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Earn 550 US Dollars as Health Education Associate at Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project (NAOP)

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project (NAOP)
Duty Station: Kanungu, 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 Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
About US:
The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project (NAOP) was
established in 2001 and it has been 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 Health Education Associate will offer
support in the coordination of the education program (i.e. Primary and
Secondary). Specifically, the Health Education Fellow will strengthen
organizational efficiency and effectiveness in the face of both growth and
change.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Improve
general management practices of Nyaka and Kutamba Primary Schools
·        
Build
a personal relationship with the students and ensure that their needs and
concerns are gathered and acknowledged
·        
Conduct
frequent visits to assigned students under mentorship, both at home and in
school
·        
Provide
documentation for monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the Secondary
School Program
·        
Develop,
plan and implement academic activities related to high school transition to
university
·        
Offer
support for community libraries and assess library needs (e.g. books, supplies,
etc.)
·        
Constantly
communicate with sponsored students, their teachers, head teachers and
grandparents/guardians
·        
Evaluate
the academic performance of the beneficiaries (students), especially those
joining another level (e.g. secondary school, high school and university)
·        
Verify,
compile and compute fee structures for assigned students
·        
Conduct
the initial assessment of identified orphans and vulnerable children with
enrollment committee whenever required
·        
Work
closely with the Program Officer and part time Education Coordinator to
determine areas of intervention to improve the performance of beneficiaries
·        
Innovate
and run fundraising drives for the program
·        
Render
support in the development of administrative structures for the new secondary
and vocational school
·        
Assist
with recreational activities for students
·        
Coordinate,
collaborate and network with similar and complementary organizations
·        
Attend
coordination meetings at the District and sub county levels as directed by
Program Officer
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps job opportunity should preferably hold
a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Community Psychology, Counseling, Social
Sciences, or Social Work
·        
Previous
experience in community mobilization, psychosocial support and counseling
·        
Computer
literacy skills and ability to learn new and relevant software packages
·        
Strong
PR skills are mandatory
·        
Excellent
interpersonal and team building skills alongside good spoken and excellent
written communication skills
·        
Proven
ability to work in a team environment but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
·        
Capacity
to multitask; flexible and capable of working under pressure and tight
deadlines
·        
Ability
to ride a motorbike
·        
Ability
to live and work in very remote environment with limited resources is desired
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. Fellows
will stay at the Nyaka Guest House, located on the Nyaka Primary School
compound in Kanungu District, a rural community in Uganda. Certain housing
rules apply.
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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