GHC Fellowship Careers – Field Coordinator – Health Access Connect

Job Title:     Field Coordinator
Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation:
Health Access Connect
Duty Station: Kampala,
Eligible Citizenship:
Salary: Monthly Stipend of
550 dollars per month
Position Code: G08-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 Us:
The mission of Health Access Connect is to link Ugandans living in
remote areas with healthcare resources. Through the Medicycles program, we
establish monthly, one-day comprehensive health clinics in remote areas. The
Medicycles program has three components: 1) transportation and microfinance, 2)
monthly one-day clinics, and 3) oversight by community leaders. Our vision is,
a) to continue to scale the program to serve remote areas (at least five km
from the nearest health facility) throughout Uganda, and b) to document our
model to make it open source so that providers in other regions of the world
can use it to serve people in remote areas. Our current project goals are to
expand to new areas in Kalangala, Rakai, and Masaka Districts and to implement
our M&E Framework to understand the health needs and health-seeking
behaviors of our target populations.
Job Summary: The Field
Coordinator will oversee the day-to-day needs generated by the expansion and
maintenance of our mobile clinics and outreach activities. Our organization
runs on a hub-spokes model in which we have administration staff based in
Kampala who oversee the field staff and partners in the districts that we
serve. To support this model, administration staff must make regular visits to
district headquarters and field sites. The Field Coordinator will help to
improve our coordination as we scale up our activities. S/he will report to the
Program Director and the Executive Director and will work closely with Field
Officers and the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Setting up monitoring procedures for field
    work and activities
  • Implementing expansion plan in cooperation
    with Field Officers
  • Providing government officials with
  • Keeping the schedule of when
    outreaches/clinics will be conducted
  • Keeping track of the progress of Field
    Officers in target communities
  • Assessing and finding to solutions to
    challenges with health facilities and communities
  • Reporting activities to the Program
    Director and Executive Director
  • Helping to conduct staff evaluations
  • Attending our Board of Directors Program
    Committee meetings

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health
    Corps Field Coordinator career placement should hold a Bachelor’s or
    Master’s degree in business administration or other management degree
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and/or at
    least one year working in program/project administration
  • Competent in word processing, Excel, and
    other computer programs
  • Demonstrated experience drafting or
    implementing organizational procedure
  • At least two years of experience managing
    project staff
  • At least two years of experience writing
    internal and/or external project reports
  • One year of experience using Asana or
    other project management software
  • Verbal proficiency in Luganda
  • Experience or willingness to travel and
    work in remote, rural locations
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Highly organized
  • Keen attention to detail
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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