Fresher GHC Job Careers – Gender Mainstreaming 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 Gender
Mainstreaming Fellow will work closely with relevant Ministries of Health and
District Health Teams (DHT) to strengthen institutional, policy, legal and
other mechanisms that can provide a supportive environment for combatting
sexual and gender based violence related to HIV/AIDS.  The Fellow will develop and monitor the implementation
of strategies at the community level to strengthen activities that raise
awareness of and build capacity to change negative gender norms and practices
regarding reproductive health and the demand for HIV prevention and care
services. The Fellow will monitor the implementation of gender mainstreaming
strategies into district operating procedures, care policies, and work-plans.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    order to develop a multi-sector approach to gender mainstreaming in
    HIV/AIDS services, build, grow and develop strategic partnerships with key
    stakeholders in relevant government committees at the district and
    community levels;
  • Working
    with these committee members, advocate for comprehensive interventions to
    enhance gender mainstreaming, and periodic performance review of these
    interventions
  • Develop
    an operational work plan, procurement plan, and budget for implementation
    of gender mainstreaming activities in HIV/AIDS prevention and care
    services
  • Work
    closely with districts to integrate these activities into the district work
    plans and budgets
  • Actively
    monitor the implementation of strategies for promoting male involvement in
    reproductive health programs and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment
    services
  • Offer
    technical support in developing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation
    framework, as well as data collection tools, to evaluate gender
    mainstreaming activities in HIV/AIDS services
  • Monitor
    reporting on gender inequalities and gender-related barriers that affect
    access to and utilization of HIV services at district and community levels
  • Carry
    out research and present best practices related to gender mainstreaming in
    HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services
  • Implement
    quality improvement projects for gender mainstreaming activities
  • Enhance
    the capacity of district health workers and Baylor-Uganda staff to
    implement gender mainstreaming activities through training, mentorship,
    and supervision
  • Prepare
    funding proposals related to gender mainstreaming in HIV/AIDS prevention
    and care
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    GHC fellow should hold a Master’s degree in Gender and Development Studies
    or Public Health
  • Significant
    experience in gender or women’s rights programming, especially in the
    context of HIV/AIDS issues in a Non-Governmental Organizations, with at
    least two (2) years’ experience influencing the policy environment related
    to gender and HIV/AIDS
  • Past
    experience developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks and tools
  • Past
    experience in program design, strategic planning, program management and
    implementation, especially within a developing country context
  • Excellent
    analytical & decision making skills
  • Possess
    the ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent
    communication, analytical, networking, and partnership skills
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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