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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

Epidemiologist, Infectious Diseases and Epidemics Program

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a range of infectious disease epidemiologists and researchers led by the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Infectious Diseases and Epidemics Program (IDEP) aims to better characterize the epidemiology of a range of outbreak-prone diseases (SARS-CoV-2, Zika virus, dengue, leptospirosis, Chikungunya, etc.) in the Dominican Republic and Honduras. This is a collaboration with Yale University, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Australian National University. The project is supported and funded by a grant from the CDC. The expected start date of this position is May 2021, for a 16-month initial appointment, with the possibility of extension depending on funding availability. Recruitment will take place on a rolling basis, but early applications are encouraged.

In this role and under the Principal Investigator’s (PI) guidance, the successful candidate will lead or participate in range of field studies that aim to mitigate and understand SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the Dominican Republic and Honduras.  The ideal candidate will confidently and independently drive research progress and have very strong biostatistical and computational expertise is required. The candidate will be part of the HHI team and have excellent communication skills to communicate with a range of external and internal partners, faculty, staff, interns, fellows and other stakeholders. The epidemiologist will jointly report to the Program Manager and the PI.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in design and execution of SARS-CoV-2 field studies, working closely with the PI and co-investigators.
  • Lead or participate in all aspects of epidemiological studies, including the development and implementation of protocols, support IRB submission, perform biostatistical analyses, and write interim and final reports, including peer-reviewed publications.
  • Work, on a day-to-day basis, with the PI, other investigators, project and data managers, field teams, and ministry of health counterparts to implement and monitor cross-sectional and prospective cohort studies. 
  • Support, coordinate and/or lead meetings of project teams including external collaborators.
  • Manage and clean large complex datasets, create analytical frameworks, develop protocols, monitor data quality
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

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. Remote and/or hybrid working may be considered after the pandemic.

Remuneration: Remuneration will depend upon qualifications and experience.

Note: Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, the interview process and position will be conducted virtually–including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field 
  • Master’s degree in epidemiology, public health or similar
  • 3+ years of related professional experience
  • Fluent or highly proficient in spoken and written Spanish and English
  • Knowledge of study design, sampling approaches and sample size estimation, descriptive and advanced statistical methods such as longitudinal data analysis, and complex survey analysis
  • Knowledge of STATA, R, and managing large datasets.

Desirable:

  • Doctoral degree in epidemiology with a focus on biostatistics 
  • Experience working in Central America or the Caribbean 
  • Experience conducting infectious disease field research 

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Knowledge, Skill, and Experience: Very strong analytical, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse backgrounds, and maintain a high standard of personal conduct. Strong organizational and time management skills and effective verbal and written communication skills.

Personal Attributes: Applicants need to be able to develop strong working relationships with ministry of health and other counterparts, flexible but able to meet deadlines, possess professional ethics, be willing and able to travel to the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and potentially other countries. Applicants must be able to work both independently and within groups and must be sensitive to values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. A high degree of initiative and self-motivation is required.

To apply, please visit the Brigham and Women's Hospital Job Portal and use job code 3155423.

Project Coordinator, Infectious Disease and Epidemics Program

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a range of infectious disease epidemiologists and researchers led by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). The Infectious Diseases and Epidemics Program (IDEP) aims to better characterize the epidemiology of a range of outbreak-prone diseases (SARS-CoV-2, Zika virus, dengue, leptospirosis, Chikungunya, etc.) in the Dominican Republic and Honduras. This is a collaboration with Yale University, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Australian National University. The project is supported and funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The expected start date of this position is May 2021, for a 17-month initial appointment, with the possibility of extension depending on funding availability. Recruitment will take place on a rolling basis but early applications are encouraged.

*This position is grant-funded through Brigham and Women’s Hospital and cannot be guaranteed past September 2022. 

In this role, the successful candidate will support administrative operations, monitor financials of grant-funded accounts, and track supply and service procurement.  The candidate will be part of the HHI operations team and have excellent communication skills to communicate with a range of external and internal partners, contractors, and staff. The Project Coordinator will jointly report to the Program Manager and Principal Investigator (PI).

