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Village Health Works

Institutional Support Manager

The Institutional Support Manager will be a Kigutu-based fundraiser with primary responsibility for cultivating domestic partnerships with both local and international organizations whose missions are aligned. The position has responsibility for identifying, conceptualizing, writing, and overseeing grants and other institutional support to facilitate VHW’s programmatic work.

To apply, please submit in English, a cover letter, CV, and 3 references by April 20 to: jobs@villagehealthworks.org.  Please include “Institutional Support Manager” in the subject line of your email.

 

PIVOT

Research Manager (Madagascar)

The Research Manager will work closely with PIVOT’s leadership launch and coordinate implementation and clinical research initiatives to evaluate PIVOT interventions, and to serve as the central coordinator for PIVOT’s broad ranging research partnerships. In addition, this person will work to build both internal organizational capacity and national capacity for conducting field-based public health research in Madagascar. They will be expected to organize trainings, provide frequent mentorship to Malagasy students and work closely with PIVOT managers to help them evaluate their programs. The Research Manager will also hold a joint postdoctoral fellowship appointment in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School under the supervision of Dr. Matt Bonds.

Qualified candidates will hold graduate degrees in a public health related field with research experience in limited resource settings, a track record in operational research or field epidemiology, French and English language proficiency and a demonstrated commitment to global health and social justice. To learn more and to apply, click here!

 

Build Health International

Assistant Site Supervisor

BHI has developed a very unique and successful approach to building sustainable health care facilities in resource-constrained areas, originating from experience constructing the Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais, Haiti’s 340-bed National Teaching Hospital. BHI uses a creative and flexible approach to design and procurement, leveraging both local and global resources and facilitating in-kind donations where possible. In construction, BHI hires local contractors and tradespeople and uses skilled staff and volunteers to provide training and build local capacity.

This adaptable and innovative resource management allows BHI to construct quality facilities in the most challenging of environments that are both affordable and sustainable.

BHI is seeking a highly motivated and committed Assistant Construction Site Supervisor to work on a variety of construction projects with our team in Haiti.  They would start as an Assistant Construction Site Supervisor, with the goal of overseeing and managing projects, with support, within 6-12 months.

For full job description and requirements, visit the BHI career page.

 

Build Health International

Electrical Supervisor and Trainer

BHI is seeking a highly motivated and committed Electrical Supervisor and Trainer to work with our design and engineering team in Boston and oversee and train our electrical team in Haiti and other countries. Their time will be split primarily between Beverly, MA and Haiti with occasional trips to other countries to help in the planning and evaluation process. Responsibilities in Beverly include: preparing estimates, specifying and ordering materials, working with the team to develop installation methods with materials that can successfully be completed in the field by lower skilled electricians.  In Haiti and other countries, responsibilities include supervising and helping layout electrical installations, and working with our staff electricians and helpers. Also, the candidate will help our facilities management teams troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment and motor controls, and work with our staff renewable energy engineer to plan and oversee PV installations. The candidate would use patience, flexibility, and problem-solving skills coupled with good communications to work with our multinational supervisors and local teams to find cost-effective and safe ways to circumvent obstacles to success.

The ideal candidate should also have a passion for helping others driven by a commitment to international development, social justice, or mission. Excellent health and willingness to travel to challenging locations is critical.  Additionally, effective communication and willingness to work with others is critical; every member of the BHI team wears multiple hats and pitches in to help others as needed. This is a unique opportunity for younger journeyman level electrician to quickly advance professionally or a retiree in excellent health to take on a leadership role in an organization.

For full job description and requirements, visit the BHI career page.

 

Village Health Works

Director of Estate, Facilities and Maintenance

This position is based in Burundi. It requires strategic vision, management expertise and practical experience to lead, manage and enhance VHW’s estate, and to provide a wide range of services across the organization. The Director of Estate, Facilities and Maintenance will carry substantial budgetary and staff management responsibilities for the Estate, Facilities and Maintenance Department. The director will report to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) or country director in the absence of the COO.

For full job description and instructions to apply, click here.

 

Village Health Works

Director of Finance & Administration (Burundi)

This position is based in Burundi. The Director of Finance & Administration (DFA) is expected to be a strategic thought-partner and a hands-on and participative leader responsible for the financial and administrative business management of VHW. S/he will be responsible for accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, tax compliance, in-house controlling, investments, insurance, audit-related activities of the organization. The DFA is responsible for establishing effective financial and accounting system standards and controls. S/he is also responsible for managing the administrative, information technology systems of the organization.
The DFA is a member of the Leadership Team and plays a critical role in strategic decision- making and operations as VHW continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This position works closely with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to support the fiduciary and organizational compliance responsibilities of the Board of Directors.

For full job description and instructions to apply, click here.

 

 

Capacity Building Fellowships

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.

For more information, click here.