2013-2014 Global Health Corps Fellowship

Job Description

The Global Health Corps is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 fellowship!  Each year, we select exceptional and driven people with a variety of skillsets and experiences to participate in the fellowship.  GHC fellows are placed in high-impact roles in NGOs and government agencies in sub-Saharan Africa and the US for a period of one year.  They are provided with housing, a living stipend, medical insurance, transportation, mentorship and professional development training.  In return, GHC fellows are expected to create collaborative, innovative, and sustainable solutions to problems on the front lines of global health. 

Job Posting Date:  January 06, 2013

Job Closing Date:  February 03, 2013

Job Duties

There is no single experience, background, quality or skill that makes someone the “right” candidate for the fellowship. Rather, we are looking for outstanding individuals who are seeking to apply their skills and their passion for health equity to a lifelong community of global changemakers. We do not expect that fellows will have a background in public health or that they have been involved in international development work before. We believe that global health organizations can greatly benefit from individuals who have worked in or studied a wide variety of fields. We strongly encourage applicants from all sectors to apply, including but by no means limited to engineering, finance, consulting, government, architecture, research, technology, and education. We are seeking a new brand of leaders — motivated individuals with both the concrete skills and the passion to help build the movement for health equity.

The strength of our movement stems from the diversity of our fellows, each of whom brings a unique personal and professional background. Through your application, we want to understand your personal background, your professional skills and experiences and how these factors inform your desire to be a GHC fellow.

A primary way that we identify GHC fellows is their approach to leadership. We have found that transformational leaders in global health, and successful GHC fellows, are committed to the following leadership practices.

In selection of GHC fellows, we are not looking for evidence of leadership experience, but rather an alignment with the leadership practices listed below.

Global Health Corps fellows are agents of change who:

(A) Are committed to social justice: GHC leaders believe that all human beings deserve to be treated with dignity, and that healthcare is a human right. Fellows share a vision for a better world and are committed to creating transformative change.

(B) Collaborate: GHC leaders appreciate the interconnected roots of global health inequities, and seek opportunities to collaborate across disciplines and backgrounds in pursuit of social change.

(C) Inspire and mobilize others: GHC leaders can envision a just society and paint a compelling picture for others.  They communicate complex concepts clearly and seek opportunities to use their personal stories as tools to engage others in the movement for health equity

(D) Adapt and Innovate: Fellows can weather adversity and remain committed to their goals. They see challenges and uncertainty as opportunities to create new solutions to old problems.They think outside the box.

(E) Are self aware and committed to learning: Fellows understand that their development as leaders, practitioners and humans is a life-long process that requires humility, continual reflection and work.

(F) Get results: GHC leaders get things done! Actively working against a “business as usual” attitude, they improve the wellbeing of the world’s poor and vulnerable by empowering communities, organizations and governments to bring about positive change.

Specific duties vary from position to position.  Review the full list of opportunities here.

Job Requirements

Candidates can apply for up to 3 positions that match their interests and skills. We are looking for people from a broad range of sectors and disciplines. No prior health experience is necessary! The only requirements are that applicants be under 30, hold a university degree, and be proficient in English.

How To Apply

Apply online at the Global Health Corps website (http://ghcorps.org/connect/apply) before February 3.