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize team meeting (invites, scheduling, agendas, notes, etc.) 
  • Create requisitions for purchases of goods and services and track progress of procurement
  • Request and track new vendor set-up for purchases and onboarding of independent contractors
  • Submit invoices for payment and receipts for reimbursement through distinct project accounts 
  • Monitor expenses against and balance of various project fund accounts
  • Assist in travel planning of project team members
  • Maintain organization of project Dropbox and other shared drives
  • Support general administrative tasks such as calendar management, contact lists, filing, etc.
  • Assists in the work coordination of student research assistants. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the PM or 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. Remote and/or hybrid working may be considered after the pandemic.

Remuneration: Will depend upon qualifications and experience.

Note: Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, the interview process and position will be conducted virtually—including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, health care administration, business, education administration, science; other areas will be considered. 
  • 2+ years of related professional experience. 
  • Microsoft Office Suite and Zoom proficiency for remote working. 

Desirable:

  • Prior experience within BWH, MGB, or Partners Healthcare System. 
  • Experience working on administrative coordination of international projects. 
  • Experience working with CDC and federal funded projects. 
  • An understanding of federal research administration policies. 
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish preferred but not required.
  • Interest in international work.

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Knowledge, Skill, and Experience: Evidence of highly effective administration and project coordination  skills. Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines. Organizational and time management skills. Familiarity and experience coordinating with financial and procurement departments such as supply chain management, accounts payable, and grants management. Effective verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.

Personal Attributes: Applicants must be highly organized with exceptional planning skills, flexible but able to meet deadlines, and possess professional ethics. Applicants need to be able to develop strong working relationships with ministry of health and other counterparts. Applicants must be able to work both independently and within groups and must be sensitive to values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. A high degree of initiative and self-motivation is required. 

To apply, please visit the Brigham and Women's Hospital Job Portal and use job code 3155422.

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

Program Manager, Executive Negotiation Project

The Program Manager for the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Executive Negotiation Project (HHI ENP) serves as the primary administrative and program management resource for this new and exciting program.

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Executive Negotiation Project - Advanced Strategies for Humanitarian Leaders is a program designed by HHI to advance field level innovation and advanced leadership development. The program aim is to enhance organizational performance and equip 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.

The HHI ENP is a 24-month program funded by USAID aiming to enhance the capacity of humanitarian leaders to engage creatively and productively with local and national organizations, including political actors and armed groups, and to develop strategic and tactical approaches to better advance the aims of principled humanitarian action. This will be accomplished by creating a unique academic partnership with USAID and with field leaders and organizations to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

The HHI 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.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Graduate degree preferred
  • 5 or more post-graduate years of relevant experience in project management, grant management, and training programs
  • 3 or more years of managing staff experience preferred

Responsibilities:

  1.  Serve as the primary administrative lead and point of contact for HHI ENP with internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  2. Develop and implement project management systems to track all progress, expenses, and deliverables with each programmatic offering.
  3. Ensure an optimal flow of information and planning within the ENP team and provide Activity Leads and staff with technical assistance in the planning, design, and implementation of projects as requested, to ensure the coherent use of resources.
  4. Schedule all stakeholder meetings which includes ensuring faculty and collaborators are prepared with material and timelines.
  5. Liaise with USAID to ensure coordination and timely delivery of all project deliverables and reports.
  6. Liaise with faculty and facilitators on curriculum development, organization, presentation, and revision activities, including online curriculum component to facilitate the work of the Instructional Designer and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.
  7. Supervise ENP staff including the Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Instructional Designer, and students.
  8. Organize logistics, such as venues, lodging, conference space, travel, and other ENP-related meetings and events as needed.
  9. Connect with Communications team to disseminate content regarding ENP activities.
  10. Coordinate material as needed for program sessions, including identifying content and supervising its execution.
  11. Collaborate with the appropriate departments to manage the ENP budget and ensure compliance with grant terms.
  12. Manage shared documents.
  13. Oversee performance of direct reports as required by program growth.
  14. Coordinate ENP with all other HHI leadership training programs.

Upon request, represent ENP in working groups or meetings.

