Job Title: Intern (10 Fresh Graduate Job Opportunities)
Project Name: USAID Advocacy for Better Health Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Mbale and Mbarara, Uganda
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
About USAID Advocacy for Better Health project:
The USAID funded Advocacy for Better Health project, now in its third year, is implemented by PATH in collaboration with Initiatives Inc. with the goal to improve the quality, accessibility, and availability of health services in Uganda by fostering citizen demand and enhancing the capacity of CSOs to advocate for improved responsiveness and accountability by decision-makers and service providers. The project is implemented in 35 districts in Uganda but has a national reach, focused on three objectives;
- Citizens in 35 target districts participate in district and/or sub-district-level planning and monitoring to improve the quality of health services, reflecting community-identified demands and solutions.
- CSOs influence policy change and accountability in the health sector that align with communities’ priorities for improved services.
- At least four CSOs have the systems and skills to manage large-scale health advocacy projects and qualify as prime recipients for future USAID funding
Job Summary: The Interns will provide support to the USAID funded Advocacy for Better Health and gain experience and learning in policy advocacy; while also participating in capacity building interventions for CSOs and CBOs in the target districts.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicants for the USAID Project Internship jobs should at least hold a Second Class Upper Bachelors’ degree in any of the following fields: Health Sciences, Economics, Demography and Population Studies, Planning, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration, and any other related disciplines.
- The applicants should be fresh graduates i.e. graduated within the last three years.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with addressed to the Uganda Internships Coordinator via e-mail only to; [email protected] with the subject line indicated as “Uganda Internship and your preferred location of posting (Check top of advert for Duty Stations.”
Please include; Detailed Curriculum Vitae, all relevant academic documents/certificates and three reference letters from the following persons/ orientations (Academic ability; Employability and a Character reference), motivation statement not exceeding 250 words, double-spaced, times new roman, font 12. The statement should clearly spell out why fie prospective intern should be considered for this opportunity; how they intend to benefit and how they will use their skills to further their career and or contribute to better health in Uganda.
Deadline: 21st July 2017