UVP American Non-profit Career Vacancies – Partnerships and Fundraising Coordinator

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
 Uganda Village Project (UVP)
 Iganga, 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.
Village Project (UVP) is a nonprofit organization working with the people of
Iganga to promote public health and sustainable development in the rural
communities of this marginalized district in southeast Uganda. UVP facilitates
community health and well-being in rural Uganda through improved access,
education, and prevention. The organization’s flagship effort is the “Healthy
Villages” program; an innovative, grassroots approach where Uganda Village
Project works at a village-by-village level to address the most pressing
healthcare concerns of each community, including malaria, HIV and STIs,
household sanitation and hygiene, and family planning access. UVP also works
with obstetric fistula awareness and repair and provision of clean water
through shallow wells. Uganda Village Project has been working in Iganga
District for 10 years, and we have committed to a recent period of robust
evaluation to ensure our projects are having the intended impact. In 2015, we
will be building off the work done by 2014 GHC fellows and continue evaluation
covering our current priority areas of:
  • Malaria
    and STIs
  • Family
  • Sanitation
    and hygiene
  • Obstetric
  • Community-constructed
    shallow wells 
The Partnerships and Fundraising
Coordinator will work to strengthen relationships with organizations and
individuals who support UVP, including grant makers, NGO colleagues, and
Ugandan and international interns. The incumbent will identify and steward
institutional funders; support the UVP grant committee to submit proposals;
liaise with NGO colleagues to form partnerships and strengthen program work;
and improve the viability of the annual summer internship program by
overhauling orientation, creating materials, and supporting interns during
their time in Iganga.
Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Create landscape analysis of
    regional NGOs working in similar programs to UVP and creating partnership
  • Identify funding
    opportunities within Uganda and internationally, resulting in a strategy
    and timeline for proposal submission
  • Proactively seek out
    partnership opportunities and build and strengthen relationships with
    implementing agencies, local CBOs, international NGOs, and funders
  • Actively promote UVP’s work
    on social media and blogs
  • Work with the M&E Officer
    (GHC Co-Fellow) to create communication strategies to share UVP’s impact
    with external audiences
  • Support the strengthening the
    annual internship program
  • Create materials and
    documents for the internship program
  • Intuitively review internship
    evaluations and feedback to inform changes to pre-departure systems,
    orientation, and on-the-ground support
  • Create orientation outline
    and content and support staff to improve orientation delivery
  • Work in liaison with UVP’s
    Managing Director to supervise interns during the annual internship
    program (note: This could include an optional one-month extension with UVP
    to live near internship sites and do daily visits to project sites)
Skills and Experience:  
  • The Fellow should have program
    planning and design and project management experience
  • Past experience with
    volunteer management
  • Significant experience
    leading trainings and creating training materials
  • Grant writing or grant
    identification skills
  • Comfort communicating with
    external audiences
  • Willingness to be pro-active
    about building relationships with partners
  • Conflict management skills
  • Good knowledge and understanding
    of cross-cultural issues and respect for local staff, partners, and
  • Comfortable working closely
    with colleagues
  • Self-starter and
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 Iganga.
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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