Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: Monthly Stipend of 550 dollars per month
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 Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) is a national non-profit child health and development organization providing family centered pediatric HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment service as well as health professional training and clinical research in Uganda. Baylor-Uganda is committed to providing high quality, high impact and highly ethical pediatric and family centered health care, health professional training and clinical research, focused on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition and other conditions impacting the health and well being of children and families worldwide. Baylor-Uganda’s current priority areas include:
- HIV/AIDS prevention
- Care and treatment services
- Health professional training and capacity building
- Clinical research
- Maternal and child illnesses
Job Summary: The Baylor Advocacy and Communications Fellow’s role is to implement, monitor and evaluate Baylor’s advocacy interventions in line with the department’s mission.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Scan the social environment to identify issues in society that can affect Baylor’s mission in supported regions and develop advocacy related interventions
- Build and grow strong alliances and networks with public and private partner organizations for concerted advocacy efforts and greater participation in policy dialogue
- Document and share experiences arising from advocacy interventions with the supervisor and other key stakeholders
- Build the capacity of Baylor-Uganda staff in advocacy, partnering and networking as per the identified needs
- Actively participate in carrying out advocacy campaigns on issues related to HIV care, treatment and prevention, and other emerging priorities
- Develop an operational activity plan and budget for advocacy and communications issues
- Send monthly and quarterly performance reports to the supervisor in line with Baylor Uganda’s financial guidelines and reporting
- Develop fundable research proposals for advocacy programs and carry out advocacy-oriented research that will advance HIV/AIDS free society
- In charge of planning advocacy initiatives such as surveys, donor conferences and meetings necessary for advancing the advocacy agenda
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The GHC fellow should have at least two years’ experience in advocacy, public relations and partnership management
- Marketing skills
- Past experience in proposal development and in writing technical reports
- Excellent analytical and decision making skills
- Possess the ability to work under pressure
- Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
- Proven English language writing and editorial skills
- Past experience in communications or advocacy
- Strong interest in global public health
- Possess the ability to work in a team environment but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
- Strong interpersonal skills coupled with excellent communication skills; verbal, written, listening, presentation and facilitation
- Capacity to multi-task; flexible and capable of working under pressure and tight deadlines with demonstrated ability to prioritize across multiple projects and relationships
Job Terms and Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of $550/month. Additionally, fellows will receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included, including $600 in professional development funds. Housing will be arranged in Kampala.
Note: The living stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the placement organization.
How to Apply for the job:
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: 3rd February, 2015