Fresher Jobs – Maternal Health Officer at S.O.U.L. Foundation




Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: S.O.U.L. Foundation
Duty Station: Bujagali Falls, 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 S.O.U.L Foundation:
S.O.U.L. Foundation has been working to
foster sustainable and vibrant Ugandan communities with a focus on education,
women’s empowerment, food security, and health since 2009. The co-founder,
Brooke Stern, is a licensed and experienced nurse (BSN) who lives among the
targeted communities about 1.5 hours outside Kampala, Uganda. Believing in the
dignity and potential of every human being, Brooke co-founded S.O.U.L. on the
premise that authentic and effective change happens by giving a hand-up, not a
hand-out; that partnerships are the path to sustainable development; and that
the women of Uganda are the key to each community’s long term success.
Job Summary: The Maternal Health Officer will render
support in the design, development, and implementation of S.O.U.L. Foundation’s
Maternal Health Network (MHN). Using data collected on the maternal health
needs, as well as the knowledge and attitudes in Uganda’s Kiira Health
Sub-District in Jinja District, and the findings of the Antenatal Education
Center (AEC), he/she will work to meet these needs through the continuation and
evolvement of the MHN. The Maternal Health Officer will also design a way to
sustain the AEC and Stage Two and Stage Three of the MHN. The fellow will
research and ground truth the validity of these proposed stages, helping to
identify if/where adjustments should be made and advise on next steps. This
will require the individual to work closely with parents, village health teams,
traditional midwives, and other key maternal health stakeholders to improve
maternal health in the community through comprehensive and collaborative
interventions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Manage,
monitor, and evaluate the day-to-day operations of the S.O.U.L. Foundation’s Maternal
Health Network projects
·        
Develop
a plan for sustainability for the Antenatal Education Center
·        
Further
develop a work plan for Stage Two information and communications technology
(ICT)-based interventions, including visual and oral materials and persuasive
tools for an audience of rural women
·        
Further
develop the project framework around Stage Three interventions to help women
receive increased access to quality care through a proposed learning and
birthing center, initiating and developing relationships with women leaders,
village leaders and regional and state agency heads
·        
Regularly
mobilize community members, Village Health Teams (VHTs), health workers, and
other appropriate organizations, councils, agencies, etc. for continued
participation and support of the Maternal Health Network and all its objectives
·        
Offer
support to S.O.U.L. staff with framing the next stages of the MHN for potential
donors, both institutional and individual, creating language for marketing and
communication materials and grants
·        
Work
closely with the Impact Management Officer and appropriate staff to track
program outcomes and outputs according to program goals and objectives, making
recommendations for improvements where necessary
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps Maternal Health Officer job
opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in a related field
·        
Previous
exposure and experience designing, implementing, and sustaining maternal health
programming
·        
Strong
statistical and analytical skills with the ability to effectively deduce
conclusions from data
·        
Prior
experience in East Africa and familiarity with its development challenges is
desired
·        
Prior
experience in maternal health programming in a developing country
·        
Possess
excellent cross-cultural, interpersonal skills, and ability to work with people
from a diverse set of backgrounds
·        
Excellent
computer skills, especially in database management and MS Office
·        
Proven
ability to take initiative and work well under pressure to meet deadlines
·        
Reliable,
self-motivated, and dynamic
·        
Demonstrated
ability to work in a team and form productive, supportive, and professional
relationships with all staff
·        
Experience
with IT systems in the developing world is desired
·        
Commitment
to the S.O.U.L. Foundation’s mission and vision
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 be provided with furnished housing in a private compound with a garden in
rural Bujagali Falls, Jinja District. The house is a short walk to the S.O.U.L.
office and near the Nile River.
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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