Job opportunities at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)

  1. Research Assistant, Office of the Dean of Research 

Department: Office of the Dean of Research, Innovation and quality 

Report to: Dean of research

Position Overview 

The Research Assistant will provide strategic and operational support to the Dean of Research, playing a crucial role in advancing UGHE’s research agenda and propelling its global health impact. This position offers an exceptional opportunity to gain invaluable experience in a dynamic research setting, contributing directly to shaping UGHE’s research direction and activities


  • Strategic Support:
    • Conduct comprehensive research to inform the Dean’s strategic planning initiatives for UGHE’s research focus areas.
    • Analyze current trends and developments in global health research, identifying emerging priorities and potential areas for collaboration.
    • Assist with developing and implementing a comprehensive research strategy aligned with UGHE’s mission and vision.


2. Health Professions Education

Reports to: Chair, Educational Development and Quality Center

Department: Educational Development and Quality Centre

Location: Butaro & Kigali, Rwanda

Position Overview:

The Faculty, Health Professions Education at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) will play a pivotal role in advancing the institution’s commitment to excellence in health professions education. The faculty will serve as a member of the UGHE’s Master’s in Health Professions Education program teaching team and will contribute to content development, teaching, assessment, feedback and program review. The faculty will also play a significant role in the functions of the EDQC – providing expertise in curriculum development and review, assessment strategies, CPDs, research, quality assurance and innovative approaches to pedagogy across all academic programs at UGHE.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership and Program Development of the Masters in Health Professions Education:

    • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Master’s in Health Professions Education program, in all aspects of curriculum design, content development, content delivery, assessment, feedback, student advising, research, instructional design and student attainment in the program.
    • Contribute to a multi-stakeholder implementation committee, fostering collaboration among faculty, administrators, and external partners to ensure successful program launch and ongoing implementation and development.
    • Contribute to program-specific learning outcomes and competencies that reflect contemporary best practices in health professions education.
  • Seek out and foster partnerships with experts and institutions nationally and globally to support the program, including visiting faculty, funding and placements


3. Assistant Professor and above, Community Health and Social Medicine

Reports to: Head Godley-St. Goar department of Community Health and Social Medicine

Location: Butaro, Rwanda


The Department of Community Health and Social Medicine at UGHE is at the forefront of training global health practitioners and clinicians in utilizing advanced community health approaches and social medicine principles. Our primary goal is to foster the creation of a more just society with equitable access to health and wellness. Our department’s training model is designed to immerse learners in real-world scenarios and challenges through direct interactions with communities. We place a strong emphasis on the practical application of social medicine principles, including patient accompaniment and shared mastery, across all our programs.

At the core of our work are the three pillars of Education, Research, and Community Engagement. These pillars are not just foundational but integral to the department’s mission of advancing the understanding and practice of community health and social medicine. Through rigorous education, cutting-edge research, and meaningful community engagement, we strive to make a lasting impact on global healthcare delivery and social justice.

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 committed to an exceptional educational experience rooted in dynamic and engaging courses prioritizing a high degree of faculty mentorship and Community-Based Education (CBE).

Position overview

The faculty will develop and deliver innovative and high-quality programs, among which the Master of Science in Global Health delivery (MGHD) with a focus on Community Health and Social Medicine. She/he will support curriculum review and update for Community Based Education of medical students at UGHE, teach in the global CBE program, community engagement, and research.

The faculty will be required to collaborate with all departments at the university, as well as external partners such as the ministry of health, local leadership, and other organizations to develop creative learning platforms for learners. The suitable candidate has a strong background in community health, social medicine, education, and research. The ideal candidate should possess the capacity to use her/his expertise to develop curricula and use innovative pedagogy for diverse groups of learners.


Teaching (60%)

    • Be the program lead for the MGHD-Community Health and Social Medicine track at UGHE.
    • Prepare curricula, syllabus, course outlines, and course content in Community Health and Social Medicine for students at the University of Global Health Equity’s MGHD-Community health and Social Medicine track.
  • Develop and deliver Community Health and Social medicine courses to MBBS, MGHD, UGHE staff and UGHE partners including international students and the community.
  • Develop strategies and metrics to evaluate social medicine competencies for students.
  • Participate in the development and delivery of Community Health and Social Medicine courses at UGHE.
  • Participate in Community Based Education course development and delivery for MBBS students.
  • Participate in the Global Community Based Education(G-CBE) course development and delivery for international students.
  • Contextualize and adapt teaching content in line with the MGHD- Community Health and Social Medicine program.
  • Identify and engage potential learning sites/organisations for students.
  • Serve as course instructor in other modules of MGHD and MBBS as either in the lead or supporting role where skills and expertise apply. Courses may include Humanities and Social Sciences, Leadership and Management, Qualitative Research, Practicum, Fellowships, and Executive Education courses.
  • Utilize dynamic and outcome-driven teaching practices (including team-based and problem-based learning approaches) to develop students’ critical thinking abilities and technical expertise.
  • Oversee the ongoing design, instruction, coordination, and evaluation of the MGHD-Community Health and Social Medicine course.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of students in a timely and comprehensive manner, consistent with UGHE monitoring and evaluation protocol and course assessment criteria.


