Lecturer, Simulation and Skills Track

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) Butaro, Rwanda



Job Title: Lecturer, Simulation and Skills Track  

Department: Educational Development and Quality Center (EDQC)  

Reports to: Manager, Simulation and Skills Center  

Location: Butaro - Rwanda  


Position overview:  

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is seeking a Lecturer to support the academic programs and operations of UGHE’s simulation center. UGHE aims to become the leading light for simulation education in the region, and its Butaro campus houses a state-of-the art simulation center. Under the direction of the simulation center Manager, this Lecturer would provide support with day-to-day operations of the center including scenario development, teaching, scheduling, set-up, and flexible moving of equipment. The Lecturer would also support the simulation team as needed with administrative, research, and special projects. UGHE would provide professional development opportunities to ensure adequate preparation for this role.  


  • Collaborate closely with the Basic Medical Sciences (BMS), Clinical faculty and other faculty at UGHE to develop simulation curricula at the appropriate level of instruction for medical students.  

  • Design, pilot, run and evaluate simulation scenarios for medical students and other learners at UGHE’s simulation center. 

  • Work with the simulation technician to run simulation equipment during simulation training scenarios.  

  • Ensure supervision of learners in the center, maintaining safe practices and abiding by all established policies and procedures for the center.  

  • Examining and evaluating learners to confirm that learning has taken place.  

  • Support Nursing and Midwifery department and other departments at UGHE with integrating simulation into their curriculums 

  • Support the simulation team in the day-to-day operations at the center including scheduling the usage, signing out, and movement of simulation center equipment.  

  • Maintain the simulation center inventory and conduct routine inventory updates with the simulation technician 

  • Monitor and ensure appropriate standards of the center cleanliness, safe storage, and disposal of simulation equipment.  

  • Assist the simulation center Manager in equipment budgeting for the center.  

  • Follow-up and track the procurement of new simulation equipment.  

  • Work with the chair of EDQC and the simulation center team to create sustainable local and global partnerships for simulation.  

  • Performs other related duties as required 



  • Undertake research leading to peer-reviewed publications focused on medical education, simulation-based education, global health delivery and equity. 

  • Participate in Basic Sciences and Clinical research projects, as needed.  


  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or an equivalent degree earned in East Africa within the last four years.  

  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience as a Medical Doctor  

  • Not being subject to any retention contract with the Ministry of Health of Rwanda 

  • Proficient knowledge of clinical scenarios and emergency procedures  

  • Experience in designing and conducting research studies related to healthcare and medical education. 

  • Proficiency in using statistical analysis software for data analysis. 

  • Computer literacy, with proficiency in the Excel, Microsoft Office suite and content development 

  • Enthusiasm to work with an academic team to develop and employ diverse pedagogical strategies. 

  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills (Kinyarwanda or French fluency desired)  

  • Ability to multitask, work well as a member of a team, and demonstrate flexibility in a fast-packed work environment.  

  • Ability to pay attention to detail and quality. 

  • Results oriented with adherence to deliverable and deadlines. 

  • Willingness to relocate to Butaro, Rwanda. 

To Apply:  

Applicants should provide: (1) a resume, (2) a cover letter detailing interest and aptitude for the position, (3) names and contact information of three professional references who can attest to work experience, and (4) copies of all degrees earned. Please upload your cover letter and copies of degrees as a single PDF file under "Additional Files" on the application page.  

University of Global Health Equity 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. 

Organization profile:

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is on a mission to radically change the way health care is delivered around the world. UGHE is a new university based in Rwanda that is growing the next generation of global health professionals—doctors, nurses, researchers, and public health and policy experts—into leaders and change makers who strive to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all. The University launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD). 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. 

In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality healthcare to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.   

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 UGHE team 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 submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.