Global Health Corps (GHC) American Fellowship Careers – Health Program Associate at The 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
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 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
strategic priority area is the health program and grandmother projects. The
fellow will contribute to the management of the health program, with a focus on
the Mummy Drayton Clinic in Kanungu. A doctor from Kambuga Hospital works 2
days a week at the clinic and the fellow will work closely with him to ensure
the clinic runs smoothly and to make improvements to the referral system. The
fellow will assist in building out the monitoring and evaluation systems for
the health program, health counseling for students and grandmothers, as well as
the surrounding community.  Additionally,
the fellow will address other health issues that affect the students and
grandmothers, aid in improving the outreach program (including home visits),
and strengthen linkages between the health program and other Nyaka programs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Technical Support,
Oversight and Quality Control:
  • Responsible
    for ensuring quality of health programs in Kambuga
  • Ensure
    adherence to donor guidelines and to national/international standards
  • Technically
    support clinical health staff in health assessment design and planning,
    and the ongoing implementation and monitoring of NAF’s current and
    upcoming health projects
  • Offer
    technical program support and training to NAF health staff
  • Ensure
    stronger integration and better links across the various program sectors
    through enhanced organization, coordination, and supervision
  • Organize
    regular meetings with health staff to identify problems and challenges in
    programming and implementation and to identify areas in need of additional
    support/training
  • Develop
    overall integrated health program strategies for the two locations (Nyaka
    and Kutamba) and design technically sound work plans and timelines to
    achieve overall health sector objectives and indicators
  • Integrate
    best practices on comprehensive health programs into technical trainings
    for health staff
2. Program and Staff
Management:
  • Ensure
    program planning, design, management, monitoring, evaluation, and
    phase-out plans are in keeping with NAF and international standards and
    practices
  • Train
    and support health staff in identifying problems and appropriate responses
    for their resolutions (including training in computer and
    administration/management skills)
  • Work
    closely with the medical doctor as well as NAF head office technical
    health staff on technical and programmatic issues, plans, implementation,
    and development of ideas
  • Develop
    systems for the technical support of health staff, including capacity
    building and other activities with national and local partners
  • Organize
    and manage clinic staff and ensure effective supervision including staff
    training and capacity building that is needed to maintain high quality
    programs and services
  • Actively
    contribute to staff retention by contributing to the development of field
    staff through training and mentoring and assisting with professional
    advancement
  • Identify
    the needs of international and national staff and support them to attend
    workshops and trainings, including distance learning opportunities
  • Responsible
    for developing standard job descriptions for international and national
    health staff positions and conducting health employee orientations
  • Support
    in implementing the partnership approach, strengthening linkages and
    relationships with national, local, and international partners to ensure
    effective program implementation
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    applicant should have graduate degree related to Public Health or Social
    Work, or related field
  • At
    least three to five years of progressive field experience in developing
    countries in health program design and implementation, with a focus on
    field-based technical training, preferably with an international NGO in
    Africa
  • Proven
    experience working in very remote settings
  • Demonstrated
    technical knowledge of primary health care delivery context
  • Strong
    understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes
  • Possess
    the ability to produce analytical and well-presented project reports and
    funding proposals
  • Capacity
    to communicate and maintain tactful relations with relevant local
    authorities, donors, and other implementing partners
  • Strong
    participatory leadership and team-building skills, and ability to motivate
    staff
  • Excellent
    oral and written communications skills, especially negotiating skills
  • Computer
    literacy skills i.e. proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel,
    PowerPoint required; Access a plus
  • Working
    knowledge and understanding of political and social environment in Uganda
    preferred
  • Capacity
    to multitask; flexible and capable of working under pressure and tight
    deadlines
  • Possess
    the ability to live and work in very remote environment with limited
    resources
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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