American NGO Jobs – Program Officer at Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE)

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Foundation for Community Development and
Empowerment (FCDE)
Duty Station: Kasese, 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 FCDE:
The Foundation for Community Development
and Empowerment (FCDE) collaborates with established community-based
organizations to increase their institutional capacity. Acting as a catalyst,
FCDE provides direct support to strengthen each partner organization’s efficacy
in the community and ensures that local voices direct development. Some of our
capacity building approaches include: conducting skill building workshops,
providing one-on-one support, placing interns with organizations, helping
conduct institutional self-assessments, grant making, assisting organizations
with identifying funding opportunities, and providing a localized resource
center for the community.
Job Summary: The Program Officer will be in charge of developing,
improving, and expanding the organization’s positive impact on under-served
communities by increasing the efficacy of the health programs of FCDE’s
community partners in Uganda. The Program Officer will also be in charge of technically
supporting partner organizations to deliver quality services through the
creative planning, implementing, and marketing of their programs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
out regular assessments of partner organizations to identify gaps in advocacy,
marketing and communications
training and mentoring to partner organizations in the areas of advocacy,
marketing and communications
closely with FCDE partner organizations, assess and identify key health issues
in the community that are in need of advocacy and information dissemination
and implement innovative advocacy strategies and interventions for improved
service delivery
partner organizations to identify and ally with influential organizations and
networks to facilitate advocacy
with partner organizations to develop a creative communications strategy by
documenting and disseminating success stories and program impact through social
media and other communication channels
partners develop the tools, materials, and vision to execute a successful
communications plan
support in the production of print material, including annual reports,
brochures, newsletters and other materials as needed
that relevant and quality content is disseminated through social media
platforms and other communication channels
in regular updates of social media outlets
Resource Mobilization: Work with partners to increase their
funding base so that they can more effectively implement their projects on the
Qualifications, Skills and
ideal candidate should be an American who preferably has experience in project
design and management
in partnership development and management are desired
marketing and communications skills
good advocacy experience and skills
good training and facilitation experience
proposal writing skills
ability to get things done and come in with an open mind, new ideas, and a
passion for global health
interest in local and global public health issues
in organizational capacity building, especially in rural communities
to work in a team environment with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
to undertake regular field visits to rural communities
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.
FCDE will provide a full house for the fellows, which will be equipped with
individual rooms for each GHC fellow, a comfortable living space, a kitchen and
washroom. The house will be located less than two kilometers from the office in
Kasese, a peri-urban center.
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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