Cross-site NCD Nurse Educator 189 views


Job Title: Cross-site NCD Nurse Educator
Reports to: Director of Implementation, NCD Synergies
Location: Boston or Remote

General Responsibilities:
The Nurse Educator will work directly with the NCD Synergies Director of Implementation to develop strategy, implementation and evaluation of NCD nursing educational initiatives for NCD Synergies-supported PIH Sites. The Nurse Educator will be responsible for curriculum and pedagogy development in a number of disease areas, including type 1 diabetes, rheumatic heart disease, and palliative care and pain management. The training and education specialist will develop didactic and participatory educational materials for these clinical areas in collaboration with NCD Synergies and site-based clinical staff. The Education and Training Specialist will also assist in developing monitoring and evaluation activities to evaluate the success and impact of educational initiatives, in collaboration with the PIH Monitoring and Evaluation team and others. They will work closely with PIH in-country NCD Teams and provide mentorship for site-based NCD nurse leadership as well as T1D research fellows. This position is based at a PIH site with travel to other PIH country/partner sites and periodic extended assignments.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a clinical resource for the Boston and site-based NCD Clinical teams and Training and Education Teams
  • Review and revise existing curricula and curricula in development to ensure accuracy of clinical content, cultural content, and appropriate pedagogical approaches with particular attention to the following conditions and diagnostics: type 1 diabetes, rheumatic heart disease and palliative care. Work with in-country clinical and training team staff to ensure cultural and clinical accuracy of materials.
  • Provide clinical and leadership mentorship to nurse leadership across sites and to type 1 diabetes fellows.
  • Develop new educational curricula and materials for use in PIH clinical settings
  • Provide input from a nursing perspective for provider educational programs and projects.
  • Provide leadership and technical assistance in designing and implementing NCD nursing education and training programs that allows for effective scale up and adoption by Ministries of Health, other PIH Sites and other countries in the African Region.
  • Provide leadership to engage at national and regional level with Ministry of Health, national universities, Nursing councils and regional partners to conduct regional trainings.
  • Collaborate with the PIH Monitoring and Evaluation Team and research teams to provide effective monitoring and evaluation activities for NCD nursing education and training initiatives
  • Provide in-country educational trainings in collaboration with in-country nurses.
  • Ensure cross-site communication and coordination between key nursing initiatives, to ensure that NCD nurse education materials are integrated in the pedagogical framework for nursing education across PIH and the Partnership (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health).


  • Masters degree in nursing, PhD/DNP/EdD preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in development of inter-professional curricula, preferably on NCDs and in resource poor settings, and
  • Demonstrated experience in mentorship and capacity building of local nurse leadership.
  • Experience teaching, developing curricula for, and implementing programs for students and adult learners
  • Experience developing global health education and training in international setting
  • Knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning including innovative pedagogy
  • Ability to bridge gap between classroom didactic and clinical practice setting
  • Minimum 5 years clinical practice experience and experience teaching/mentoring in clinical practice setting
  • Experience monitoring and evaluating training/curricula
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to effectively collaborate with culturally diverse staff across departments and countries
  • Ability to work productively in highly collaborative and diverse settings while also able to function independently.
  • Ability to work and take initiative independently, and work collaboratively with a variety of diverse teams.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with maturity and poise to interact with executives at the highest levels of government, and academia, and to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, clients, and consultants.
  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive and complex environment, and to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple assignments, prioritize work flow, adapt to fluctuating workload, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work productively in highly collaborative settings while also able to function independently.
  • Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet programs including Microsoft Office applications.
  • Willing to travel internationally to PIH sites and Boston office up to four times per year.
  • A commitment to health and social justice.

Organizational Profile

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 Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.  PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities

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