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CONTINUING EDUCATION SPECIALIST: The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH)

Job Location:

Seattle, WA, United States

Job Description:

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for four consecutive years.

The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health that works in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco. I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners to support efficient, well-ordered health care systems that provide high quality care to all citizens.

I-TECH has been working in South Africa since 2002, across a variety of programs aimed at strengthening the health care workforce and health systems aligned to National and PEPFAR priorities. Currently, the primary goal is to provide technical assistance to the National and Provincial Departments of Health to strengthen the primary health care system in relationship to HIV/TB/STI prevention, care and treatment.

The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) has an outstanding opportunity for a Continuing Education Specialist.

The Continuing Education Specialist guides the development, implementation and evaluation of training programs, the development of curriculum and training resources, innovates and builds audiences for new training approaches, and integrates evidence based theory and adult learning pedagogy. The position has a central role on an assigned HQ Country Project Team in developing and implementing strategies to build the capacity of local stakeholders to manage global health programs aimed at strengthening the skills of health care professionals in low-resource settings and the sustainability of the broader health care system. The position provides regular program management services for all training related activities. In addition, this position works with I-TECH Country Office staff and staff of partner organizations, including national ministries of health, to champion and guide initiatives for the development and delivery of high quality training interventions aimed at strengthening the nation’s healthcare workforce and broader healthcare system.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Instructional Design, Capacity Development, and Technical Assistance

• Develop and adapt curriculum and training material, or advise on the curriculum development process.

• Consult and coordinate with clinical content experts, technical working groups, and quality improvement staff throughout the development, review and piloting process.

• Collaborate with Country Office staff, Team members, and representatives of partner organizations to design and deliver appropriate training programs based on funder requests and assessed needs.

• Contribute to strategic planning conversations with I-TECH Country Office staff, Team members, partners and Ministry of Health staff.

• Provide technical assistance on training design and methodologies from concept to implementation, based on instructional design principles.

• Develop, implement and analyze needs assessments and training evaluations.

• Develop capacity in instructional design and interactive training methods for I-TECH Country Office staff, Team members, partners, and Ministry of Health staff.

• Provide consultation to ensure adherence to adopted training program standards.

• Provide technical input and vision on sound and innovative capacity building and program transition strategies.

• Provide mentoring and coaching to local staff in I-TECH Country Offices, partner organizations such as universities and ministries of health, and newly hired UW staff. This is an ongoing and critical education and training component of this position.

Program Design

• Work with the Senior Program Manager and Country Office staff in developing annual workplans, including identifying deliverables, tasks, accountabilities, and results indicators, and in establishing mechanisms to assure efficient work plan implementation.

• Contribute to the program design related to training approaches

• Collaborate with technical staff on the team to identify in-country technical assistance needs, assure a response to these needs, and link to network-wide initiatives and resources.

• Research, conduct, and summarize literature reviews to inform and influence program design activities.

• Represent I-TECH in meetings with external organizations, as needed.

• Monitor HQ-based consulting agreements including well-defined scope of work, deliverables, and compensation terms. Recruit, hire, evaluate, and discharge consultants to help meet training program needs.

• As needed, assist with recruitment and hiring of in-country staff positions, including development of job descriptions, interview questions, and screening tools.

Monitoring & Evaluation

• Contribute to the development of logic models and monitoring and evaluation plans, helping clarify objectives and process and outcome indicators as they relate to effective training methods.

• In collaboration with the Country Office, develop, track and report on program progress, outputs, and outcomes consistent with adopted logic models and indicators.

• Identify strategies and implement practices to close existing gaps between data points identified in the M&E framework and actual data collection activities.

Reporting & Knowledge Sharing

• Prepare progress reports to funders.

• Develop and deliver reports and presentations effectively conveying best practices and novel methodologies.

• Contribute to the documentation and knowledge sharing of program results through articles, conference posters, web postings, and presentations.

• Orient, and coach less-experienced professional staff in technical areas related to training program and curriculum design and implementation.

Job Requirements:

REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s in Public Health, Health Administration or related field; and a minimum of four years of experience contributing to training programs and providing a lead role in curriculum development processes, to include roles in complex, multi-faceted initiatives. Five or more years of working in low or under resourced settings.

Past experience demonstrating:

• Knowledge of public health principles and practices relevant to addressing prevalent health issues in low resource settings.

• Advanced knowledge of program management principles and practices related to public health program design and implementation.

• Advanced level knowledge of the principles and practices of instructional design and adult learning.

• Experience working effectively with clinicians, technical experts, and government officials.

• Experienced at working collaboratively guided by priorities set in-country.

• Skill at communicating with colleagues from a variety of cultural and technical backgrounds in a respectful and diplomatic manner.

• Skill in flexible and independent problem-solving.

• Exceptional writing skills.

• Strong analytical skills; ability to synthesize complex data and present it in a clear, logical, appropriate format for a range of target audiences.

• Exceptional skill with Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint, and competency in Excel

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

WORKING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

This full time position is based at the I-TECH offices at the UW in Seattle. The Continuing Education Specialist requires up to 30% travel to countries that often lack adequate public health and safety infrastructure. Travelers must be prepared to follow the UW and US government recommended precautions and prophylaxis for travel safety and disease prevention. The Continuing Education Specialist requires frequent participation in early morning and late evening telephone conference calls in order to accommodate time zone differences between Seattle and its country project sites.


COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

The Department of Global Health recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age. The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

BENEFITS
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/BAAG-Acad-Prof-Librarian-draft_2-18.pdf.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL
Professional

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
Master's degree

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The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required.


Contact Information:

Contact: Employment Specialist
University of Washington
Email: UWEmployment@gmail.com
Website: http://www.washington.edu/

Posted:

June 29, 2018

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