To Apply:

Access the posting on the Brigham and Women's Hospital Career Portal and search using the Job Number: 3138234

Instructional Designer

HHI is looking for an Instructional Designer for HHI’s educational programs and online learning activities, such as the Harvard Humanitarian Academy, Executive Negotiation Project (ENP), Building a Better Response (BBR), HHI Learning Management System (LMS), and others. The Instructional Designer will serve as a technical expert to design and develop HHI’s online learning programs, create and implement instructor-led, computer-based, and virtual training modules and courses using innovative technology and learning solutions. The Instructional Designer will be part of the HHI operations team and will work closely with respective principal investigators and project leads who will supervise and guide the instructional design activities. The Instructional Designer will be encouraged to research ways to improve HHI’s education and online learning programs, implement new instructional design approaches, examine similar programs by other organizations, and explore grant opportunities that could support growth. The successful Instructional Designer will have experience in adult learning theory with an in-depth understanding of instructional design and online learning principles, strategies, technologies, and program development, with an eye towards fair use policy and international accessibility.

Job-Specific Responsibilities:

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

  1. Design experiential online and hybrid learning experiences appropriate for adult professional learners
  2. Work closely with subject matter experts to craft, revise, and maintain training and additional learning content
  3. Collaborate with all HHI staff and faculty on curriculum development and instructional design needs
  4. Oversee instructional design and content development activities
  5. Develop, in collaboration with project teams, learning objectives, assessment questions that demonstrate knowledge, and assist with question development and updating
  6. Participate in monitoring and evaluation planning for education programs and online learning
  7. Design, develop, and maintain classroom, virtual classroom, and self-paced training content
  8. Provide technical support on individual learning modules, the HHI Learning Management System, or for the virtual classroom as needed
  9. Consult in development of assessment instruments to measure efficacy of learning content and curriculum in meeting program goals.
  10. Spearhead review of all online course content and prepare new course scripts to optimize learner experience
  11. Research and script online videos
  12. Evaluate text for outdated learning or sector policies on a short timeline, and confidently update sections with input from project teams
  13. Plan for an ongoing system of training review and user feedback; expansion of training to other venues, languages, and geographical regions; expansion of access to training via hand-held devices and remote access; and combining on-line training with simulations and field educational programs
  14. Oversee the effort of student interns related to HHI’s education and online learning programs
  15. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree required
  2. Graduate degree in a relevant field preferred
  3. Three or more years as a lead content developer, or depth of experience as part of an Instructional Systems Design team, working on programming related to adult learning, executive education, and professional development

Additional Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated ability to establish and manage complex project plans with competing priorities.
  2. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  3. Excellent collaboration skills across time zones and geographic locations.
  4. Detail oriented, self-motivated, and able to work in the absence of complete information.

To Apply:

Access the posting on the Brigham and Women's Hospital Career Portal and search using the Job Number: 3148788

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

HHI is looking for a part-time (60%) Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist primarily for the HHI Executive Negotiation Project (ENP) and general HHI activities to serve as a technical expert on all monitoring and evaluation activities. The M&E Specialist will be responsible for developing monitoring tools and frameworks, applying qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods, collecting and analyzing data, measuring the efficiency, effectiveness, impact, and sustainability of projects, as they relate to expected outputs, and all reporting requirements to sponsors and other stakeholders. The M&E Specialist will work closely with the ENP project lead and team, as well as other HHI staff and faculty.

About the Executive Negotiation Project:

The HHI Executive Negotiation Project - 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 is a 24-month program funded by USAID aiming to enhance the capacity of humanitarian leaders to engage creatively and productively with local and national organizations, including political actors and armed groups, and to develop strategic and tactical approaches to better advance the aims of principled humanitarian action. This will be accomplished by creating a unique academic partnership with USAID and with field leaders and organizations to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

