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Our team is growing! We are looking for mission-driven people who want to make a difference in the humanitarian field globally.

We are currently hiring for the following positions. Application instructions are found at the bottom of each individual posting.

Professional Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow - Human Rights and Transitional Justice

About the Position
HHI is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in human rights and transitional justice (TJ) with strong analytical and statistical skills. This one-year fellowship is expected to begin on or around January 1, 2022 with the possibility of extension. 

The fellow will work with Prof. Phuong Pham and Prof. Patrick Vinck at HHI and a joint Harvard-Tulane program, Transitional Justice Evaluation Tools (TJET),  evaluating the effectiveness of transitional justice policies such as prosecutions, truth commissions, reparations, and vetting and lustration. The data and evidence generated by this project will serve to design better policy to address the complex needs of survivors of violence and conflict for accountability, with particular emphasis on the need to prevent, respond to, and end impunity for sexual and gender-based violence in conflict and mass atrocity. The grant focuses on the following case countries: Cambodia, Central African Republic, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Iraq, Mali, Sri Lanka, Haiti, and Myanmar. The fellow will report to Prof. Pham and Prof. Vinck.

The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to work in collaboration HHI lead faculty to: 

  • Analyze existing data
  • Collect additional data when needed
  • Produce peer-reviewed publications 
  • Support the overall development of the Global TJ Index 
  • Attend workshops and meetings organized by the Global TJ program

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in a discipline related to transitional justice, political science, statistics, or data science
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research background 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluency in English

Additional Qualifications

  • Additional language competencies (e.g., French, Spanish, Arabic, etc.) are preferred.
  • This is a 12-month position based in Boston with possibility for extension; working virtually internationally may be allowed until conditions allow for relocations to the Boston area.
  • Preference will be given to applicants from the post-conflict case countries that are the focus of the grant, and/or who have considerable work experience in transitional justice in the case countries:  Cambodia, Central African Republic, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Iraq, Mali, Sri Lanka, Haiti, and Myanmar.   

Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, but expected to be in Fall 2021, the interview process and fellowship opportunity will take place virtually—including remote onboarding and remote work.


How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should apply via the Harvard Academic Positions system

Please submit: 

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Three letters of reference. Applicants will be asked to provide the names of three referees.
  • Three writing samples or manuscripts
  • A research proposal/statement of research (maximum 2 pages) outlining a topic of inquiry for a policy brief relating to transitional justice in your country (or country of interest), which the candidate aims to write during the fellowship.

 

Case Study Consultant, Executive Negotiation Project

HHI is looking for a Case Study Consultant for the Executive Negotiation Project (ENP) to implement case studies pertaining to humanitarian tools and technologies. Specifically, these case studies will analyze the development, implementation, and scaling up processes of a number of technologies.

About the Executive Negotiation Project

The HHI Executive Negotiation Project (ENP)- Advanced Strategies for Humanitarian Leaders is a program designed by HHI and funded by USAID to advance field level innovation and advanced leadership development with the aim to enhancing organizational performance and equipping humanitarian practitioners at multiple levels to plan and engage in humanitarian negotiations at the local, regional, and international levels, and to operationalize principled humanitarian action in complex environments.

As a part of this project, HHI established a Humanitarian Design Lab (HDLab) in collaboration with USAID and local humanitarian leaders and innovators. The primary objective of the Humanitarian Design Lab (HDLab) is to develop and explore diverse cases of humanitarian technological innovations to develop a framework for understanding the emergence, support, implementation, and sustainability of technological initiatives in a humanitarian context. This research will result in a “playbook” for humanitarians, especially local humanitarians, facing the numerous challenges associated with adopting novel technologies. In this, we seek to bridge the gap between work on the diffusion of innovation and effort to understand the perceptions, activities, motivations, and impact of decision-makers.

About the Consultancy

The Case Study Consultant for the Executive Negotiation Project (ENP) will:

  1. Conduct an in-depth desk review on a humanitarian ICT innovation (technology to be confirmed).
  2. Identify and interview humanitarian technology innovation experts to supplement the desk review
  3. Document all analyses and findings in a comprehensive report
  4. Report findings at a validation workshop and adjust report as needed

Qualifications and Skills

  • Familiarity with humanitarian technology and humanitarian innovation process
  • Qualitative case study methodology
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Works well remotely and independently

Duration

The consultancy is expected to start in Fall 2021 and will last between 3-4 months. This is a remote consultancy.

Contract and Compensation

The terms of the contract will be further discussed with the project team. Payment shall be effected upon satisfaction of key deliverables to be discussed with the Program team.

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be open until filled.

Applications should include:

  1. Letter of intent
  2. CV
  3. Examples of past relevant work (tools, technologies, and qualitative case study methodologies)

The files should be submitted electronically with the subject heading "HHI ENP: Technology Evaluation Consultancy – YOUR NAME" to Saira Khan at sakhan@hsph.harvard.edu

Program Manager, Peace and Human Rights Data

About the Peace and Human Rights Data Program
This is an exciting opportunity to work with a range of public health and peacebuilding researchers led by the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School (HMS), and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). The Peace and Human Rights Data program at BWH/HHI utilizes rigorous research methods to assess needs, perceptions, and behaviors among those affected by conflict and other forms of violence, with a focus on public health, justice, peacebuilding, and social cohesion. The project is supported and funded by several United Nations agencies, foundations, and international organizations. 

About the position
The Program Manager serves as the primary resource for research, programmatic, administrative, and financial management of the Peace and Human Rights Data portfolio. In this role, the successful candidate will lead and manage day-to-day programmatic operations, provide support to program staff, support human resources management, track any needed supply and service procurement, provide oversight of grant and non-grant financial accounts, and monitor and report on project implementation. Candidates should be willing and able to travel internationally if programmatically necessary, following institutional travel policies, and dependent on COVID-19 restrictions. The candidate will be part of the HHI operations team and work closely with finance, human resources, grants administration, and other departments at HSPH and BWH. The candidate will have excellent communication skills to interact with a range of external and internal partners, faculty, staff, interns, fellows, as well as all stakeholders. The Program Manager will directly report to the Principal Investigators (PI). 

