Teaching and Learning Coordinator

Organization Name: University of Global Health Equity
Location: Butaro, Rwanda
Eligible Citizenship: Rwanda
Role Code: R14-Nat

Role Overview

The Teaching and Learning Coordinator will be an integral member of the team supporting development and delivery of UGHE’s first clinical degree - a Bachelor of Science in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) integrated with a Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD). The primary role of the Teaching and Learning Coordinator will be to provide curriculum development support, student support, research, and administrative support to the medical program team, particularly in courses that cover the basic health sciences. The fellow will be involved in educational assessments and development of learning objectives. The fellow will work with students and staff in all things related to the student experience, teaching, and logistics. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the development and delivery of a medical curriculum.


Curriculum Design

  • Support integration of the curriculum and continuity of content across multiple faculty in order to maximize student experience and to ensure students achieve desired competencies
  • In collaboration with the basic sciences team, use technical content to develop pre-class assignments, instruction sequences and lesson plans to support course delivery, post-class assignments, and overall assessment and evaluation tools
  • Provide technical research and quality assurance activities to support content development and lesson planning
  • Support development of program- and course-specific evaluations to continuously monitor and evaluate modules within the medical program
  • Prepare presentations and contribute to the development of scholarship and practical materials demonstrating the unique content and pedagogy in the UGHE medical program
  • Contribute to the development and planning of basic sciences and simulation laboratory activities

Student Experience and Support Management

  • Liaise with and support students during class and office hours, identify supplementary academic materials, and provide student feedback
  • Design and deliver supplementary programming on academic writing, literature reviews, and principles of academic integrity; support and facilitate in-class instruction
  • Grade student assignments, maintain student records, and provide tutoring or other support to students
  • Supervise students and provide feedback to students in basic sciences and simulation labs
  • Receive, collate, and respond to student feedback

Online Learning Management System

  • Review open-source online materials for use in flipped classes, and integrate these into modules hosted on UGHE’s learning management system
  • Contribute to the ongoing management and quality assurance of modules in the foundational health sciences on UGHE’s online learning management system
  • Update student grades and records in the University learning management system


  • Support academic meetings, including scheduling, taking minutes, and tracking follow-ups
  • Liaise with faculty, local collaborators, and international collaborators to plan the teaching of visiting faculty to ensure that students have a consistent educational experience
  • Support the admissions and selection processes for the MBBS/MGHD program
  • Perform additional administrative tasks as assigned

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, preferably in biology, medicine, or a closely related field*
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills*
  • Basic sciences laboratory course work or laboratory research experience*
  • Experience as a teaching assistant, research assistant, teaching fellow, or teacher while as student or as a working professional*
  • Experience contributing to the development of a training and/or education program*
  • Experience contributing to the development of a training and/or education program specifically in a health-related field*
  • Proven interest in health equity and medical education, interest in a career in global health*
  • Experience evaluating the impact of programs and/or curricula
  • Experience creating learning materials, including print, video, and/or online 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Flexibility and maturity  
  • Strong willingness to take initiative
  • Willingness to work nights, weekends, and long hours

About the Organization

The University of Global Health Equity is a groundbreaking health sciences university in Rwanda that trains global leaders to deliver high-quality health care. Owned and operated by Partners In Health, UGHE is a private institution that leverages expertise and resources from the Government of Rwanda, Harvard Medical School, and key partners to create a global forum for delivery-focused teaching, research, clinical care, and implementation. Classes will be taught by international and local experts, including Harvard Medical School faculty, all of whom are instrumental in leading the transformation of Rwanda’s health care system. In September 2015, UGHE launched its inaugural Master of Science in Global Health Delivery degree (MGHD). The MGHD is the University’s flagship program, and is a 2-year, part-time degree for working professionals. It will provide a one-of-a-kind learning experience fundamentally rooted in the principles of global health, One Health, epidemiology, global health policy, management, finance, and leadership.

Role Function: eHealth / eLearning / mHealth, Health Promotion / Education, Teaching / Training / Curriculum Development
Issue Area: Education / Health Education, Health System Strengthening, Human Resources for Health

Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics

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