Earn 550 US Dollars monthly as Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse Program Officer Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC) at Ministry of Health

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, Uganda

Eligible Citizenship: Ugandan

Salary: Monthly Stipend 550 US Dollars

Role Code: G04-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:

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, 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. The MOH is committed to providing the highest possible level of health services to all people in Uganda through the delivery and promotion of preventive, curative, palliative, and rehabilitative health services at all levels.


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. They will report to the Assistant Commissioner of Mental Health and Control of Substance Abuse.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategic learning, monitoring, & evaluation

  • Explore and document best practices to promote mental health and control of substance abuse in line with existing standards
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of mental health and control of substance abuse interventions in various health programs
  • Prepare regular reports of mental health and control of substance abuse activities in line with departmental guidelines

Stakeholder engagement, knowledge management

  • Map all partners working on mental health and control of substance abuse in Uganda
  • Network with various stakeholders (public and private) to promote mental health and control of substance abuse at the policy and implementation levels
  • Support the coordination of stakeholder meetings with implementing partners, MOH staff, and other key partners
  • Disseminate laws, regulations, policies, guidelines, and standards in line with mental health and control of substance abuse


  • Develop fundable research proposals for mental health and control of substance abuse programs and activities

Strategic Planning

  • Develop 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:

  • Experience in social research (e.g. conducting surveys and interviews), policy analysis, or quantitative/qualitative data analysis*
  • Experience with partnership management, especially acting as the lead point of contact for high-level stakeholders like donors or government officials*
  • Experience drafting external-facing documents, including concept notes, reports, articles, and/or correspondence*
  • Professional experience with or academic training in community-based health programs, mental health, and/or substance abuse
  • Experience with public speaking, as evidenced by presentations, workshops, or panels
  • Experience in conference and/or high-level meeting planning and organization
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to ensure internal and external collaborators achieve a time-bound goal or project
  • Good analytical and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask with flexibility and prioritize across multiple activities
  • Experience living in a developing country
  • Proficiency in MS Office and computer applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)


Fellowship Benefits and Logistics

  • Monthly living stipend: $550
  • Professional development funds: $600
  • Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Housing
  • Insurance
  • Travel costs covered to and from GHC training and retreats
  • Support 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.


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Deadline: 12th January, 2021


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