Consultant Title: Partners In Health Mental Health Curriculum Specialist Consultant
Reports to: Cross-Site Program Officer, Partners In Health Mental Health Program
Location: Boston or Remote
Employment Type: Part Time, Temporary
The Partners In Health (PIH) Mental Health Curriculum Specialist will work directly with the PIH Cross-Site Mental Health Program to adapt, develop and produce mental health training materials and products for a cross-site setting. In partnership with the PIH Mental Health team, they may lead curriculum development and pedagogy development in a number of mental health areas. Integrating clinical and programmatic content from teams as well as evidence-based practices, they will collate information to develop participatory educational and didactic training materials. The consultant may adapt existing manuals for site-specific context as needed, bringing in active adult-learning techniques to trainings and in-service education. They may also assist in developing monitoring and evaluation forms to evaluate the success and impact of educational initiatives, in collaboration with the PIH Mental Health and Monitoring and Evaluation team.
We are looking for someone in a part-time, temporary position who would be available for projects on an ad hoc basis. The workload and weekly time commitment are flexible, although we expect there would be around 5 hours of work/week during busy time periods.
- Provide project management expertise in seeing through curriculum development deliverables from start to finish with team leadership. (70%)
- Develop new curriculum, pedagogy and materials in mental health topics such as psychotherapy interventions, psychosocial rehabilitation and other topics as needed.
- Adapt existing manuals for site-specific context as needed, bringing in active adult-learning techniques to trainings and in-service education.
- Collate materials from best practices to develop participatory educational and didactic materials, training materials, products, and programmatic tools and forms.
- Package training and educational materials into user-friendly documents.
- Maintain regular communication with the PIH Cross-Site Mental Health Team and curriculum development project team. (20%)
- Participate in calls related to curriculum development with the PIH Cross-Site Mental Health team, clinical experts or site-based teams as needed.
- Partner with clinical experts to integrate their content knowledge into practical materials.
- As needed, develop monitoring and evaluation forms to evaluate the success and impact of educational initiatives, in collaboration with the PIH teams. (10%)
- Advanced degree in public health, mental health or teaching preferred
- Demonstrated experience in development of inter-professional curricula, preferably on mental health and in resource poor settings preferred
- Experience teaching, developing curricula for, and implementing programs for students and adult learners preferred
- Experience developing global health education and training in international setting preferred
- Knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning including innovative pedagogy preferred
- Some experience in monitoring and evaluation of educational activities preferred
- Ability to bridge gap between classroom didactic and clinical practice setting
- Ability to work productively as a team and in diverse settings while also functioning independently.
- Computer skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe and/or Photoshop preferred
- A commitment to health and social justice.
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, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, 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.
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