US Citizen Paid Internship Jobs – Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse Program Officer – Ministry of Health – Uganda


Job Title:    Mental Health and Control of
Substance Abuse Program Officer

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)

Placement Organisation: Ministry of Health – Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala,

Eligible Citizenship: United States

Salary: Monthly
Stipend 550 US Dollars

Position Code: G04-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 Ministry of
Health (MOH) Uganda is a government body charged with policy formulation and
dialogue with health development partners, resource mobilization and budgeting,
strategic planning, regulation, and advising other ministries on matters
related to health, setting standards and quality assurance, capacity
development and technical support, provision of nationally coordinated services
such as epidemic control, coordination of health research, and monitoring and
evaluation of overall sector performance.


Job Summary:   The Mental Health and Control of Substance
Abuse Program Officer will collaborate with the Ministry of Health (MOH)’s team
to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate mental health and substance abuse
interventions in Uganda. The role will also support resource mobilization
efforts for Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse interventions, in line
with the department’s mission, and report to the Assistant Commissioner of
Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Strategic Learning,
Monitoring & Evaluation

and document best practices to promote Mental Health and Control of Substance
Abuse in line with existing standards

and evaluate the impact of Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse
interventions in various health programs

regular reports of Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse activities in
line with departmental guidelines

Engagement, Knowledge Management

Map all
partners working on Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse in Uganda

with various stakeholders (public and private) to promote Mental Health and
Control of Substance Abuse at the policy and implementation levels

the coordination of stakeholder meetings with implementing partners, MOH staff,
and other key partners

laws, regulations, policies, guidelines, and standards in line with Mental
Health and Control of Substance Abuse


fundable research proposals for Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse
programs and activities

Strategic Planning


national strategic plans and budgets for Mental Health and Control of Substance
Abuse initiatives in line with the approved programs and budget lines


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant
should have experience in social research (e.g. conducting surveys and
interviews), policy analysis, or quantitative/qualitative data analysis*

with partnership management, especially acting as the lead point of contact for
high-level stakeholders like donors or government officials*

drafting external-facing documents, including concept notes, reports, articles,
and correspondence*

experience with or academic training in community-based health programs, mental
health, and/or substance abuse

with public speaking, as evidenced by presentations, workshops, or panels

in conference and/or high-level meeting planning and organization

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

analytical and decision-making skills

to work under pressure and meet deadlines

to work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation

interpersonal communication skills

to multitask with flexibility and prioritize across multiple activities

living in a developing country

in MS Office and computer applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)


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.




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


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