US Citizen Fellowship Jobs – Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse Program Officer – Global Health Corps (GHC)

(Paid Internship Jobs)
Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Ministry of Health
 Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: United States
Salary: Monthly Stipend
Position Code: G05-Int
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
Job Summary:  The Mental Health and Control of Substance
Abuse Program Officer will collaborate with the Ministry of Health (MOH)’s team
to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate Mental Health and Substance Abuse
interventions in Uganda. The role will also support resource mobilization
efforts for Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse interventions, in line
with the department’s mission, and report to the Assistant Commissioner of
Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Strategic Learning, Monitoring & Evaluation
Explore and document best practices to promote
Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse in line with existing standards
Monitor and evaluate the impact of Mental Health
and Control of Substance Abuse interventions in various health programs
Prepare monthly and other regular reports of
Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse activities in line with
departmental guidelines
Stakeholder Engagement, Knowledge Management
Map all partners working on Mental Health and
Control of Substance Abuse in Uganda
Network with various stakeholders (public and
private) to promote Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse at the policy
and implementation levels
Support the coordination of stakeholder meetings
with implementing partners, MOH staff, and other key partners.
Disseminate laws, regulations, policies,
guidelines, and standards in line with Mental Health and Control of Substance
Develop fundable research proposals for Mental
Health and Control of Substance Abuse programs and activities
Strategic Planning
Develop national strategic plans and budgets for
Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse initiatives in line with the
approved programs and budget lines

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree*
Experience in social research (e.g. conducting
surveys and interviews), policy analysis, or quantitative/qualitative data
Experience with partnership development,
especially acting as the lead point of contact for high-level stakeholders like
donors or government officials*
Experience drafting external-facing documents,
including concept notes, reports, articles, and correspondence*
Professional experience with or academic
training in community-based health programs, mental health, and/or substance
Experience with public speaking, as evidenced by
presentations, workshops, or panels
Experience in conference and/or high-level
meeting planning and organization
Demonstrated project management skills with the
ability to ensure internal and external collaborators achieve a time-bound goal
or project
Good analytical and decision-making skills
Ability to work under pressure and meet
Ability to work in a team environment, but with
self-sufficiency and self-motivation
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to multitask with flexibility and
prioritize across multiple activities
Experience living in a developing country
Proficiency in MS Office and computer
applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
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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