US Citizen Paid Internship Jobs – Community Development Fellow – Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment


Job Title:    Community Development Fellow

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)

Placement Organisation: Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment

Duty Station: Kasese,

Eligible Citizenship: United States

Salary: Monthly
Stipend 550 US Dollars

Position Code: G02-Int


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


About US:

The Foundation for
Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE) builds local capacity to lead
community change in rural East Africa. Acting as a catalyst, FCDE provides
direct support to increase each local partner organization’s (LPO) community
impact and ensures that local voices direct development.


Job Summary:   The Community Development Fellow will be an
integral part of a dynamic team championing capacity building for FCDE and
local partner organizations (LPOs). Some of the key priority areas that the
fellow will be engaged in include resource mobilization, partnership
development and outreach, communications, and specialized initiatives that
complement local partners’ public health priorities. The fellow may also be
involved in training facilitation and project implementation depending on their
interest. The fellow will collaborate closely with FCDE staff and report
directly to FCDE’s Country Director with general project oversight from the
sites’ program directors.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Development, Outreach, and Communications

strategies to grow and enhance networks of local partners focused on health
outcomes, including assisting with current and planned specialized capacity
building initiatives

and help FCDE and LPOs identify and build relationships with prospective
training and implementation partners in health specific arenas of community
development work

with partner organizations to raise their profile through storytelling,
including identifying, documenting, and disseminating stories of community
impact through FCDE’s quarterly newsletter, website, social media, and other
communication channels

FCDE and LPOs with the production of outreach material such as quarterly
newsletters, the annual impact report, one-pagers, and other materials as

Strengthen FCDE’s
capacity building support for health-focused LPOs through:

research that emphasizes a strong alignment between a prospective donor’s focus
and an LPO’s mission and programs

writing and budgeting good practices that yield well written, competitive

FCDE staff skills in the review of draft proposals and provision of feedback on
areas for improvement as part of FCDE’s small grants program and one-on-one
proposal development consultations

prospective funders and implementation partners to build FCDE’s database and
facilitate the regular dissemination of requests for proposals to our health

donor trends, policies, and funding mechanisms and update FCDE and partners
based on their strategic programmatic objectives


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

experience in building relationships with partners or donors*

writing and editing skills, particularly in grant writing and developing
outreach and communications materials*

speaking experience, as evidenced by conducting presentations, trainings, or

in grassroots community development, especially in rural communities*

and ability to undertake field visits in and surrounding rural communities*

critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to exercise
good judgement*

to effectively manage multiple priorities and approach new situations with an
open mind and patience*

degree of cultural sensitivity with a keen interest in learning about and from
people with different cultural and regional backgrounds*

experience in prospect research and proposal development

in workshop facilitation

project management skills with the ability to ensure internal and external
collaborators achieve a time-bound goal or project

with ability to work effectively as a team member and independently

flexible, and able to adapt to changing environments

training in organizational development or experience related to community
development topics (e.g. M&E, financial management, community needs

to innovative approaches to social change


NB: Items
indicated with an asterisk (*) are required


Fellowship Benefits and Logistics

Monthly living stipend: $550

Professional development funds: $600

Award of
$1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year



costs covered to and from GHC training and retreats

in applying for visas and/or work permits, as necessary


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.


Click Here


Deadline: 13th January, 2021 by 12:00PM (noon) EST /
7:00PM CAT / 8:00 PM EST


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