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Global Health Corps provides a yearlong paid fellowship for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity at existing health organizations and government agencies. Fellows are currently working in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and the United States. Applicants can apply for up to 3 fellowship positions that match their interests and skills.
Global Health Corps believes that great ideas don’t change the world, great PEOPLE do! Fellows are selected based on their ability to fit the job descriptions for the positions they apply to, and their fit with the GHC leadership practices. To learn more about the GHC leadership practices, visit: http://ghcorps.org/apply/
1. They prioritize appeasing their NGO network and the in-country partnerships over the support and safety of their fellows. Will send you to a newly recruited organization without even telling...Read more
1. They prioritize appeasing their NGO network and the in-country partnerships over the support and safety of their fellows. Will send you to a newly recruited organization without even telling them. Will side with that organization and not support you their talent. (It can work out if the organization is well-funded and has had several rounds of fellows previously. But definitely not the norm for fellows.)
2. Dont believe the GHC family hype. They will stand by idly if your organization mistreats you. If the org failed to arrange housing dont expect GHC to find something for you. Nope you'll be backpacking to work for months literally. They say they provide furnished housing, dont be surprised if you spend your stipend on furniture. They oust people for little to no reason. Dont bet your last on this or you could wind up back home unexpectedly (without any warning) and jobless. Or worse missing like Stukey. Google GHC and stukey to learn about that debacle. They only responded after Zambian media got involved.
3. For them to tout professional development as they do, do not expect it to be guaranteed for everyone (only a privileged few). If thats what you're looking for ask the in-country org if they offer it. If not, dont go because GHC will do nothing for you. My org basically used us for free grunt work. Even though we both carried multiple masters. When we complained GHC ousted us. My org cooked up some untrue story completely unrelated to their immense satisfaction with my work quality (likely because i did the work of 4 senior staff members). Nobody informed me there was an issue, but a tribunal was held and it was decided I should go. What about that helped me develop professionally? The recruitment is directed towards entry to mid career professionals but they dont respect them as such in Africa. If you are such and are used to being viewed as a colleague go with GHFP-II. Its more official and supportive for adults accustomed to earning and performing.