Chair, Center for Leadership in Global Health Equity At Partners In Health (PIH)




Title​: Chair, Center for Leadership in Global Health Equity
Reports to​: Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs
Location​: Kigali and Butaro with travels locally and Internationally
Role Purpose​: This role is responsible for the creation and delivery of custom certificate courses to train global health implementers. The Chair is also responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Executive Education strategy within the University. There is potential for this role to hold a faculty position, depending on the candidate’s qualifications.

Academics/Programmatic Responsibilities

  • Oversee program design and implementation of​ short-course certificate programs in health care delivery, management, and leadership in line with market needs and global standards;
  • Work ​in partnership with UGHE teams focused on the programmatic, financial, operational, and administrative, with keen attention to and the responsibility for success in both content delivery and program operations​;
  • Lead the recruitment of the department’s full-time and part-time hires as necessary;
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation processes to track programmatic data and to apply lessons learned to not only continuously improve existing programs but also to thoughtfully accelerate the growth of the Executive Education portfolio;
  • Oversee participants’ admission process in collaboration with program organizers and donors, as needed;
Pending background and interests:
  • Serve as a teacher and mentor to Executive Education participants, MGHD (Global Health Delivery) and MBBS (MD) students;
  • Participate in the teaching and learning programs across the different academic programs at UGHE such as Gender Equity, MGHD (Global Health Delivery), MBBS (MD) and others ;
  • Conduct academic research and quality improvement activities in collaboration with faculty members and staff of UGHE.
Business Development and Administration Responsibilities
  • Retain existing clients supporting executive education offerings that leverage UGHE and Partners In Health’s unique expertise to enhance the University’s community impact;
  • Identify and actively network with prospective clients to cultivate strong relationships, establish a solid program pipeline, and build the capacity of leaders within their organizations (governmental, nongovernmental, and private sector) through Executive Education;
  • Develop and manage the department’s budget;
  • Oversee the recruitment of faculty and other teaching-related staff and support the courses’ content development process and delivery;
  • Serve on different UGHE committees and responsibilities as assigned by the leadership;
  • Supervise Executive Education team members, supporting their growth, performance, and professional development.
Other responsibilities
Be member of different committees and working groups
  • At least 5 years of management experience in a Chair-level position required (7+ years preferred), ideally within an international educational environment;
  • PhD or Master’s in public/global health, education, business, administration, or a related field;
  • Knowledge of the Executive Education market/industry on a global scale required;
  • Fluency with global health issues;
  • Knowledgeable about the landscape of global leadership training; leadership coaching certification or other relevant credential an added bonus.
  • Deep connections and contacts within global health networks;
  • Demonstrated experience in business development, complex sales, and strategic partnerships development;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and the ability to adapt communications to a range of audiences;
  • Demonstrated experience working with a variety of organizations, including NGOs, governmental bodies and ministries, and global universities;
  • Commitment to social justice and health care equity.
  • English proficiency required; French proficiency strongly preferred.
How to Apply
Applicants should provide: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) Degree, (3) A cover letter describing your interest in UGHE and relevant experience. Please upload these under the ‘Additional Files’ tab on the application page.
University of Global Health Equity is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Organizational Profile
UGHE is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system.
UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. The UGHE Center for Equity in Global Surgery (CEGS) is focused on contributing solutions to the imbalance in surgical access through five key pillars- Fellowship, Education and Training, Global Convening, Research and Innovation, and Policy and Advocacy. In partnership with several global surgery organizations, the Center provides support for both undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum development in the surgical sciences, clinical and community-based research across sub-Saharan Africa, and support for regional surgical, obstetrics, and anesthesia plans.
Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.
Commitment to Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment:
At UGHE, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including community members – as well as our students, contractors, staff, and visitors to our campus are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and any form of systemic abuse, whilst reducing risk and vulnerabilities. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with UGHE’s policy.
UGHE will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, harassment, sexual harassment and any form of systemic abuse or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By applying, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.


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