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USAID Global Health Fellows II Program Webinar: Next Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST

The following announcement is from USAID’s Global Health Fellows II program.


Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Prepared – Be a Global Health Intern Next Summer!

Are you ready to gain crucial global health experience with the largest donor agency in the world? Then it’s time to prep for the Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFP-II) summer 2014 internship application! Register now for our upcoming webinar to learn about our highly-competitive compensated internships with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, DC. You can apply for internships online in January 2014, and the webinar will give you ideas about important steps to start taking now.

GHFP-II is a premier global health program that places fellows and interns with USAID in Washington, D.C. and abroad, and provides them with expert professional and career development support. We have over 130 active fellows, and a summer cohort of about 30 interns, with other internships throughout the year.

Complimentary Webinar: Wednesday, September 18th, 11 am PST / 2 pm EST

Be prepared. To help you succeed in landing your summer internship, we’re offering an interactive webinar during which former interns and GHFP-II staff will present the collective wisdom of our recruitment and outreach teams to assist you in successfully positioning yourself for a GHFP-II internship. Included in the discussion will be an emphasis on applicants’ diverse experiences, “distance traveled,” and community influences.

Answers to Your Questions!

What would you ask a global health recruiter if you had the chance? When you register for this webinar, we invite you to submit a burning question, and we will shape the content of the presentation to answer actual questions from you and your peers. Submit your questions early!

Tune in to learn about:

  • GHFP-II and USAID
  • the GHFP-II internship application process
  • the intern experience, straight from the source
  • What you can do now to make your application stand out!

This webinar comes at no cost to you, and is available wherever internet access is available. Register today, as spots are limited!

GHFP-II Webinar

Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Prepared – Be a Global Health Intern Next Summer!

Date and Time

Wednesday September 18th, 2013 | 2 – 3:30 pm EST | 11 am – 12:30 pm PST

Click here for registration.

APHA’s 2013 Fellowship in Government: Deadline is April 9

The deadline for applications for the 2013 APHA Fellowship in Government (including CV and three letters of recommendation) for the 2013 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government is Monday, April 9, 2012.

Applications and additional information are available on APHA’s website. Please note there are two steps to the application process and both parts must be completed by April 9.

For more information, contact Charlene Bright at charlene.bright@apha.org.

Summer Associate Position with Jacaranda Health

Jacaranda Health is a start up social enterprise that aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. We are combining business and clinical innovations to create a self-sustaining and scalable chain of clinics that provide reproductive health services to poor urban women. Our model is a combination of two tightly-integrated services (a) Jacaranda Maternities near the slums where women can go for respectful obstetric care, safe delivery, and postnatal care; and (b) mobile vans that create a direct link with our patients, generate demand and healthy outcomes through antenatal care and birth preparedness. Jacaranda has received awards for its model, and we are also planning to work as an “innovation laboratory” for new approaches in improving maternal health, from outreach and marketing, to low-cost mobile technologies.

We are piloting the model in Nairobi with a Jacaranda Maternity and mobile unit. We launched our first mobile clinic last summer and are providing services to women in peri-urban Nairobi. In the next few months we will launch our fixed clinic for deliveries and basic emergency obstetric care.

Job Summary

Jacaranda Health is in an exciting stage of growth, and looking for two Summer Associates to support our business and clinical operations during the summer of 2012. We seek exceptional candidates who are enthusiastic about working in a start-up environment on the cutting edge of healthcare and business. The work program will be tailored to the associate, and we are open to candidates with backgrounds in business or health. Several potential projects include:

  • Quality improvement: how can we improve operations, quality control, customer service to deliver the most cost-effective maternity care in the world, that is also designed with our patients in mind.
  • Technology for clinical operations: We are introducing mobile health technology with smart phones and tablets, to improve clinician decision-making, connect with our clients, and leverage Kenya’s mobile banking infrastructure.
  • Market research: During the summer we will be assessing opportunities for expansion from our pilot clinics. We will need help analyzing client data, revisiting our customer segmentation, and evaluating the highest potential markets and services for our next clinics.
  • New services: Help us evaluate and launch new lines of business, such as ultrasound, micro-insurance, or pediatric care.

Nairobi is an incredibly exciting place to work – a bustling economy and a global hotspot for social entrepreneurship and social investment. Associates will be exposed to a network of entrepreneurs spanning sectors: technology, agriculture, energy and health.

We have a dynamic cross-cultural team in our clinics and main office. Depending on the project, the Summer Associate would work with our Business Operations Manager, Marketing Director, or Clinical Operations Director. Recent graduates could also convert this into a longer-term fellowship opportunity.

