Quality Assurance Officer GHC Internship Careers – Spark MicroGrants

Job Title:     Quality Assurance Officer
Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation:
Spark MicroGrants
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship:
Salary: Monthly Stipend of
550 dollars per month
Position Code: G15-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 Spark MicroGrants:
Over the past seven years, Spark MicroGrants has worked with excluded
communities in East Africa and beyond, offering a village strengthening
approach that combines facilitation, capacity building and a village grant,
with the aim of increasing civic engagement, inclusive participation, and
collective actions. Spark works to enable community members – women and men,
young and old – to collectively define their goals for the future and to make
progress on those goals through community driven initiatives, with the ultimate
aim of enabling citizens to determine their own positive future. Through
facilitated weekly meetings, Spark provides capacity building including
financial literacy, project management and budgeting. Within six months,
villages develop a project plan aligned with their priority areas and Spark
provides a seed grant of $8,000 to launch the community’s social impact project
and an additional two and half years of support. The Spark approach has been
designed to ensure that communities are well-equipped to independently work
towards their goals after they graduate from the Spark process.
Job Summary: The Quality
Assurance Officer (QAO) will act as a critical support to Spark’s program team
through assessing and evaluating program quality, producing key reports, and
developing materials and tools based on the emerging quality improvement
strategies. The QAO will be responsible for documenting program design
adaptations, especially those related to working with local government and
resolving context specific issues, and will support in the production of tools
and materials needed by the team – including training materials and guides.
These tools, materials, and curricula will be crucial to improving Spark’s
program and scalability, especially regarding how Spark targets rural family
nutrition, food security, and livelihoods across three districts in Rwanda.
Based in Gulu, the Fellow will also support the Program team in developing
their local government outreach strategy to ensure that Spark community
partners are receiving the external support needed and able to implement their
own projects with high quality. In this regard, the QAO will shape discussions
to gather inputs, feedback, and recommendations from the team, local
government, and communities. The QAO must have a high attention to detail and
ability to plan and manage multiple projects. Spark is scaling rapidly and the
fellow will be in a unique position to provide the necessary tools to improve
Spark’s impact and reach within Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the Program team to
    assess and evaluate program quality, identify strategies to address
    issues, and develop and prepare supporting materials and documentation
  • Build out training tools and curricula
    materials needed by the team
  • Support the Program team in developing
    their local government outreach strategy to ensure that Spark community
    partners are receiving the external support needed
  • Provide capacity building and training
    organization-wide on quality assurance processes and systems

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health
    Corps  Quality Assurance Officer career placement
    should hold a Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree  is desired
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience in quality improvement/assurance
    or evaluation work, such as the ability to identify and evaluate areas of
    highest importance
  • Project management skills, including
    managing multiple priorities and timelines, and coordinating amongst
    distributed teams
  • Experience or interest in organizational
    learning and systems development
  • Experience drafting training materials
  • Experience in data visualization
  • Report writing and documentation
  • Experience in creating new tools or
  • Strong accountability and attention to
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Analytical and logical approach to problem
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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