Non-profit Careers – Management Officer at LifeNet International

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: LifeNet International
Duty Station: Kampala, 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 Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
About US:
LifeNet International is guided by the
belief that every individual deserves an equal opportunity to lead a healthy
and whole life. It strives to improve the quality of health systems from the
ground up. We are dedicated to health-systems strengthening. Through the framework
of partnership with church-based health centers, we innovate and implement
pragmatic responses to everyday health challenges facing the poor. We partner
with churches as we have found that they provide more patients higher-quality
care at lower cost than their counterparts: churches often operate networks of
health centers as well as educational and religious facilities, making them
powerful vehicles for community-wide change. LN multiplies the impact of this
“by the community, for the community” system by making strategic investments in
the human capital behind it.
Job Summary: The Management Officer will work in
liaison with LN management to aggregate best practices in clinical operations
management and implement training and franchising products that deliver these
best practices across the franchisee network in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Aggregation and Assessment:
the initial phase, the Officer will travel to partner clinics to conduct site
assessments at each clinic site. The Officer will be responsible for delivering
an accurate assessment of current managerial and financial practices at each
clinic and highlighting areas for improvement.
Officer will also be responsible for documenting best practices at each clinic
for distribution across the LN partner network.
Officer will have access to the program materials developed for Burundi health
center partners, and will be asked to adapt and modify them to best serve the
needs of our Ugandan health partners.
innovation stage builds upon the assessment stage. Best practices will be honed
into systems – such as financial reporting methods or inventory management,
tools, and trainings. The job holder will develop new content and modify
existing tools in each of these areas to create a franchising product for
distribution across the network.
final component will be implementing relevant best practices across the
clinical network through training and systems implementation. The Officer will
refine the product based on the in-clinic reception for future use by the LN
Officer will report directly to the Uganda Country Director on a weekly basis
to deliver project updates, discuss successes and challenges, and collaborate
with LN Team members as is helpful to develop their assignment. Performance
feedback will be given at each stage of the operation.
Qualifications, Skills and
ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps Management Officer job opportunity
should hold a degree in a related field such as economics or international
development, business, or finance
business or management experience
ability to analyze complex organizational problems, identify innovative
solutions, and engage others to implement solutions, preferably in a
limited-resource environment
to improve or create efficient operating systems
knowledge of basic financial management principles, including income statement
and balance sheet uses
to perform in a highly independent entrepreneurial environment, deliver strong
results, and ask for help when needed
to impart knowledge, train effectively, and teach in a manner appropriate to
the knowledge, ability and educational background of the target audience
to work in Ugandan cultural and political environment, including sensitivity to
LN clinic partners’ religious beliefs and contexts
to travel extensively in, around and outside of Kampala in semi-rural and rural
areas 3-4 days per week (Fellow will always return to Kampala on the weekends)
to operating metrics (i.e. KPIs) and the use of such metrics to drive
organizational performance  is desired
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.
Fellows placed at LifeNet will be provided with housing in Kampala, an urban
center and capital of Uganda.
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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