University of Washington School of Public Health
Research Manager - Brigham and Women’s Hospital - Division of Global Health Equity
Closing Date: open until filled
Posted: March 9, 2017
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RESEARCH MANAGER / 40 HOURS / DAY / BWH - DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE - (3034807)
GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The BWH Division of Global Health Equity (DGHE) fosters the support and coordination of training, research, and service to reduce disparities in disease burden and to improve treatment outcomes both at home and abroad. The Division focuses on infectious diseases (e.g., HIV and tuberculosis) as well as non-infectious diseases (e.g., coronary artery disease, diabetes, addiction) and other health problems (that disproportionately affect populations in the developing world) of major importance to society. The DGHE collaborates with Partners In Health and the HMS Department of Global Health and Social Medicine as the Global Health Delivery Partnership.
The Resilient and Responsive Health Systems Initiative: Liberia (RRHS) is part of the Government of Liberia’s National Health Workforce Program (HWP) – a seven year initiative designed to increase the quantity and diversity of the national health workforce and improve access to safe and quality health services by 2022. Brigham and Women’s Hospital leads a consortium of partners—New York University, Yale University, and Partners In Health—to support the successful implementation of Liberia’s HWP by recruiting visiting faculty to support the development of the country’s health education system as local educators are produced and mentored.
To help Liberia build a skilled fit-for-purpose-and-practice health workforce, this consortium will lead activities that support the development of sustainable, high-quality training programs for physicians, nurses, midwives, and health managers. In line with Liberia’s HWP, the aim of this program is to scale up and improve the quality of targeted training programs. Activities will target key Liberia academic institutions and teaching hospitals and will build upon and expand the activities initiated by the HWP.
In Liberia, BWH will support the HWP’s Visiting Faculty Secretariat (VFS), a governance body housed within the Liberia College of Physicians Surgeons (LCPS) that has been tasked with overseeing HWP visiting faculty recruitment and management, to develop critical recruitment and logistics policies and procedures, contracting practices, and orientation materials. Through the provision of targeted technical assistance to the Visiting Faculty Secretariat, BWH will ensure that:
- a robust faculty selection criteria is developed and implemented;
- a high-quality annual orientations on the country context, roles, and responsibilities, effective mentorship, safety and security issues, and research considerations are provided to visiting faculty;
- a monitoring and reporting mechanism within the Visiting Faculty Secretariat is developed and institutionalized to assess the impact of visiting faculty on the overall goals of the HWP;
- a yearly sustainability meeting is organized each year in Liberia and a Sustainability Committee is established (with Liberian academic leaders, as well as coordinators from the US academic institutions participating in the HWP) to ensure that the resources and expertise of the US academic institutions are leveraged to achieve sustainability; and
- Liberia is enabled to leverage ongoing lessons learned from Rwanda, as well as across the academic institutions recruiting faculty to Liberia.
The Evaluation and Research Manager will be deployed to Rwanda to work closely with the LCPS leadership, M&E coordinators from the US partners, and the Academic Consortium Coordinator to develop an M&E framework for the Health Workforce Program with process and outcome indicators. The Evaluation and Research Manager will be responsible for developing data collections tools, train managers and administration in Liberia on data collection, analyzing the data and organizing the findings, and organizing and facilitating a yearly M&E workshop. The Evaluation and Research manager will also support the LCPS leadership and the Program Manager as they establish twinning programs between Liberia and US faculty and develop tools for the twins to outline goals, objectives, and activities and track progress. The M&E Manager will be based full-time in Liberia for the first two years, then move back to United States, participate at 50% effort in Year 3 and Year 4, and at 20% effort in Year 5. When based in the United States, the M&E manager will travel up to two times per year back to Liberia.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Reporting to the project PI, the Evaluation and Research Manager is responsible for:
- Work closely with the LCPS leadership, M&E coordinators from the US partners, and the Academic Consortium Coordinator to develop an M&E framework for the Health Workforce Program with process and outcome indicators
- Develop data collections tools, train managers and administration in Liberia on data collection, analyzing the data and organizing the findings, and organizing and facilitating a yearly M&E workshop
- Support the LCPS leadership and the Program Manager as they establish twinning programs between Liberia and US faculty and develop tools for the twins to outline goals, objectives, and activities and track progress
- Serve as primary point of contact on all monitoring, evaluation, research and project tracking related communication for the RRHS program
- Serve as central liaison for all monitoring and evaluation efforts in RRHS
- Twin with the LCPS M&E manager and provide support to all M&E staff within the VFS as well as those staff hired by the RRHS partners
- Participate in grant budget review, post-award grant budgets management, and reviewing of financial reports on activity and subcontracts; collaborate with the BWH finance team to track Core budgets and expenses using departmental tools; provide routine reporting and advice on budget status to the RRHS Program Manager and Academic Consortium Coordinator
- Ensure the smooth flow of communications within the VFS as well as to external collaborators regarding program monitoring and evaluation
- Develop professional reports of the VFS and RRHS activities and accomplishments for academic and general audiences and as tool for fundraising and donor development
- Accountable for all monitoring and evaluation tasks of RRHS including:
- Tracking visiting faculty members’ logistics and participation using excel
- Maintaining a database on the visiting faculty members’ deliverables as they are defined and aligned with departmental priorities
- Maintaining database of publications, research, and other outputs of RRHS participation as well as other Visiting Faculty from non-RRHS partners
- Participate in monthly coordination meetings with the RRHS team and produce reports and updates on program progress
- Perform other evaluation activities to support RRHS partners and other stakeholders, as requested.
- Master’s degree in a quantitative background related to Public/Global Health
- 3+ years of relevant professional work experience in Public and/or Global Health monitoring and evaluation, project coordination/management,