University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) Butaro, Rwanda Kigali, Rwanda


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Title: Faculty, Master's in Global Health Delivery, Option in Global Surgery

 Reports to: Chair, Center for Equity in Global Surgery 

Location: Butaro and Kigali, Rwanda  



UGHE seeks a faculty, an educator, who can use a creative approach coupled with the energy and dedication to: 


  1. develop, modify, deliver, and direct the different modules under the MGHD program – Option in Global Surgery 
  1. develop, modify, and deliver various global surgery modules for the Center for Equity in Global Surgery related MBBS (MD) and nursing programs 
  1. Lead global surgery related research projects 


The faculty should demonstrate expertise and experience in teaching and learning,  developing and leading academic programs, robust research portfolio, student mentorship and advising, and leadership. The faculty will be required to teach other courses at UGHE, according to their expertise. The faculty is expected to live and work within Rwanda (Kigali and Butaro) to undertake this role.  



  1. Teaching (40%) 
  • Prepare curricula, syllabus, course outlines and course content in global surgery for students at the University of Global Health Equity’s Master of Sciences in Global Health – track in Global Surgery. 
  • Participate in global surgery related curriculum and content development, delivery and assessments of undergraduate and graduate levels students at UGHE 
  • Deliver training to students, faculty, and other relevant stakeholders on global surgery 
  • Teach fellows, postgraduate researchers, and research collaborators within the portfolio of the Center for Equity in Global Surgery 
  • Contribute to student assessment at various academic programs at UGHE 
  • Serve as module and program director at the MGHD track in global surgery 


  1. Supervising and mentoring (20%) 
  • Contribute to student mentorship and advising  
  • Supervise and mentor UGHE’s junior staff in professional development, including education and research on global surgery 
  • Participate in staff training activities 
  • Provide supervision for surgical fellows at UGHE and at partner sites  


  1. Conduct and collaborate on research (30%) 
  • Engage/ collaborate in the Center’s research activities  
  • Lead global surgery related research projects 
  • Undertake research leading to peer-reviewed publications  
  • Contribute to global surgery advocacy efforts 
  • Generate research project related funding  
  • Support resource mobilization for the CEGS, including preparing grant applications and proposals to external funding sources 


  1. Organizational development (10%) 
  • Collaborate with the Center Co-chairs and other key personnel at UGHE on strategic planning for the Center for Global Health Equity 
  • Establish collaborative links with other institutions, including industrial, commercial, and public organizations 
  • Provide support for UGHE based Global Surgery Conferences, as well as contribute to professional conferences and seminars 
  • Carry out administrative tasks related to departmental and CEGS activities through involvement in committees and boards 
  • Engage in UGHE’s organizational reviews and processes, such as policy and strategy development activities etc.  
  • Contribute to an interdisciplinary Global Surgery research team 


  • PhD in Global Health or PhD in Public Health with demonstrable experience in Global Surgery 
  • Background in health (MD, nursing, midwifery) is preferred 
  • Global surgery qualification or fellowship experience will be an added advantage 
  • Postgraduate surgical qualification will be an advantage 
  • Demonstrable and measurable experience in Academic Global Surgery: program development, teaching, student supervision, student assessment research and teaching 
  • Proven track record of academic experience (teaching and research) - Minimum of five (5) years  
  • Proven experience in curriculum development, delivery, student mentoring and assessment 
  • Expertise in research methods and practical knowledge of research implementation 
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills: ability to effectively collaborate with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, facilitation, and presentation skills 
  • Familiarity with qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis and related software  
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently 
  • Commitment to equity in access to surgical care 
  • Commitment to work in a fast-paced environment and employ diverse pedagogical strategies 
  • Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Drive                                        


  • Teaching through diverse pedagogical strategies 
  • Research skills 
  • Excellent written and spoken English                                                                 


Applicants should provide: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) graduate transcripts, (3) a list of relevant courses taught including the student profile, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations. (4) a personal statement addressing teaching philosophy and experience working with diverse student populations, (5) at least 5 examples of representative scholarship, e.g. a peer-reviewed article. Please upload these under the ‘Additional Files’ tab on the application page.  


Organizational Profile

 The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree: 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. UGHE 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.