In February and March, 2015 the Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II surveyed global health employers about competencies of their organizational workforce. We are pleased to share the key results with you (download the Executive Summary) and are eager to facilitate continued discussion.
To recap, 49 USAID-funded Project Directors from 32 organizations participated. The survey asked questions about the non-clinical skills needed in global health careers and new graduate preparedness, as well as the value of domestic work experience for global health careers. GHFP-II Program Director Sharon Rudy presented survey results at the 2015 Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference during a pre-conference workshop on local-global employment dynamics. There were 90+ participants and a lot of interest in the subject and its implications for academia.
GHFP-II is considering ways to involve more organizations in the conversation, and invite you to post in this forum. To continue this process, GHFP-II has created a mailing list for our community of thought-leaders. In you are interested, please click here to sign up.