*This position is grant-funded through Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is for a 12-month initial appointment, with the possibility of extension. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop and execute a project management plan to track performance of deliverables against project timelines, grant deliverables, goals, budgets and objectives.
  2. Oversee compliance with all funding agencies and the IRB by ensuring that required information is maintained and reported on a regular basis.
  3. Work closely with Research Management, Finance, and other departments at HSPH and BWH to steward project proposals and manage post-award activities.
  4. Ensure project quality and performance.
  5. Monitor expenses against and balance of various project fund accounts.
  6. Substantively contribute to report-writing and other communication materials.
  7. Share program news for dissemination on HHI digital platforms.
  8. Request and track new vendor set-up for purchases and onboarding of independent contractors.
  9. Submit invoices for payment and receipts for reimbursement through distinct project accounts.
  10. Support procurement and shipping of project equipment and ensure adherence to federal procurement standards.
  11. Assist in travel planning of project team members.
  12. Organize team meetings (invites, scheduling, agendas, notes, etc.) 
  13. Other duties as assigned by the PI.

Location: HHI Office Cambridge, MA, USA. Any relocation costs are to be borne by the selected candidate. Remote or hybrid working will align with Brigham and Women’s and/or Harvard University guidance during the pandemic. The primary work location for this position is the HHI office on 14 Story Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined but anticipated to begin this fall, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required once the organization and this position return to an operational status that supports it.

Monthly remuneration will depend upon qualifications and experience.

Required Documents
CV/Resume
Cover letter

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field including public health, international relations, or humanitarian studies; other areas will be considered. 
  • 3+ years of related professional experience in research program/project management.  
  • Experience with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, management software such as Peoplesoft and communication technology tools such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc. 

Desirable:

  • Experience managing global projects in low- and middle-income countries, specifically with experience working in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. 
  • Prior experience with federal and non-federal sponsors/donors, and an understanding of federal research administration policies is preferred. 
  • Master’s degree preferred (international relations, public health, health care administration, business, education administration, science; other areas will be considered).
  • Familiarity with humanitarian aid, global health, or international development.
  • Fluent or highly proficient in spoken and written English. French is also desirable. 

Skills, Abilities, Competencies Required

  1. Ability to manage complex project management plans with competing priorities.
  2. High degree of analytic ability to manage the financial aspects of the position. Familiarity and experience coordinating with financial and procurement departments such as supply chain management, accounts payable, and grants management.
  3. Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills. 
  4. Very strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated confidence and exceptional ability to communicate and collaborate with multicultural stakeholders across time zones and geographic locations.
  5. Highly organized with outstanding planning skills, flexible but able to meet deadlines.
  6. Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills.
  7. Ability to manage team members, work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct. High degree of initiative, self-motivation, and ability to also work independently is required.
  8. Knowledge of and commitment to concepts and issues tied to social justice, gender sensitivity, diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as professional ethics. 

Access the posting on the Brigham and Women's Hospital Career Portal and search using the Job Number: 3166703

Program Manager, Gender, Rights and Resilience (GR2)

About GR2
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI)’s Program on Gender, Rights and Resilience (GR2) includes a portfolio of projects that investigate and address issues relating to gender, peace, and security in fragile states. The program explores pressing issues that impact the security of women and girls as well as men and boys throughout the world. The goal of this work is to examine the unique vulnerabilities that can be exacerbated by crisis and conflict, including gender-based violence, human trafficking, other forms of exploitation and abuse, and economic insecurity, and to understand the most effective ways to address these issues by elevating the voices of those most affected. GR2’s current projects are funded by USAID and UNICEF.  

About the position
The GR2 Program Manager serves as the primary resource for research, programmatic, administrative, and financial management of the GR2 portfolio. In this role, the successful candidate will engage in research, manage programmatic operations, project implementation, monitor financials of grant and non-grant accounts, and track any needed supply and service procurement. They will be responsible for supporting qualitative and quantitative analysis of research findings, conducting literature reviews and substantively supporting writing of grants, final reports, and peer-publications. The candidate will be part of the HHI operations team and have excellent written and communication skills to communicate with a range of external and internal partners, faculty, staff, interns and fellows as well as all stakeholders. The Program Manager will report to the GR2 Principal Investigator (PI).

*This position is grant-funded through Brigham and Women’s Hospital and cannot be guaranteed past September 30, 2023; but there is a possibility of extension. This position will be part-time (32 hours per week). 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop and implement project management systems to track all progress, expenses, and deliverables with each programmatic offering. 
  2. Support research tasks, including analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  3. Substantively contribute to report-writing and other communication materials.
  4. Liaise with project partners across the globe.
  5. Oversee compliance with all funding agencies and the IRB by ensuring that required information is maintained and reported on a regular basis.
  6. Create requisitions for purchases of goods and services and track progress of procurement.
  7. Request and track new vendor set-up for purchases and onboarding of independent contractors.
  8. Submit invoices for payment and receipts for reimbursement through distinct project accounts.
  9. Monitor expenses against and balance of various project fund accounts.
  10. Assist in travel planning of project team members.
  11. Maintain organization of project Dropbox and other shared drives.
  12. Support general administrative tasks such as calendar management, contact lists, filing, event planning, etc.
  13. Liaise with Finance and Grant Administration partners at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health to manage joint grants, resources, and subcontracts.
  14. Work closely with Research Administration, Finance, and other departments at Brigham and Women’s Health throughout all stages of a grant’s life cycle.
  15. Organize team meetings (invites, scheduling, agendas, notes, etc.) 
  16. Manage student research assistants and interns. 
  17. Disseminate communications content regarding GR2 activities and coordinate with the HHI communications team. 
  18. Other duties as assigned by the PI.

Location: Cambridge, USA. Any relocation costs are to be borne by the selected candidate. Remote or hybrid working will align with Brigham and Women’s and/or Harvard University guidance during the pandemic. The primary work location for this position is the HHI office on 14 Story Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined but anticipated to begin in September 2021 (or later into the fall), this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required once the organization and this position return to an operational status that supports it.

Monthly remuneration will depend upon qualifications and experience.

