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Learning Facilitator - Health Systems Leadership Development Course [Contract & Remote from Sub-Saharan Africa]

The Role

At Last Mile Health, we are all teachers and learners. Do you have a passion for bringing together learners to empower them to dig deeper into online course work? If so, you may be a perfect fit for our Learning Facilitator consultancy.

The Community Health Academy Team is seeking a Learning Facilitator to support a specific cohort of approximately 20 students from the East Africa Health Research Commission’s YEARS (the Young East African Health Research Scientists) Initiative in the successful completion of the Academy’s premiere Strengthening Community Health Worker Programs course.

Project Details:

  • Commitment – 72 hours over the period of May 8th – July 5th
  • Location – Remote work from Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Remuneration – Estimated fees upon completion are expected to total $3,150. Consultant will be paid upon completion of each deliverable or according to a mutually agreed upon timeline.

 

What You'll Do

Note: Timelines are approximated and subject to change.

  • Take part in a one-hour video conference briefing session with the Academy team before the course start date (May 8th)
  • Participate in the online course, starting on May 9th (May 9th – June 20th)
    • The course is 16-18 hours of self-paced study over 6 weeks - Consultant participation includes responding to study questions and evaluations throughout the course
  • Join webinars planned to run alongside the course which feature faculty who contributed to course development (2 one-hour webinars: dates to be confirmed)
  • Track YEARS learners’ progress through the course and respond to comments they post in the discussion board in a way that is likely to promote deeper learning (May 9th – June 20th)
  • Meet with each student for at least 15 minutes per week via email or WhatsApp to answer specific questions, promote more indepth learning, or provide encouragement to those experience challenges (May 9th – June 20th)
  • Prepare and lead one 45-minute group call per week with the YEARS cohort
    • The Academy team will provide access to a video platform which the Consultant and learners can utilize for weekly calls (90 minutes per week, including prep-time, from May 9th – June 20th)
  • Create a short evaluation report (3-4 pages) following the course covering feedback on the following:
    • course content;
    • course teaching methodology;
    • cohort performance;
    • recommendations regarding future iteration of the course content;
    • reflections on and recommendations regarding the Learner Facilitator role (July 5th)
  • Participate in one debrief call with the Academy post-course completion (July 5th)

 

What You'll Bring

  • Master’s degree in public health or closely related field
  • At least 3 years’ experience of developing, teaching and/or supporting learners in tertiary education (e.g. Universities, Health Science Colleges, TVETs)
  • Experience of teaching online courses
  • Deep understanding of the challenges in delivering community health care services in low-resource settings

 

You'll Impress Us If

  • You have experience supporting online Communities of Practice
  • You have experience in developing online training courses for health workers
  • You are working in government, planning a national CHW program, or are involved in developing and implementing a CHW program
  • You work with an NGO or an academic institution and have deep understanding of what it takes to support health leaders or to create high-quality CHW training content

 

About Last Mile Health and the Community Health Academy

Last Mile Health (LMH), an organization that has worked for more than a decade to support governments to build national community health systems, has launched the Community Health Academy, which leverages digital technology to train, empower, and connect CHWs and health system leaders around the world.

The Academy is working to support countries to scale their CHW workforces and increase the quality of care that these CHWs provide by creating the world’s first continuing education platform for CHWs and health systems leaders on a global scale. The Academy will feature a two-pronged learning platform—one supporting CHWs, and the other, supporting community health systems leaders to build their capacity to design and manage effective national-scale CHW programs and strong primary health systems. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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