National University of Rwanda|School of Public Health|Job Advertisement
Duration: one year renewable
PLACE OF WORK: National University of Rwanda School of Public Health, Kigali city. Note that the work will include interacting and strengthening the existing network of Performance-Based Financing Community of Practice (PBF-COP) in Central, eastern and West Africa and a certain amount of travel.
WHEN TO START: The selected applicant will be requested to start immediately.
Under the guidance of the Project Manager and the Principal investigator of the Project, the candidate will have the following responsibilities:
To assist in the organization of events in sub-Saharan Africa and the Great Lakes Region in particular.
To manage the website and e-platforms (including the google group)1, including finding and uploading appropriate documents, archiving outdated material, facilitating asynchronous conversations, making sure that all inquiries are getting a response within a reasonable time and ensuring translation of documents and messages from English to French and from French to English.
To strengthen consistency of membership and promotion of communities of practice at the country level and play advocacy role in enlarging membership.
To Provide continuous support to the management of the COP e-group activities
To be the contact person of the COP members with the Rwanda MOH, NUR-SPH and therefore provide any information and guidance from Rwanda needed by COP members
To perform literature review on different health system strengthening and share it with the members of the COP
To assist the COP task force members by organizing COP activities (even outside Rwanda if need be)
To represent NUR-SPH in other existing COP in health system strengthening as will be requested by the PI (Human resources for health, community health insurance, etc,…)
To perform any other activities related to health system strengthening requested by the project PI and the project manager.
The Research Assistant should have knowledge of health care financing and be familiar with health systems and health financing challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa. He/she should have demonstrated writing and communication skills and capacities to communicate fluently in at least English and French.
In addition, Research Assistant is expected demonstrate the following characteristics: have a passion for health care financing and its importance; be acceptable by the community professionally and personally; be good at dealing with people; have a working understanding of communities of practice; and see the community and its cultivation as a personal learning opportunity.
Advanced University degree in Public health or other related field with at least two years’ experience in health program management or research in a relevant public institution, private sector or in an international organization. Medical doctor diploma will be accepted.
Experience in health system strengthening in developing countries, health financing, health policy and management will be an added advantage
Membership in the PBF COP will be an added advantage
Must be computer literate, with extensive knowledge of MS Office Suite, and internet
P.O. Box. 117 Butare, Rwanda
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Dr. NDAGIJIMANA Uzziel
Vice-Rector in Charge of Administration and Finance