Earn 550 US Dollars monthly as Learning Officer at Spark MicroGrants

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation:
Spark MicroGrants
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship:
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 Spark MicroGrants:
Spark MicroGrants is a young, rapidly scaling organization pioneering a
new approach to international aid. Spark proactively reaches out to rural poor
villages and helps community members to design, implement, and manage their own
social impact projects. Since July 2010, we have developed 140 community
partnerships across Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi to spark community-driven
impact projects which have included schools, community farms, electricity
lines, and much more. Spark is building a replication kit and training team
that will enable other institutions to use our novel facilitation model in new
contexts and at a larger scale.
Job Summary: The Learning
Officer will closely with the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team on
developing and improving existing data collection tools, data analysis tasks,
and report writing tasks; and supporting the team’s demonstration of impact at
a range of scales­–at the community level, project/sector level, country level,
and organizationally across the three countries where Spark works. In addition,
the fellow will develop and support systems that strengthen our ability to
evolve and adapt our approach based on this data. The fellow will also play a
key role in surveying external landscapes (e.g. academia, international
development, community-driven development, social media, conferences, etc.) to
capture and integrate new learning and approaches as appropriate. 
Key Duties and
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Render support to ensure the smooth
    implementation of M&E systems (including data collection, entry,
    checking, and analysis), providing insights and suggestions on areas for
    improvement or innovation
  • Actively contribute to the development and
    improvement of Spark’s M&E tools, systems, and processes for data
    organization and accessibility to our internal team
  • Work closely with the M&E team to
    prepare and analyze quantitative and qualitative impact data
  • Identify and contribute to emerging
    opportunities to understand and measure Spark’s impact
  • Significantly contribute to report-writing
    for both external and internal audiences, with particular emphasis on
    innovative data representation/visualization, alongside the communications
  • Provide capacity building and training
    organization-wide on M&E systems (including data collection, entry,
    checking, and analysis)
Research and Learning:
  • Play a leading role in Spark’s internal
    learning by developing and improving systems that harness data insights to
    inform decision-making and program development
  • Working with programs team, coordinate
    efforts to pilot and test new approaches, and support the systematic
    integration of new learning into Spark’s work
  • Carry out literature reviews and develop
    annotated bibliographies and short topic papers, providing insights and
    recommendations that contribute to Spark’s learning and the evolution of
    our approach
  • Work in liaison with the research and
    learning team to share learnings and data analysis internally
  • Contribute to strategic planning by making
    contributions based on data/research findings
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health
    Corps Learning Officer career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous experience with basic data
    analysis and/or statistics
  • Previous exposure or interest in
    organizational learning and systems development
  • Project management skills, including
    managing multiple priorities and timelines, and coordinating amongst
    distributed teams
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of key
    issues in international development
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Strong research skills, including the
    ability to synthesize insights from a range of sources
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
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. Fellows at Spark MicroGrants
are provided with a private room in a shared house in the Spark MicroGrants
compound. The living quarters are self-contained, meaning that the kitchen,
bathroom, living, and sleeping areas are in one building. Housing is shared
with other Spark staff; it is basic but comfortable, situated in Mbale, a
peri-urban center 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: 18th
January, 2016 at 11:59pm EST
NB: Early applications
are encouraged because they will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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