Medical Projects Support Associate GHC Paid Internship Jobs – LifeNet International

Organisation: Global
Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: LifeNet International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: Ugandan
Salary: Monthly
Stipend
Position Code: G08-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 US:
LifeNet
International (LN) exists to transform African health centers to provide
quality, sustainable care. Operating in East Africa, LN works to improve the
quality of health systems from the ground up and is specifically dedicated to
health systems strengthening in the private not-for-profit sector. In Uganda,
approximately 60% of all healthcare services are provided by faith-based not-for-profit
centers, many of these serving rural, low-income populations. Through
partnerships with faith-based health centers, LifeNet implements practical
responses to everyday health challenges facing the poor.
Job Summary:  The Medical Project Associate will support
LifeNet International (LN) medical projects that fall outside of its
traditional partner training program. LifeNet is planning and implementing
projects related to capacity building and quality improvement services,
non-communicable diseases, family planning and reproductive health, among
others. As its medical programming diversifies and in order to meet the needs
of our partner health centers, LN’s capacity must grow as well. This position
will include opportunities to provide in-depth and targeted training to
partners, support for monitoring and evaluation (M&E), participate in
community sensitization and screening visits, and contribute to program design.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinating with project officers and team leaders to understand
    and accomplish individual project objectives
  • Coordinating with the Uganda Country Director to design and
    implement additional projects in areas of targeted capacity building,
    reproductive health, and staff training
  • Coordinating with the M&E team to ensure that project reporting
    is done effectively, on time, and accurately
  • Supporting community-based screening initiatives and engaging LN
    partners and community health workers to mobilize community members and
    carry out successful interventions
  • Delivering training content developed by LN to partner health center
    staff
  • Carrying out medical quality assessments for internal and external
    partners
  • Assisting with additional program development and design,
    specifically within areas of primary health care, family planning, and
    more

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps Medical Projects
    Support Associate career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree*
  • Preferred: Master’s degree, especially in global/public health or a
    related field
  • Experience in designing and/or delivering curriculum or training,
    especially providing public health or medical education*
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to ensure
    internal and external collaborators achieve a time-bound goal or project*
  • Excellent writing skills, with experience producing reports or other
    materials that summarize key findings*
  • Experience with project research, design, implementation, and/or
    evaluation
  • Experience with electronic data collection, e.g. through surveys or
    representatives in the field
  • Academic training and/or professional experience working in public
    health policy, programs, and/or service delivery
  • Cross-cultural experience is highly valued
  • Ability to perform in an entrepreneurial team-based environment,
    deliver strong results, and ask for help when needed
  • Ability to function well in a diverse, cross-cultural work
    environment
  • An excitement for analyzing complex organizational problems,
    identifying innovative solutions, and engaging others to implement,
    preferably in a low-resource environment
NB: Items indicated
with an asterisk (*) are required
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 placements:
  • Monthly living stipend
  • Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Housing
  • 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: 16th January, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
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