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") is seeking to reinvent the training of community health workers and the leaders who support them for the digital age. The Academy has established 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 enables 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 Regional Engagement Director – East and Southern Africa, Community Health Academy, is a high-performing leader who will engage and manage relationships with Community Health Academy users and partners, including country governments, academic institutions, clinical experts, health service delivery organizations, CHWs, and CHW supervisors. The Director will be responsible for generating interest in the Academy from users and partners in the region. The individual will serve as a link between the region and headquarters and will serve as a representative of the Executive Director in the region. The Director will also contribute to content development for two digital health education platforms – the Health Systems Leadership Development and Continuing Clinical Education platforms.
This is a two (2) year fixed term position with possible extension contingent on funding. The position will be housed at an academic institution in East Africa with senior academic staff providing day-to-day oversight of the position.
Engage and manage Community Health Academy users and partners.
Serve as the link between the region and headquarters.
Contribute to the creation and adaptation of CHW training curricula and Health Systems Leaders training curricula.