Required Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover letter

Qualifications

Required:
Bachelor's degree in a related field including public health, international relations, or humanitarian studies; other areas will be considered. Master's degree preferred. 
At least three years of relevant experience in research program/project management.  

Desirable:
Experience managing international projects and interest in international work. 
Experience with monitoring and evaluation, adaptive program design, and gender-based violence programming strongly preferred.
Experience working with federally funded projects and an understanding of federal research administration policies. 
Prior experience within BWH, MGB, or Partners Healthcare System. 

Skills, Abilities, Competencies Required
This position requires a combination of strong written and verbal skills. The best candidates will have a deep understanding of humanitarian trends and gendered analysis. Experience with monitoring and evaluation and gender-based violence programming is strongly preferred, in addition to experience copyediting and designing reports.

  1. Ability to manage complex project plans with competing priorities.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods. 
  3. Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills. 
  4. Demonstrated confidence and exceptional ability to communicate and collaborate with multicultural stakeholders across time zones and geographic locations.
  5. Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities and deadlines.
  6. Strong attention to detail.
  7. Self-motivated and able to work both on a team and independently
  8. Proficiently in written and spoken French preferred, but not required. 
  9. High degree of analytic ability to manage the financial aspects of the position. Familiarity and experience coordinating with financial and procurement departments such as supply chain management, accounts payable, and grants management.

Access the posting on the Brigham and Women's Hospital Career Portal and search using the Job Number: 3163105

Workshop Facilitator - Executive Negotiation Project

 

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) Executive Negotiation Project (ENP) seeks to advance field-level leadership, innovation, and negotiation skills and support for humanitarian practitioners. . With the support of USAID, the program provides professional development opportunities for professionals in the humanitarian and development sectors. These offerings are grounded in critical analysis, field research, and reflections on humanitarian action and negotiation practice that HHI has developed through over a decade of research and interagency dialogue. One pillar of this work provides negotiation training programs for local humanitarian leaders, focusing on operational challenges and dilemmas, as well as developing the capacity of national staff. The ENP team seeks to hire seasoned humanitarian professionals with operational experience in complex environments to support this objective through curriculum design and workshop facilitation. to collaborate on this objective.

Role & Responsibilities

HHI ENP is currently supported by a team with expertise in program management, instructional design, monitoring and evaluation, and operational humanitarian experience. We seek to add 5-6 experienced humanitarian practitioners to facilitate sessions during in-person and online workshops on humanitarian negotiation for frontline leaders between September 2021 and September 2022. All workshops will have a country-specific or regional focus. Each facilitator will contribute to at least one workshop, with an expected time commitment of 3-5 days (longer if participating in more than one workshop). They will work collaboratively with the ENP team by:

  1. Participating in preparatory meetings prior to the workshop to inform the curriculum design.
  2. Developing learning materials and presentations.
  3. Delivering sessions and engaging with participants as a facilitator focusing on themes such as foundations of negotiation theory; humanitarian access; protection; international norms and frameworks; gender, diversity, and inclusion in humanitarian negotiation; humanitarian diplomacy and mediation; among others.
  4. Provide critical feedback and support to participants on negotiation approaches during the workshop sessions
  5. Provide critical feedback and debrief with the team following the workshops.

Qualifications

Required qualifications

We seek individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. National and international staff from humanitarian and development contexts are encouraged to apply. Candidates should:

  • Be a senior practitioner with 15 or more years of operational experience in the humanitarian or development sector.
  • Have long-standing operational experience, including engaging in negotiation and dialogue with key stakeholders (authorities, non-state armed groups, community leaders, etc.) on issues of humanitarian access, security, protection, and program implementation in conflict environments.
  • Have availability to work with the ENP team to prepare for and deliver at least one workshop session. Projected dates are as follows:
    • 2021: September, October, November;
    • 2022: January, March, May, July, September.
  • Be willing to observe and/or participate in workshop session(s) before facilitation.
  • Be fluent in English.

Other relevant qualifications

The following qualifications would be advantageous in this role, but are not required:

  • Practical experience in mediation, diplomacy, community engagement, or leadership in conflict settings.
  • Experience facilitating training and other methods of professional development for adult learners.
  • Academic expertise in one of the thematic areas described above.
  • Recent operational experience in current conflict contexts, including, but not limited to: Afghanistan, Bangladesh / Myanmar, Colombia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Nigeria, the Sahel, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Yemen.
  • Fluency in French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, or other UN operational languages.

About the consultancy

Compensation and opportunities

  • Compensation for this consultancy will be at a rate that is commensurate with the facilitator’s experience.
  • Opportunity to co-develop and deliver at least one workshop.
  • Opportunity to be added to HHI’s roster of facilitators on humanitarian negotiation and related strategies, for consideration for future workshops or events.

How to apply

This is a rolling application and will be open until filled. Applications are welcome until August 2022.

Submit your application here. Work samples may be requested later. If you have questions, you may contact hhi.negotiation@gmail.com.

 

 

Sr. Grant Administrator

With direct supervision by the Director of Research Operations and Administration in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, this role will provide grants management support in the preparation of grant proposals, monitoring and processing transactions of project expenses, invoicing contracts and submission of required reports for designated awards. The Department of Emergency Medicine’s research portfolio includes traditional clinical research as well as humanitarian-focused research conducted in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health’s Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.   Support the grant proposal and reporting process throughout all stages of the grant life cycle
2.   Prepare and assist with grant application submissions:

    • Reading and understanding sponsor guidelines. Sponsors include and are not limited to NIH, DoD, HHS, NASA, USAID, foundation, international agencies, industry.
    • Preparing budgets with input from investigators
    • Completing sponsor forms
    • Providing feedback to investigators on regulatory and procedural aspects of a grant
    • Liaising with Partners Healthcare Research Management and Brigham and Women's Hospital Compliance office on proposal review and complexities
    • Working under short deadlines

3.   Maintaining familiarity with sponsor (e.g., NIH) and Partners Research Management policies and procedures
4.   Prepare contract requests, purchase orders and eChecks as needed
5.   In coordination with Research Finance, assist with contract billing and receivables
6.   Verify research compliance with specific areas (human subjects research, cost shares, travel policies)
7.   Generate financial reports, present updates, update tracking sheets, and conduct financial analysis
8.   Regular and ad hoc reporting on proposals, awards, spending, deficits and other key metrics upon request
9.   Manage salary allocations across budgets and grants
10. Reconcile accounts and resolve financial discrepancies
11. Work with Partners Research Management, Partners CTO and Partners Innovations offices to manage                   lifecycle of research awards and contracts
12. Work with HHI staff and faculty, and Finance and Grant Administration partners at Harvard T. H. Chan                   School of Public Health to manage joint grants, resources, and subcontracts
13. Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned, including NIH audits
14. Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree

ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

Minimum 3 years of experience in academic research grants administration. Five plus years of experience preferred. 

