Global Health Corps (GHC) Fellowship Jobs – Program Coordinator — Mother Baby Friendly Hospitals at Save the Mothers

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Save the
Duty Station: Mukono, Uganda
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 Zambia.
About STM:
Save the
Mothers (STM) is an international organization operating in Uganda, but
registered in the US, Canada and East Africa. Its vision is “No mother or her
child should die of pregnancy complications.” STM is a non-governmental
organization equipping professionals in developing countries–who work in a wide
array of disciplines–to improve the health of mothers and babies.
Multidisciplinary professionals are trained through the Master of Public Health
Leadership Program, hosted by Save the Mothers at the Uganda Christian
University. Through their specific vocations, graduates of our Master in Public
Health Leadership (MPHL) program become influencers for positive societal
change, working to overcome preventable maternal death. STM has enrolled over
350 East African professionals in its MPHL Program at UCU, developing change
agents that bring change in maternal health to their spheres of influence. In
addition, STM is utilizing its graduates to bring measurable and sustainable
change to health facilities through its Mother Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
(now working in 8 Ugandan hospitals).
Job Summary:  The Program Coordinator will work in liaison with
the Program Director and team to implement the “Mother Baby Friendly Hospital
Initiative” which is a ten-step approach to improving maternal and newborn
health. The incumbent will support these efforts in 8 pilot hospitals as well
as the scaling up of operations to hospitals in different parts of Uganda. The
fellow will work with health facilities to use this multi-disciplinary approach
in improving the quality of care given to vulnerable mothers and newborns. A
critical factor to this effort will be buildings relationships between the
hospitals and the communities they serve as well as motivating and mentoring
health workers to give their best service possible.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Work closely with the Program Director and team on
Mother Baby Friendly Hospitals initiative
Motivate and mentor staff to ensure that the ten
step approach to this initiative is mastered and that a high quality of care is
given to mothers and newborns
The incumbent will design and implement a monitoring
system to ensure mothers and their babies have a safe and dignified delivery
Document best practices and compile monthly reports
Support the team in scaling up operations to
hospitals in different parts of Uganda
Use a multi-disciplinary approach in stimulating
long term change so that quality maternal and new born care is the norm within
the pilots.
Keenly analyze program activities such as strategic
planning with the team in order to evaluate potential scale up of the program
to other health facilities across Uganda and eventually the East African Region
Identify other potential partners for scale up and
dissemination of STM’s core activities and results
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s
Degree in Global or Public Health or any other relevant graduate qualification
Prior work experience in the area of maternal and
child or reproductive health
Strong collaborator and ability to inspire/mobilize
others; Includes potential funders as well as their colleagues in the Save the
Mothers team (East African professionals who are committed to maternal/child
Respectful of the principles of identity and the
Code of Conduct at Uganda Christian University, where the program is housed
Excellent report writing skills
Working knowledge on strategic plan development and
Keen interest in maternal and child health
Ability to work with multi-disciplinary
Job Terms and Conditions: Living
Conditions: Since 2005, Save the Mothers has been operating out of the Uganda
Christian University (UCU) in Mukono, Uganda. Fellows will be housed on the
university’s campus which is situated on 85 acres of lush Ugandan hills. The
university has a library and other facilities of a modern Ugandan
university.  In 2008, STM completed
Mirembe Hall at UCU, which includes space for STM as well as the training and
residential centre that houses the East African MPHL students. Broadband
internet is available at UCU (which supports SKYPE and related programs) and
will be free for fellows. Access to international banking systems is within
walking distance as are local markets and supermarkets. Along with this housing,
fellows will be provided 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. Note: the living stipend and completion award
may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the placement
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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