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Monday, January 1, 2018

Quality Assurance Officer Job at Global Health Corps (GHC) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Quality Assurance Officer

Jobs at:
Global Health Corps (GHC)

Deadline of this Job:
17th January, 2018 at 11:59pm EST

Duty Station:
Gulu, Uganda

Placement Organisation: Spark MicroGrants
Eligible Citizenship: Ugandan
Salary: Monthly Stipend of 550 dollars per month
Position Code: G15-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 Spark MicroGrants:
Over the past seven years, Spark MicroGrants has worked with excluded communities in East Africa and beyond, offering a village strengthening approach that combines facilitation, capacity building and a village grant, with the aim of increasing civic engagement, inclusive participation, and collective actions. Spark works to enable community members - women and men, young and old - to collectively define their goals for the future and to make progress on those goals through community driven initiatives, with the ultimate aim of enabling citizens to determine their own positive future. Through facilitated weekly meetings, Spark provides capacity building including financial literacy, project management and budgeting. Within six months, villages develop a project plan aligned with their priority areas and Spark provides a seed grant of $8,000 to launch the community’s social impact project and an additional two and half years of support. The Spark approach has been designed to ensure that communities are well-equipped to independently work towards their goals after they graduate from the Spark process.
Job Summary: The Quality Assurance Officer (QAO) will act as a critical support to Spark’s program team through assessing and evaluating program quality, producing key reports, and developing materials and tools based on the emerging quality improvement strategies. The QAO will be responsible for documenting program design adaptations, especially those related to working with local government and resolving context specific issues, and will support in the production of tools and materials needed by the team - including training materials and guides. These tools, materials, and curricula will be crucial to improving Spark’s program and scalability, especially regarding how Spark targets rural family nutrition, food security, and livelihoods across three districts in Rwanda. Based in Gulu, the Fellow will also support the Program team in developing their local government outreach strategy to ensure that Spark community partners are receiving the external support needed and able to implement their own projects with high quality. In this regard, the QAO will shape discussions to gather inputs, feedback, and recommendations from the team, local government, and communities. The QAO must have a high attention to detail and ability to plan and manage multiple projects. Spark is scaling rapidly and the fellow will be in a unique position to provide the necessary tools to improve Spark’s impact and reach within Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the Program team to assess and evaluate program quality, identify strategies to address issues, and develop and prepare supporting materials and documentation
  •  Build out training tools and curricula materials needed by the team
  • Support the Program team in developing their local government outreach strategy to ensure that Spark community partners are receiving the external support needed
  • Provide capacity building and training organization-wide on quality assurance processes and systems
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps Quality Assurance Officer career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree. Master's degree is desired
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience in quality improvement/assurance or evaluation work, such as the ability to identify and evaluate areas of highest importance
  •  Project management skills, including managing multiple priorities and timelines, and coordinating amongst distributed teams
  • Experience or interest in organizational learning and systems development
  • Experience drafting training materials
  •  Experience in data visualization
  •  Report writing and documentation
  • Experience in creating new tools or materials
  •  Strong accountability and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  •  Analytical and logical approach to problem solving
Fellowship Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics:
In addition to the intensive leadership development and professional growth that the fellowship offers, the Global Health Corps fellowship includes the following benefits. GHC arranges several logistical details on fellows’ behalf with the expectation that fellows will take ownership of their overall experience. Read on below to learn more about how these items apply to specific placements:
  • Monthly living stipend of $550
  • Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  •  Housing, including utilities assistance
  •  Health or travel medical insurance
  • Support in applying for visas and/or work permits, as necessary
  •  Travel costs covered to and from placement site, GHC training and retreats
  • Professional development funds of up to $600
Job application procedure
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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