Impact and Learning Coordinator NGO Careers – Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH)




Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH)
Duty Station: Entebbe, 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 CTPH:
Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH)
promotes biodiversity conservation by enabling people, wildlife, and livestock
to co-exist 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 Impact and Learning Coordinator will
support CTPH’s efforts to monitor and evaluate community health and
conservation programs at Bwindi Impenetrable, Mount Elgon, and Virunga National
Parks. The job role involves direct supervision of the CTPH Community Health
Field Officer, who supervises Village Health and Conservation Teams (VHCTs) in
the Kanungu and Kisoro districts and trains VHCT leaders at other locations.
The incumbent ill also supervise partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC) and Kenya. VHCTs collect monthly data on PHE, which is entered into a
database by the site supervisors. The Impact and Learning Coordinator will regularly
review the accuracy and consistency of the data submitted, conduct database
management, and improve on the data collection design to more efficiently
capture information needed by CTPH, MOH, wildlife authorities, donors, and
other key stakeholders. He / she will also take part in the designing and
conducting periodic surveys to monitor the impact of the VHCTs. The individual
will also be engaged in coordinating the training of VHCTs and partners in PHE,
One Health research, and other relevant fields to accomplish these goals.
Additionally, the Impact and Learning Coordinator will provide support to
CTPH’s research program through mentoring students conducting field research
and gaining field practical experience.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Mentor
and supervise Community Health Field Officers and partners (who coordinate the
VHCTs, restock family planning commodities regularly from local health centers,
and conduct village health talks)
·        
Actively
monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of VHCT behavior change communication
among national park communities through monthly data collection and visitation
to households
·        
Carry
out periodic surveys to further evaluate the outcome and impact of VHCT public
health and conservation behavior change communication
·        
Manage
the VHCT database
·        
Train
CTPH Community Health Field Officers and partners in PHE implementation
·        
Support
and mentor students in CTPH Field School program who are gaining field
practical experience and conducting PHE and One Health research
·        
Give
talks about CTPH to students and local stakeholders at Bwindi Impenetrable
National Park
·        
Work
closely with local health partners and other stakeholders to coordinate the
implementation of PHE and One Health research
·        
Represent
CTPH in national and international forum with health and advocacy partners
·        
Adhere
to CTPH policies and code of conduct
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps Career placement should preferably
hold a Master’s degree in public health or related field
·        
The
applicant must have experience working in a public health role within a
national and international organization
·        
Excellent
track record of supervising staff and/or students
·        
Proven
experience with monitoring and evaluating programs is mandatory
·        
Self-motivated
with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work
·        
Demonstrated
ability to work as an effective team member and team leader
·        
Strong
communication, oral and written English skills
·        
Computer
literacy skills in basic Microsoft packages particularly Word, Excel and
PowerPoint
·        
Working
knowledge of integrated approaches to sustainable development including PHE or
One Health
·        
Broad
knowledge and understanding of key policies and stakeholders in the fields of
public health, including One Health and PHE
·        
Demonstrated
experience engaging local communities and local government is an added
advantage
·        
Prior
experience in grant writing and fundraising is desired
·        
Proven
experience in conducting research is also an added advantage
·        
Good
listening skills and consensus-building approaches
·        
Fluency
in the local languages, particularly Runyakitara and Swahili is desired
·        
Fluency
in French is an added advantage
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.
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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