GHC Fresher Jobs – Advocacy and Communications Fellow at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation:
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation
Duty Station: Kampala,
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:
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Uganda (Baylor-Uganda)
is a national non-profit child health and development organization providing
family centered pediatric HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment service as well
as health professional training and clinical research in Uganda. Baylor-Uganda
is committed to providing high quality, high impact and highly ethical
pediatric and family centered health care, health professional training and
clinical research, focused on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition and
other conditions impacting the health and well being of children and families
worldwide. Baylor-Uganda’s current priority areas include:
  • HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Care and treatment services
  • Health professional training and capacity
    building
  • Clinical research
  • Maternal and child illnesses
Job Summary: The Baylor
Advocacy and Communications Fellow’s role is to implement, monitor and evaluate
Baylor’s advocacy interventions in line with the department’s mission.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Scan the social environment to identify
    issues in society that can affect Baylor’s mission in supported regions
    and develop advocacy related interventions
  • Build and grow strong alliances and
    networks with public and private partner organizations for concerted
    advocacy efforts and greater participation in policy dialogue
  • Document and share experiences arising
    from advocacy interventions with the supervisor and other key stakeholders
  • Build the capacity of Baylor-Uganda staff
    in advocacy, partnering and networking as per the identified needs
  • Actively participate in carrying out
    advocacy campaigns on issues related to HIV care, treatment and
    prevention, and other emerging priorities
  • Develop an operational activity plan and
    budget for advocacy and communications issues
  • Send monthly and quarterly performance
    reports to the supervisor in line with Baylor Uganda’s financial
    guidelines and reporting
  • Develop fundable research proposals for
    advocacy programs and carry out advocacy-oriented research that will
    advance HIV/AIDS free society
  • In charge of planning advocacy initiatives
    such as surveys, donor conferences and meetings necessary for advancing
    the advocacy agenda
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The GHC fellow should have at least two
    years’ experience in advocacy, public relations and partnership management
  • Marketing skills
  • Past experience in proposal development
    and in writing technical reports
  • Excellent analytical and decision making
    skills
  • Possess the ability to work under pressure
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel,
    Access, and PowerPoint)
  • Proven English language writing and
    editorial skills
  • Past experience in communications or
    advocacy
  • Strong interest in global public health
  • Possess the ability to work in a team
    environment but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
  • Strong interpersonal skills coupled with
    excellent communication skills; verbal, written, listening, presentation
    and facilitation
  • Capacity to multi-task; flexible and
    capable of working under pressure and tight deadlines with demonstrated
    ability to prioritize across multiple projects and relationships
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
Kampala.
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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