Community Health Manager Job Placement – Innovation Program for Community Transformation (InPact)

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Innovation Program for Community
Transformation (InPact)
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 InPact:
Innovation Program for Community
Transformation (InPact) is a non-profit Ugandan organization established in
2010 that works to improve the health and wellbeing of young people aged 10-30
years in the Southwestern district of Kanungu. Our community transformation
programs are designed to mobilize and apply the energy, creativity, and
innovation of young people in the implementation of high-impact interventions
that provide solutions to challenges and needs of young people.  Our core intervention areas span through the
four major sectors of health, education, livelihoods, and the environment.
InPact empowers young people by equipping them with productive skills, creating
spaces for advocacy around issues that concern youth, increasing access to
youth-friendly services and youth-sensitive information, and supporting gender
equity in all we do. Our initiatives target youth within their communities, bringing
quality services closer to them to facilitate access and utilization. We also
provide tailored youth-friendly services, including running a youth-focused
medical health facility that provides a range of health care services,
including: maternal, newborn and child health care; adolescent reproductive
health care; and management of other illnesses, such as non-communicable
diseases that affect the communities in general, and specifically the youth.
Job Summary: The Community Health Manager will significantly
contribute y to the growth of our community outreach programs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Plan,
coordinate, and monitor regular community health outreach meetings and
workshops, which are a core part of InPact’s community health education
programs
·        
Refer
and follow up on health cases to relevant health facilities and service
providers
·        
Identify
community health issues at the household level and provide appropriate support
to address/mitigate those issues
·        
Gather
and analyze community health-related opportunities and information within
communities that would strengthen project responses
·        
Organize
community health days to sensitize communities about common public health
issues
·        
Document
best practices, lessons learned, and challenges related to improving community
environmental health responses
·        
Build
and strengthen new and existing partnerships with community organizations and
actively manage relations with existing partners
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps Community Health Manager vacancy
should have prior experience implementing community-based health programs, such
as sanitation and hygiene, food security and nutrition, and reproductive health
programs
·        
Familiarity
with community health models
·        
The
ideal candidates will have experience with community outreach and a passion for
improving the lives of low-income women, families, and communities.
·        
Applicants
should be able to work in a collaborative team setting and expect to contribute
significantly to an innovative start-up organization with the potential for
rapid growth.
·        
Experience
implementing community-based programs in a resource-challenged setting
·        
Working
knowledge of and experience with monitoring and evaluation of community health
activities
·        
Demonstrated
flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and
environment
·        
Excellent
interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural
environment
·        
Some
experience in communications and documentation to capture success stories, best
practices, and lessons from the community engagement
·        
Fluency
in local languages of Runyankole and Rukiga is mandatory
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. The
housing area provided by InPact is in a secure private premise within walking
distance (approximately 500 meters) from the InPact Office and Health Facility
in Kanungu, a rural area in Uganda.
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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