The Rice 360° Institute for Global Health, at Rice University, through its innovative research and education programs develops highly effective, low-cost technology solutions that address critical healthcare challenges in low-resource communities, as well as a cadre of future leaders to continue to innovate and implement solutions. The Neonatal Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST 360°) initiative led by Rice 360° has developed a program model to sustainably deploy a bundle of technologies to enable quality, comprehensive newborn care in hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa. In partnership with an international group of engineers, physicians, health experts and entrepreneurs from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Sub-Sahara Africa, Rice 360° has launched the NEST program in Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria.
Rice 360° is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of NEST international programs director. The NEST international programs director, under the supervision of the Rice 360° executive director and the faculty directors Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Dr. Maria Oden, will serve as a team leader for the NEST360° international research project and in-country implementation program efforts being implemented in Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria. The NEST international programs director, based in Blantyre, Malawi, will: serve as the primary representative of Rice 360° for NEST360° in sub-Saharan Africa; work in tandem with NEST360° initiative leadership and in-country partners to ensure successful execution of the NEST360° research project; provide high-level oversight and tracking of the implementation of the NEST programs in Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria against timelines and milestones; provide Rice 360° country directors, who serve as NEST360° country liaisons, guidance to ensure accomplishment of all NEST360° activities in line with critical timelines and deadlines; contribute to periodic technical and financial reporting to granting agencies and sponsors; and ensure that all activities are in line with the Rice University and Rice 360° mission, policies, principles and operating practices. She/he will have extensive interaction with external stakeholders, including NEST partner organization representatives in each country of work, non-governmental organizations, private industry partners, the U.S. government and African government agencies.
The ideal candidate has extensive experience managing large-scale integrated programs for healthcare in the developing world and/or health technology design for low resource settings—preferably focused on maternal, neonatal and child healthcare within Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania and/or Nigeria—, with a record of demonstrated leadership and accomplishment on a grant funded, multi-sector project with academic, government and private sector partners, experience working in a multi-cultural environment and is willing and able to live Blantyre, Malawi and travel internationally, particularly across sub-Saharan Africa.
Education Required: Master’s Degree
Specify Concentration / Degree Type: Public Health, Social Sciences or related discipline
Substitution for Education Requirement: Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.
Education Preferred: Doctoral degree in medicine, public health, social sciences, or related discipline
Experience Required: 6 years
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Substitution for Experience Requirement: Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.
Experience Preferred: Ten (10) years of:
License/Certification Required: None
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