Development Officer GHC Internship Career Jobs – Shanti Uganda

Job Title:     Development Officer
Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation:
Shanti Uganda
Duty Station: Kasana, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship:
Salary: Monthly Stipend of
550 dollars per month
Position Code: G14-Nat
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 Shanti:
Shanti Uganda’s mission is to improve infant and maternal health
throughout Uganda. Our vision is all women have access to a midwife and are
able to birth safely within a respectful, collaborative care model. We value
community participation, unity, sustainability and traditional knowledge.
Supporting over 1,300 births and impacting over 46,000 lives throughout Uganda
since 2008, Shanti Uganda’s proven model of success is poised to scale to
impact more women and girls throughout Uganda. The Shanti Uganda Birth House is
a solar powered maternity center on one acre of land in the Luwero District of
Uganda. The Birth House provides mother-centered care throughout pregnancy,
birth, and the postnatal period and acts as a community hub from which Shanti
Uganda runs family planning education, prenatal education, prenatal yoga, a
Community Garden Program, Teen Health Workshops, and new Postpartum Home
Outreach program.
Job Summary: The Development
Officer will work closely with Shanti’s international team (based both in
Canada and Uganda) to research and execute grants and endowments for Shanti
Uganda’s operations from a variety of sources including: governments,
foundations, and corporate partners. The Development Officer will strengthen
Shanti’s sustainable funding model by increasing the number and depth of
partnerships, particularly within Uganda. The Development Officer will report
to the Country Director and work closely with the Executive Director, Country
Director, and the Program Manager (in charge of programs and monitoring and
evaluation) to collaborate on high quality grant applications. The Development
Officer will enhance evidence-based, holistic programs that improve maternal
and infant health by securing regular, in-kind donations for medical and lab
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The jobholder will research grants and
    endowments both internationally and within Uganda from government,
    foundation, and corporate sources
  • Collaborate on grant proposals with full
    Shanti team, including grant writing, budgeting, and planning 
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships with
    potential funders within Uganda
  • Secure in-kind donation partners for
    medical and practical needs of the organization 
  • Maintain ongoing communication history and
    reporting requirements in partnership and funding database
  • Attend meetings with Ministry of Health at
    the district and national levels with the goal to increase government
    funding and partnerships
  • Prepare organizational background
    presentations for prospective donor meetings
  • Organize two major Shanti Uganda
    fundraising events in Uganda
  • Support the vision, mission, and values of
    Shanti Uganda
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health
    Corps Development Officer career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in community
    development, global health, or other related field
  • At least two years of experience drafting
    strong grant proposals, including budgeting components
  • Experience planning events, including
    coordinating logistics
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including
    Word, Excel, and ideally Google docs
  • Exceptional communications skills in
    written and spoken English*
  • Experience working with a range of donors,
    including governments, multilateral agencies, corporate partners, and
    foundations, especially in Uganda
  • Experience fundraising for a small
    grassroots organization  
  • Exceptional independent research and
    analytical skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at
    once/respond to changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently, with good
    judgment and confidence
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to network and foster lasting
  • Deep passion for women’s health and
  • Experience working with an international
    organization and a cross-cultural team
  • Knowledge of the health systems/landscape
    within Uganda
Fellowship Stipend, Benefits,
and Logistics:
In addition to the intensive leadership development and professional
growth that the fellowship offers, the Global Health Corps fellowship includes
the following benefits. GHC arranges several logistical details on fellows’
behalf with the expectation that fellows will take ownership of their overall
experience. Read on below to learn more about how these items apply to specific
Monthly living stipend of $550
Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the
fellowship year
Housing, including utilities assistance
Health or travel medical insurance
Support in applying for visas and/or work
permits, as necessary
Travel costs covered to and from placement site,
GHC training and retreats
Professional development funds of up to $600
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: 17th January, 2018 at
11:59pm EST

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