Paid Internship Jobs – Noncommunicable Diseases Program Officer – Global Health Corps (GHC)

Job Title:     Noncommunicable Diseases
Program Officer
(Paid Internship Jobs)
Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Ministry of Health
 Duty Station: Kampala,
Eligible Citizenship: Ugandan
Salary: Monthly Stipend
Position Code: G05-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 Ministry of Health (MOH) Uganda is a government body
charged with policy formulation and dialogue with health development partners,
resource mobilization and budgeting, strategic planning, regulation and
advising other ministries on matters related to health, setting standards and
quality assurance, capacity development and technical support, provision of nationally
coordinated services such as epidemic control, coordination of health research,
and monitoring and evaluation of the overall sector performance.
Job Summary:    The Noncommunicable Diseases Program Officer
will implement, monitor, and evaluate existing noncommunicable diseases (NCD)
program activities. The role will involve driving related research and ensuring
that the Noncommunicable Diseases Program is in line with the missions of the
MOH and the department.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Policy and Strategy
Review and update the existing NCD policy and
strategic plan in alignment with the NCD global and national agenda
Review and finalize existing NCD guidelines in
alignment with current global guidelines
Develop operational work plans and budgets in
line with approved NCD activities and budget lines
Prepare and ensure adherence to six-month work
plans for approved NCD activities
Stakeholder Engagement
Network with various stakeholders (public and
private) to promote the NCD agenda at all levels while implementing various NCD
program activities
Liaise with the Health Promotion Division in
implementing NCD health promotion activities
Organize and participate in meetings, workshops,
and other NCD events
Proactively identify funding opportunities for
NCDs in Uganda
Develop fundable research proposals for various
NCD program activities
Spearhead NCD research including proposal
writing, data analysis, and the publication and dissemination of findings
Develop a database for all existing NCD research
in Uganda, both published and unpublished
Monitoring and Evaluation
Monitor and evaluate NCD activities and
interventions in various health programs
Prepare activity reports and participate in
drafting the semi-annual progress report
Actively participate in the development of
appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools for various NCD activities
Periodically compile, analyze, and report
HMIS/DHIS data on NCDs
Health Education
Participate in NCD training of health care
workers and regular revision of the training curriculum
Review and update NCD Information, Education,
and Communication (IEC) materials targeting different population groups and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree*
Project management experience, including
creating project work plans, budgets, and summary documents*
Excellent writing skills with the ability to
translate technical information into accessible language for a diverse range of
Knowledge of at least one local Ugandan
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,
Access, PowerPoint)*
Experience with planning meetings, workshops, or
events, including shaping the agenda and coordinating logistics
Database experience
Experience assessing and reporting on
program/project impact
Experience drafting grant proposals for research
projects or programs
Experience managing multiple stakeholders to
ensure a project stays on time and on budget
A strong interest in noncommunicable disease
issues on a local, national, regional, and global level, as well as an
understanding of their linkage to development and poverty
Excellent interpersonal and communication
skills, including the ability to manage processes with multiple stakeholders
Strong organizational and leadership skills
Good analytical and decision making skills
Ability to take initiative; innovative,
hardworking, and results-oriented
Ability to work under pressure; conscientious
and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results
Ability to work well in team settings, but with
self-sufficiency and self-motivation
Ability to multi-task with flexibility and set
NB: Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
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 placements:
Monthly living stipend
Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the
fellowship year
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: 15th January, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
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