| Position Title: One Health Program Director |
Reports to: University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), Academic Director Location: Kigali, Rwanda
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 inaugural and flagship degree program; the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD). With innovative curricula that incorporate the latest advances in education technology, UGHE will offer undergraduate and graduate programs in medicine, nursing, and dentistry, alongside the MGHD. Through academic experiences uniquely rooted in the principles of equity, students are empowered to ease suffering at the bedside and to drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system.
The MGHD cuts across traditional academic boundaries to provide students with a foundation in global health, One Health, epidemiology, management, leadership, policy and biosocial approaches. Current MGHD students come from a variety of health disciplines and include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, veterinarians, agricultural scientists, NGO managers, and public servants. The program enables working professionals to leverage academic resources grounded in implementation science to solve complex global health challenges. The MGHD trains leaders skilled in multifaceted and evidence-based approaches to improve health in Rwanda and beyond, and it will complement all UGHE degree programs. UGHE seeks a One Health Program Director (OHPD) to support the establishment and success of the One Health programming at UGHE.
Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in their drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, and listen to and learn from others. We operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. UGHE seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.
The One Health Program Director (OHPD), in close collaboration with the UGHE Teaching and Learning Team, will support the establishment and success of One Health programming at UGHE. The OHPD will have demonstrated training, experiences and capabilities to lead One Health programming at UGHE, and the ability to effectively manage its various components including organizational, academic, and administrative. The OHPD will oversee the development and implementation of the One Health Collaborative (a consortium of institutions vested in One Health), implement comprehensive One Health curricula at UGHE, and support the establishment of a One Health research program at UGHE. As a new university committed to providing an unmatched academic experience rooted in Global Health delivery and equity, UGHE seeks a visionary leader with a robust research and education portfolio. S/he will have experience in research, program management, curriculum design, and innovative instructional approaches. S/he will be familiar with relevant fields such as Planetary Health, EcoHealth, and Ecosystem Health.
The successful candidate may be eligible for an adjunct faculty appointment at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, a UGHE partner.
Program Management (40%)
Strategically direct and continuously improve the One Health programming for UGHE and cultivate partnerships with other institutions:
Direct the One Health programming, including the establishment and continuous development of research programs. Manage the annual budget and resource mobilization for the One Health programming, prepare and submit grant applications to external funding sources, coordinate reporting to external funders, and manage financial approvals and other financial processes. Oversee the creation of a UGHE One Health student club chapter. Facilitate meetings for the One Health Collaborative; develop new and promote existing relationships with members of the Collaborative, other organizations, and scholars across the world. Represent UGHE at One Health meetings and events. Assist with recruitment, hiring, and mentoring One Health faculty, staff, and students.
Support the design, direction, and teaching of One Health curriculum each academic year:
Oversee curriculum development including course design and delivery, exploration and integration of innovative and experiential learning experiences, and faculty development. Develop and refine One Health curriculum integrated into the MGHD program. Mentor and recruit One Health mentors for the MGHD practicum project. Participate in curriculum planning for UGHE School of Medicine and other health sciences programs as it pertains to One Health and interdisciplinary education.
Undertake research leading to peer-reviewed publications focused on One Health and Global Health delivery in Rwanda and beyond:
Act as Principal Investigator for One Health research in partnership with UGHE students, faculty, and other institutional partners. Mentor students completing One Health research projects through their practicum or other relevant research opportunities. Lead the establishment of an interdisciplinary research team. Support the development of a research center at UGHE, including the establishment of an Institutional Review Board, grant management systems, and collaborative networks for faculty and students to identify research opportunities.