Last Mile Health (LMH) saves lives in the world’s most remote communities by partnering with governments to bring critical primary care services to the doorsteps of people living in the last mile. Last Mile Health is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices in Liberia, Boston and New York. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org.
The Community Health Academy ("Academy") will reinvent the training of community health workers and the leaders who support them for the digital age. The Academy will establish the world's first digital Continuing Education (CE) platform tailored for community health workers and the supervisors, managers and policymakers who support them.
In partnership with governments, the private sector, philanthropic and non-governmental organizations, the Academy will enable community health workers to receive the very best in continuing clinical education resources like video lessons on promoting family planning and podcasts on identifying the next outbreaks, and will support countries to develop accreditation programs for community health workers so they don't remain an undervalued group, but become a renowned, empowered profession like nurses and doctors.
In parallel, the Academy will also develop a continuing professional education platform creating a free, open, online continuing professional education platform leveraging massive open online courses and supporting local communities of practice - for policy makers, managers, supervisors working to build stronger systems to support these community health workers.
Watch Last Mile Health CEO Raj Panjabi's TED Prize Talk, which articulates the vision for the Academy to contribute to the training of hundreds of thousands of community health workers and the leaders who support them - from the forest communities of West Africa to fishing villages of Alaska, from the hilltops of Appalachia to the mountain tops of Afghanistan.
The Course Development Consultant, Community Health Academy, is a self-motivated, high-performing professional who contributes to the design and delivery of the Community Health Academy’s Continuing Professional Education (CPE) program for community health systems policymakers and managers around the world.
The Course Development Consultant will support the Community Health Academy team to develop a novel, evidence-based, high-quality, open, global CPE platform that will educate and accelerate the sharing of best practices between the policy makers, managers, and supervisors working to build stronger systems to support community health workers.
The CPE program will (a) convene a network of global faculty – made of leading community health innovators from around the world – to create, review and vet a curriculum for policymakers, managers and supervisors, (b) create a global classroom to deliver this curriculum via free massive open online courses, and (c) connect learners to complementary Academy initiatives that provide an enabling environment for sharing of best practices and facilitation of institutional adoption of curricula (such as communities of practice, in-person learning opportunities, in-country technical assistance, and integration into Global South institutions). The CPE Program will enroll and train at least 15,000 community health leaders – current and next-generation policymakers, managers, supervisors – within 4 years.
The initial period of consultancy will be for 6 months with re-evaluation and potential for extension for an additional 3-6 months based on project needs and consultant performance. Consultant responsibilities will reviewed and updated as appropriate in relation to course production timelines.
Create a global classroom to develop and deliver a responsive, high-quality CPE curriculum via free massive open online courses
Facilitate the work of a network of global faculty to create, review and vet a curriculum for policymakers, managers and supervisors