Fresher GHC Jobs – Health Education Associate at Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: The
Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Duty Station: Kanungu,
Uganda
Salary: Monthly Stipend of
550 dollars per month
About GHC:
Global 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.
About US:
Established in 2001, The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project (NAOP) is working
on behalf of HIV/AIDS orphans in rural Uganda to end systemic deprivation,
poverty and hunger through a holistic approach to community development,
education, and healthcare. NAOP operates two primary schools in two rural
villages in Uganda. When students complete primary education, they join the
Nyaka scholarship program and continue with secondary education or vocational
training. This year Nyaka has started construction of the Nyaka Secondary and
Vocational School, which is scheduled to open in February 2015.
Job Summary: The Health
Education Associate will have the responsible for the coordination of the
education program (i.e. Primary and Secondary). Specifically, the Health
Education Fellow will strengthen organizational efficiency and effectiveness in
the face of both growth and change.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Improve general management practices of
    Nyaka and Kutamba Primary Schools
  • Develop a personal relationship with the
    students and ensure that their needs and concerns are gathered and
    acknowledged
  • Perform regular visits to assigned
    students under mentorship, both at home and in school
  • Offer documentation for monthly, quarterly
    and annual reports for the Secondary School Program
  • Develop, plan and implement academic
    activities related to high school transition to university
  • Offer technical support for community
    libraries and assess library needs (e.g. books, supplies, etc.)
  • Constantly communicate with sponsored
    students, their teachers, head teachers and grandparents/guardians
  • Evaluate the academic performance of the
    beneficiaries (students), especially those joining another level (e.g.
    secondary school, high school and university)
  • Intuitively verify, compile and compute
    fee structures for assigned students
  • Conduct initial assessment of identified
    orphans and vulnerable children with enrollment committee whenever
    required
  • Work in liaison with the Program Officer
    and part time Education Coordinator to determine areas of intervention to
    improve the performance of beneficiaries
  • Innovate and run fundraising drives for
    the program
  • Support the development of administrative
    structures for the new secondary and vocational school
  • Assist with recreational activities for
    students
  • Coordinate, collaborate and network with
    similar and complementary organizations
  • Attend coordination meetings at the
    District and sub county levels as directed by Program Officer
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The GHC fellow should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Education, Community Psychology, Counseling, Social Sciences, or
    Social Work
  • Past experience in community mobilization,
    psychosocial support and counseling
  • Possess the ability to work in a team
    environment but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
  • Capacity to multitask; flexible and
    capable of working under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Ability to live and work in very remote
    environment with limited resources
  • Computer literacy skills and ability to
    learn new and relevant software packages
  • Strong PR skills are mandatory
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building
    skills alongside good spoken and excellent written communication skills
  • Possess the ability to ride a motorbike
Job 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
Nyaka, Kanungu.
Note: The living stipend and
completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the
placement organization.
How to Apply:
All 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.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2016


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