The MGH Center for Global Health (CGH) serves as a hub for the hospital’s global health community. It allows MGH to amplify its commitment to and advancements in research, innovation, and compassionate care in ways that impact the lives of the most underserved people – across the country and around the globe.
The Global Health Staff Associate will provide operations and logistic support to the following programs within the MGH Center for Global Health:
The Global Disaster Response and Humanitarian Action (GDRHA) team works to provide a professional response to those affected by disasters and humanitarian emergencies around the world by building and training a roster of volunteers and partnering with programs within CGH and MGH as well as with outside organizations.
The Global Nursing team promotes nursing leadership and increasing the quality of patient care in the most underserved communities through education, global partnerships and hands-on training opportunities.
The Asylum Clinic is dedicated to providing forensic medical and psychological evaluations to survivors of persecution seeking asylum in the United States and educating the medical community on caring for immigrants and refugees. See the latest article on the Asylum Clinic: Steering the Asylum Clinic to the Future: How the Asylum Clinic Responded to COVID-19
Global Disaster Response and Humanitarian Action:
- Assist with ongoing humanitarian programs and trainings, as well as acute disaster responses
- Assist with GDRHA fundraising and development efforts
- Work on special projects as assigned by the GDRHA leadership team
In preparation for potential disaster deployments, the Staff Associate will be required to do the following:
- Complete the required GDRHA online trainings:
- Building a Better Response (BBR) aims to strengthen the capacity of NGO staff, as well as other humanitarian actors, to engage in humanitarian coordination and improve response to the needs of crisis-affected populations.
- BSAFE: Online Course provided by the United Nations covers basic safety and security preparedness while working overseas, provided by the UN Department of Safety and Security.
- Review the CGH Travel Health, Safety and Security guidelines.
- Become familiar with the recruitment and onboarding process, including the GDRHA volunteer database REDCap.
- Under the direction of the Deputy Director, conduct inventory of the GDRHA deployment supply and help reorganize deployment supplies.
- Explore topics as requested for the Global Nursing Fellowship Program
- Assist with logistical management of CGH nursing activities
- Assist in the development of nursing educational material or reports as directed
- Assist in updating information for the CGH – Nursing website
Global Nursing Deliverables:
- Under the supervision of the Nursing Director, create a draft outline of virtual modules for nurse leadership didactics (for potential administration beginning Fall 2021 or January 2022).
- Research/create a report on platforms that best deliver virtual trainings, include pertinent information such as ease of use, special features, hosting size and pricing (audience will be in Africa).
- Administration/dissemination of training assessment forms and self-assessment surveys to nurse leadership program participants.
- Under the supervision of the lead clinic coordinator, assist with day-to-day clinic operations including referral triage and helping connect our clients with outside social services.
- Assist in updating Asylum Clinic database statistics, intake forms, and other special projects as assigned.
- Attend monthly large and small group team meetings as desired.
Asylum Clinic Deliverables:
- Generate a report on our current client base utilizing RedCap, which will assist the Asylum Clinic with creation of a compelling marketing piece regarding the work it performs on behalf of those seeking asylum in the U.S.
Short term position: Approximately 240 hrs. spread across 8 to 12 weeks, approximately 30-35 hours/week.
- Currently enrolled in a graduate program and seeking a degree in a field related to Global Health (e.g., MPH, MS, MPA, MBA)
- Prior professional experience preferred but not required
- Flexibility: Ability to work within changing and often dynamic situations
- Time Management: Ability to organize time and priorities effectively, asking for direction when appropriate. Flexibility to handle multiple tasks and deadline pressures.
- Quality Assurance: Skills to work efficiently and effectively and strives to do so in all aspects of position. Ability to engender these skills among staff.
- Communication and Interpersonal: Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organization skills. Ability to work across cultures and be confident and productive working in settings of diversity.
- Analytical Skills: Ability to conceptualize and conduct complex analysis (financial and operational) as well as ability to process extensive detail with positive outcome, and adhere to a methodical approach in all undertakings
- Critical Thinking/Decision Making: Ability to appropriately evaluate all aspects of a situation and to independently make appropriate and timely decisions.
- Information Systems/Technology Skills: Exceptional computer skills (including working knowledge of Microsoft Office, electronic mail, Internet, and databases).