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Young Visiting Faculty for the Young Professionals in Public Health (YPPH) Programme

Remote

  • Organization: WAIPH - West African Institute of Public Health
  • Location: Remote |
  • Grade: Volunteer - Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • International Relations
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

Position Title: Young Visiting Faculty
Programme: Young Professionals in Public Health (YPPH) Organization: West African Institute of Public Health Period: 3 months (Renewable on mutual agreement) Location: Online

Background:
The West African Institute of Public Health is seeking a dynamic and passionate young public health professional to join as a Young Visiting Faculty member for the Young Professionals in Public Health (YPPH) programme. This pro bono position aims to provide mentorship, leadership, and learning opportunities for a motivated individual interested in contributing to the field of public health in Africa. The Young Visiting Faculty member will work under the supervision of the Programme Manager - IMPACT (Innovative Multi Country Policy Analysis, Coordination and Training) Hub in the Office of the Director-General.

Subject Area: Health Technology, Advocacy, Systems Design, or related areas

Scope of Work:

  1. Collaborate with the YPPH team to design and deliver online workshops, webinars, and

    training sessions for young public health professionals.

  2. Mentor and guide YPPH participants in selected subject areas, offering practical insights,

    advice, and career development support.

  3. Contribute to the development of innovative approaches and solutions in the chosen

    subject area that align with the mission of the West African Institute of Public Health.

  4. Engage in research, policy analysis, and advocacy initiatives to promote public health

    awareness and best practices within the region.

  5. Participate in virtual meetings, discussions, and networking opportunities with YPPH

    participants and other stakeholders to enrich the learning experience.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Develop and facilitate interactive sessions on health technology, advocacy, systems

design, or other relevant topics.

  1. Provide guidance and feedback to YPPH participants on their projects, presentations, and research activities.

  2. Support the integration of technology and innovation into public health practices to address key challenges in the region.

  3. Lead discussions on current public health issues, trends, and emerging topics to stimulate critical thinking and knowledge sharing.

  4. Collaborate with the YPPH team to evaluate the effectiveness of the programme and recommend improvements for future cohorts.

Qualifications:

  1. A young professional (under 35) with a background in public health, health technology,

    advocacy, systems design, or a related field.

  2. Strong communication and interpersonal skills to engage with diverse audiences and

    create a supportive learning environment.

  3. Knowledge of current trends and best practices in public health, with a focus on

    innovation, technology, and advocacy.

  4. Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines in a virtual

    setting.

  5. Demonstrated passion for mentorship, leadership development, and contributing to the

    advancement of public health in Africa.

Benefits:

  1. One year free membership of the Academy of Public Health (MAPH).

  2. Opportunity to enhance your leadership and mentoring skills while making a positive

    impact on the next generation of public health professionals.

  3. Networking opportunities with experts, practitioners, and organizations in the field of

    public health across the West African region.

  4. Access to valuable resources, training materials, and professional development support

    from the West African Institute of Public Health.

  5. Certificate of recognition as a Young Visiting Faculty member for the YPPH programme

    upon successful completion of the tenure.

Application Process:
Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed CV, a cover letter outlining their interest in the position, and a sample teaching or presentation material related to the chosen subject area. Deadline for applications: 31st May, 2024
Submit applications to: info@publichealth-edu.org

Please note that this is a pro bono position, and the selected Young Visiting Faculty member will be expected to dedicate approximately 2 hours per week for three months to fulfill their responsibilities. 

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