Must possess ability to thrive in a high-volume, deadline-driven, team-oriented environment. Must be able to coordinate multiple activities simultaneously and have the judgment, flexibility, responsiveness to reprioritize to accommodate emergency requests. Must possess ability to learn quickly, retain knowledge and work with confidence.

Additional Requirements:

  • Requires independent and strong organization and communication skills and customer service focus.
  • Requires rapid or timely responses to requests
  • Attention to detail a must as well as ability to accurately prioritize workflow
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Access, Word and Adobe Acrobat computer applications.
  • Understanding of modern web-based applications and systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication/interpersonal skills
  • Must be accurate, organized and able to work with large amount of financial data
  • Ability to follow directions with minimal supervision
  • Ability to use algebra to create calculations to find an unknown quantity
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with clinicians, researchers and administrators
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with international colleagues

Access the posting on the Brigham and Women's Hospital Career Portal and search using the Job Number: 3146101

Administrative Program Coordinator

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is seeking an energetic, self-starting individual to coordinate a variety of administrative and programmatic activities across the organization and support our dynamic team. This position works closely with and reports to the HHI Executive Director (ED), collaborates with the HHI core administrative team, and interacts on a daily basis with administrative departments at Brigham Health and HSPH.

A successful candidate demonstrates the ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a work environment with multiple and conflicting priorities, often under tight deadlines. The candidate will work well together with a team and have excellent communication skills to engage with a range of external and internal partners, faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders to advance the mission of HHI.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinate multiple administrative projects and programmatic initiatives across HHI
  • Support communications, social media, and website activities for HHI
  • Coordinate operational logistics, office management, purchasing of supplies and equipment, IT, travel arrangements, payments, reimbursements, and expense/invoice processing and reconciliation
  • Oversee calendar management and scheduling for HHI events (meetings, tutorials, webinars, conferences, etc.), including the HHI Executive Director’s calendar
  • Coordinate and help plan online and in-person events
  • Coordinate the HHI student program, including onboarding/offboarding processes, payments, presentations, meetings, and student events
  • Facilitate the hiring, onboarding, and offboarding of new team members
  • Research, summarize, and clarify Brigham Health and HSPH administrative processes for HHI team members
  • Assist with the return to campus pilot program
  • Maintain and initiate improvements on shared drives, list-servs, and other knowledge-sharing tools
  • Act as key linkage between HHI and the Brigham Health Emergency Department’s Administrative, Research Management, and Office of Faculty Affairs teams
  • Maintain and update tracking sheets and databases
  • Provide administrative and programmatic support for HHI-wide projects, projects led by the HHI Executive Director, and other program tasks as needed

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Two or more years of professional working experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Team Dropbox, Slack, Clickup, and project management software

Desirable:

  • Experience with humanitarian response, global health, research, non-profits, or academia is highly desirable

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Ability to coordinate complex project plans with competing priorities
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills
  • Demonstrated confidence and exceptional ability to communicate and collaborate with multicultural stakeholders. Must be sensitive to values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Excellent collaboration skills across time zones and geographic locations
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated, and able to work in the absence of complete information
  • Self-motivated and able to work both on a team and independently
  • Familiarity and experience coordinating with human resources, financial, and procurement departments such as supply chain management, accounts payable, and grants management.

Required Documents

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter

Location: The primary work location for this position is the HHI office on 14 Story Street, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined but anticipated to begin in September 2021 (or later into the fall), this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required once the organization and this position return to an operational status that supports it​​​​​​​

Student Opportunities

Graduate Student Research Assistant, Building a Better Response

About Building a Better Response

The Building a Better Response (BBR) project is an online learning platform that has provided training and information about the international humanitarian coordination system. The BBR training has become a global standard to inform local and international humanitarians, and has been taken by 80,000 participants around the world.

About the Position

The Research Assistant will be working to analyze the usage and evaluation data for the online learning platform to better understand the impact of the course. Candidates should be proficient with data analysis (Stata, R, SPSS). The BBR training is undergoing significant updates, and the graduate research assistant may be asked to provide additional information and assistance to aid in the update process and redevelopment of evaluation instruments. The position will begin as soon as possible in the Fall semester and can extend into the Winter term or Spring according to the needs of the team. There is potential for co-authorship of publication(s) from this work. Candidates from any Harvard graduate school are invited to apply, with special preference for candidates from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Graduate School of Education. The Research Assistant will report to the BBR Program Manager.

The BBR Research Assistant will:

  • Analyze existing user and course evaluation data
  • Produce data reports for the BBR team
  • Contribute to peer-reviewed publication related to course efficacy and design, with co-authorship credit
  • Provide recommendations for evaluation instrument improvement based on data analysis
  • Assist with other tasks related to the BBR E-learning platform update as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Graduate student currently enrolled in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health or the Graduate School of Education preferred, other graduate students will be considered.
  • Proficiency in data analysis (Stata, R, SPSS).
  • Highly motivated and organized
  • Can work independently in a remote capacity
  • Familiarity with Google Drive and Dropbox
  • Interest in public health and humanitarian applications
  • Fluency in languages (UN languages) in addition to English is preferred

Required documents to apply

  • CV/resume
  • Statement of interest outlining your statistical analysis experience and preferred analysis software

Compensation

$19 per hour

Number of Hours per Week

10-15 hours per week

Job Start Date

Immediately

Time Frame

Fall 2021, Winter 2021, Spring 2022

Location of Internship

The primary work location for this position is the HHI office on 14 Story Street, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined but anticipated to begin in September 2021 (or later into the fall), this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this internship is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required once the School and this internship return to an operational status that supports it. Although this position is remote for the time being, the student MUST reside in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, or Maryland to be eligible for Harvard payroll.

