Monthly stipend, travel, plus accommodation and meals
Lwala Community Alliance (Lwala) is a community-led innovator proving that when communities lead, change is drastic and lasting.
We were founded by a group of community members facing the dual crisis of maternal and child mortality and HIV transmission, who organized to build our region’s first health clinic and then engaged the research prowess of Vanderbilt University to rigorously measure our interventions.
Today, Lwala is much more than a hospital; we run a community-led health model making dramatic improvements in maternal and child health, including a 64% reduction in child mortality, a 97% skilled delivery rate, and a 300% increase in contraceptive uptake.
We are now the largest provider of health services for a population of over 60,000. The work extends far beyond the original hospital as we support communities in their homes, schools, and farms to advance their own comprehensive well-being.
We address the complex causes of poor health through a multi-dimensional strategy, which engages community members in driving their own change.
The Research & Technology Systems Fellow is a 1-year fellowship intended to be filled by a young professional early in their career.
The successful candidate will work alongside the Monitoring & Evaluation Fellow, as co-Fellows. Both Fellows will be accommodated onsite at Lwala, in our guesthouse.
Lwala’s M&E team has been growing over the last few years to support and strengthen the organization’s high-quality programming and to carry out research on Lwala’s successes in the region.
Lwala is growing its data management systems and working to carry out rigorous research simultaneously. This fellowship position would largely focus on two areas: