Managing Global Heath Care Delivery - Course Deliverer

University of Global Health Equity
Kigali, Rwanda (RW)
Apr 20, 2017
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Managing Global Health Care Delivery (MGHCD) Course Deliverer

Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)


The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a groundbreaking health sciences university in Rwanda that is training the next generation of global leaders from around the world in health care delivery, and serving as a global intellectual hub for delivery science. Owned and operated by Partners In Health (PIH), UGHE is a private institution leveraging expertise and resources from the Government of Rwanda, Harvard University, and other partners to create a global forum for delivery-focused teaching, research, clinical care, and implementation.

With innovative curricula rooted in the principles of health equity, and incorporating the latest advances in education technology, UGHE will offer undergraduate and graduate programs in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and global health delivery.

The Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD) is UGHE’s inaugural program. The University seeks a Course Deliverer for a course titled Managing Global Health Care Delivery (MGHCD). The course will be delivered between September and December 2017.  The course will take place in Rwanda and thus residence in Rwanda is necessary from September through December 2017.

Course Description:

MGHCD reviews strategy and management practices in global health programs and explores the essential components of high-value programs. MGHCD trains managers to apply, to test, and to refine current frameworks in health care delivery. Students will learn important managerial, administrative, and financial tools and theories to define and to achieve organizational goals and to create programmatic implementation plans.  Students will study the theory and practice of health care delivery, the role of different organizations within the health system, how they function in relation to one another, and how leaders can effect change.  The course highlights the array of stakeholder relationships which characterize global health, including relationships with purchasers, government leaders, health care providers, NGOs, and patients. Designed as an active-learning course, the course is heavily practice- and case-based. Students will utilize these skills to experience how the techniques enable effective attainment of health outcomes. The curriculum draws from the Global Health Delivery (GHD) and Harvard Business School case collections.

Framework for MGHCD course

  1. Understand the Health Care Delivery Value Chain by defining, assessing the strengths and weaknesses, and analyzing the relationships between the elements of the health care delivery value chain.
  2. Explore leadership, management, and governance (LGM) including organizational and HR management, policy and procedural development, defining and assessing roles and organizational structure.
  3. Build operational and administrative processes as well as implementation plans through finance, M&E, procurement, and supply chain management for scaling programs and interventions.

The MGHCD Course Deliverer will commit to:

  • Delivering an interactive and top-notch course relevant for diverse executive-style students working across the Rwandan health sector
  • Working closely with the UGHE Teaching and Learning Team and Course Director to oversee the instruction, coordination, and evaluation of the course
  • Responding promptly to student and administrative requests during the employment term
  • Supporting students outside of the classroom via in person and online modalities during the course
  • Mentoring students undertaking initiatives related to the course
  • Participating in the evaluation of students in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • Adhering to the UGHE Code of Conduct
  • UGHE aims to foster an environment in which all members work productively and equitably in pursuit of academic, professional, and personal excellence. The community supports expression, inquiry, intellectual honesty, respect for the dignity and diversity of others, and openness to constructive change. The community will be tolerant and supportive, characterized by civility and consideration for others. All community behavior must be in accordance with Rwandan law.
  • Adhering to the UGHE Honor Code
  • As members of the UGHE academic community, we are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, we make common cause with those in need, we listen to learn from others, and we operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Graduate level training that includes significant and diverse health management and business training with attention to global health and equity; MBA/MPA/MPH/MHA preferred
  • Experience delivering pedagogically innovative curriculum and experience teaching management of health delivery to master’s level students and/or professional audiences
  • Experience teaching graduate-level courses in resource-limited settings
  • Substantial experience with active learning methodologies, flipped classes, and blended classes
  • Substantial experience in case-based learning
  • Excellent English skills
  • Experience mentoring and coaching master’s-level students


Applicants should provide: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) a list of relevant courses or workshops taught including the student profile, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, (3) a personal statement addressing teaching philosophy pertinent to health care and management and experience working with diverse student populations, (4) contact information for at least two professional references. Applicants may be asked for a video of their teaching, and/or to teach a sample class.

Non-discrimination Policy:

UGHE is committed to providing equal opportunity and will make all academic decisions without regard to factors such as race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, and sexual orientation. This applies to all areas, including, but not limited to, recruitment, admission, academic evaluation, and financial assistance.