scope of work For GHES Student Scholars

GHES Applicants can nominate the area(s) they would prefer to work within for the Alliance for a Healthier World.  Selections are not guaranteed as allocation will be based on best balance of skill set across the various groups.  

Below is a summary of potential scope of work for student scholars in each area.

Food & Nutrition Security

Background

The Food and Nutrition Security theme seeks to recognize critical linkages between food systems, local context and dietary adequacy to maintain nutritional health across all stages of life, in an era of both inflexibility and transition in dietary imbalance and malnutrition.

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Scope of Work

Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with planning and development of strategic conference hosted by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and JHU
  • Conduct and analyze interviews with key stakeholders

This GHES position requires a minimum of 10 hours a week commitment.

Healthy Environments

Background

The objective of the Healthy Environments theme is to: identify how global climate change and environmental degradation at local, regional; identify how global levels pose risks for decreasing equities in human health and nutrition; and develop sustainable solutions on how to best act to protect health and nutrition.

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Scope of Work

Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with scoping reviews on air pollution interventions in low and middle-income countries;
  • Assist with finalization and pre-testing of a toolkit on outdoor air pollution in low and middle-income countries;
  • Provide support for organization of a one-day meeting on outdoor air pollution; and
  • Develop and support field activities on outdoor air pollution, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and resilience to heat waves in 2 or 3 country sites.

This GHES position requires a minimum of 10 hours a week commitment.

Gender Equity & Justice

Background

The Gender Equity and Justice theme of the Alliance for a Healthier World is hiring twoGlobal Health Equity Scholars (GHES) for the 2018-2019 academic year. The GHES will be responsible for completing assigned activities under the mentorship of Hopkins interdisciplinary faculty and staff.

The Gender Equity and Justice theme examines impacts of power, oppression and discrimination on gender and health equity, and develops, implements and evaluates initiatives to advance gender and health equity resulting in more peaceful and prosperous societies

 
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Scope of Work

Scholars will engage with key stakeholders from diverse global organizations to create context specific approaches and strategies to advance gender responsive/transformative programming, with rigorous evaluation and evidence-based learning.  Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Explore gender equity, big data and analytics in local to global data that informs programs and policies
    • Scoping review and gaps analysis of SDG-related gender equity and justice indicators across diverse sectors (e.g. WASH, legal, labor, technology, financial systems, health) to inform trend monitoring and multilevel analysis 
    • Solution scoping for gaps identified  
  • Identifying and interviewing experts in gender equity and justice at Hopkins and beyond, including Alliance grant recipients
  • Conducting literature and evidence reviews including synthesis of gender equity frameworks and the intersection of gender equity and justice with other Alliance themes (e.g. food security, health environments, and transformative technology) 
  • Assist in planning and coordination of strategic planning meeting to bring together key stakeholders in program and policy 
  • Contribute to dissemination of products through policy briefs, blogs, newsletter entries, case studies and publications. 

This GHES position requires a minimum of 10 hours a week commitment

Transformative Technologies & Institutions

Background

Across the University, there is considerable breadth to the range of transformative healthcare technologies and institutions. To ensure these innovations result in greater health equity, TTI will focus on how to best to shape the University norms of sharing knowledge and innovation to advance global health equity. This will involve:

  • Taking steps to support an enabling environment for developing and positioning technologies to achieve greater health equity, and
  • Exploring the challenges in taking measure of health equity and the potential of accountability technologies in doing so.
 
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Scope of Work

Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Help organize strategic convenings, such as:
    • Technology Product Lifecycle (TPLC) committee meetings: The TPLC Committee is a University-wide group of faculty and staff committed to enhancing health equity throughout the process of bringing our innovation and technology products to populations in need.
    • Open Access Week, Big Data and Accountability Technologies for Global Health Equity steppingstone meeting
  • Conduct research and data analyses to inform meeting discussions and potential publications. Topics may include the following:
    • Big Data and algorithmic biases
    • Citizen Science and accountability technologies
    • Open access, open science and health equity
  • Conduct interviews with faculty or other stakeholders in the community who are strong voices on these issues
  • Generate policy briefings and multimedia segments capturing meeting outcomes, research and interviews
  • Assist with the development of a University-wide online platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration

This GHES position requires a minimum of 10 hours a week commitment

At-Large/Communications

Background

The At-Large and Communications arm of the Alliance for a Healthier World is hiring two Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) for the 2018-2019 academic year. The GHES will be responsible for completing assigned activities under the mentorship of Hopkins interdisciplinary faculty and staff. The At-Large and Communications arm supports the management and internal operations of the AHW, including evaluation and strategic planning, as well as communications development and outreach activities.

Scope of Work

Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with development and execution of organization-wide monitoring and evaluation initiativesSupport two university-wide grants programs, including liaising with awardees and regular program monitoring
  • Update an ongoing landscape analyses to understand other partners and competitors in the health equity ecosystem
  • Research and maintain an opportunities list of local and global events, conferences, training resources and funding relevant to AHW audiences
  • Support content publication through researching, writing and editing AHW articles
  • Conceptual planning, logistics, and evaluation of multidisciplinary events

The GHES position requires a minimum of 10 hours a week commitment.