To Apply

Please send a CV and a statement of interest outlining your statistical analysis experience and preferred analysis software to Program Manager, Ariana Marnicio (amarnicio@hsph.harvard.edu) with the subject line BBR RA: YOUR NAME.

  • Harvard students, please be sure to indicate whether you have Federal Work Study funding.
  • Harvard students can also apply through the website of the Harvard Student Employment Office (SEO) at https://seo.harvard.edu/

We will begin reviewing applications starting on September 30th, 2021

Communications and Media Intern, Executive Negotiation Project

About the Executive Negotiation Project

The HHI Executive Negotiation Project (ENP) - Advanced Strategies for Humanitarian Leaders is a program designed by HHI to advance field level innovation and advanced leadership development with the aim to enhancing organizational performance and equipping humanitarian practitioners at multiple levels to plan and engage in humanitarian negotiations at the local, regional, and international levels, and to operationalize principled humanitarian action in complex environments.

ENP will work with USAID to create a dynamic online and onsite community of learning and practice by implementing three distinct programmatic activities serving different groups of participants:

  1. Negotiation Strategies for Senior Leaders in the Field: Providing strategies and approaches for senior executive humanitarian leaders, focusing on responsible leadership and negotiation across sectors;
  2. Humanitarian Access Negotiation for Frontline Leaders: Proven advanced negotiation training programs for local humanitarian leaders, focusing on operational challenges and dilemmas, as well as developing the capacity of national staff;
  3. The Humanitarian Design Lab (HDLab): Creating a learning partnership between academic organizations, humanitarian leaders and local innovators, focusing on creating and scaling effective solutions

About the Study Opportunity

The ENP Communications and Media Intern is a graduate student position with HHI’s Executive Negotiation Project (ENP). The student will provide dedicated communications and media content development for online and onsite professional development sessions using platforms/software such as the HHI Learning Management System (LMS), Zoom, Canva, Adobe Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro, Vimeo, YouTube, and others. This position will focus on developing a comprehensive communications and media plan while also offering event and technical support for ENP activities.  The ENP Communications and Media Intern will be part of the HHI Team and report to the ENP Program Manager.

The ENP Communications and Media Intern is expected to complete the following tasks and deliverables:

  1. Develop various content (promotional, instructional, event agenda, informational one-pagers, etc.) for workshops, webinars, and events across the three main ENP activities;
  2. Create a communications plan and release schedule to disseminate content through HHI social media channels;
  3. Maintain the ENP digital presence by coordinating media posts with HHI colleagues
  4. Brainstorm new strategies for engaging participants/target audiences;
  5. Support the development of high quality instructional video content and course materials using video editing software when necessary;
  6. Post workshop content, background materials, case studies, session recordings, and other course content on the HHI learning management system;
  7. Manage the logistics and technical hosting of synchronous workshop and thematic webinar sessions, including ensuring smooth practitioner enrollment, implementing basic and advanced features such as live polls, breakout rooms, screen sharing, moderating the chat and Q&A functions, and attendance reports, among others;
  8. Troubleshoot technical issues and efficiently escalating more complex issues to Instructional Designer as needed;
  9. Take notes in sessions as needed;
  10. May perform other basic administrative support as needed.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree required.
  2. Graduate student desired, with focus in humanitarian work or education or communications is a plus.
  3. Minimum one year of communications/media experience preferably in an academic setting with faculty and within online learning tools and platforms.
  4. Effectiveness with global teams and remote work.
  5. Demonstrated experience in meeting software (Zoom, Google Meet, Teams).
  6. Familiarity with editing programs/media software (Adobe Premier, Camtasia, Final Cut Pro, Vimeo, YouTube, Sony Vegas, iMovie, etc.) is a plus.
  7. Demonstrated confidence and exceptional ability to communicate clearly and effectively in person and online with multicultural stakeholders.
  8. Experience working with multicultural professional audiences.
  9. Excellent oral and written proficiency in English; French is a plus.
  10. Detail oriented, self-motivated, and able to work in the absence of complete information.
  11. Reliable, professional, and customer service-oriented.
  12. Comfortable interacting with students and faculty, anticipating and addressing emergent issues confidently and efficiently.
  13. Attentiveness and discretion is expected.
  14. Computer and reliable internet connection is essential.

Required documents to apply

  • CV/resume
  • Cover letter
  • Writing or work sample

Compensation

Practicum or Internship for academic credit or part of formal academic degree requirements.

Alternatively, a stipend is available through Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Students will be onboarded through Brigham and Women’s hospital as either for-credit trainees or stipend research trainees.  

Number of Hours per Week

15 - 20 hours per week

Job Start Date

Flexible

Time Frame

Fall 2021, Winter 2021, Spring 2022 semesters

Location of Internship

The primary work location for this position is the HHI office on 14 Story Street, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined but anticipated to begin in September 2021 (or later into the fall), this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this internship is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required once the School and this internship return to an operational status that supports it.

To Apply

If you are currently a student at Harvard University, please apply through the website of the Harvard Student Employment Office (SEO) at https://seo.harvard.edu/

If you are not a Harvard student, please send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Emily Ing at eing@bwh.harvard.edu with the subject line “ENP Intern: YOUR NAME”.

Strategic Communications Intern

HHI is looking for a dynamic, independent, and self-motivated student to contribute to HHI’s outreach, marketing, and communications efforts. The goal of the internship is to provide one student with the opportunity to gain practical skills on strategic communications in a global health setting and apply knowledge gained in classroom to a real-life, professional environment. The student intern will be exposed to a wide variety of everyday communications and marketing functions related to international humanitarian efforts. The student will apply creativity and critical thinking to contribute to content development and dissemination of HHI education and research activities. The intern will work on all HHI communications materials (newsletter, social media, videos, podcasts, annual report, website, etc.) and is expected to participate in HHI team meetings. Learnings from the internship experience will prepare students for a future communications position and allow them to prepare a digital portfolio on HHI communications deliverables.  

