Earn 550 Dollars Monthly as Health Coordinator at Spark MicroGrants

Organisation: Global
Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation:
Spark MicroGrants
Duty Station: Mbale,
Salary: Monthly Stipend
of 550 dollars per month
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 Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and
About US:
Spark MicroGrants launched in
Rwanda in 2010 and in Uganda in late 2011 with a mission to catalyze rural,
poor communities into action. Spark has developed the first proactive, group
based micro-granting model. The model consists of a five month project planning
process, a $2,000-$10,000 micro-grant and two years of management support and
follow-up. Spark enrolls recent graduates from local universities in a two-year
fellowship in facilitation where the fellow scouts up to eight villages and
takes each one through the Spark process. Fellows assist villages in the
design, implementation and management of their own social impact projects.
Projects vary across all sectors from health, education, infrastructure, income
generation to women’s empowerment, depending on what the community chooses as
their project. Spark’s priority areas are promoting a ‘locally-led,
expert-supported’ model for development, where local communities are the
primary drivers of social change, but have the support and advice of global
development experts.
Job Summary: The Global
Health Corps fellow will work closely with Spark partner communities that have
established rural health facilities. The fellow will continue the work
initiated by the previous year’s GHC fellows in the implementation of a health
track with newly established clinics to strengthen the clinic’s operating and
financial systems, and build the capacity of local health staff. Based on the
needs of the clinics, the fellow will work with local health staff and
communities to implement trainings and systems that will strengthen the
clinic’s efficacy and sustainability. The fellow will also be responsible for
coordinating with local health staff and non-governmental organizations to
organize monthly health outreach events at each of the health clinics. In order
to strengthen the sustainability of the clinics, the fellow will be charged
with identifying and building partnerships with the local government and local
referral hospitals.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assess
    current operations and financial management of the clinics and work with
    communities to troubleshoot and improve existing systems
  • Actively
    coordinate with local staff and non-governmental organizations to run
    monthly health outreach events at six health clinics
  • Build
    and maintain key partnerships with local government to support clinics
  • Strengthen
    communities’ capacity by providing additional trainings on leadership,
    management, medical record keeping, procurement, HR, sustainability, etc.
  • Offer
    teaching assistance to health clinic staff, health clinic committees and
    volunteer health technicians (VHTs) to improve functionality and
    performance, build capacity and strengthen their management skills
  • Assist
    in monitoring and evaluation design, including collection and analysis of
    field data for monitoring and evaluation purposes related to the health
  • Build
    and develop partnerships with health and WASH related non-governmental
    organizations to provide support to Spark communities
  • Design
    supplemental trainings for health-care focused projects taking into
    consideration the use or modification of appropriate trainings from other
    project sectors such as education or income generating
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    GHC fellow should hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Public Health,
    Business Administration, the Social Sciences, Social Work, Social
    Administration (SWASA), Nursing, Medical-related, or another relevant
  • Possession
    of Post graduate training or experience in public health and/or project
    planning and management
  • Patience,
    resilience and community spirit
  • Past
    experience in healthcare administration
  • Prior
    experience and background in delivering technical assistance and financial
    management, ideally in a healthcare setting
  • Past
    exposure and experience implementing and designing operational systems
  • Financial
    literacy and advanced Excel knowledge
  • Superb
    English oral and written communications skills
  • Willingness
    to work and travel to rural communities in the mountains
  • Possess
    the ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent
    communication and leadership skills relevant to project work
  • Creativity
    and flexibility in planning, implementing activities and problem solving
  • Willingness
    to learn and adapt to other cultures
  • Superior
    organizational ability and effective management skills
  • Keen
    interest in community development and empowerment
  • Trustworthy
    and dependable in handling resources
  • Significant
    experience with monitoring and evaluation design
  • Skills
    in report-writing and evaluation knowledge
  • Past
    experience designing/conducting trainings
  • Fluency
    in Lugisu and Swahili, preferred
Job Terms and Conditions:
Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of
$550/month. Additionally, fellows will receive an award of $1500 upon
successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement
site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included,
including $600 in professional development funds. Housing will be arranged in
Note: The living stipend
and completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by
the placement organization.
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: 2nd February, 2016

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