GHC American Fellowship Jobs – Business Entrepreneurship Coordinator at Spark MicroGrants

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
 Spark MicroGrants
 Mbale, Uganda
Salary: Monthly
Stipend of 550 dollars per month
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 Zambia.
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.
The Global Health Corps Business
Entrepreneurship Coordinator will work closely with the communities identifying
the key areas of need and gaps in knowledge and skillset. Based on these needs,
the fellow will brainstorm and design methods and approaches for ensuring
community projects are sustainable and meaningful to the communities they
Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Offer financial
    sustainability support to communities in the post-implementation phase
  • Strengthen staff capacity by
    providing trainings on financial sustainability, Excel, operating budgets,
    cash flow analysis, income generation, etc.
  • Develop and implement
    training on finance, best practices accounting, sustainability, savings
    and loans groups, income generation, forecasting etc. to strengthen
    communities’ capacity
  • Offer ongoing support to
    Spark income generating-focused projects
  • Evaluate feasibility of
    community income generating projects
  • Work in liaison with the communities
    to strengthen their local community-based health insurance schemes to
    ensure that the population has financial access to health services at the
Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should
    hold a Post graduate training in business or accounting
  • Patience, resilience and
    community spirit
  • Working knowledge of
    participatory approaches to business development
  • Computer literacy skills i.e.
    Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • 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 and 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
  • Superb English oral and
    written communications skills
  • Past experience with
    financial analysis preferred
  • Previous experience with
    monitoring and evaluation design
  • Good report-writing and
    evaluation knowledge
  • Past experience
    designing/conducting trainings
  • Language ability in Lugisu
    and Swahili, a plus
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 Mbale.
Note: The living
stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as
determined by the placement organization.
to Apply:
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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