Teaching & Learning Officer (T&LO) at UGHE, Kigali, Rwanda - CLOSE: 31/07/2018 Kigali - Multiple Jobs Categories in Kigali

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Details of listing: Teaching & Learning Officer (T&LO) at UGHE, Kigali, Rwanda - CLOSE: 31/07/2018 Kigali

Country
Rwanda
Region
Nyarugenge
City
Kigali

Description

Description


 



Position Title: Teaching & Learning Officer (T&LO)


Reports to: Director of Teaching & Learning


Group/Department: University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)


Location:  Rwanda


 


Organizational Profile


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 flagship degree: Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD). Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system.


UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality healthcare to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.


Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our 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 we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. UGHE seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team. 


Role Overview


 


The Teaching & Learning Officer (T&LO) will build and support UGHE’s innovative academic programs, which currently includes the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) but will also include future offerings such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, and doctoral studies. UGHE’s academic programs are built upon active learning approaches, leveraging education technology and exemplifying world class quality. The T&LO ensures that this vision is executed in every class by collaborating with global teams, including individuals from Harvard, Tufts, Yale, and the Rwandan government and NGO communities. The ideal candidate has a strong academic background in global health, research, and management and can effectively apply his/her expertise to the UGHE curricula, infusing high quality and innovative pedagogy and content, and is excited about the opportunity to join a fast-moving, equity-focused start-up.


 


Responsibilities


 


Curriculum Design


        Design an academically rich experience integrating global health content and cutting-edge pedagogy, and ensuring continuity of content across multiple faculty in order to maximize student experience and to ensure students achieve desired competencies.


        Conduct literature, media, and other course reviews to develop high caliber pre-, post-, and in-class material


        Design and execute evaluations and course assessments to ensure continuous quality improvement


Student Experience and Support Management


        Liaise with and support students during class and office hours, identify supplementary academic materials, and provide student feedback


        Design and lead supplementary programming on academic writing, literature reviews, and principles of academic integrity; occasionallyfacilitate in-class instruction


        Receive, collate, and respond to student input


Online Learning Management System


        Contribute to the ongoing management of UGHE’s online learning management system


Admissions


        Support and participate in admissions and selection processes


Qualifications


        Master’s or advanced degree in education, public health, business, or related field


        Graduate coursework in global/public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health care management, education, and/or business


        Academic or professional experience participating in health science research


        Experience working with students and faculty


        Experience teaching or supporting content delivery in a higher education settings


        Experience with active learning approaches, education technology, and other innovations in higher education


        Familiarity with blended learning and online learning platforms


        Excitement to work as part of a startup team: independent, dynamic, and able to excel in ambiguity


        Exceptional written and oral communication skills


        Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to effectively collaborate with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries


        Availability to work evenings and weekends (when classes and events are often held)


        Interest in social justice strongly desirable


        Two years of experience working in an international setting with diverse teams preferred


        Experience working in Rwanda or East Africa preferred


        Familiarity with French and/or Kinyarwanda preferred


 


Partners In Health, and its subsidiaries including the University of Global Health Equity,  is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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