The Rice360 Institute for Global Health Technologies (Rice360) develops highly effective, low-cost healthcare solutions that address critical public healthcare needs in low-resource communities. The Rice360 country director, Tanzania, under the supervision of the Rice360 international programs director, the executive director and the faculty co-directors, Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Dr. Maria Oden, will serve as the team leader for Rice360 in Tanzania.
The Rice360 country director, Tanzania is responsible for the program’s strategic leadership and direction in Tanzania. The Rice360 country director, based in Tanzania, oversees the programmatic and operational management in-country and serves as the primary representative of Rice360 in-country. She/he will take a leading role in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the country’s program strategies and ensure that all activities are in line with the Rice University and Rice360 mission, policies, principles and operating practices. The Rice360 country director will have extensive interaction with external stakeholders, including hospital and university collaborators, non-governmental organizations, private industry partners, and government agencies. Moreover as Rice360 country director, she/he serves as the country liaison for the Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST360) program. The NEST360 program aims to reduce neonatal mortality in hospitals in Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria by optimizing a bundle of effective and affordable devices, training clinician and biomedical engineers, developing locally owned data to drive quality of care and shape a marketplace that connects device manufacturers with health systems. As NEST360 country liaison, she/he will work in tandem with in-country partners to ensure successful execution of the NEST360 program in Tanzania.
The ideal candidate has extensive working knowledge of health systems and public health in the developing world, experience with program management in collaboration with ministries of health, experience working in a multi-cultural environment and is willing and able to travel internationally, particularly across sub-Saharan Africa.
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