Apply to be a
Placement Organization

GHC recruits and selects young professionals with technical expertise and leadership potential to fill critical roles with health organizations in East and Southern Africa. The GHC fellowship offers organizations an opportunity to infuse new talent from diverse backgrounds into their leadership pipelines. 

Applications for placement organizations for the 2022-2023 fellowship cohort have closed. Applications will open again in August 2022.

GHC establishes paid competitive 13-month fellowship roles with high impact health equity organizations in East and Southern Africa. The fellows that fill these roles are selected out of thousands of applicants for their ability to bring new skills, perspectives, and technical expertise to our placement organizations.

What can GHC fellows do for
your organization?

Among frontline health organizations in GHC’s countries of operation, demand is high for the diverse talent and quality training GHC provides through the fellowship. Each year, GHC receives an average of twice as many applications for fellow placement organizations as we can accept. 

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of partners said fellows met or exceeded goals of work assignment during the fellowship year.

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of GHC placement organization partners return year-over-year.

Working in teams of two, fellows fill critical capacity gaps that allow organizations to further the impact of their work. GHC fellows are a multidisciplinary group of young professionals who offer a wide range of technical skills, professional experience, educational backgrounds, and diverse perspectives. Their contributions are enhanced by their participation in the GHC community, which serves as a place of learning, support, and discernment.

GHC advertises the fellowship opportunities and candidates apply to up to three specific fellowship roles, for which they have relevant skills and experience. GHC reviews applications, interviews a select group, and recommends finalists to placement organizations, who then are encouraged to use their own interviewing protocols to make the final selection.

 

The 13-month fellowship begins in early July with GHC’s Training Institute. Fellows begin at their placement organization thereafter and the fellowship runs through late July of the following year.

GHC fellows have contributed to the lifesaving work of placement organizations since our founding.

How does
the partnership work?

Placement Organization Selection

GHC places fellows with organizations that are doing excellent work in improving healthcare access and outcomes in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia. Our placement organizations range in size, scope of work, and geographic focus; we work with small grassroots organizations, large global institutions, and a spectrum of organizations in between.

Potential placement organizations must:

  • Be aligned with GHC’s mission
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully absorb two new fellows
  • Demonstrate an existing capacity gap that fellows can fill
  • Identify a supervisor(s) for the fellows
  • Maintain strong financial and operational health

Organizations begin by completing our Expression of Interest and Financial Information Form. GHC staff then lead a rigorous screening process. As part of the selection process, GHC works with partner organizations to craft compelling roles for fellows and establish a cost-sharing plan.

Cost-sharing:

GHC works with organizations of all sizes. We have different financial models to accommodate the range of organizations with which we work. Cost considerations include housing, monthly living stipend for fellows, health insurance, vaccinations and prophylaxis, professional development funds, completion award, and fellow leadership programming.

Check out the cost-sharing overview for more information on expected costs for the upcoming fellowship year.

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