Program Coordinator — Mother Baby Friendly Hospitals Career Vacancy – Save the Mothers (STM)

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Save the Mothers (STM)
Duty Station: Mukono, 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 STM:
Save the Mothers (STM) is an
international organization that is operating in Uganda but is registered in the
US, Canada and East Africa. Its vision is that “no mother or her child
should die of pregnancy complications”. It is a non-governmental
organization equipping professionals in developing countries–who work in a
wide array of disciplines–to improve the health of mothers and babies.
Multidisciplinary professionals are trained through the Master of Public Health
Leadership Program, which is hosted by Save the Mothers at the Uganda Christian
University. Through their specific vocations, graduates of our Master in Public
Health Leadership (MPHL) program become influencers for positive societal
change, working to overcome preventable maternal death. STM has enrolled over
350 East African professionals in its MPHL Program at UCU, developing change
agents that bring change in maternal health to their spheres of influence. In
addition, STM is utilizing its graduates to bring measurable and sustainable
change to health facilities through its Mother Baby Friendly Hospital
Initiative (now working in eight Ugandan hospitals).
Job Summary: The Program Coordinator will work with
the Program Director and team to implement the “Mother Baby Friendly Hospital
Initiative” which is a ten-step approach to improving maternal and newborn
health. The coordinator will support these efforts in 8 pilot hospitals as well
as the scaling up of operations to hospitals in different parts of Uganda. The
fellow will work with health facilities to use this multi-disciplinary approach
in improving the quality of care given to vulnerable mothers and newborns. A
critical factor to this effort will be buildings relationships between the hospitals
and the communities they serve as well as motivating and mentoring health
workers to give their best service possible.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
closely with the Program Director and team on Mother Baby Friendly Hospitals
and mentor staff to ensure that the ten step approach to this initiative is
mastered and that a high quality of care is given to mothers and newborns
and implement a monitoring system to ensure mothers and their babies have a
safe and dignified delivery
best practices and compile monthly reports
support to the team in scaling up operations to hospitals in different parts of
a multi-disciplinary approach in stimulating long-term change so that quality
maternal and newborn care is the norm within the pilots
analyze program activities such as strategic planning with the team in order to
evaluate potential scale up of the program to other health facilities across
Uganda and eventually the East African Region
other potential partners for scale up and dissemination of STM’s core
activities and results
Qualifications, Skills and
ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps Program Coordinator job opportunity
should preferably hold a Master’s degree in global or public health or any
other relevant graduate qualification
work experience in the area of maternal and child or reproductive health is
collaborator and ability to inspire/mobilize others. Includes potential funders
as well as their colleagues in the Save the Mothers team (East African
professionals who are committed to maternal/child health)
of the principles of identity and Code of Conduct at Uganda Christian
University where the program is housed
report writing skills
on strategic plan development and implementation
interest in maternal and child health
to work with multi-disciplinary professionals
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 will be provided at Uganda Christian University, where Save the
Mothers’ offices are located, in Mukono, a peri-urban center in central Uganda.
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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