4. Campus Life Coordinator

Location: Butaro, Burera District, Rwanda

Position Overview

The primary role of a Campus Life Assistant will be to provide support for the broad range of Campus life provided to both students and staff on campus. As a Campus Life Assistant at University of Global Health Equity, you will play a vital role in assisting to create vibrant life on campus by supporting the Campus Life Coordinator duties. You will support in general administration, logistic planning, and event planning for both students and staff. You will be ensuring campus residence receive timely assistance and have access to resources that enhance their life outside work and academic.


    • Present a professional, helpful atmosphere and positive attitude to students and staff.
    • Provide administrative support to the Campus Life Coordinator and generally to the team, collection, and compilation of all Campus Life Materials.
    • Maintain accurate inventory count for the campus life materials, supervise the recreational areas and its maintenance, and report any damage.
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of university procedures and regulations.
    • Maintain campus life records and update all the Campus Life Trackers.
    • Coordinate travel and all travel related arrangements (accommodation, conference registrations, etc.) for participating students in conferences, games, and other non-academic activities.
    • Handle routine tasks pertaining to the program’s successful execution, including submitting work orders, obtaining hospitality items, and setting up as needed.
    • Assist with the supervision of work study students.
    • Exhibit sensitivity toward students while honoring the confidentiality and privacy of student records and sensitive information.
    • Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.
    • Keeping good knowledge of UGHE programs, processes, and issues to handle inquiries effectively, given the range of activities and rapid development of the University.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Line Manager
    • Coordinate student and staff events, workshops, and orientation sessions in collaboration with other University departments.
    • Plan and execute the Gala Dinners for MGHD Cohorts
    • Manage scheduling for advising appointments and maintain confidentiality of student information.
    • Foster an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students and staff, promoting cross-cultural understanding and respect.
    • Communicate regularly with the students Council via email and in-person meetings to provide updates and information.
  • Collaborate with the marketing and communications team to develop content for social media platforms for all students’ engagements and campus life.
  • Collect feedback from students and staff regarding the effectiveness of support services and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Stay informed about trends and best practices in student services, particularly those relevant to a diverse and Global Health population.
  • Participate in development opportunities to enhance the life standards of the community surrounding the campus through the community engagement programs.
  • Work hand in hand with hospitality team during campus life events.


5. Research Assistant, Institute of global health equity research 

Department: Office of the Dean of Research, Innovation and quality/Director of IGHER 

Report to: Director of IGHER

Location: Butaro campus 

Job Overview 

The Research Assistant will play a pivotal role in supporting the diverse research activities conducted at the Institute of Global Health Equity Research (IGHER), with a unique focus on the establishment of a Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS). This position offers an enriching opportunity to gain valuable experience in a fast-paced research setting, contributing to impactful projects that address pressing global health concerns and the development of a critical population health surveillance tool.


  • Research Support:
  • Assist researchers with various projects, including literature reviews, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Prepare research protocols, grant proposals, and technical reports, ensuring accuracy and adherence to ethical guidelines.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of research tools and methodologies, such as surveys and questionnaires, specific to the HDSS and other research projects.
  • Manage and maintain research databases, ensuring data integrity and facilitating efficient retrieval.
  • HDSS Development and Implementation (New):
  • Work closely with the HDSS team to establish the system framework, including defining the study population, sampling strategies, and data collection methods.
  • Assist with the development of data collection tools and protocols specific to the HDSS, ensuring they are culturally appropriate and efficient.
  • Participate in pilot testing of HDSS tools and procedures, providing feedback for refinement.
  • Contribute to the development of community engagement strategies for the HDSS, fostering collaboration and participation.
  • Communication and Collaboration:
  • Prepare presentations and reports summarizing research findings for dissemination to a diverse audience.
  • Communicate effectively with researchers, collaborators, stakeholders, and community members, both internally and externally.
  • Maintain a positive and collaborative work environment, fostering open communication and teamwork.
  • Additional Responsibilities:
  • Stay informed about current trends and developments in relevant global health research areas, particularly those related to HDSS.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Institute or research team leads.



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