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Placement Organization: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation
Placement Location: Kampala, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: Ugandan

 

About: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) is a national not-for-profit child health and development organization providing family centered pediatric HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment service; health professional training; and clinical research in Uganda.

Baylor-Uganda is  committed to  providing high quality, high impact and highly ethical pediatric, and family-centered health care, health professional training and clinical research, focused on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition and other conditions impacting the health and well-being of children and families worldwide.

 

Baylor-Uganda current priority areas include:

  • HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Care and treatment services
  • Health Professional Training & Capacity building
  • Clinical research
  • Maternal and Child illnesses

 

Position Overview: To implement, monitor and evaluate Baylor’s advocacy interventions in line with the department’s mission.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Scan the social environment to identify issues that can affect Baylor’s mission and come up with advocacy related interventions to be disseminated in the communities in line with the advocacy and networking standards
  • Build strong alliances and networks with public and private partner organizations for concerted advocacy efforts and greater participation in policy dialogue
  • Document and share experiences arising from advocacy interventions in line with the departmental guidelines
  • Develop operational plans and budgets for advocacy initiatives in line with the approved advocacy programs and budget lines
  • Develop fundable research proposals for advocacy programs
  • Prepare monthly and annual reports of the advocacy activities in Baylor in line with Baylor’s mission

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Analytical & decision making skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Proficiency in MS office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), data  collection, validation and analysis
  • Proven English language writing and editorial skills
  • Experience in communications or advocacy
  • Strong interest in global public health
  • Ability to work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
  • Strong interpersonal skills coupled with excellent communication skills: verbal, written, listening, presentation and facilitation
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Ability to multi-task: flexible and capable of working under pressure and tight deadlines with demonstrated ability to prioritize across multiple projects and relationships

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • 2 years of experience in advocacy, public relations and partnership management
  • Marketing skills
  • Experience in proposal development and in writing technical reports

 

Living Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of $550/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. Baylor-Uganda will coordinate the identification of safe and secure permanent accommodation/housing upon arrival to Kampala, Uganda. GHC fellows will not be assigned to work in areas determined “off limits” by the United States Embassy in Uganda and will be prohibited from traveling in those areas.