One Health Research Associate

University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) Butaro, Rwanda


Position Title: One Health Research Associate
Reports to: Director, One Health
Group/Department: University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)
Location: Butaro, Rwanda

Role Overview

The primary role of the One Health Research Associate will be to provide research support to the One Health team. They will also be involved in One Health curriculum development, as well as serve as support for MGHD and MBBS/MGHD students. The One Health Research Associate will have the opportunity to develop their research skills.

The One Health Research Associate will liaise closely with the MGHD and MBBS/MGHD Teaching and Learning (T&L) teams at UGHE.


Program Administration

  • Support One Health academic processes and programs related to research, curriculum, staff, faculty and students;
  • Provide general administrative support to the One Health department and represent UGHE at One Health meetings and events;
  • Chair meetings for the One Health Collaborative technical group; develop new and promote existing relationships with members of the Collaborative, other organizations, and scholars across the world;
  • Support the creation of a UGHE One Health student club chapter;
  • Support with recruitment and hiring of One Health faculty and staff; and,
  • Support with the recruitment and mentoring of One Health students.


  • Support One Health research in partnership with UGHE students, faculty, and other institutional partners;
  • Mentor students completing One Health research projects through their practicum or other relevant research opportunities;
  • Support  with data collection and conducting qualitative and/or quantitative analyses, including data management;
  • Support in writing project deliverables, such as protocols, reports, and publications;
  • Conduct literature searches and reviews and support with ethics review submissions;
  • Support the establishment of an interdisciplinary research team; and,
  • Support resource mobilization for the One Health programming, including preparing grant applications to external funding sources, coordinating reporting to external funders, and managing financial approvals and other financial processes.

Curriculum Design

  • Support in the integration of One Health content throughout all of UGHE’s courses
  • Use technical content to develop pre-class assignments, instruction sequences to guide course delivery, post-class assignments, and overall evaluation tools;
  • Provide technical research to support content development; and
  • Prepare presentations and contribute to the development of scholarship and practical materials for the One Health department .

Student Experience and Support Management

  • Liaise with and support students during class and office hours, identify supplementary academic materials, and provide student feedback;
  • Design and lead supplementary programming on academic writing, literature reviews, and principles of academic integrity; occasionally facilitate in-class instruction; and,
  • Support and participate in admissions and selection processes.


  • Master’s degree in the fields that make up One Health (i.e. human, animal or environmental health);
  • Research experience (in undergraduate or graduate school);
  • Basic understanding of research methods and practical knowledge of research implementation;
  • Familiarity with qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis and related software;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Fluency in English; Kinyarwanda language skills beneficial;
  • Experience working with adult learners and faculty;
  • Experience working in Rwanda or in other relevant contexts;
  • Ability to manage, organize, develop plans and generate data to make decisions;
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to effectively collaborate with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries;
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and analytical skills, good judgment, and creative problem-solving; and,
  • Proficient computer skills with fluency in Microsoft Office Suite programs including Excel, Google Suite products, and learning management systems

 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 program: the Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. 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 health care 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 University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Partners In Health 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.

How to apply

Applicants should provide: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter, (3) a personal statement addressing candidate’s experience working in a related field, (4) names and contact information of three professional references who can attest to experience in education, leadership and management experience; at least one of these references should be an immediate supervisor and (5) copies of all degrees earned and current professional certifications.

Please upload your cover letter, personal statement, and proof of degrees attained as a single PDF file under "Additional Files" on the application page.