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).
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: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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: email@example.com
IS PROGRAMMER/ANALYST I
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.
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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