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.
The Community Health Advocacy Officer, Health Investment & Policy, will have primary responsibility for developing and executing the Liberia Advocacy Strategy as part of a proposed partnership award with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This proposed partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aims to inform broader global advocacy for community health workforce programming in conjunction with a related investment with USAID/UNICEF/ Integrating Community Health (ICH) which strengthens and unifies learning around community health across multiple countries, grants and delivery models. The Community Health Advocacy Officer will support the refinement and implementation of the Liberia advocacy strategy that addresses cost-effectiveness, quality, feasibility and potential for scale to support the Liberia Ministry of Health, policymakers, other Ministries within the Government of Liberia (Education, Gender, Youth and Sports) and funding audiences (e.g. donors, the Ministries of Health and Finance) for continued investment and sustainment of the National CHA Program in Liberia.
The Researcher, Health Investment & Policy (HIP), will have primary responsibility for generating documentation and assembling evidence for exemplar community health worker programs and community health systems, as well as engagement with external stakeholders who contribute to this evidence base and community of practice.
The Researcher’s primary responsibility will be to undertake primary and secondary research in selected countries to synthesize positive deviant characteristics and determinants of program success with appropriate granularity to improve investment and financing decisions.
The current project approach is to (1) develop a framework to identify exemplar community health programs, (2) apply that framework to available data on current programs, and (3) develop a suite of case-study materials for 4-5 identified programs. As needed, the Researcher will also support related work streams, such as evidence packaging, dissemination, and advocacy projects related to community health.
This contract is slated to begin in January 2018 and end in August 2018.
The RM&E Director is responsible for the design and execution of all research, monitoring, and evaluation activities at Last Mile Health (LMH). This includes supervising and coaching the LMH RM&E Department (14 staff members), overseeing the design, maintenance, and refinement of all data collection/reporting tools, leading all research and evaluation activities, including engagement with academic partners (Harvard Medical School and affiliated teaching hospitals), and representing the RM&E view point in organization-wide planning and coordination meetings.
The RM&E Manager, National Policy will provide the government partners with technical assistance to plan, design and inform deployment of robust systems needed for the research, monitoring and evaluation of Liberia’s National Community Health Assistant (CHA) program. In close collaboration with the Health Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (HMER) unit at the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Manager will lead M&E stakeholders in developing M&E work plans, strategy documents, and training modules and will ensure the national CHA program is integrated with or operates alongside existing health management and human resource management information systems.
The Senior Technical Coordinator will support the National Community Health Systems (NCHS) Director in critical design, project management, and programmatic functions related to the National Community Health Assistant (NCHA) Program, including training and implementation cascade, supply chain, supervision systems and broader programmatic needs. The Senior Technical Coordinator will also provide support for capacity building efforts with the Ministry of Health (MOH) at the national and county levels.
As the NCHA Program goes through the critical stages of implementation, this position will focus on designing monitoring systems to capture successes, challenges, and areas of improvement as the program is reviewed over the next year. The position will also provide technical guidance to Last Mile Health team members and other implementing partners to promote compliance with the National CHA Program model.
The Manager of Partnerships & Communications will play a key role in advancing Last Mile Health’s (LMH) fund development and advocacy efforts. They will design and deliver a tailored individual giving strategy to drive cultivation and stewardship of LMH’s individual donors as a means of increasing private sector revenues. This individual will also serve as the Primary Relationship Manager (PRM) for LMH’s portfolio of individual major donors, overseeing donor stewardship activities, and supporting organizational leadership with external engagements.
They will also lead the design and execution of an evidence-based marketing strategy aimed at increasing the organization’s visibility, ensuring brand consistency, and aligning communications efforts with organizational goals and targets. The Manager of Partnerships & Communications is responsible for strategically tailoring communications to a wide spectrum of audiences and supporting the effective execution of fundraising, marketing, and communications efforts.
We are seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader to launch the Community Health Academy (CHA). Leading a fast-growing team, the CHA Director will be responsible for defining the CHA's strategy, forging foundational partnerships, and launching a portfolio of products and services to advance CHA's mission to build a global professional community health workforce. This role will involve high-level stakeholder engagement, vision-setting, and the management of the team to achieve critical early-stage milestones in the launch of the CHA's programming.