Health Professions Education Specialist
Job Title: Health Professions Education Specialist
Department: Educational Development and Quality Centre
Faculty position: Depending on level of expertise and experience
Reports to: Chair, Educational Development and Quality Center
Location: Butaro & Kigali, Rwanda
The Health Professions Education Specialist at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) will play a pivotal role in advancing the institution’s commitment to excellence in health professions education. The Specialist will lead the development and implementation of UGHE’s Masters in Health Professions Education program, the first such program in Rwanda. They will serve as a point person for faculty across UGHE, providing expertise in curriculum development, assessment strategies, and pedagogy across all academic programs at UGHE.
Leadership and Program Development of the Masters in Health Professions Education:
Curriculum and Assessment Development:
Faculty Support and Expertise:
Research and Innovation:
Qualifications and competencies:
Note: This job description is intended to provide an overview of the key responsibilities and qualifications for the Health Professions Education Specialist position at UGHE. Actual responsibilities and duties may evolve based on the needs of the institution and the expertise of the selected candidate.
The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in healthcare delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree program: the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. 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 nearly three decades of operating alongside the public sector in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high-quality health care 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 causes with those in need, listen to and learn from others and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.
Partners in Health 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.
Commitment to Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment:
At UGHE, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including community members – as well as our students, contractors, staff, and visitors to our campusare treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and any form of systemic abuse, whilst reducing risk and vulnerabilities. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with UGHE’s policy.
UGHE will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, harassment, sexual harassment and any form of systemic abuse or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By applying, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.