US Citizen GHC Advocacy and Partnerships Coordinator Careers – Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH)

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Conservation Through Public Health
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: USA (American)
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 CTPH:
Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH)
promotes biodiversity conservation by enabling people, wildlife, and livestock
to coexist through improving their health and livelihoods in and around
protected areas in Africa. Our current priorities are to: (1) strengthen an
integrated conservation, health, and community development model of Village
Health and Conservation Teams – supported by group income-generating projects
and Village Savings and Loan Associations at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
– and scale the model to Mount Elgon and Virunga National Parks; (2) expand
zoonotic disease research at the human/wildlife/livestock interface and; (3)
advocate for integrated population, health, environment, and development
approaches by engaging policy and decision makers, civil society, and the
private sector, including Uganda Population, Health and Environment (PHE)
Working Group and Uganda Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (U-PCLG).
Job Summary: The Advocacy and Partnerships Coordinator
will provide support to CTPH’s advocacy, communications, partnership
development, and fundraising strategies. This includes engaging civil society,
government, and the private sector in advocacy and coalition building
(including the government led National PHE Network, civil society-led Uganda
PHE Working Group and Uganda Poverty and Conservation Learning Groups). The incumbent
will work with the CTPH Communication Team to develop materials, such as
newsletters, annual reports, brochures, policy briefs, and fact sheets. The incumbent
will also responsible for establishing and maintaining a CTPH presence on
social media. The Advocacy and Partnerships Coordinator will build upon
existing strategic partnerships for program, advocacy, and fundraising. The
individual will support fundraising by identifying and following up on
potential donors, writing grant applications, and participating in special
events. The individual will also be engaged in CTPH’s research for policy
programs and will provide support to CTPH’s Field Schools Program through
orienting and mentoring students conducting research and gaining field
practical experience. S/he will be based in Entebbe with frequent travel to
Bwindi Impenetrable and Mount Elgon National Parks where s/he will work closely
with the Impact and Learning Coordinator. Additional occasional travel to other
CTPH field sites, including Queen Elizabeth National Park and Pian Upe Wildlfe
Reserve in Karamoja, will be required.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
programs to effectively advocate the value of PHE and One Health to policy and
decision makers
engage in advocacy and coalition-building activities with national and regional
in partnership building to support CTPH’s program, advocacy, and fundraising
and follow up with potential donors to support program implementation and
review CTPH’s communication strategy to more effectively reach a local,
national, and global audience to demonstrate the value of integrated approaches
to sustainable development, including PHE and One Health
newsletters, annual reports, brochures, policy briefs and fact sheets, and
actively engage on social media platforms
talks about CTPH to national and international stakeholders
support and mentor students in the CTPH Field School Program who are gaining
field practical experience and conducting PHE and One Health research
CTPH in national and international forums with health and advocacy partners
to CTPH policies and code of conduct
Qualifications, Skills and
ideal candidate for the Advocacy and Partnerships Coordinator should be an
American who holds a Master’s in public health or related field
experience working in a public health role within a national or international
ability to work in a multicultural setting and engage with a diverse range of
stakeholders from different socioeconomic backgrounds
with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work
ability to work as an effective team member and team leader
communication, oral and written English skills
literacy skills i.e. proficient in basic Microsoft packages particularly Word,
Excel and PowerPoint
knowledge of integrated approaches to sustainable development including PHE or
One Health
knowledge and understanding of key policies and stakeholders in the fields of
public health, including PHE or One Health
experience working, living or travelling in developing countries
experience in grant writing and fundraising is desired
experience engaging organizations in advocacy and coalition building is also
experience in translating research to policy is also desired
listening skills and consensus building approaches is also desired
in French 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.
Housing arrangements vary based on the placement organization and location
within the country. The fellow will be based at CTPH Headquarters in Entebbe,
an urban center, with travel to CTPH field sites at Bwindi Impenetrable and
Mount Elgon National Parks and other sites such as Queen Elizabeth National
Park and Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve in Karamoja. S/he will stay in a room at
CTPH office with self-catering facilities.
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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