Program Officer GHC Fellowship Jobs - Global Health Corps (GHC)

Job Title:     Program Officer
Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Days for Girls
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: Ugandan
Salary: Monthly Stipend of 550 dollars per month
Position Code: G04-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 Days for Girls:
Days for Girls Uganda’s mission is to create a more dignified, free, and educated world through access to lasting feminine hygiene solutions. This mission is powered by our three-tier model offering locally made high-quality washable menstrual hygiene kits, reproductive health education training, and women-led enterprise development. Our current priorities include strengthening our program delivery through regular evaluation, assessment, and refresher trainings of our program staff; creation of follow-up support resources for program participants; and improved monitoring and evaluation systems. Our aim is to fully prove our model to allow for scale, replication, and adaption to expand to other countries in 2018 and 2019.

Job Summary: The Program Officer will support our training team to plan, implement, and deliver our innovative training programs in our office and across the country. Days for Girls anticipates offering enterprise development trainings in Kampala and educational trainings across the country in regions as diverse as Karamoja, Masindi, Aura, Kabale, and more. This person will work closely with the Country Director to coordinate with partners, organize training logistics, deliver training material, and train contract-basis trainers. The Program Officer will also work with the Monitoring Officer to collect relevant program data through tools including surveys, interviews, photographs, and other media. The Program Officer will be responsible for ensuring consistent delivery of programs and trainings, in support of the global development of program materials. Finally, this person will provide capacity building support to our in-country team and strengthen the operational systems of the organization on the ground.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Keenly analyze and improve of organizational systems including workflow procedures, internal and external communication strategies, and change management
·         Support partnership development with the Country Director and regional Program Director by identifying and recruiting new partners and strengthening relationships with existing partners
·         Organize program logistics (communicate with school or partner organization, organize transportation, create program agenda, ensure team has all materials necessary to run program) .
·         Provide support in the facilitation of reproductive health training
·         Assist with facilitation of entrepreneurship training
·         Create teaching materials when necessary
·         Provide enterprise development support and resources to Days for Girls enterprises


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps Program Officer career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree
·         Prior project management experience
·         Previous experience in creating and managing budgets
·         Ability to research, write, and deliver training materials to diverse audiences
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·         Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Office – especially Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint
·         Experience teaching or creating lesson plans
·         Experience working in the field of sexual reproductive health
·         Experience in partnership development
·         Experience working or living in rural areas
·         Very proactive and sociable – willing and able to follow up quickly with many different stakeholders
·         Strong attention to detail and commitment to achieving results
·         Willingness to travel approximately 25%, sometimes to remote areas
·         Ability to work with people from all backgrounds
·         Ability to give and receive constructive feedback and view challenges as learning opportunities.
·         A Type A personality – creative, but very organized and has a love of systems!
·         Strong teaching/facilitation abilities
·         Excellent interpersonal skills
·         Quick learner
·         Ability to prioritize tasks
·         Highly organized
·         Proactive leader
·         Creative problem solver

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 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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