Fresher American Program Officer Jobs – Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE)

Organisation: Global
Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Foundation
for Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE)
Duty Station: Kasese,
Uganda
Salary: Monthly
Stipend of 550 dollars per month
Eligible Citizenship:
American
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 FCDE:
Foundation for Community
Development and Empowerment (FCDE) collaborates with established community-based
organizations to increase their institutional capacity. Acting as a catalyst,
FCDE provides direct support to strengthen each partner organization’s efficacy
in the community and ensures that local voices direct development. Some of our
capacity building approaches include: conducting skill building workshops,
providing one-on-one support, placing interns with organizations, helping
conduct institutional self-assessments, grant making, assisting organizations
with identifying funding opportunities, and providing a localized resource
center for the community.
Job Summary: The
Program Officer will support in developing, improving, and expanding the
organization’s positive impact on underserved communities by increasing the
efficacy of the health programs of FCDE’s community partners in Uganda. The
Program Officer will be responsible for technically supporting partner
organizations to deliver quality services through the creative planning,
implementing, and marketing of their programs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Carry
    out assessments of partner organizations to identify gaps in advocacy,
    marketing and communications
  • Provide
    training and mentoring to partner organizations in the areas of advocacy,
    marketing and communications
Advocacy:
  • Work
    closely with FCDE partner organizations, assess and identify key health
    issues in the community that are in need of advocacy and information
    dissemination
  • Plan
    and implement innovative advocacy strategies and interventions for
    improved service delivery
  • Facilitate
    partner organizations to identify and ally with influential organizations
    and networks to facilitate advocacy
Marketing/Communications:
  • Work
    with partner organizations to develop a creative communications strategy
    by documenting and disseminating success stories and program impact
    through social media and other communication channels
  • Support
    partners develop the tools, materials, and vision to execute a successful
    communications plan
  • Support
    in the production of print material, including annual reports, brochures,
    newsletters and other materials as needed
  • Ensure
    that relevant and quality content is disseminated through social media
    platforms and other communication channels
  • Assist
    in regular updates of social media outlets
Resource Mobilization: Work with partners to increase their funding
base so that they can more effectively implement their projects on the ground
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    ideal candidate should have demonstrated marketing and communications
    skills
  • Advocacy
    experience and skills
  • Keen
    interest in local and global public health issues
  • Keen
    interest in organizational capacity building, especially in rural
    communities
  • Possess
    the ability to work in a team environment with self-sufficiency and
    self-motivation
  • Possess
    the ability to undertake regular field visits to rural communities
  • Past
    experience in training and facilitation
  • Excellent
    proposal writing skills
  • Significant
    experience with project design and management
  • Skills
    in partnership development and management
  • Possess
    the ability to get things done and come in with an open mind, new ideas,
    and a passion for global health
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
Kasese.
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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