The intern will work closely and interact on a daily basis with HHI faculty and staff, HHI communications team, colleagues at HSPH and BWH, communications teams within the Harvard network, and HHI international collaborators. The intern will report to the HHI Executive Director. At the end of the internship, the student is expected to submit a digital portfolio summarizing all deliverables produced during the internship.

Internship activities will include the following:

  • Conduct market research and analyze data to identify communications structure and outputs at similar humanitarian programs, relevant NGOs, other Harvard interfaculty initiatives, and other universities
  • Conduct analysis of HHI communications and marketing landscape, identify gaps, and suggest creative solutions
  • Assist with developing a SWOT and stakeholders analysis for HHI communications
  • Prepare graphic elements for presentations or other outreach purposes
  • Solicit social media content and posts, and queue them for distribution
  • Add and edit content on HHI’s website
  • Respond to and process internal requests for promotion of HHI materials
  • Develop metrics for communications activities
  • Draft materials to facilitate the development of marketing and communication plan and strategy
  • Identify strategic funding opportunities to support HHI's communications activities
  • Create templates with boilerplate materials with persuasive content
  • Prepare a database of media contacts
  • Assist in the development of a budget for communications
  • Contribute to streamlining of branding guidelines
  • Outline steps in internal creative process
  • Participate in all communications activities and team meetings throughout HHI
  • Assist in promotion of events (workshops, conferences, lectures, courses, etc.)
  • Offer actionable recommendations for all HHI communications platforms and activities

Basic Qualifications:

  • Pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Strategic Marketing, Business, Public Health Management, or a related field.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); social media platforms and aggregators (including Buffer, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn); Drupal-based editors; email management systems; web-based collaboration tools; Google Analytics; Adobe Creative Suite; transcription software.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Outstanding writing skills, including the ability to communicate about a variety of subjects to diverse audiences on multiple platforms, including search-optimized titles and copy for course descriptions.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with and influence diverse stakeholders.
  • Highly developed attention to detail and extended experience with self-editing and fact-checking of content.
  • Creative, positive, innovative thinker, action-oriented, versatile, ability to adapt in dynamic environment, resourceful and honest.
  • Creativity in finding new and innovative ways to think about marketing and communications for different constituents.
  • Experience or knowledge in global health is desirable.
  • Fluency in a foreign language helpful.

To Apply:

  • If you are a Harvard student, please apply through the website of the Harvard Student Employment Office (SEO) at https://seo.harvard.edu/
  • Harvard students, please include whether you have Federal Work Study funding.
  • If you are not a Harvard student, please send your resume, cover letter, and an unedited writing sample to Sabrina Sarli at ssarli@hsph.harvard.edu with the subject HHI Comms Internship: [your name]

Position Type

Paid, $15 - $20 per hour (depending on experience)

Job Category

Communications

Job Start Date

9/15/2021

Job End Date

5/31/2022

Title of Position

Student Intern

Location of Job

The primary work location for this position is the HHI office on 14 Story Street, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined but anticipated to begin in September 2021 (or later into the fall), this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this internship is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required once the School and this internship return to an operational status that supports it. Although this position is remote for the time being, the student MUST reside in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, or Maryland to be eligible for Harvard payroll.

Time Frame

Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters, with the possibility of extension to Summer 2022 semester.

Shifts

Weekday

Number of Hours per Week

10-14 hours per week

Storytelling for Impact in Global Health Practicum

Practicum Summary

The goal of this practicum is to provide one medical or graduate student with the opportunity to gain skills at the intersection of public health strategy, health communication, policy, and implementation in global health using childhood cancer disparities as context. The student will work closely with the HHI Executive Director and external collaborators such as the WHO, PAHO, regional public health stakeholders, and Persistent Productions on the design and implementation of strategies to implement the Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer (GICC) using the How I Live documentary. Activities will include organizing regional workshops, conducting educational screenings, implementing the existing impact assessment study, developing and executing a call to action plan, and contributing to the creation of educational videos. This project examines ways to apply a data-driven approach to using innovative global health storytelling interventions to impact policy, awareness, and advocacy and decrease global health inequities. Frameworks applied include Theory of Change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The student will build upon the work of previous student interns, research funding opportunities, and bring in teachings from the student’s area of studies to the project.

Major Activities

  • Assist in the coordination of workshops with PAHO: interact closely with PAHO regional consultants and headquarters, communicate with countries, prepare agenda, organize Google Drive, create country folders, participate in the workshop, take notes, design online surveys, compile workshop report
  • Organize online and in-person film screenings: contact organizers, distribute flyers, set up invites, prepare slides, invite regional speakers, etc.
  • Assist in the activities related to PAHO GICC workshops, advocacy, and regional outreach
  • Participate in the impact assessment study (surveys, focus groups): collect, analyze, and triangulate data, prepare study findings, give presentation on study results
  • Explore funding opportunities and participate in proposal writing
  • Develop a call to action kit
  • Contribute to the creation of educational videos in collaboration with PAHO and GICC
  • Conduct systematic literature review
  • Explore existing evidence on the use of short videos and storytelling to advocate and influence policy decision-making
  • Research similar case studies and contribute to a joint publication (case study, white paper, or manuscript)
  • Serve as the main point of contact for IRB
  • Maintain a team shared folder with all relevant project materials
  • Receive CITI training certification (if not already available)
  • Present final presentation to HHI and external stakeholders

Areas covered

  • Impact assessment
  • Health policy and implementation science
  • Public health communication strategies
  • Mixed methods research
  • Basic public health science skills

Deliverables

  • Final report
  • Final presentation
  • Abstract, poster, and/or manuscript

Expectations

The student is expected to:

  • Dedicate 5-10 hours per week on the project
  • Participate in regular online check-in meetings with the Supervisor
  • Prepare agenda for the check-in meetings to include progress, deliverables, questions, and ideas
  • Participate in project-related and HHI meetings with team members and collaborators 
  • Create and maintain a shared folder with documents in Google Drive

