Global Health Corps ,Socioeconomic Determinants Coordinator Job Vacancy in Malawi

, Partners In
Health (M13-USA)

Job description

Socioeconomic
Determinants Coordinator, Partners In Health (M13-USA)

About the Global Health
Corps Fello

wship:
Global Health Corps is a one-year paid fellowship that pairs young
professionals with organizations (fellowship placement organizations) that
require new thinking and innovative solutions. We believe that great ideas
don’t change the world, great PEOPLE do! The fellowship begins in July 2015 and
extends through August 2016. Fellows engage in professional development
training, mentorship and thoughtful community-building, and continue to draw
upon their fellowship experience and the GHC alumni network as they build
careers of lasting impact.

Applicants can apply for
up to 3 different fellowship positions, such as the one described below.
To see the full list of fellowship
positions, go to: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply/through-placements/.

Fellows are placed in
organizations in pairs – one international fellow and one local fellow from the
placement country – creating a fellowship team that is a central part of the
fellowship experience.

About the Fellowship
Placement Organization:

Partners In Health (PIH) is a non-profit corporation based in Boston,
Massachusetts, whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor
in health care. Through service delivery, training, research, and advocacy, PIH
works globally to bring the benefits of modern science to those most in need
and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH currently has programs in Haiti,
Peru, Guatemala, Mexico, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Burundi, Kazakhstan,
the Dominican Republic, and Boston.

PIH has been working in Malawi
since 2007 supporting MOH in strengthening Health system and provide Good
quality health care in Neno District.

Fellowship Position
Overview:
The
Socioeconomic Determinants Coordinator is a new position that will serve as key
part of the community health team, who aim to address the underlying social
determinants of disease through direct intervention and education. This fellow
will coordinate and assist the team in evaluating our current socioeconomic
projects and making recommendations for the future, with a particular focus on
income-generating initiatives. Furthermore, a major priority of the community
health department is to find innovative and creative ways to integrate the
activities with clinical initiatives and priorities in Neno, and this will be a
key part of the evaluation and implementation of new ideas.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluation of current community and socioeconomic
    support projects
    • Assist Community Programs (CP),
      Program for Social and Economic Rights (POSER) and Village Health Worker
      (VHW) program managers in evaluating major community initiatives,
      particularly as they are integrated with clinical priorities
    • Mentor community health managers as
      they produce needs assessments for identified gaps in community health
      programmatic areas
    • Work alongside the monitoring and
      evaluation team to assess impact and possibilities for new programs on
      individual families to provide qualitative evidence of improved health
      outcomes
    • Work with managers to produce
      recommendations for program improvements
  • Analysis of current income-generating activities
    • Work with the POSER manager to
      assess and modify as needed current income generating and vocational
      training activities, including a restaurant program for vulnerable women
    • Work with the POSER and CP managers
      to evaluate the impact of current support of community-based
      organizations (CBOs) in Neno
    • Based on the above analyses, mentor
      the managers to modify and expand income-generating activities /
      microfinance projects in Neno, particularly with an eye toward clinical
      priorities and initiatives that have the potential to impact population
      health in Neno
  • Work with the Community Health department on
    programmatic reorganization based on recent needs assessment
    • Create work plans to address the
      priorities of integration with the clinical department and health
      priorities in the district as well as the gaps identified in the
      assessment
    • Assist, as needed, with the roll out
      of new community health outreach events and document for later analysis.

Required Skills and
Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; background in economics,
    finance, or development studies with interest in public health, preferred
  • Experience (2 years minimum) providing administrative or
    coordination and logistics support in an office setting
  • Familiarity with income-generating programs and finance
  • Demonstrated data analysis skills
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation;
    Ability to be flexible, think creatively, and manage competing priorities
  • Demonstrated maturity and good judgment
  • Comfortable living in a rural area with ability to take
    initiative and work with minimal direction
  • Ability to interact professionally with culturally
    diverse staff

Preferred Skills and
Experience:

  • Previous experience in resource-limited settings
  • Involvement with program planning and implementation

Fellows receive the
following benefits:

  • Monthly living stipend
  • Housing
  • Utilities stipend
  • Health insurance
  • A professional development grant of $600
  • A completion award of $1500
  • An advising program that pairs each fellow with an
    advisor in his/her area of work or interest
  • A two-week Training Institute at Yale University in the
    United States to begin the fellowship
  • A five-day End-of-Year retreat in East Africa to finish
    the fellowship
  • Three multi-day trainings during the year
  • Travel to and from placement site, all trainings, and
    retreats
  • Professional development and personal support from a
    dedicated in-country program manager
  • Personal development and accompaniment program led by
    Still Harbor

How to apply

Apply at http:ghcorps.org/fellows/apply/.

Applications will close
February 3, 2015.

If you have any questions about
the application process and the fellowship, refer to our FAQs page at http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply/faqs/.

For specific questions, direct
them to applyinfo@ghcorps.org.

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