The 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.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Create a detailed monitoring and evaluation framework and yearly work plan, including formative, process, and impact evaluations
  2. Design a Logic Model and keep track of its lifecycle
  3. Develop a process improvement system to maintain and track progress and impact of programs
  4. Advise on the creation of reporting / analytics tools
  5. Liaise with project leads to monitor and ensure that programmatic activities align with intended results, outputs, outcomes, and timeline expectations
  6. Collect, extract, analyze, and visualize consistent data throughout the duration of the project
  7. Create and submit bi-weekly and quarterly reports to the program team and sponsor as required
  8. Prepare and edit visual presentations of data and information for workshops and presentations including, charts, graphs, tables, etc.
  9. Be responsible for all sponsor deliverables related to M&E
  10. Produce high quality publications, reports, and other dissemination products as needed.
  11. Be available to meet with the program team for regular online check-ins

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree
  2. Master’s Degree (with a specialization in M&E preferred)
  3. Three to five years of relevant work experience in monitoring and evaluation, and impact measurement
  4. Knowledge and experience related to humanitarian action, negotiation, global health, international development, or adult learning / professional development a strong plus
  5. Concrete skills in formal M&E tools, program planning, process improvement, and project management
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and manage complex project plans with competing priorities
  7. Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation in both online and onsite learning environments
  8. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  9. Excellent oral and written proficiency in English; French is a plus.
  10. Demonstrated confidence and exceptional ability to communicate clearly and effectively in person and online with multicultural stakeholders
  11. Excellent negotiation and collaboration skills across time zones and geographic locations
  12. Availability to travel internationally when needed
  13. Able to work in the absence of complete information
  14. Must be detail oriented and have proven ability to self-motivate with a strong sense of initiative.

To Apply:

Find the job on the Brigham and Women's Hospital hiring website and apply online using the Job Code: 3149250

Student Opportunities

UNICEF Project M&E Internship, Program on Gender, Rights and Resilience (GR2)

HHI and UNICEF are looking to field-test and validate a set of programmatic monitoring tools for gender-based violence (GBV) risk mitigation in humanitarian settings. The project “Understanding and Measuring the Effectiveness of Gender-based Violence (GBV) Risk Mitigation in Emergencies: Increasing knowledge, learning and documentation of GBV risk mitigation for practitioners in humanitarian contexts” is part of HHI’s Program on Gender, Rights and Resilience (GR2) (https://hhi.harvard.edu/gender-rights-and-resilience). Learn more about the project here: https://gbvguidelines.org/en/im/effectiveness/

GR2 is looking for an intern to support the planning and implementation of a project aimed at contributing to the knowledge and evidence-base on good practice for measuring the effectiveness of GBV programming. The next phase of this project involves conducting a pre-post assessment of GBV risk mitigation activities. The goal of this approach is to measure change over time in key indicators included in draft resources in order to test the measurement materials and instruments. Project support will be needed for the intensive programmatic monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of GBV risk mitigation activities on the ground by an implementing partner in South Sudan.

Tasks for the intern include but are not limited to:

  • Collaboration in the design and implementation of an eventual impact evaluation
  • Support in data analysis and report writing from findings of pre-post assessment
  • Support research publications and the development of policy-facing documents

Deliverables:

  • To produce materials for the implementation of the impact evaluation
  • To provide some data analysis and draft report sections and other dissemination products as needed on research findings

Basic Qualifications:

  • Graduate student (with a specialization in M&E preferred)
  • Knowledge and experience related to humanitarian action and international development
  • Concrete skills in formal M&E tools, program planning and impact measurement

Additional Skills:

  • Experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
  • Excellent oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Experience with humanitarian programming strongly preferred.

Required Documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Writing/work sample - with a focus on monitoring and evaluation if available

Compensation:

For-credit internship/practicum, a stipend may be possible pending funding (through Brigham and Women’s Health)

Number of Hours per Week:

6–10

Time Frame
To start 5/1/2021 (or as soon as possible)

Can also align with the academic semester. 

Would prefer a multi-semester intern, but not required.

Title of Position
GR2 UNICEF Project M&E Internship

Location of Job

Remote

PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Cambridge, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work.

