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 (NEST360) 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 NEST360 program Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria.
Rice 360° is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of NEST central quality improvement (QI) coordinator. The NEST central QI coordinator, under the supervision of the NEST international programs director and Rice 360° faculty co-directors and NEST360 co-PIs Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Dr. Maria Oden, will provide high-level coordination and tracking of the implementation of NEST360 program QI tools. The NEST central QI coordinator, to be based in Tanzania or Malawi, will: coordinate refinement of QI tools; liaise with NEST360 partner London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and NEST360 country teams for scheduling and needed preparations prior to each QI site visit; facilitate prompt QI data entry and feedback to country teams; assist with tracking progress against timelines and milestones; and contribute to periodic technical reporting to granting agencies and sponsors. She/he will provide NEST360 Co-PIs and country teams in Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria the project management support and guidance they need to ensure accomplishment of all NEST360 QI activities in line with critical timelines and deadlines.
The ideal candidate has significant project management experience—preferably within global health and international development in Africa and/or maternal, neonatal and child health programs—, with a demonstrated record of accomplishment in successfully managing a multi-sector project with academic, government and private sector partners and is willing and able to travel within and across NEST implementation countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree
Concentration / Degree Type: Any
Substitution for Education Requirement: Experience may not be substituted for education requirement
Education Preferred: A Master’s degree or higher in international development, public health, engineering, science, business or other relevant field of study.
Experience Required: 3 years
Type of Experience: Three (3) years or more of project management experience, with progressively responsible work experience and demonstrated strong project management and coordinating skills
Substitution for Education Requirement: Education may not be substituted for years of experience
For more information and to apply, please go to https://www.rice360.rice.edu/careers