Global Health Corps (GHC) Fresher Jobs – Food Security Officer at DIG

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation:
Development in Gardening (DIG)
Duty Station: Jinja, 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 DIG:
Development in Gardening’s mission is to improve the nutrition and
health of HIV-affected and at-risk populations through sustainable gardening.
We do this by training people in agriculture and nutrition and providing
resources to create projects that empower communities to meet their own needs.
For those individuals who are simultaneously suffering from HIV/AIDS, poverty
and, malnutrition, more than just antiretroviral therapy (ART) is needed.
Through supporting the development of community gardens, Development in
Gardening (DIG) has identified a sustainable model to increase nutrition, food
security, income, physical health, and community capital. To read more about
DIG and our work visit Overview: Development in Gardening
(DIG) is looking for a qualified Food Security Officer to help lead and
implement community agriculture programs and establish an agriculture-training
center around Jinja District, Uganda. The gardens and training center will be
implemented in communities affected by HIV/AIDS.
Job Summary: The Food
Security Officer will work with DIG’s Uganda Team to increase and measure the
impact of the programs on food security, nutritional well-being, and income
Key Duties and
  • Work in liaison with the DIG Uganda Team
    and local group leaders to develop a DIG Agriculture Training Center
    Program with a demonstration site for organically-grown vegetables and
  • Work with the DIG Uganda Team, local site
    managers, and local communities to identify and implement successful
    agricultural programs focused on food production, income generation, and
  • Responsible for developing a strong
    training curriculum to go with DIG’s Resource Toolkit (Community Garden
    Protocol, Garden Manual, Nutrition Manual, and Pest and Disease Library)
  • Organize and facilitate training programs
    in organic farming and gardening methods, nutrition, business and
    marketing, and other relevant topics
  • Offer ongoing technical support and
    oversight at all demonstration sites
  • Develop and implement a program of
    monitoring and evaluation to ensure that project goals are being met
  • Quickly report monthly on project
    indicators and progress
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Food Security
    Officer should hold a Master Degree in Global Health, International
    Development, or Agriculture or two years’ experience in the field
  • Prior experience developing and managing
    public health or nutrition programs
  • Past exposure and experience developing
    monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Past field experience working in organic
    agriculture and community development strongly preferred
  • Past experience in project coordination
    and organization development
  • Familiarity with methods, tools and
    techniques of participatory planning
  • Team player; able to work productively
    with teams
  • Possess the ability to work effectively in
    a multidisciplinary and multicultural work environment
  • Flexible, adaptable, eager to learn and
    teach, tolerant of heat and uncomfortable physical situations, willing to
    physically work the land alongside participants, and passionate about
    grassroots agricultural development
  • Working knowledge of local Uganda
    languages is an added advantage
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
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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