Monitoring & Evaluation Intern
United States Boston, Massachusetts
Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Intern
Reports to: MEQ Senior Analyst
Location: PIH Boston office
Duration:Approximately 150-250 hours of work in the Fall of 2019 (specific dates and level of effort are flexible?internship is unpaid but is designed to be leveraged for academic credit and details can be tailored to requirements of specific degree program requirements)
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Womens Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.
Team Overview: The Boston-based Monitoring, Evaluation & Quality (MEQ) team works to strengthen monitoring and evaluation (M and E) and quality improvement (QI) activities across PIH, including provision of on-site and remote technical assistance to in-country MEQ teams, increasing capacity through mentoring and training in data quality assurance, analysis, and utilization. The Boston team also coordinates the development and implementation of core indicators in close collaboration with the Medical Informatics and Clinical teams. Boston MEQ is responsible for building sustainable systems for data sharing and use within and across teams, to support data-driven program management and effective fundraising, grant writing, and communications in the increasingly data-oriented global health landscape.
The Boston MEQ team is seeking a part-time fall volunteer to support a wide range of activities around clinical data visualization, data system documentation, impact messaging, universal health coverage modeling, and training material creation.
Volunteer Primary Responsibilities
Support MEQ team on analyses and data visualization tasks for clinical programmatic management and fundraising, advocacy and communications purposes across PIHs health delivery services around the world
Support the creation of materials and messaging in order to communicate PIHs global impact to a wide audience
Collaborate with Medical Informatics team on documentation projects surrounding PIHs electronic medical record systems
Support activities related to Universal Health Coverage planning and monitoring tool development, analyses on health coverage and financing gaps/targets across different countries and populations
Lead creation of PIH resource library of relevant MEQ training materials and other key information.
Assist with other health analytics projects (details TBD depending on candidate skills, interests, academic program requirements, and available time).
Completed or currently pursuing a university degree in Public Health, Geography, Statistics, or other related field
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Advanced Excel skills (Pivot tables, Conditional Logic Functions, etc.) and data visualization skills
Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries
Familiarity with GIS tools (ArcGIS, QGIS) and mHealth platforms (CommCare/MedicMobile/ODK) a plus
Experience with quantitative statistical analysis software or analysis coding and programming languages (Python, R, STATA, etc,) a plus
Commitment to PIHs social justice mission
research, fundraising, policy, grant writing, stata, geographic information systems (gis), arcgis, advocacy, statistical data analysis, global health, social justice, local government, geography, technical assistance, international health