American GHC Fresher Careers – Fundraising and Communications Fellow at Actions for Community Development (ACODEV)

Organisation: Global
Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Actions
for Community Development (ACODEV)
Duty Station: Kasese,
Salary: Monthly
Stipend of 550 dollars per month
Eligible Citizenship:
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:
Actions for Community
Development (ACODEV) is a non-governmental organization, registered with the
Uganda Ministry of Internal Affairs under the National NGO Board. Since
formation, ACODEV has worked to empower and transform communities to challenge
social issues, access health, social and other development services. With a
national office in Kampala and a field office for Rwenzori Region based in
Kasese District and coalition partnerships in Northern Uganda and Karamoja
region, ACODEV’s current geographical reach is twenty-eight districts. ACODEV
focuses its work in 5 key areas:
  • Research and Learning: ACODEV initiates, conducts and
    disseminates findings of participatory community studies, research,
    assessments and evaluations on issues pertaining to all its program areas.
  • Raising Awareness: ACODEV raises community awareness and
    enlightenment on issues pertaining to all its program areas for increasing
    demand for services.
  • Capacity Building: ACODEV builds communities’ capacity to
    take self-owned actions and ably utilize and sustain community support
    structures and systems relevant to all its program areas.
  • Advocacy and Community Activism: ACODEV supports effective and
    participatory advocacy and community activism work in all its program
  • Networking and Collaboration: ACODEV promotes networking with
    relevant government sectors and other developmental actors in
    strengthening effective implementation and support for all.
Job Summary: The
Fundraising and Communications Fellow will significantly contribute to ACODEV’s
work in fundraising, documentation and communication. This will involve leading
fundraising processes and development communications as well as the production
of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials across all
programs. The fellow will also work closely with the ACODEV-U website manager
to keep the website information and content up to date.  Additionally, the fellow will work with the
Research and M&E teams at ACODEV in order to proactively maintain ACODEV’s
social media platforms.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Fundraising:
  • Work
    closely with management to finalize a fundraising strategy based on the
    organization’s strategic plan
  • Implement
    a fundraising and resource mobilization strategy for the organization to
    diversify revenue streams and develop mechanisms for effective fundraising
  • Technically
    support the business development of ACODEV’s East Africa Centre for
    Leadership Development-ACLED
  • Manage
    ACODEV’s grant-making process in all program areas, including concept
    development, development of project proposals, grants, and concept notes,
    and identification of potential sources of funding/collaboration
  • Capacity
    building for ACODEV staff and partners in proposal development and resource
    mobilization skills
2. Documentation:
  • Support
    the documentation of project successes and lessons learned across program
    areas of reproductive and child health, HIV and AIDS and human rights
  • Collect,
    collate and analyze data useful for documenting learning experiences from
    ACODEV programs to be used for ACODEV information materials/publications
  • Coordinate
    editing and production of various documents from workshops, seminars, and
    conferences organized by ACODEV and partners
  • Actively
    facilitate capacity building of ACODEV staff and partners in documentation
  • Take
    part in planning and implementation of ACODEV-U programs
  • Communications:
  • Play
    a role in preparing and disseminating a range of public information
    materials including newsletters, Facebook posts, tweets, blogs, annual
    reports, brochures, flyers, and radio jingles/spot messages
  • Work
    in liaison with the ACODEV website manager to keep the website information
    and content up to date
  • Maintain
    ACODEV’s social media platforms
  • Actively
    facilitate capacity building of ACODEV staff and partners in
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Master’s Degree in International
    Development, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or equivalent
    professional work experience in the area of communications
  • At
    least two years’ experience in development communications, with experience
    supporting advocacy efforts
  • Proven
    skills in preparing a range of public information materials including
    newsletters, annual reports, brochures, flyers, radio jingles/spot
    messages and website content
  • Originality,
    innovation and creativity in design and packaging of information for
  • Creativity
    in concept development and fundraising proposal writing
  • Ability
    to collect, collate and analyze data to document learning experiences/best
    practices and write reports
  • Good
    computer skills, especially in website management and desktop publishing
  • Possess
    the ability to work calmly under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Willingness
    to travel and document program work
  • Ability
    to demonstrate initiative
  • Willingness
    to work occasional evenings and weekends as may be required
  • Sympathetic
    to the aims of ACODEV
  • Reliable,
    self-motivated and flexible; able to respond to new opportunities
  • Possess
    the ability to work in a team and form productive, supportive &
    professional relationships with all staff at ACODEV
  • Excellent
    facilitation/training skills
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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