Global Health Corps’ (GHC) has built a global community of 1,000+ young leaders who are working to transform health systems around the world. The entry point to our high-impact community is a paid 13-month fellowship with placements in nonprofit and government health organizations in East and Southern Africa. In addition to filling capacity gaps on a range of health issues, fellows participate in bespoke leadership training and community building activities.
Our tight-knit network of alumni work at 240+ organizations across more than 45 countries, with 95 percent retained in the health and social impact field. A growing number are now in management positions where they are charged with making key decisions that directly impact health outcomes. We support their leadership development beyond our fellowship program through ongoing coaching, mentorship, and training on topics such as advocacy and management. As GHC leaders continue to gain influence and mobilize others outside the GHC community, their impact generates a ripple effect across the global health ecosystem.
Committed to promoting gender equity as a key component of health equity, a critical mass of GHC’s leaders are working to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). To date, GHC has hosted six high-level convenings and advocacy trainings with a focus on SRHR and primary healthcare in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia in partnership with Ministries of Health and other key stakeholders. These events have provided our alumni with opportunities to hone their voices as advocates, build their leadership profiles, and connect with others beyond the GHC community to amplify their impact. The organization has secured funding from two major donors to ramp up these efforts over the next year.
The Fellowship Program Manager works closely with staff across every team and country to develop and implement GHC’s leadership development program. This role is responsible for ensuring that fellows have an impactful learning experience from the moment they are accepted as GHC fellows to the day they complete the fellowship and transition into our alumni community. The Fellowship Program Manager enjoys building project plans and managing administrative processes as much as they love reading, writing and creating new content to advance GHC’s leadership development curriculum. The ideal candidate is an accomplished program manager with particular expertise in curriculum design.
The Fellowship Program Manager reports to the U.S.-based Vice President of Programs and will be responsible for the following:
· Design and manage in-person and virtual workshops and retreats to advance fellows’ professional and leadership development
· Curate and develop tools and resources for fellows and partners
· Refresh GHC’s existing curriculum based on feedback and emerging trends in global health leadership
· Support country teams in designing bespoke programming for their country cohort
· Manage relationships with GHC training partners and vendors
· Coordinate with GHC Impact and Learning Manager to implement a robust M&E framework to measure the impact of GHC’s curriculum
· Facilitate GHC programming for fellows and partners
· Prepare GHC staff to facilitate programming through preparatory meetings, facilitator resource development and coaching
· Develop project plans, manage implementation, and regularly communicate with stakeholders across the organization for major projects including, but not limited to: fellow recruitment, fellow onboarding, partner recruitment and selection, training logistics and materials acquisition
Program Administration / Knowledge Management
· Manage administrative processes to ensure fellows are well-informed and supported throughout the fellowship (e.g. updating the Community Portal, GHC’s online platform; managing fellow email listervs; drafting email templates for fellow and partner communications)
· Hire and manage global programs interns
· Minimum 5-7 years professional experience
· Accomplished curriculum designer with experience creating workshops, resources and tools. Preference for candidates who have designed curriculum for young professionals or related to leadership development
· Experience managing in-person and virtual training events
· Strong public presence; comfortable facilitating discussions and workshops with diverse audiences of different sizes
· Excellent writing ability with experience translating complex ideas into logical and compelling deliverables
· Experience managing multiple complex projects
To be successful in this role, you should also be:
· Familiar with adult learning and experiential learning pedagogy – you love reading and thinking about what gets adults excited to learn and collaborate
· Relationship-builder – you are skilled in building productive relationships across diverse communities
· Innovative and adaptive – you like a good challenge. You see failure as an opportunity to learn, fix and create
· Highly organized – you love building a good project plan and you’re known as a person who doesn’t let things fall through the cracks
· Detail-oriented – you pay attention to the small things, making sure that every lesson plan, project plan, and email is of the highest quality
· Comfortable with technology – you’re not intimidated to adopt new systems in order to make our work more efficient or impactful
Location: Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda or Zambia
Our Philosophy and Benefits
Global Health Corps is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or other characteristics or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
We embrace and value diverse skillsets and backgrounds. We are a community of leaders who are proud to represent many different national, racial, ethnic, socio-economic, religious, gender, and other identities. We represent varied professional backgrounds, collaborating across fields and sectors to form a powerful, close-knit network of change makers. Our diversity as a community is our strength, driving our ability to be empathetic, visionary, and effective leaders in the health equity movement, and engage with the world with dignity and respect.
GHC works to ensure our culture, infrastructure, and benefits allow staff to embody our values of shared integrity, inclusive collaboration, sustainable resilience, and continuous learning. GHC offers a competitive benefits plan, such as health insurance, paid time off, paid parental leave, flexible work schedule, and professional and career development.
Location: Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda or Zambia
Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
*This job description reflects Global Health Corps’ assignments of essential functions and qualifications for this role. Nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign, reassign, or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.