Project Facilitator at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) | Kigali: Deadline: 16-02-2024

Project Facilitator at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) | Kigali: Deadline: 16-02-2024

Jan 18,2024

Project Facilitator, Kikundi Community of Practice




Position Title: Project Facilitator, Kikundi Community of Practice


Reports to: Chair, Center for One Health


Group/Department: Center for One Health, University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)


Location: Kigali, Rwanda


Organizational Profile


The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a groundbreaking health sciences university in Rwanda that trains global leaders to deliver high-quality health care. Owned and operated by Partners in Health, UGHE is a private institution that leverages expertise and resources from the Government of Rwanda, Harvard Medical School, and key partners to create a global forum for delivery-focused teaching, research, clinical care, and implementation.


Role Overview


The Facilitator will support the implementation of a digitally supported Community of Practice (CoP) for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Program Managers throughout Africa called Kikundi. The CoP provides a collaborative platform for NTD Program Managers across Africa to share, learn, and work together on solving common NTD implementation and management challenges in the pursuit of reaching national and global NTD benchmarks.




Community of Practice (CoP)


Provide expertise and leadership in managing the Community of Practice

Serve as a facilitator and content manager of the CoP digital platform, including accessing, summarizing new, and existing NTD resources and literature and managing message boards.

Populate CoP digital platform with content (discussion questions, new resources, etc.) that inspires participation, conversation, and connection.

Update and publish digital platform content, including maintaining web pages and event calendars.

Liase with Kikundi’s membership on a regular basis to identify needs, address issues, meet expectations, and create a healthy rapport.

Decisively problem solve implementation issues and guide team to resolution.

Identify obstacles to and find solutions for proper CoP implementation.

Oversee all project logistics and communication throughout the project lifecycle.

Oversee the Leadership Council and Advisory Committee membership and plan and facilitate regular meetings.

Organize regular conference calls with partner organizations, including sharing agendas and action items.

Curate a monthly newsletter for the CoP in collaboration

Perform other tasks as required by the Kikundi Project Manager and Chair of the Center for One Health


Center for One Health


Support UGHE academic processes and programs related to research, curriculum, staff, faculty, and students.

Provide general support to the Center for One Health.

Serve on UGHE committees and represent UGHE on external committees as assigned.

Perform additional duties as required.




Master’s degree

Fluency in English and French required

Experience working on NTDs is an advantage.

Proven skills to organize and execute logistics.

Experience working with adult learners.

Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ability to manage, organize, develop plans, and generate data to make decisions.

Exemplary interpersonal skills: ability to effectively collaborate with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries.

Demonstrated strategic thinking and analytical skills, good judgment, and creative problem-solving.

Proficient computer skills with fluency in Microsoft Office Suite programs including Excel, Google Suite products, and learning management systems.

Familiarity with qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis and related software

Exemplary interpersonal skills: ability to effectively collaborate with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries.

Demonstrated strategic thinking and analytical skills, good judgment, and creative problem-solving.


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 before 16th February 2024.


UGHE 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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