Global Health Corps Job Vacancy: Social Protection and Health Fellow - Washington DC

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About Global Health Corps
Global Health Corps (GHC) is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of diverse, disruptive global health leaders. Founded in 2009, we competitively recruit talented professionals (ages 21-30) from a range of sectors and backgrounds and place them in high-impact roles within partner organizations -- including Clinton Health Access Initiative, Partners in Health, Planned Parenthood Global, and Government Ministries in Zambia, Rwanda, and Uganda -- working on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia.

GHC is seeking fellows from a wide range of backgrounds, geographies, and expertise. Through a one-year paid fellowship program, fellows provide the expertise and leadership potential needed to fill capacity gaps in global health.

About the Placement Organization
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) supports efforts by Latin America and Caribbean countries to reduce poverty and inequality. We aim to bring about development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. Established in 1959, we are the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, with a strong commitment to achieve measurable results, increased integrity, transparency and accountability. We have an evolving reform agenda that seeks to increase our development impact in the region.
While we are a regular bank in many ways, we are also unique in some key respects. Besides loans, we also provide grants and technical assistance and complete research. Our shareholders are 48 member countries, including 26 Latin American and Caribbean borrowing members, who have a majority ownership of the IDB.

Position Overview
The Social Protection and Health Fellow will be based in Washington D.C. and will be an integral team member in the IDB’s Social Protection and Health Division (SPH), participating in the preparation and supervision of health projects, and addressing top priorities in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Through its Division of Social Protection and Health, the IDB helps countries in the region expand access to integrated primary health care services, strengthen health system organization and performance, set priorities in meeting current and emerging needs, and properly finance rising health costs in order to achieve healthier and more equitable societies.

Examples of work assignments include analyzing health data to establish country epidemiological profiles, designing interventions tailored to address public health challenges, and supervising the implementation of such interventions. The Fellow will work with experienced, multidisciplinary teams, and will be supervised by and work closely with SPH specialists.

  • Participate as a team member in two of the Division’s regional programs: Salud Mesoamerica SM2015 and SPOON: Sustained Program to Improve Nutrition, and in Sectoral Economic Work projects
  • Process and analyze health data
  • Produce background information and review literature
  • Support preparatory work for approval of health projects (design of interventions, monitoring and evaluation arrangements, among other activities)
  • Support activities for the supervision of the implementation stage of health projects
  • Participate in missions to LAC countries during project preparation and supervision

Required Skills and Experience
  • Citizenship of one of the 48 IDB member countries (HERE)
  • Fluency and strong writing skills in Spanish and English.
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Demonstrated ability to design and/or implement projects in developing countries
  • Experience in health economics, public health and/or medicine
  • Knowledge of statistical programs (e.g. Stata)
  • Experience working with databases
  • Creativity and ability to work well in teams
Fellowship Logistics
During the fellowship year, all fellows are provided with:

  • A pre-tax living stipend of $1100/month
  • Housing and utilities
  • Health insurance
  • A professional development grant of $600
  • An award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Travel costs covered to and from placement site, training and retreats Living and Working in the United States: Fellows are provided with housing and utilities during the fellowship year. Housing arrangements vary based on location within the country. Fellows placed at the Inter-American Development Bank will live with other fellows in a furnished apartment in Washington, DC, an urban center.
Check out over 160 Global Health Corps Fellowship positions on our website: HERE

How to apply:
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Applications will close February 2nd, 2016.

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