boston & Partners In Health

The primary goal of the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship is to address the role of surgical care in population-based health care in resource-poor settings throughout the world. Surgeons associated with Harvard Teaching Hospitals, in conjunction with Partners In Health, have addressed this need for a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare by launching a Fellowship program that combines surgical training with the advanced study of global public health. Through the Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship, dedicated surgeons are able to obtain the medical and non-medical skills they need to improve the health of some of the world's most impoverished people. The Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship is a one or two year program that is designed for medical professionals who have either already completed their surgical residency or are taking a scheduled break to conduct research.

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