U.S Citizen Careers – Health Program Associate at Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project (NAOP)



Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project (NAOP)
Duty Station: Kanungu, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: USA (American)
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:
The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project (NAOP) was
established in 2001 and it has been working on behalf of HIV/AIDS orphans in
rural Uganda to end systemic deprivation, poverty and hunger through a holistic
approach to community development, education, and healthcare.
NAOP operates two primary schools in two
rural villages in Uganda. When students complete primary education, they join
the Nyaka scholarship program and continue with secondary education or
vocational training. This year, Nyaka has started construction of the Nyaka
Secondary and Vocational School, which is scheduled to open in February
2015. 
Job Summary: The Health Program Associate will actively
contribute to the management of the health program, with a focus on the Mummy
Drayton Clinic in Kanungu. A doctor from Kambuga Hospital works two days a week
at the clinic and the fellow will work closely with him to ensure the clinic
runs smoothly and to make improvements to the referral system. The incumbent will
assist in building out the monitoring and evaluation systems for the health
program, health counseling for students and grandmothers, as well as the
surrounding community. Additionally, the fellow will address other health
issues that affect the students and grandmothers, aid in improving the outreach
program (including home visits), and strengthen linkages between the health
program and other Nyaka programs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Technical Support, Oversight and Quality Control:
·        
Responsible
for ensuring quality of health programs in Kambuga
·        
Ensure
adherence to donor guidelines and to national/international standards
·        
Technically
support clinical health staff in health assessment design and planning, and the
ongoing implementation and monitoring of NAF’s current and upcoming health
projects
·        
Provide
technical program support and training to NAF health staff
·        
Ensure
stronger integration and better links across the various program sectors
through enhanced organization, coordination, and supervision
·        
Organize
regular meetings with health staff to identify problems and challenges in
programming and implementation and to identify areas in need of additional
support/training
·        
Integrate
best practices on comprehensive health programs into technical trainings for
health staff
·        
Develop
overall integrated health program strategies for the two locations (Nyaka and
Kutamba) and design technically sound work plans and timelines to achieve
overall health sector objectives and indicators
2.
Program and Staff Management:
·        
Ensure
program planning, design, management, monitoring, evaluation, and phase-out
plans are in keeping with NAF and international standards and practices
·        
Mentor,
train and support health staff in identifying problems and appropriate
responses for their resolutions (including training in computer and
administration/management skills)
·        
Work
closely with the medical doctor as well as NAF head office technical health
staff on technical and programmatic issues, plans, implementation, and
development of ideas
·        
Develop
systems for the technical support of health staff, including capacity building
and other activities with national and local partners
·        
Organize
and manage clinic staff and ensure effective supervision including staff
training and capacity building that is needed to maintain high quality programs
and services
·        
Significantly
contribute to staff retention by contributing to the development of field staff
through training and mentoring and assisting with professional advancement
·        
Identify
the needs of international and national staff and support them to attend
workshops and trainings, including distance learning opportunities
·        
Responsible
for developing standard job descriptions for international and national health
staff positions and conducting health employee orientations
·        
Render
support in implementing the partnership approach, strengthening linkages and
relationships with national, local, and international partners to ensure
effective program implementation
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate should be an American who holds a Graduate degree related to
public health or social work, or related field
·        
At
least three to five years of progressive field experience in developing
countries in health program design and implementation, with a focus on
field-based technical training, preferably with an international NGO in Africa
·        
Significant
experience working in very remote settings
·        
Demonstrated
technical knowledge of primary health care delivery context
·        
Broad
knowledge and understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes
·        
Proven
ability to produce analytical and well-presented project reports and funding
proposals
·        
Capacity
to communicate and maintain tactful relations with relevant local authorities,
donors, and other implementing partners
·        
Strong
participatory leadership and team-building skills, and ability to motivate
staff
·        
Excellent
oral and written communications skills, especially negotiating skills
·        
Computer
literacy skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint required;
Access a plus
·        
Knowledge
and understanding of political and social environment in Uganda preferred
·        
Capacity
to multitask; flexible and capable of working under pressure and tight
deadlines
·        
Ability
to live and work in very remote environment with limited resources
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 will stay at the Nyaka Guest House, located on the Nyaka Primary School
compound in Kanungu District, a rural community in Uganda. Certain housing
rules apply.
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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