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Placement Organization: Art and Global Health Center — Africa
Placement Location:
Zomba, Malawi
Eligible Citizenship:
American

About: The Art & Global Health Center—Africa (AGHC), housed under the African Center of Communication for Development, creates innovative arts-based HIV/AIDS interventions that are driven by emerging Malawian arts activists and rooted in local culture. Our program addresses vital HIV and AIDS-related issues including gender inequality, stigma, and socio-economic challenges, while empowering people to take control of their health through prevention, testing, and treatment. The Center empowers young people and people living with HIV or AIDS (PLWHA) by encouraging creative initiatives and providing leadership training and guidance.  As a new organization, we are currently focused on cementing infrastructure by securing partnerships which would ensure the sustainability of our programs.  We also are focused on establishing a monitoring and evaluation department, and building strong linkages with the community as well as with donors and partners.

Position Overview: The Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator will collaborate with Dr. Boneh, our colleagues at the UCLA Art & Global Health Center, and research consultants to build the monitoring and evaluation systems from the ground up. This person will strategize, gather and create tools and implement the assessment of our interventions.

Responsibilities: Develop monitoring and evaluation systems for AGHC programs, including:

  • Develop study design
  • Develop and pilot evaluation instruments
  • Co-ordinate and supervise data collection
  • Support analysis and triangulation of data
  • Draft and submit materials for approval by IRB (Institutional Review Board)
  • Write reports


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Monitoring and evaluation/research skills and experience
  • Commitment to the AGHC-Africa’s core beliefs with a track record of innovation & achievement in their studies or work history
  • Comfortable working in a team environment
  • Interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to interact diplomatically and effectively with individuals of various ranks, nationality, and cultural backgrounds
  • Comfortable with pressure and meeting deadlines
  • Self-starter and self-disciplined


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in related area (MPH, Masters of International Health, etc.)
  • International experience
  • Background in HIV/AIDS
  • Background in the arts for social causes


Living Conditions:
Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of $650/month. Fellows will also 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. Zomba is an urban area with many housing options and apartments available with basic amenities (electricity, hot water etc.)  There are several supermarkets and home goods stores with all the necessary items.