Curriculum Development Officer US Citizen Fellowship Careers – Spark MicroGrants

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Curriculum Development Officer US Citizen Fellowship Careers – Spark MicroGrants

Job Title:     Curriculum Development Officer

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Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)

Placement Organisation: Spark MicroGrants

Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda

Eligible Citizenship: USA

Salary: Monthly Stipend

Position Code: G12-Int

About GHC:

Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to remain connected after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.

About US:

Spark equips local governments, civil society organizations and NGOs with a tested approach and accompanying tools for activating villages to drive their own planning and development. Spark’s novel Facilitated Collective Action Process (FCAP) enables remote villages to design and launch their own communal projects, from schools to farms. To date, over 200 communities across six countries have completed this process. At the heart of Spark’s approach are weekly meetings, in which women and men, young and old, sit together and plan for their community’s future. Each village democratically elects a leadership committee, defines communal goals, plans a project and establishes a village savings group. As a part of the process, villages receive a seed fund of up to 8,000 USD to make project ideas a reality. Through this approach, Spark enables institutions to put resources and power directly into the hands of those they serve.

Job Summary:  The Curriculum Development Officer will collaborate with the Spark Team to build materials and tools critical for Spark’s program of training partners to deliver the Facilitated Collective Action Process (FCAP) model. The Officer’s responsibilities will involve documenting processes and practices that are critical for Spark’s success. This will involve supporting colleagues to build case studies and relevant tools and materials, including a range of audio/visual tools and apps. These tools, materials, and curricula will be crucial to improving Spark’s program and scalability. Based in Gulu, the Curriculum Development Officer will help build context specific tools using the results of learning projects. In this regard, the Officer will facilitate discussions to gather inputs, feedback and recommendations from the team, partners and communities. This will allow Spark to improve the effectiveness of its work.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Keenly track and document iterations on the training curriculum
  • Facilitate discussions to strengthen the Spark training curriculum
  • Document processes and practices that are critical for success for implementing partners
  • Support team members to document best practices and challenges through case studies, to improve the scalability and replicability of Spark’s work and effectiveness through partners
  • Develop audio and visual training tools
  • Produce country specific materials and updates for in-country partners on program progress

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps Curriculum Development Officer career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area*
  • Preferred: Master’s degree, ideally in the social sciences or public health discipline
  • Experience in writing training materials and/or curricula*
  • Audio/video production skills*
  • Strong communication and leadership skills, including verbal, written, and facilitation*
  • Project management skills, including managing multiple priorities and timelines, and coordinating amongst distributed teams*
  • Working proficiency in French
  • Design skills, e.g. proficiency in Adobe Create Suite tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign
  • Prior experience in grassroots projects or community-driven development
  • Strong accountability
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision (as direct line manager will be in a different location)

NB: Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Fellowship Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics:

In addition to the intensive leadership development and professional growth that the fellowship offers, the Global Health Corps fellowship includes the following benefits. GHC arranges several logistical details on fellows’ behalf with the expectation that fellows will take ownership of their overall experience. Read on below to learn more about how these items apply to specific placements:

  • Monthly living stipend
  • Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Housing
  • Insurance
  • Support in applying for visas and/or work permits, as necessary
  • Travel costs covered to and from placement site, GHC training and retreats
  • Professional development funds of up to $600

How to Apply:

All applicants who desire to be placed by the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should express interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.

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Deadline: 16th January, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

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