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Placement Organization: Kyetume Community Based Health Care Program
Placement Location: Mukono, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: American

 

About: Kyetume’s vision is of a productive, healthy society that is responsive to its fundamental human rights and obligations. Kyetume Community Based Health Care Program strives to improve the general health standards of underserved rural people within Mukono District and Uganda at large by influencing socio-economic and spiritual behavior of rural communities using a community based involvement/participatory and human rights approach.

Current Priority areas:

  • HIV and AIDS Control & Palliative Care
  • Maternal & Child Health (MCH)
  • Gender Based Violence Responses (GBV)
  • Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights Promotion (SRH)
  • Water & Sanitation (Water, Sanitation And Environmental Protection)
  • Orphans & Vulnerable Children, including Food Security (OVC)
  • Management, Administration and Institutional Development

 

Position Overview: The strategic priority area of the fellow team shall be in management, administration and institutional development. The fellow will strengthen organizational efficiency and effectiveness in the face of both growth and change by increasing and diversifying the revenue portfolio in order to secure stable funding and improve Kyetume’s long-term financial position.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a strategic fundraising development plans; setting priorities, goals, and budgets while working with the fundraising committee
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Oversee any special fundraising events
  • Explore and identify potential donors
  • Develop proposals to obtain grants and preparing presentations and reports to deliver to potential donors and key stakeholders
  • Establish links with other voluntary and supportive agencies
  • Report to the Program Manager and management
  • Identify donor agencies, government agencies, and other collaborators (other implementing partners) to leverage resources

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in public health or business development
  • 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 proposal development and in writing technical reports
  • 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
  • Ability to multi-task: flexible and capable of working under pressure and meet tight deadlines with a demonstrated ability to prioritize across multiple projects and relationships

 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience fundraising and developing and implementing strategic fundraising development plans
  • Marketing skills
  • Communication and documentation skills

 

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. The fellows will be provided with office space, lunch and any other work related costs.