Details

  • Full-time 12-week position based in Nairobi
  • Start date: summer 2012
  • The position is a volunteer fellowship, but Jacaranda can offer a stipend for expenses and housing

Qualifications

  • Current student, MBA or MPH, or someone with 3-5 years professional experience and an interest in global health
  • Highly resourceful, independent, and self-starting
  • Flexible and easy-going enough to work in a fluid, cross-cultural startup environment in Nairobi
  • Ability to communicate findings compellingly to colleagues and advisors
  • Desired: experience working in East Africa or a similar setting

Benefits

  • First-hand experience building a health venture
  • Learn about maternity experience and clinical challenges faced by low-income mothers in peri-urban areas
  • Significant responsibility and independence
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with the region’s top social entrepreneurs working in health, agriculture, and energy

To Apply

Interested candidates should apply by email with an up to date CV and cover letter to jobs@jacarandahealth.org. Please put “Summer Associate” in the subject line. Deadline: March 15th.

Internship – Global Health Fellows Program II (Washington, DC)

The Global Health Fellows Program II is pleased to announce its Internships with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Agency’s Washington, DC headquarters. These exciting positions consist of three current openings and a summer cohort of 25. For a downloadable flyer suitable for posting, please follow this link: GHFP Internship Flyer. All internships require US citizenship or permanent resident status.

Technical areas include:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Infectious diseases (e.g. malaria, avian influenza, TB)
  • Maternal and child health
  • Reproductive health
  • Nutrition
  • Commodities and logistics
  • A variety of competitive, positions are available. While most positions are at the graduate level, some positions are also open to undergraduate students who meet certain criteria. We are interested in people from a broad range of disciplines including:
  • Public health
  • Social work
  • Education
  • International relations/development
  • Commodity security and logistics
  • Medicine
  • Nursing /midwifery
  • Public policy
  • Pharmacy
  • Business administration

To apply
Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at http://www.ghfp.net.

Free GHFP-II Webinar: Insider tips to maximize your chances for internship selection

Do you know someone who has set their sights on a substantive global health internship this summer, but fear that the competition will be overwhelming? That’s why we’re inviting them to a free webinar that can make a big difference.

The Global Health Fellows Program II has 25 sought-after internships for summer 2012. To help maximize the chances for selection, we’ve developed a webinar filled with inside tips and valuable information to help applicants stand out during the review process. All the positions are with the Bureau for Global Health at the US Agency for International Development in Washington, DC. Requirements and the application are available at http://www.ghfp.net.

In this interactive webinar, a senior GHFP-II staffer will take participants through the basics—crafting a great application, focusing the resume for maximum effectiveness—and much more. One of our 2011 interns will also be online to describe first hand his experience as an HIV/AIDS Testing and Counseling Intern in the Office of HIV/AIDS at USAID. A Q&A session will round out the event.

Details and a link to registration are below.

GHFP-II Free webinar:
“How to land your Global Health internship—Tips from a recruiter & intern!”
Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 12-1:30 pm EST, 9-10:30 am PST
Register now, space is limited: https://publichealthinstitute.webex.com/publichealthinstitute/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=963107424

CDC Evaluation Fellows Program (Atlanta, GA)

Evaluation Fellows Program
Office of the Associate Director for Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, GA)
CDC-OADPG-2011-0032

Project Description:

CDC seeks applicants for the inaugural class of the CDC Evaluation Fellows Program.  This is a new initiative within CDC and represents a major commitment by the Agency to program evaluation and program improvement.  Fellows will be selected and will be housed in the newly-created Office of the Associate Director for Program and collaborate with the evaluation team under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer.  Fellows selected for this new initiative will be assigned out to CDC programs to help develop and implement program evaluations and evaluation studies.  These host programs will be selected through a competitive process to ensure Fellows are being assigned to important and productive evaluation projects that will build the knowledge base of the program and enhance the professional development of the Fellow.

Fellows will conduct  evaluations and help to build the evaluation skills and capacity of the staff in the program to which they are assigned.  Fellows may be assigned to one program/project for the duration of their fellowship or may rotate to several programs, depending upon the duration of the project.  Fellows will have a  point of contact within the program as well as mentoring and support from AD Program staff. In addition, we have reserved some dedicated resources for training and professional development of Fellows.

