Position Title: endTB Volunteer
Reports to: endTB Project Coordinator
Start Date: as soon as possible
Duration: minimum 6 month commitment, with possibility for extension
Location: Boston, MA or remote
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized by creating a preferential option for the poor. PIH partners with ministries of health to build local and national clinical capacity, and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality healthcare, address the root causes of disease, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global healthcare policy change.
PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Navajo Nation, and Kazakhstan. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we also support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.
endTB (Expand New Drug Markets for TB) is funded by Unitaid and implemented by consortium partners Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Interactive Research and Development (IRD). The endTB project is studying the use of new TB drugs in an observational study and a clinical trial. The endTB observational study is a multi-center prospective study on the safety and efficacy of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treated with multidrug regimens containing bedaquiline or delamanid. The study is ongoing in 17 countries and will enroll approximately 2600 patients. The endTB clinical trial is a Phase III, randomized, controlled, open-label, non-inferiority, multi-country trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of five new, all-oral, shortened regimens for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
PIH is seeking a volunteer to support a research project called "Expand New Drug Markets for TB", or "endTB" for short. endTB has a $66M budget, multiple partners, and sites in 17 countries. This project aims to find shorter, less toxic and more effective treatments for multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) through access to new drugs, two clinical trials, and advocacy at national and global levels.
Perform data entry from sites into a central database.
Complete expense reports for study co-leaders, including submission of corporate card expenses.
Assist with production of written materials distributed by endTB and ensure they meet the highest standards for clarity, accuracy, grammar, spelling and appropriateness.
Handle assorted day-to day office tasks as needed by the Central team.
Perform other related tasks as requested.
In active pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, International Relations, or pre-med preferred.
Strong writer and excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
Organizational skills and superior attention to detail.
Ability to work with little to no supervision, take initiative and anticipate needs.
Demonstrated maturity, flexibility, judgment and diplomacy.
Ability to work cross-culturally with sensitivity.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Fluency in English.
Demonstrated interest in global health and social justice.
Ability to commit to 1-2 days per week for at least 6 months.
Partners In Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.