To Apply:

Send your resume, brief cover letter, and work sample with the subject line "GR2 UNICEF Project M&E Internship: [Your Name]" to Dr. Jocelyn Kelly at jkelly33@bwh.harvard.edu

Forced Displacement Project Internship, Program on Gender, Rights and Resilience (GR2)

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Program on Gender, Rights and Resilience (GR2) (https://hhi.harvard.edu/gender-rights-and-resilience)  seeks to explore the links between forced displacement, conflict and gender-based violence (GBV) in multiple conflict settings. Forced displacement—both within and across borders—is frequently associated with societal changes that affect multiple dimensions of poverty, health outcomes and the risk of gender-based violence, as well as potential changes in drivers of gender inequality.

GR2 is looking for an intern to provide qualitative and quantitative research support to this project. Activities will include conducting literature searches and drafting and copyediting materials in order to explore the policy implications for post-conflict displacement recovery.

Tasks for the intern include but are not limited to:

  • Perform literature searches on the topic of forced displacement, conflict and GBV
  • Support in data analysis and publication writing

Deliverables:

  • A comprehensive literature review that explores the policy implications of post-conflict displacement recovery
  • To produce written materials in support of publications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Graduate student
  • Knowledge and experience related to forced displacement in conflict settings,  humanitarian action and international development
  • Strong writing and research skills

Additional Skills:

  • Experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with humanitarian programming strongly preferred.

Required Documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Writing/work sample

Compensation:

For-credit internship/practicum, a stipend may be possible pending funding (through Brigham and Women’s Health)

Number of Hours per Week:

8–10

Time Frame
To start 5/1/2021 (or as soon as possible)

Can also align with the academic semester. 

Would prefer a multi-semester intern, but not required.

Title of Position
GR2 Forced Displacement Intern

Location of Job

Remote

PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Cambridge, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work.

To Apply:

Send your resume, brief cover letter, and work sample with the subject line " GR2 Forced Displacement Project Internship: [Your Name]" to Dr. Jocelyn Kelly at jkelly33@bwh.harvard.edu

RISE Challenge M&E Internship, Program on Gender, Rights and Resilience (GR2)

As part of the USAID RISE Challenge, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Program on Gender, Rights and Resilience (GR2) (https://hhi.harvard.edu/gender-rights-and-resilience) is partnering with three women-led Congolese organizations to implement a project aimed at developing an evidence-based, scalable, and replicable curriculum to address gender-based violence (GBV), human rights and the environmental degradation associated with artisanal mining in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Learn more about the project here: https://www.resource-fulempowerment.com/

GR2 is now looking for an intern to support the planning and implementation of this project, as well as assist in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of data that has been collected on the ground. The intern will assist in analyzing baseline and endline data, report on key findings and assist in refining the curriculum.

Tasks for the intern include but are not limited to:

  • Support in data analysis and report writing.
  • Collaboration in the design and implementation of the training materials/curriculum

Deliverables:

  • To refine and update the curriculum as needed
  • To produce a final “Learning document” informed by M&E data related to effectiveness and good practices learned from trainings
  • To provide support in drafting report sections and disseminate communication materials

Basic Qualifications:

  • Graduate student (with a specialization in M&E preferred)
  • Knowledge and experience related to humanitarian action and international development
  • Experience writing reports and developing formal materials

Additional Skills:

  • Broad qualitative and quantitative research skills
  • Proficient in STATA or another statistical software
  • Excellent oral and written proficiency in English
  • Proficiency in written/spoken French is strongly preferred
  • Self-motivated and able to work both on a team and independently
  • Experience with humanitarian programming strongly preferred

Required Documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Writing/work sample – with a focus on monitoring and evaluation if available

Compensation:

For-credit internship/practicum, a stipend may be possible pending funding (through Brigham and Women’s Health)

Number of Hours per Week:

8–10

Time Frame
To start 5/1/2021 (or as soon as possible)

Can also align with the academic semester. 

Would prefer a multi-semester intern, but not required.

Title of Position
GR2 RISE Challenge M&E Intern

Location of Job

Remote

PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Cambridge, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work.

To Apply:

Send your resume, brief cover letter, and work sample with the subject line "GR2 RISE Challenge M&E Internship: [Your Name]" to Dr. Jocelyn Kelly at jkelly33@bwh.harvard.edu