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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Internship Coordinator Job at Doctors with Africa CUAMM - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Internship Coordinator

Jobs at:
Doctors with Africa CUAMM 

Deadline of this Job:
5:00pm 17th August 2018 

Duty Station:

Date Posted: 6th August 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time
About the Company
Doctors with Africa CUAMM is currently recruiting for an Internship Coordinator to be based in Lira for the Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango (RHITES-N, Lango) Project, funded by the USAID. RHITES-N, Lango is a five-year contract. The JSI led consortium includes Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Amref Health Africa, Another Option, and Medical Concierge Group. RHITES-N, Lango will improve the use of integrated health services in Northern Uganda's Lango region and strengthen the health system to sustain gains made by earlier projects. The project will contribute to improving key population-based national health indicators; build the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally-driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria, nutrition. MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. Our team will work with local stakeholders to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, suit-regional, district, and community levels, interventions will include VMMC, virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and other HIV prevention activities. The project will work with relevant government and non-government stakeholders to scale up high impact evidence based interventions at National, Regional, District and Community levels to realize the project goal. improved health services utilization at all levels of the health care system requires availability of well trained and competent staff in all facilities. The RHITES-N, Lango internship Coordinator will oversee a youth internship program to otter internship opportunities in public/private facilities and CS0s tor health. nutrition, information technology and social work students. These opportunities will: 1) Provide students hands-on learning opportunities; 2) Build new cadres of trained workers in integrated frameworks; 3) Fill critical HR gaps; 4) Attract young workers to under-stained and under-resourced districts; and 5) Promote young researchers.
Lead the preparation and implementation of the internship programme annual work plan; prepare and release internship applications advertisements and organize selection interviews for interns by the recruitment committee in collaboration with the Human Resource Manager of RHITES-N, Lango. Support the RHITES-N, Lango HR manager in conducting reference checks, on boarding, liaising with the host institution to ensure proper orientation, and ensuring performance reviews are carried out. Link with host institutions to identify available internship opportunities/vacancies. Organize selection and accreditation of host institutions and sign memoranda of understanding with the relevant authority, Work with host institutions to ensure a structured training programme for interns. Work with host institutions to ensure that interns are provided with the necessary facilities and work space for effective performance of assigned tasks. Ensure appointment of supervisors and mentors in the host institutions and link with training institutions to ensure appointment of faculty supervisors, monitoring of interns and sign memoranda of understanding. in addition, he/she will support identification of challenges and solutions for effective internship programmes, prepare activity reports for internship activities, establish a tracking mechanism for employment of internship beneficiaries after internship. He/she will advocate and liaise with districts to facilitate recruitment of internship beneficiaries by the districts or private sector; ensure proper documentation of best practices and lessons learnt (including human interest stories) throughout the internship program implementation and contribute updates to the quarterly and annual reports to USAID. Participate in Coordination Meetings and related forums with DHT, NGOs, CBOs and training institutions supporting the RHITES-North Lango internship program. S/he will report to the Referrals and Linkages Senior Advisor with a dotted line to the Senior Advisor Health Systems Strengthening while recognizing to be part of an integral RHITEs project team in Lira.
Job requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Education, Human Resource, Health Training, Social Work, or related qualifications; 3 years’ experience in work related to the job function; proven effectiveness in overseeing similar programs; experience in working with district local governments; have strong interpersonal and organizational skills; be self-driven and able to work effectively under pressure; ability to communicate with clarity in speaking and writing, solid computer skills. Experience in working with district local governments and knowledge of the health context in Lango will be an added advantage. Knowledge of the relevant Uganda national health policies, strategies and structures.

Job application procedure
Address Application Letter and CV to  with the subject — “Applications RHITES NL August 2018", in addition, fill the Personal file form downloaded from 4/06/CUAMM_ PersonalFileEN.doc Emails should have only the 3 attachments (Application Letter, CV and Personal file form). Please do not tilt the personal file form online, download it, fill and send as attachment with other documents, inquiries can he made through Phone: 031-2250097. Deadline for receiving application is 5:00pm 17th August 2018. The rest of the documents will be requested later.