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Job Title: Adjunct Faculty
Job Number: SHIP01
Organization: Pacific Island Health Officers Association
Posted: 5/23/2024
Type: Contract
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 5
Location: Honolulu,  HI    USA
Position Description: Multiple positions for Adjunct Faculty Positions for the PIHOA SHIP Program

SUMMARY OF DUTIES PIHOA is seeking highly experienced public health instructors to support SHIP Certificate and Diploma course delivery as SHIP Adjunct Faculty. These consultants will work under the direction of PIHOA’s SHIP Program Manager and SHIP Faculty Lead. Successful candidates will also be required to meet FNU’s adjunct faculty requirements. The timing and frequency of course delivery will be dependent on jurisdiction needs and readiness and program funding.

Qualifications: Education: Minimum of a Master’s level degree in epidemiology, public health, or other social or health sciences-related fields from an accredited academic institution. A doctoral-level degree in these fields is preferred. Those with clinical degrees must have an MPH or extensive public health experience.

Experience: Minimum 3 years of professional experience in teaching, training or capacity building in public health, surveillance, or related fields and/or field/research work in epidemiology. • Training and mentoring public health professionals is required. Working with a Field Epidemiology Training Program or similar course in low-resource settings is preferred. • Developing, analyzing, and strengthening public health surveillance systems, and/or conducting outbreak investigation and response, and/or conducting community-based surveys, and/or managing field epidemiology projects. • Experience in the Pacific Islands or other low-resource settings is desirable.

Skills/Knowledge: Excellent facilitation skills and advanced knowledge of training approaches and methodologies, specifically adult learning principles and best practices, including mentorship in the classroom and in the field. • Advanced knowledge of public health surveillance systems in low-resource settings. • Knowledge and experience in planning and conducting epidemiological studies and communicating findings for data-driven decision-making and/or policy-making. • Knowledge and experience in the use of data for quality improvement projects, or improving efficiencies in the management and delivery of clinical, primary care, and/or public health services. • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience in drafting, editing, submitting, and successfully publishing peer-reviewed publications/journals. • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English). • Demonstrated ability to work with multi- disciplinary teams across multiple locations and to effectively communicate with respect and diplomacy with a range of people from differing backgrounds, value systems, cultures, religious affiliations, and varying degrees of English-speaking and writing competencies.

Travel: Must have a valid passport and be willing and able to travel in the US, Pacific region, and internationally. PIHOA does not cover expenses for passport and visa expenses. The position will require travel from home base for both short and long periods, and possibly to multiple locations under one travel period.

Organization Description: The Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, with a field office in Hagåtña, Guam. PIHOA’s mission is to provide, through collective action and decision-making, a credible regional voice for health advocacy in and for the Pacific. PIHOA’s Executive Board is comprised of the ministers/directors/secretaries of health of the six US Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPIs): American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), and the Republic of Palau. PIHOA’s Secretariat, comprised of executive, administrative, and technical staff works with a number of consultants to provide technical assistance to the USAPI health ministries and departments in the following areas: 1) health workforce development/human resources for health; 2) epidemiology and surveillance; 3) performance improvement; 4) laboratory services; 5) regional health policy and advocacy; 6) health security; and 7) leadership development.

Program Background: One of PIHOA’s key goals is to build the capacity of health ministry staff in the areas of epidemiology, surveillance, and health information systems. To this end and in collaboration with USAPI health leadership, the Pacific Community (SPC), and Fiji National University (FNU), PIHOA developed a field epidemiology training program called Strengthening Health Interventions in the Pacific (SHIP). SHIP is modeled after CDC’s Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), and has been adapted for the Pacific region. SHIP is accredited by FNU, meaning students earn post-graduate certificates when they complete the program. SHIP is implemented in the USAPIs by PIHOA and in other Pacific countries and territories by SPC.

The SHIP program is comprised of three tiers: • Post-Graduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology (PGCFE) • Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Epidemiology (PGDAE) • Master’s in Applied Epidemiology (MAE)

Certificate and Diploma courses are comprised of up to five discrete, week-long modules delivered on-site and in-person in the jurisdictions, supplemented by additional online coursework to be completed during and in between modules. Each module is delivered as a combination of classroom-based sessions and structured activities/exercises. SHIP uses a “from work, at work, for work” model where students plan, design and implement selected projects prioritized by their respective workplace supervisors and health leadership utilizing real local data. Since 2015, 141 USAPI health staff have received their PGCFE. Twelve PGCFE graduates are currently pursuing the completion of the PGDAE, and two are ready to commence the MAE track.

Closing Date: 8/23/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Keleise Reid,  Adjunct Faculty
Contact Location: 733 Bishop Street
Suite 1820
Honolulu   HI  96813
United States
Contact Location: 733 Bishop Street
  Suite 1820
  Honolulu   HI  96813
  United States
Contact Phone: 8085373131 
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How to Apply: APPLICATION: Submit the following electronically with attention to Keleise Reid ( 1. Letter of Interest that outlines your overall qualifications and professional experience in response to the Primary Qualifications listed above; 2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume; and 3. Minimum of three (3) professional references - these references must be from current and past employment supervisors based on the last 8-10 years of employment. For any specific inquiries relating to the scope of work of the consultancy, please direct them to Helene Le Mouellic (, PIHOA SHIP Program Manager.

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