REQUIREMENTS

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 1st or 2nd year Master’s student; Doctorate student

Languages

  • English required. Spanish or Portuguese helpful

Computers/Software

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and systematic literature review systems (EndNote, Zotero, etc.)
  • NVivo or Dedoose required for analysis of qualitative data
  • RedCap, SAS, R or similar required for analysis of quantitative data
  • Rev.com, Otter.ai, or other software for transcription

 

Additional Experience and Skills

  • Research methodology skills desired
  • Ability to work with internal and external individuals from different time zones, disciplines, and levels of training
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Self-motivated requiring little to no supervision with the ability to work effectively in a team environment

INTERNSHIP DETAILS

Position TypePracticum or Internship for Academic Credit or part of formal academic degree requirements

Job CategoryResearch

Job Start Date9/1/2021

Job End Date5/30/2022 (with the possibility of extension until 8/31/2022)

Location of JobThe primary work location for this position is the HHI office on 14 Story Street, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined but anticipated to begin in September 2021 (or later into the fall), this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this internship is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required once the School and this internship return to an operational status that supports it.

Number of Hours per Week5-10 hours per week

How to apply

You may apply through the following ways:

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism Strategies Practicum/Internship

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY

The goal of this practicum is to provide one graduate student with the opportunity to gain skills at the intersection of strategic management, quality improvement, mixed methods research, and impact assessment with a diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism lens. HHI was one of the awardees for this year’s Harvard President’s Administrative Innovation Fund (PAIF) presenting a project called “Innovative Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism (DEI+A) Strategies for Humanitarian Organizations.” This paid internship is part of the PAIF award and the student will work closely with the Executive Director, PAIF-HHI team, HHI team members, and other Harvard and Mass General Brigham stakeholders. This project builds upon an existing strategic management effort to create an HHI Balanced Score Card (BSC), an inaugural system to measure HHI’s performance and use data-driven indicators to track organizational success. HHI aims to develop an internal tool to add DEI+A metrics on each of the four functions on the BSC and draft listlets (“how to” tips/checklists/mini-guides) that HHI can use in its daily operations. The Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) and BWH Process Improvement frameworks will be applied and activities will follow the respective phases in these frameworks. This project seeks to address the absence of evidence-based DEI+A frameworks that guide the operations and governance of humanitarian academic organizations, like HHI, at the macro level and take into consideration the current humanitarian context of colonialism, white privilege, power dynamics, patriarchy, and donor dependence. Setting our own standard of excellence will bring value internally to HHI by giving the team a concrete framework to measure performance with a DEI+A lens and a decision-making tool to allocate resources efficiently and strategically. Externally, it will bring value to beneficiaries that HHI serves by becoming more efficient, timely, fair, and accountable.

 

Major Activities & Timeline

Major Activities

Phase

Timeline

  • Conduct landscaping analysis and systematic literature review on:
    • Harvard & Mass General Brigham offices and resources
    • Existing guidelines, guides, and best practices in the field and other comparative programs
    • Articles, case studies, videos, and reports
    • DEI+A consultants
    • Balanced Scorecards

     Define           

Month 1 -2             

  • Receive CITI training certification (if not already available)

      Define

Month 1

  • Design Process Improvement Management tools (charter, Gantt chart, stakeholders, etc.)

      Define

Month 1 - 2

  • Develop research plan and study instruments (survey and interview guides), key informants list, focus groups list
  • Prepare planning logistics for the DEI+A Webinar
  • Identify DEI+A Consultant

      Define

Month 2 - 3

  • Prepare IRB submission paperwork

       Define

Month 2

  • Submit to IRB at Harvard Chan and serve as the main point of contact for IRB inquiries

       Define

Month 3

  • Create data analysis plan

       Define

Month 3

  • Collect data on how to operationalize the framework and for general feedback
  • Conduct interviews and focus groups
  • Distribute surveys
  • Organize cross-school meetings
  • Facilitate listening and brainstorming sessions, and guided sessions with DEI+A Consultant
  • Collect other types of data
  • Host the DEI+A Webinar
  • Conduct internal listening and brainstorming sessions, and guided sessions with DEI+A Consultant
  • Gather and incorporate feedback

      Measure

Month 4 - 5

  • Analyze, clean, and visualize data
  • Create listlets (“how to” tips or checklists with questions)
  • Outline and quantify DEI+A indicators on the HHI BSC for the 4 core business functions
  • Gather and incorporate feedback

      Analyze

Month 6

  • Test idea (1 listlet per core business function) and HHI BSC
  • Conduct listening and brainstorming sessions, and guided sessions with DEI+A Consultant
  • Explore scalability and sustainability strategies
  • Gather and incorporate feedback

      Improve

Month 7

  • Summarize and synthesize data in a final report
  • Centralize resources into one publicly accessible database
  • Share findings on HHI website and social media
  • Share with Harvard-MGB stakeholders

   Disseminate

Month 8

  • Present final presentation to HHI and external stakeholder
 

Month 9

  • Pilot framework 
  • Establish new process as standard practice
  • Explore funding opportunities and participate in proposal writing
  • Explore implementation of ideas generated during Pilot Year 1

       Sustain

Month 12+

(Year 2)

Areas covered

  • Strategic management
  • Quality Improvement, Process Improvement, Impact Assessment
  • Mixed methods research
  • Basic public health science skills

Deliverables

  • Final report
  • Final presentation
  • Abstract, poster, and/or manuscript

Expectations

The students is expected to:

  • Dedicate 10-14 hours per week on the internship. Harvard students will be able to work up to 20 hours per week, if needed. Non-Harvard students can only work up to 14 hours per week.
  • Participate in regular online check-in meetings with the Supervisor and PAIF-HHI team
  • Prepare agenda for the check-in meetings to include progress, deliverables, questions, and ideas
  • Participate in project-related and HHI meetings with team members and collaborators 
  • Create and maintain a shared folder with relevant project materials

REQUIREMENTS

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 1st or 2nd year Master’s student; Doctorate student

