No Experience GHC Internship Research and Development Project Officer Job Careers – Global Health Network (U)

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Global
Health Network (U)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship:
Salary: Monthly Stipend of
550 dollars per month
Position Code: G07-Nat
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 GHU:
Global Health Network (U) is an indigenous charity organisation
established with a vision of promoting a society where a healthy life is a
reality, a society that appreciates, respects and celebrates all life  and diversity, a society that encourages and
supports local talents and abilities; a society where the rights of people
guide policy decisions that impact on their lives and a mission of promoting,
protecting and preserving the health of all Ugandans through good leadership,
public private partnership, innovation and concerted action in Primary Health
Care and Reproductive Health. The organisation provides services in the areas
of health with focus of maternal and child health, education, livelihoods and
sanitation and hygiene. To enhance achievement of program goals the
organisation applies general strategies of working with and through the
communities, collaboration with the district local government in all districts
and collaboration with other development partners and integration of services
Job Summary: The Research
and Development Project Officer will manage and coordinate research and
innovation project activities of Global Health Network (U) (GHNU) within given
policy guidelines and operational objectives in order to facilitate and enhance
work and continuous development of the research culture within GHNU. The
Project Officer will work at both the secretariat and field office on a 50/50%
time in both locations. S/he will provide technical knowledge in the conduct of
ongoing researches, carry out research funding development with various
stakeholders, and assist in the preparation and submission of high quality
research proposals in response to new external funding opportunities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The jobholder will manage GHNU research
    and innovations activities through working with relevant stakeholders, and
    provide necessary guidance to ensure consistency and coherence in the
    interpretation of GHNU criteria, principles, standards and norms in the
    evaluation of project proposals, implementation of sub projects and
    supervision of research activities.
  • Develop short and long-term implementation
    and monitoring plans, setting priorities and performance measures to guide
    the achievement of the research and innovations project targets.
  • Monitor the progress of research and
    innovation projects to ensure adherence to set standards, specifications,
    and agreed implementation time schedules.
  • Provide support in the preparation and
    submission of high quality research proposals in response to new external
    funding opportunities.
  • Provide team leadership and support to
    project officers, interns to ensure timely and effective of the research
  • Advise and make timely recommendations to
    Program Manager and ED on identified sub-project implementation strategies
    and targets, troubleshooting, operational problems, through reports,
    review meetings, and field supervision visits.
  • Organize specific seminars and workshops
    for respective actors on research and innovation for process and findings
    presentations; enforce shared understanding and working knowledge of GHNU
    operational systems, tools, and procedures.
  • Ensure timely preparation and
    dissemination of reports.
  • Liaise closely with all GHNU crosscutting
    functions, local government leadership and officials to build rapport and
    shared operational vision, thereby enhancing cooperation in the design and
    implementation of sub-projects in each district.
  • Generate specific outputs (deliverables)
    as determined from time to time in the respective projected work plans for
    each quarter.
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned to him/her from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health
    Corps Research and Development Project Officer career placement should
    hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience writing proposals and securing
    funding for research projects
  • Excellent project management skills,
    including setting priorities and performance measures as well as meeting deadlines
    on time and on budget
  • Polished verbal communication and
  • Track record of successful
    reports/publications summarizing research findings
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative
    research skills
  • Experience managing grants and/or donor
    relationships, i.e. writing grant reports
  • Confidence navigating databases and
    academic search engines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the
    ability to develop good working relationships within and outside the team.
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize
    and multitask to meet tight deadlines
  • Willingness to travel and reside in Oyam
  • Self-starter and a strategic thinker,
    analytical and creative
  • Ability to work independently and under
  • Ability to function well in a diverse,
    cross-cultural work environment
  • Commitment to public health
Fellowship Stipend, Benefits,
and Logistics:
In addition to the intensive leadership development and professional
growth that the fellowship offers, the Global Health Corps fellowship includes
the following benefits. GHC arranges several logistical details on fellows’
behalf with the expectation that fellows will take ownership of their overall
experience. Read on below to learn more about how these items apply to specific
Monthly living stipend of $550
Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the
fellowship year
Housing, including utilities assistance
Health or travel medical insurance
Support in applying for visas and/or work
permits, as necessary
Travel costs covered to and from placement site,
GHC training and retreats
Professional development funds of up to $600
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: 17th January, 2018 at
11:59pm EST

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