The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on education level and experience. The participant must show proof of health insurance. The appointment will be full-time at the CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

Additional details regarding the ORISE Research Participation Program can be found at http://www.orau.gov/cdc

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate has a PhD in evaluation, social sciences, public health, or other relevant discipline plus some experience with applied evaluation projects.  Master’s-level candidates with significant experience in applied evaluation projects are also welcome.  Candidates must have received their degree within the past five years to qualify for this program.

Technical Questions:
The Research Participation Program for CDC is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. To be considered, send a current resume to Tasha Powell via email at Tasha.Powell@orau.org  or via fax at (865) 241-5219. Please reference Project # CDC-OADPG-2011-0032 in all communications.

Fellowship: Jacaranda Health Maternal Health Fellowship (Nairobi)

Jacaranda Health: Maternal Health Fellowship

Background
Jacaranda Health is a start up social enterprise that aims to set a new a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. We are combining business and clinical innovations to create a self-sustaining and scalable chain of clinics that provide reproductive health services to poor urban women. Our model is a combination of two tightly-integrated services (a) Jacaranda Maternities near the slums where women can go for respectful obstetric care, safe delivery, and postnatal care; and (b) mobile vans that create a direct link with our patients, generate demand and healthy outcomes through antenatal care and birth preparedness. Jacaranda has received awards for its model, and we are also planning to work as an “innovation laboratory” for new approaches in improving maternal health, from outreach and marketing, to low-cost mobile technologies

We are piloting the model in Nairobi with a Jacaranda Maternity and mobile unit. We have just launched our first mobile clinic and are providing services to women in peri-urban Nairobi. We are working quickly to prepare to launch a fixed clinic for deliveries and basic emergency obstetric care.

Job Summary
Jacaranda Health is looking for a medical student or MPH with experience and interest in maternal health to help us develop evidence-based protocols for our new maternity clinic. This is an opportunity for an ambitious student or recent graduate to spend three to six months working with some of the most exciting innovations in maternal health. We have a great team in Nairobi, and good advisors internationally, and would like to have some help from someone who has a combination of a clinical and public health research background

Responsibilities
The Maternal Health Fellow would work with our international clinical advisors, our front-line clinical staff, and our operations manager to help develop a set of clinical protocols that are truly world-class and evidence based. This will require research, compiling protocols from our library of protocols and academic research in maternal health, and vetting them with our clinical staff in the field. We want to take the best practices from maternal health globally and translate it into a set of protocols that provide clear checklists and decision support for our frontline nursing staff. There will also be an opportunity to get involved in other clinical activities, such as systematizing our clinic processes, working with our partners at Harvard School of Public Health on our impact evaluation, and some of the new technologies that Jacaranda is piloting.

Timing
This is a full-time three to six month position, preferably based in Nairobi. Start date as soon as possible: August or September through November. The position is a volunteer fellowship, but Jacaranda can offer a stipend for expenses and housing.

Qualifications

  • MPH or medical resident, with experience working in maternal health, ideally from both a clinical and a research perspective
  • Highly resourceful, independent, and self-starting
  • Demonstrated professional experience and an interest in maternal health
  • Flexible and easy-going enough to work in a fluid, cross-cultural startup environment in Nairobi
  • Ability to communicate findings compellingly to colleagues and advisors
  • Desired: experience working in East Africa

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work with our advisors and partners from obstetricians at Harvard and internationally, to experienced nurses and midwives in Kenya
  • Exposure to all facets of building innovative maternal health organization. You will have a chance to see first hand the clinical, operations, marketing, technology, and business elements that go into building a successful social enterprise
  • Learn about maternity experience and clinical challenges faced by low-income mothers in peri-urban areas
  • Significant responsibility and independence

Additional Comments
Interested candidates may apply by email with an up to date CV and cover letter to jobs@jacarandahealth.org. Please put “Maternal Health Fellowship” in the subject line.

Career and Education Resource: Careers in Global Development

Global Washington, a membership association that supports the field of global development in Washington state, has launched its Careers in Global Development Center for degree seekers, job candidates, and employers.  Below is a screen grab of its front page.

  As you can see, job seekers can search for open positions, and prospective development students can sift through various degree programs related to development.  On the other side, employers can post vacancies and search for consultants.

While this is great, job search website are a dime a dozen. What makes this resource stand out, in my opinion, is the “Resources” page.  There, you can read career profiles, see a graph on salary ranges for different positions in the field, and find articles and literature about the field. 

It looks like this website is still in a fledgling state.  However, if Global Washington continues to expand it and add material, it could become a valuable resource for students and new professionals who are often lost in the maze of the field of development.