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Monday, July 10, 2017

Internship Job at Path - Career Opportunity in Uganda

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21stJuly, 2017

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Path is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—-that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health. The USAID funded Advocacy for Better Health project, now in its third year, is implemented by PATH in collaboration with Initiatives Inc. with the goal to improve the quality, accessibility, and availability of health services in Uganda by fostering citizen demand and enhancing the capacity of CSOs to advocate for improved responsiveness and accountability by decision-makers and service providers. The project is implemented in 35 districts in Uganda but has a national reach, focused on three objectives;

  • Citizens in 35 target districts participate in district and/or sub-district-level planning and monitoring to improve the quality of health services, reflecting community-identified demands and solutions.
  • CSOs influence policy change and accountability in the health sector that align with communities’ priorities for improved services.
  •  At least four CSOs have the systems and skills to manage large-scale health advocacy projects and qualify as prime recipients for future USAID funding
We seek to engage 10 brilliant, highly committed and self-motivated, interested young graduates as interns who are interested in learning and gaining experience in policy advocacy; while also participating in capacity building interventions for CSOs and CBOs in the target districts. interns will be based in either of three regions; Eastern, Central or Western, at the PATH regional offices in Mbale, Kampala or Mbarara respectively, or with a CSO partner based in one of 35 districts in those regions.
Desired Qualification:
Bachelors’ degree with a minimum of an upper second class honors degree in areas of: Health Sciences, Economics, Demography and Population Studies, Planning, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration, and any other related disciplines. Successful candidates should have graduated within the last three years.
Job application procedure
interested persons with the required qualifications are invited to submit their application addressed to the Uganda Internships Coordinator on the e-mail address;  on or before 21stJuly, 2017. Indicate Uganda Internship on the subject line and your preferred location of posting. PATH does not guarantee posting to the preferred location indicated.
Please include; Detailed Curriculum Vitae, all relevant academic documents/certificates and three reference letters from the following persons/ orientations (Academic ability; Employability and a Character reference). Motivation statement not exceeding 250 words, double-spaced, times new roman, font 12.Tne statement should clearly spell out why the prospective intern should be considered for this opportunity, how they intend to benefit and how they will use their skills to further their career and or contribute to better health in Uganda.