Uganda: Research and Grants Associate – Global Health Corps Fellowship

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2018

This position is a Global Health Corps (GHC) fellowship role. GHC is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of diverse, disruptive global health leaders. Founded in 2009, we competitively recruit talented professionals (ages 21-30) from a range of sectors and backgrounds and place them in high-impact roles within partner organizations working on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia.

The Research and Grants Associate will help to provide overall leadership and management for the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development’s (CEHURD) research processes and the coordination of CEHURD’s fundraising. This is a dynamic position that requires a Research and Grants Associate to provide leadership in designing and implementing research projects and evidence-based advocacy initiatives, fundraising, and coordination of regional health equity initiatives that correspond with CEHURD’s Strategic Plan.


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.

CEHURD focuses its efforts on critical issues of human rights and health systems in East Africa, such as sexual and reproductive health rights, trade and health, and medical ethics which affect the vulnerable and less-advantaged populations, such as women, children, orphans, sexual minorities, people living with HIV/AIDS, persons with disabilities, internally-displaced persons, refugee populations, and victims of violence, torture, disasters and conflict.


  • Support CEHURD in producing high quality evidence-based research to inform processes on Health, Human Rights, and Equity
  • Lead fundraising efforts for CEHURD’s research and health equity work, as well as other activities
  • Work in partnership with key internal and external stakeholders both at national and regional level to develop and disseminate evidence on health, human rights, and equity
  • Serve as a key advisor on research and practice enhancement at CEHURD including obtaining ethical clearance for research, developing research tools, designing methodologies, and leading on data collection, analysis, and dissemination
  • Represent and present CEHURD’s research work including the identification of various fora for such dissemination
  • Be the focal point person in CEHURD for regional work in health and strengthen national and regional capacities in advancing health equity
  • Develop new evidence based solutions that are responsive to changing needs and identified gaps and prioritizing the piloting of relevant new initiatives in CEHURD’s programs
  • Integrate knowledge and practice models across all CDHURD programs
  • Develop and manage a database for CEHURD’s work
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Supervisor, program managers, or other duly authorized staff

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’ degree*
  • Preferred: Bachelor's or master’s degree in public health or any other health science related field
  • Two years of professional experience conducting research projects or submitting for/managing research grants*
  • Experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies*
  • Demonstrated ability to write in a variety of formats*
  • Experience developing project plans for conducting and disseminating research projects
  • A high standard of written and oral skills including the ability to present and effectively debate complex issues
  • Professional experience or academic training in the broad range of issues impacting on health systems delivery and health equity
  • Strong planning, organizing, and project management skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills for different purposes and audiences
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in working both autonomously and collaboratively with relevant stakeholders
  • Willingness to adhere to CEHURD values and to actively promote their application amongst colleagues
  • Undertake tasks in a creative, self-driven, and innovative fashion
  • Identify and implement additional tasks/ideas of benefit to the organization
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, evidence-based practice in health, human rights, and equity research
  • Demonstrated ability to think and analyze critically into health equity issues

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