Baylor Uganda Project Officer - Risk Communication and Community Engagement Jobs

Baylor Uganda Project Officer - Risk Communication and Community Engagement Jobs

Job Summary

  • The successful candidate will provide short term technical assistance to the region and districts.

  • Will be responsible for strengthening regional and district capacity for risk communication and community engagement during prevention and response to COVID-19 outbreaks.

  • The successful candidate will also support implementation of community based disease surveillance activities in liason with the epidemiologists.

    Overall Responsibilities

  • Work with the Project coordinator and PD to Plan, budget, implement and report on project activities.

  • Review the RCCE strategies, information, education and communication (IEC) materials, practices for COVID-19 outbreak prevention and control and offer practical recommendations.

  • Support districts to develop/implement community information and feedback mechanisms for providing information, detecting and rapidly responding to or counter misinformation and rumors during outbreaks.

  • Coordinate mobilization and sensitization of community groups during outbreaks including printing and dissemination of culturally appropriate IEC materials.

  • Develop/implement training activities on RCCE, and advocacy for the Global Health Security programs and partners;

  • Participate in training of VHT’s on community based disease surveillance.

  • Coordinate quarterly VHT supervision meeting on community based disease surveillance.

  • Provide technical support for development of culturally appropriate and harmonized BCC strategies and tools, messages for prevention and control of disease outbreaks.

  • Liaise with the M&E specialist to monitor and evaluate project risk community and community engagement activities.

  • Assist in design and implementation of implementation/operation research including evaluation of the social impact of outbreaks on population.

  • Establish effective relationships with the national and regional task forces; partners, and donor communities, and ensure timely and effective communication with stakeholders

    Required Qualification, Experience and Competencies

  • A master degree in Public
    Health, development, or other relevant field with a degree in a Communication related field;

  • Proficient in using and monitoring electronic media platforms.·

  • Experience participating in risk communication during an outbreak is desirable.·

  • Experience in designing, implementing and evaluation of RCCE strategies;·

  • Strong negotiation, advocacy and community mobilization skills;·

  • Familiarity with the local culture, cross-cultural sensitivities and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Computer literate, knowledge and skills in MS office;

  • Excellent writing, reporting and presentation skills;

  • Experience of conducting behavioral change communication assessments/studies

  • Knowledge of IDSR especially community based disease surveillance structures and operation

  • Five year experience in the public health sector including qualitative study design and training;

  • 4 Years Relevant Experience


  • Applications should include a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact, three traceable professional references and certified UNEB certificates as well as certified University Transcripts

  • You must have at least a credit 6 in MATHEMATICS and ENGLISH at Ordinary Level (UCE).

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

  • Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Baylor Uganda Project Officer - Risk Communication and Community Engagement Jobs

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