Program Manager Career Opportunity – Global Health Corps (GHC)

Job Title:   Program
Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The extreme
disparity in health outcomes and access to healthcare that exists today between
the world’s rich and the world’s poor is unjust and unsustainable. To change
this unacceptable status quo will require a new generation of leaders with
diverse skills and backgrounds. Emerging leaders need opportunities to build their
skills and build meaningful connections with other young leaders who share a
vision for transformative change.
Global Health
Corps is mobilizing a global community of emerging leaders to build the
movement for health equity. We do this by:
the impact of great organizations today
: Fellows work with high-impact organizations
in year-long paid positions. During their fellowship year, fellows make a significant
and measurable contribution to the partner organization and the target
and supporting the leaders of tomorrow:
Over the course of the
fellowship year, fellows participate in a wide range of activities aimed at
increasing their effectiveness as practitioners and their development as
a global community of change-makers:
Fellows build a set of shared
values, commitment and skills that they carry well beyond the fellowship year.
The GHC community and alumni program serve as a source of opportunity and
strength throughout fellows’ lives and careers.
Fellows work
in teams of 2—one international fellow, one in-country fellow—in a wide range
of areas to support our partners in improving healthcare access and health
outcomes for the poor. Fellows have built financial management systems for
grassroots HIV organizations in Uganda, counseled homeless teenagers in New
Jersey, supported district pharmacies in Rwanda in rolling out new supply chain
management tools, and conducted policy research in Washington DC.
 The Global Health Corps Program
Manager is responsible for providing dedicated support to our fellows and
partner organizations in Uganda. The Program Manager manages all fellow logistical
and programmatic support in Uganda and coordinates a number of regional and
organization-wide training events. The Program Manager will also work with the
VP of Programs in developing and managing GHC’s leadership development
curriculum, platforms for fellow collaboration, and the alumni program. This position
requires exceptional passion for our work and the ability to thrive in a
dynamic, start-up work environment. The Global Health Corps will serve as the
Uganda Program Manager, starting between June and September of 2015.
Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Fellow Programming and Support:
Serve as primary support staff for all fellows in
Uganda, coordinating housing, financial, travel, and general fellowship
logistics throughout the year.
Support on-boarding of all new fellows in both the
programmatic and logistical preparations for the orientation training,
including facilitation of effective pre -arrival -communications with their respective
organizations before the orientation training.
Prepare fellow supervisors to work with and manage
fellows effectively through the organization of the in country supervisors’
workshop and regular communications
Conduct regular check-ins with each fellow,
offering supportive accompaniment through professional and personal development
during the fellowship year.
Organize country-based activities and events for
fellows, including quarterly workshops, attendance at a mid- year retreat, and
locally-based events and opportunities to foster community building and leadership
2. Placement Organization Relationship
Oversee networking and recruiting efforts with
potential new placement organizations in the country.
Work with the VP of Programs to develop the portfolio
of placement organizations.
Collaborate with other GHC staff to develop
strategic partners in curriculum design, advising, advocacy and general
Work with new and existing placement organizations
to develop fellow position descriptions, coordinate contracts, and make
logistical preparations for hosting fellows.
Communicate with placement organization
supervisors / staff contacts regularly during fellowship year, including site
visits, formal evaluations, selection process support, etc.
3. Alumni Programming:
Working with the Alumni Committee in the country,
facilitate the continued involvement of GHC fellows from prior years.
Organize professional development and networking
events for alumni in the region and offer professional and personal support as
Working with the VP of Programs and the rest of
the Program Team, continue to develop programming for alumni.
4. Overall Programmatic and Operations
Lead regional-specific efforts to recruit and
select future fellows from the region, including in-country interview
Process all country operational needs, including
managing country program budget, maintaining NGO registration status, and overseeing
GHC property rentals.
Monitor security situation in Uganda, taking
appropriate action when necessary to ensure safety of fellows.
Serve as a GHC representative at events as needed.
Support other members of the GHC team as needed on
operational or programmatic projects throughout the year.
Skills and Experience:  
The applicants for the Program Manager placement
should have seven or more years’  experience
working in Uganda
Proven ability to manage systems and processes
Past exposure and experience with event planning
and/or program logistics management
Prior experience working with people in a cross-cultural
working environment
Comfortable working under frequent, tight
timelines and delivering high-quality work products on time
Exhibit commitment to health and social justice
issues and understanding of global health and development issues
Counseling, guidance, mentoring, or leadership
development experience preferred
Exceptional drive and passion for our work;
mission-driven with a positive attitude
Compassionate listener; genuine interest in the
personal narratives and development of young leaders
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
High emotional intelligence and interpersonal
skills; excellent decision-making and judgment
Keen analytic problem solving abilities
Orientation towards timely execution with excellent
follow-through skills
Careful attention to detail, with an innovative
eye for improving systems
Entrepreneurial, adaptable, and action-oriented
Knowledgeable and passionate about global health
and international development
Fluent in English
to Apply:  
All candidates
are encouraged to send their updated resumes and cover letters to:
Please indicate Uganda Program Manager in the email subject.
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