GHC Fresher Jobs – Curriculum Development Officer at UINCD

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
 Uganda Initiative for Integrated Management of
Non-Communicable Diseases (UINCD)
 Kampala, Uganda
Salary: Monthly
Stipend of 550 dollars per month
Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that
require new thinking and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders
with the tools to remain connected after their fellowship year finishes,
deepening their ability to enact change through heightened skills and strong
partnerships. We currently place fellows in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda,
the United States, and Zambia.
Uganda Initiative for Integrated Management of Non-Communicable Diseases
(UINCD) is a multi-sector collaboration based in Kampala, Uganda focused on
building capacity in the realms of prevention, care, training, and research to
enable the provision of effective and integrated management of non-communicable
diseases (NCDs). The core leadership team of UINCD is comprised of experienced
leaders from academia (Uganda and Yale University), Mulago National Referral
Hospital administration, and the Ministry of Health (MoH). Established in 2013,
UINCD has been focused on piloting programs and interventions at Mulago
National Referral Hospital in Kampala. UINCD has developed training curricula
on NCDs for nurses and doctors and recently completed a study addressing early
screening and detection of NCDs at Mulago’s outpatient center. UINCD’s next
main project will be a nationwide needs assessment of healthcare workers about
NCDs. UINCD’s key objectives include:
  • Assess existing
    healthcare workers’ training needs and to develop NCD management and
    patient education curricula that are targeted and relevant to different
    cadres of healthcare workers
  • Develop
    and test models of integrated NCD prevention and care
  • Leverage
    existing HIV infrastructure for the integration of NCD training and
    service delivery
    places a great emphasis on studying the effectiveness of all its
    activities and disseminating its processes and findings.
The Curriculum Development Officer will
work under the direct supervision of UINCD’s Project Manager. The fellow will
work closely with the principal investigators of healthcare worker’s knowledge
and attitude of NCDs study and will add important value to the project.
Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Support in the coordination
    of the activities of a nationwide study of healthcare workers’ knowledge
    of and attitudes toward NCDs
  • Support with focus groups and
    key informant interviews with healthcare workers
  • Support in the development of
    a survey for healthcare workers to assess knowledge and attitudes of NCDs
  • Apply outcomes from this
    study to the refining and updating of UINCD’s Integrated Approach to NCDs
    Training Curriculum
  • Work in liaison with Ugandan
    NCD stakeholders to ensure these curricula are locally relevant and
    appropriate for each cadre of healthcare workers
  • Actively participate in the
    day-to-day activities of UINCD and liaise regularly with the Project
    Manager, Co-Directors, and Board of Governors
Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the
    fellowship should have some experience in qualitative research and/or
    curriculum development
  • High degree of flexibility,
    adaptability, and enthusiasm
  • Possess excellent
    communication and partnership skills
  • Highly organized with a good
    sense of judgment
  • Trustworthy and dependable
  • Possess the ability to work
    in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
Terms and Conditions:
 Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and
a living stipend of $550/month. Additionally, fellows will receive an award of
$1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from
the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are
included, including $600 in professional development funds. Housing will be
arranged in Kampala.
Note: The living
stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as
determined by the placement organization.
to Apply:
applicants who desire to be placed by the Global Health Corps in the
aforementioned organization should express interest by clearly following the
instructions at the web page below.
3rd February, 2015
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