Health Education Associate job at Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Job Title:  G16-Int: Health Education Associate

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)

Placement Organisation: The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Duty Station: Kanungu, Uganda

Salary: Monthly Stipend of 550 dollars per month

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 Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.

About US:

Established in 2001, The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project (NAOP) is working on behalf of HIV/AIDS orphans in rural Uganda to end systemic deprivation, poverty and hunger through a holistic approach to community development, education, and healthcare. NAOP operates two primary schools in two rural villages in Uganda. When students complete primary education, they join the Nyaka scholarship program and continue with secondary education or vocational training. This year Nyaka has started construction of the Nyaka Secondary and Vocational School, which is scheduled to open in February 2015.

Job Summary: The Health Education Associate will have the responsible for the coordination of the education program (i.e. Primary and Secondary). Specifically, the Health Education Fellow will strengthen organizational efficiency and effectiveness in the face of both growth and change.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Improve general management practices of Nyaka and Kutamba Primary Schools
  • Develop a personal relationship with the students and ensure that their needs and concerns are gathered and acknowledged
  • Perform regular visits to assigned students under mentorship, both at home and in school
  • Offer documentation for monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the Secondary School Program
  • Develop, plan and implement academic activities related to high school transition to university
  • Offer technical support for community libraries and assess library needs (e.g. books, supplies, etc.)
  • Constantly communicate with sponsored students, their teachers, head teachers and grandparents/guardians
  • Evaluate the academic performance of the beneficiaries (students), especially those joining another level (e.g. secondary school, high school and university)
  • Intuitively verify, compile and compute fee structures for assigned students
  • Conduct initial assessment of identified orphans and vulnerable children with enrollment committee whenever required
  • Work in liaison with the Program Officer and part time Education Coordinator to determine areas of intervention to improve the performance of beneficiaries
  • Innovate and run fundraising drives for the program
  • Support the development of administrative structures for the new secondary and vocational school
  • Assist with recreational activities for students
  • Coordinate, collaborate and network with similar and complementary organizations
  • Attend coordination meetings at the District and sub county levels as directed by Program Officer

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The GHC fellow should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Community Psychology, Counseling, Social Sciences, or Social Work
  • Past experience in community mobilization, psychosocial support and counseling
  • Possess the ability to work in a team environment but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
  • Capacity to multitask; flexible and capable of working under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Ability to live and work in very remote environment with limited resources
  • Computer literacy skills and ability to learn new and relevant software packages
  • Strong PR skills are mandatory
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills alongside good spoken and excellent written communication skills
  • Possess the ability to ride a motorbike

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 Nyaka, Kanungu.

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.

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Deadline: 3rd February, 2015

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