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Vacancy: Research Development Officer, Rwanda

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Position Title: Research Development Officer
Reports to: Academic Director
Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Organisational Profile

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree programme: the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD). UGHE is committed to an exceptional educational experience rooted in dynamic and engaging courses prioritising a high degree of faculty mentorship and experience-based learning.

UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognised non-profit organisation whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor through healthcare.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in their drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as they uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

The Research Development Officer (RDO) will build and support the MGHD’s culminating practicum capstone, an 18-month-mentored health project that students carry out at their workplace, accompanied by deliverables, mentorship, and a learning model that supports executing an independent project. The practicum capstone allows students to gain hands-on experience in the research and design, implementation and management, and analysis and dissemination of their project. The RDO ensures that this vision is executed by collaborating with course faculty, the UGHE teaching and learning team, and leaders across the Rwandan health sector to create robust, rigorous, and well-mentored practicum experience in responsive, dynamic, and pedagogically-innovative ways.

At UGHE more generally, the RDO will support the growth of interdisciplinary and equity-focused health science research carried out by faculty, staff, students, and university partners by designing, supporting, and managing UGHE’s IRB, grant and manuscript development, and the creation of initiatives to develop research skills and productivity.

Further details and application process are available at Partners in Health

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