Languages

  • English required. Spanish or Arabic helpful

Computers/Software

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and systematic literature review systems (EndNote, Zotero, etc.)
  • NVivo or Dedoose required for analysis of qualitative data
  • RedCap, SAS, R or similar required for analysis of quantitative data
  • Rev.com, Otter.ai, or other software for transcription
  • Power BI, Canvas, Adobe Illustrator or other tools for data visualization

Additional Experience and Skills

  • Familiarity with humanitarian aid, global health, international development
  • Experience or interest in issues of decolonizing global health and humanitarian aid sector, and DEI+A work
  • Research methodology skills desired
  • Ability to work with internal and external individuals from different time zones, disciplines, and levels of training
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Self-motivated requiring little to no supervision with the ability to work effectively in a team environment

INTERNSHIP DETAILS

Job Start Date9/1/2021

Job End Date6/30/2022 (with the possibility of extension until 8/31/2022)

Location of JobThe primary work location for this position is the HHI office on 14 Story Street, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined but anticipated to begin in September 2021 (or later into the fall), this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this internship is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required once the School and this internship return to an operational status that supports it. Although this position is remote for the time being, the student MUST reside in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, or Maryland to be eligible for Harvard payroll.

Hourly Rate$17.50 per hour (or updated rate per Harvard student union contract)

Number of Hours per Week10-14 hours per week. Harvard students will be able to work up to 20 hours per week, if needed. Non-Harvard students can only work up to 14 hours per week.

How to Apply

Students may apply through the following ways:

Women Leaders in Humanitarianism: Leading for Social Impact Practicum

The goal of this practicum is to explore the leadership journey of women leaders at the helm of major humanitarian organizations around the world and their strategies to impact change in the field. This project will provide 1-2 graduate or doctorate students with the opportunity to gain experience at the intersection of leadership, gender equality, social impact, and mixed methods research in the humanitarian, international development, and global health sector.

The students will work closely with the HHI Executive Director (ED) to design a mixed methods research project to examine the leadership stories of women leaders in humanitarian and global health organizations, and document their experiences, accomplishments, lessons learned, advice, challenges, role of mentoring, and goals for the future.  Quantitative and qualitative data will be collected through interviews, online surveys, and webinars. Leadership principles, the UN SDGS, and other models will serve as theoretical frameworks to guide the research. Findings from the surveys, interviews, and webinars will be compiled in a final report, manuscript, and case study to be used in an educational setting.  The project will include an implementation and dissemination component to showcase project findings in the form of a short video testimonial featuring selected interviews and other digital media assets such as blogs, podcast, etc. which may be posted on HHI website and shared with the HHI network and publicly.

The students will report directly to and collaborate closely with the HHI Executive Director (ED). The students will interact with other HHI faculty and staff, international collaborators, and partners at the Global Health and Population Department at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where HHI is jointly based, as well as departments at Harvard and BWH that work on the advancement of women’s development and gender equity.  

Major Activities

 

Major Activities

Timeline
  • Conduct landscaping analysis and systematic literature review on:
  • leadership frameworks and styles
  • list of humanitarian organizations and gender representation
  • list of women leaders profiles
  • existing case studies and digital media featuring women leaders
Month 1-2
  • Receive CITI training certification (if not already available)
Month 1
  • Develop research instruments (survey and interview guides), project and research plan, key informants list
Month 2-3
  • Create production plan and communications strategy, in collaboration with HHI Communications team
Month 2
  • Prepare IRB submission paperwork
Month 2
  • Create data analysis plan and case distribution plan
Month 3
  • Submit to IRB at Harvard Chan and serve as the main point of contact for IRB inquiries
Month 3
  • Conduct interviews and distribute surveys
Month 4-5
  • Film videos and prepare digital assets, in collaboration with HHI Communications team
Month 4-5
  • Analyze, clean, and visualize data
Month 6
  • Work on post production of videos and digital assets, in collaboration with HHI Communications team
Month 6
  • Summarize and synthesize data in a final report, manuscript, and case study
Month 7-8
  • Complete videos and digital assets
Month 8
  • Prepare abstract and poster submissions
Month 8
  • Present final presentation to HHI
Month 9

 

Areas Covered

  • Leadership
  • Strategic management
  • Gender equity
  • Mixed methods research
  • Basic public health science skills
  • Social impact strategy

Deliverables

  • Systematic literature review report: summary of findings, search terms, gaps, list of resources (journal articles, manuals, case studies, best practices, etc.)
  • Final report
  • Case study
  • Video and other digital assets
  • Final presentation to HHI
  • Abstract, poster, and manuscript

Expectations

The students are expected to:

  • Dedicate 7-10 hours per week
  • Participate in regular online check-in meetings with the Supervisor
  • Prepare agenda for the check-in meetings to include progress, deliverables, questions, and ideas
  • Participate in project-related and HHI meetings with team members and collaborators 
  • Create and maintain a shared folder with documents in Google Drive

Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 1st or 2nd year Master’s student; Doctorate student

Languages

  • Spanish or Arabic helpful

Computers/Software

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and systematic literature review systems (EndNote, Zotero, etc.)
  • NVivo or Dedoose required for analysis of qualitative data
  • RedCap, SAS, R or similar required for analysis of quantitative data
  • Rev.com, Otter.ai, or other software for transcription
  • Power BI, Canvas, Adobe Illustrator or other tools for data visualization

Additional Experience and Skills

  • Research methodology skills desired
  • Ability to work with internal and external individuals from different time zones, disciplines, and levels of training
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Self-motivated requiring little to no supervision with the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Familiarity with global health, humanitarian aid, international development

Practicum Details

Position Type: For Academic Credit or part of required Practicum

Job Start Date9/1/2021

Job End Date5/30/2022 (with the possibility of extension until 8/31/2022)

Location of Job: The primary work location for this position is the HHI office on 14 Story Street, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined but anticipated to begin in September 2021 (or later into the fall), this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this practicum/internship is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required once the School and this practicum/internship return to an operational status that supports it. Although this position is remote for the time being, the student MUST reside in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, or Maryland to be eligible for Harvard payroll.

Number of Hours per Week: 7-10 hours per week

How to apply

Students may apply through the following ways: