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We’re looking for public health leaders who can bring creative flair and fearlessness to work on some of the toughest challenges facing global youth. Through this fellowship, you’ll receive intensive training and mentorship in design for health and emerge with a unique skill set in youth-centered design.

DESIGN X HEALTH FELLOW, OAKLAND & SUB SAHARAN AFRICA

SUMMARY

We’re looking for public health leaders who wish to develop professional experience in youth-centered design. We are offering a seven month fellowship in youth-centered design and evaluation for a public health professional. The Fellow will complete introductory training on youth-centered approaches for the design and evaluation of approaches to improve adolescent health and livelihoods. They’ll work collaboratively in small teams with experienced health designers to design, prototype and implement solutions that improve young people’s health and financial futures in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

You:

  • Have at least five years of professional experience in public health and/or international development

  • Are creative, curious and dedicated to working in partnership with young people and their communities

  • Have worked or lived in the regions where we currently run projects

  • Thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced environment

  • Enjoy and have prior experience of training or mentoring others

  • Appreciate and are comfortable with the complexity of global health challenges

  • Are truly able to combine the art of creative problem solving with the rigor of meticulous evaluation

  • Are able to quickly build rapport with youth and communities, and can navigate sensitive or taboo topics with ease and delicacy

  • Are hungry to develop new skills and share your expertise with others within a growing organization that is committed to learning

  • Passionate about improving young people’s lives

RELEVANT SKILLS

  • Experienced in qualitative and quantitative evaluation and relevant analysis methods and tools

  • Development of qualitative and quantitative research tools

  • Graduate level training in public health or related discipline (including social sciences, medical anthropology, international development, economics, health management and policy, medicine etc.)

  • Professional competence in French

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a full-time, salaried role, based in Oakland, California. It involves 30 - 40% international travel. All costs related to international travel and field work are covered. Applicants must be legally able to work and live in the US from June 2017 - December 2017 in the USA. Please note that we cannot sponsor visa applications for this role.

TO APPLY

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to contact@y-labs.org by April 21st 2017. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.