Fresher Research and Grants Associate US Citizen GHC Fellowship Careers – CEHURD

By | January 2, 2019
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Fresher Research and Grants Associate US Citizen GHC Fellowship Careers – CEHURD

Job Title:     Research and Grants Associate

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Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)

Placement Organisation: Center for Health, Human Rights & Development (CEHURD) Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Eligible Citizenship: USA

Salary: Monthly Stipend

Position Code: G03-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:

Center for Health, Human Rights & Development (CEHURD) is an indigenous, non-profit, research, and advocacy organization which is pioneering the enforcement of human rights and the justiciability of the right to health in Eastern Africa. Founded in 2007 and registered under the laws of Uganda, it was formed to contribute towards ensuring that laws and policies are used as the principal tools for the promotion and protection of health and human rights of populations in Uganda, and the East African region

Job Summary:  The Research and Grants Associate will support the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development’s (CEHURD) research processes and coordination of CEHURD’s fundraising. This is a dynamic role that will require the successful candidate to provide strategic contributions to the design and implementation of research projects and evidence-based advocacy initiatives, fundraising, and coordination of regional health equity initiatives that correspond with CEHURD’s Strategic Plan.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 


  • Support CEHURD in producing and disseminating high quality evidence-based research to inform processes on health, human rights, and equity
  • Serve as an advisor on research and practice enhancement at CEHURD, to include supporting the ethical clearance process for research, developing research tools, designing methodologies, and contributing to data collection, analysis, and dissemination
  • Develop new evidence based solutions that are responsive to changing needs and identified gaps and prioritizing the piloting of new relevant initiatives in CEHURD’s programs

Grants: Support fundraising efforts for CEHURD’s research and health equity work, as well as other activities

Networking: Develop and manage a database for CEHURD’s work and integrate knowledge and practice models across all CEHURD programs

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps Research and Grants Associate career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree*
  • Preferred: Master’s degree in public health or any other health science, statistics, economics or other social science, or related field
  • Two years of professional experience in quantitative and qualitative research and data analysis using related software such as STATA and Nvivo respectively*
  • Demonstrated research experience including writing abstracts and manuscripts*
  • Experience with fundraising, including writing grant proposals*
  • Cultural sensitivity; ability to interact diplomatically and effectively with staff, partners and community members alike*
  • Ability to prioritize and meet multiple deadlines under pressure*
  • Experience in health and human rights related research
  • Public speaking experience
  • Willingness to work outside the city with limited access to malls, discotheques, or other related social activity
  • Resilience in a highly dynamic working environment
  • Comfort with public speaking before large audiences and debating complex issues
  • Interest in integrating business, technological and social innovations to improve public health
  • Ability to multitask and work with teams as well as individually
  • Interest in understanding the human rights based approach to health

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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