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Faculty Careers - Health Professions, Faculty Careers - Other
Uganda Christian University Partners seeks a Global Health Coordinator for the Uganda Studies Program (USP) at Uganda Christian Unviersity located in Mukono, Uganda. The USP's Global Health Emphasis (GHE) welcomed it's first cohort of students in fall 2016. The GHE provides undergraduate students in medical and public health related majors the opportunity to complete an international field placement at a local community organization in Uganda during their semester with USP. The Global Health Coordinator, working closely with the Uganda Studies Program Director, is responsible for the vision, development and implementation the GHE. During the semester the GHE Coordinator will oversee the GHE students to support their learning and development needs and placements in Uganda. The GHE Coordinator works with other USP staff members under the USP Director to achieve the overall aims and objectives of the Uganda Studies Program at Uganda Christian University; this includes oversight and implementation of many of the logistics of the program, including, student health and safety, travel and homestays.
The GHE Coordinator reports to the Director of the Uganda Studies Program.
Main Job Functions:
Bring vision and leadership to the ongoing development of the Global Health Emphasis.
Develop strong relationships with CCCU institutions (especially relevant faculty and programs) with the goal of developing 6-8 foundational partnerships to sustain the GHE.
Work closely with our Social Work Coordinator to develop and build relationships with local community and development organizations as field placement sites for the Global Health students.
Oversee Global Health students’ field placements with an appreciation for the Ugandan cultural context.
Teach accompanying Global Health academic curriculum including:
Cross Cultural Practicum/GHE
Infectious Disease and Epidemiology
Oversee and coordinate GHE elective courses taught by UCU faculty including, but not limited to:
Microbiology + Lab
Facilitate student processing of Global Health field placements.
Develop curriculum under the direction of the USP Director and in conjunction with other staff members.
Lead small groups, seminars and debriefing sessions on a variety of topics and experiences.
Integrate Christian faith into the teaching and facilitating of GH courses.
Teach or coordinate other courses as agreed upon with the director.
Work with other USP staff—and at times take a lead role—to facilitate orientation and debrief seminars each semester (4 days/3 nights).
At times (on average once per year) assist other USP staff to facilitate student travel to Rwanda (10 days/9 nights).
At times (on average once per year) assist other USP staff members in coordinating student rural home stay experience (10 days/9 nights).
Other travel as necessary including preparation for student trips.
Average number of nights per semester spent traveling with students: 13-15 nights.
Mentor and disciple students, actively seeking to address spiritual needs and questions.
Take initiative in assisting students to process their experiences throughout the semester, using both group and one-on-one settings as appropriate.
Supervise and mentor American and Ugandan Program Assistants so that they are equipped to serve the program and students.
Deal with students on issues of behavior expectations and discipline.
Health & Safety
Oversee the overall health and wellbeing of students, ensuring they receive proper medical care when needed.
Ensure that UCU and USP policies are followed in responding to and reporting health and safety incidents.
Assist in overseeing and implementing the USP Crisis Management Plan.
Be on call 24/7 for student health issues and other emergencies.
Maintain active certification as a Wilderness First Responder.
Persons applying for the position should:
Hold a master’s degree, medical or health related field.
Have work experience in their respective field.
Have experience working or living in a cross-cultural setting.
Have experience or training in experiential education, student life, student ministry, study abroad, or higher education.
Be able to articulate a personal commitment to the Christian mission and purpose of USP.
Be detail-oriented, highly organized and flexible with strong communication skills and work ethic.
Be able to function well with little supervision, as well as have the ability to keep other staff informed on your duties and progress in areas of oversight.
Be able to manage multiple tasks, people and projects simultaneously and to work amidst interruptions.
Be willing to be certified as a Wilderness First Responder.
Be willing to work well as a member of a cross-cultural team.
Physical Requirements Include:
Willingness to live on campus at Uganda Christian University.
Willingness to abide by and submit to all UCU staff policies.
Ability to lead student travel in difficult conditions in developing countries, including limited food options, poor sanitation conditions, etc.
Travelling without assistance; walking and hiking long distances; sitting; standing; typing; long periods of computer work; carrying suitcases and other items up to 50 pounds; bending; reaching; lifting; stooping; kneeling; twisting; sitting; standing; climbing.
Ability to manage own health issues in a country with minimal access to good health care.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include: Housing on campus at UCU. Airfare to and from Uganda. Health Insurance.
About Uganda Christian University Partners
Uganda Christian University Partners is a non-profit charitable organization committed to raise public awareness about Uganda Christian University in the United States by seeking material and spiritual support for students through sponsorships; and by procuring funds for buildings and other needed projects. Uganda Christian University Partners seeks to further the University’s mission of preparing students “through teaching, scholarship, service, spiritual formation, student development and social involvement….for thoughtful, productive lives of Christian faith and service in their respective professions and places.”