Makerere University Walter Reed Project Program Officer- Social Behavior Change Communication Jobs in Uganda

Makerere University Walter Reed Project Program Officer- Social Behavior Change Communication Jobs in Uganda


Position summary:

  • The successful candidate will support the MUWRP PEPFAR program to implement HIV care and treatment program in line with the GoU/PEPFAR guidelines through strengthening local government systems to offer quality HIV prevention, care and treatment services. The program officer – SBCC will support with documentation of key program activities.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Collate stories and data for use in high-impact internal and external communications to “tell the story” of MUWRP PEPFAR activities;

  • Identify channels for communicating key messages, including social media and other communications platforms;

  • Liase with the MoH and central mechanisms supporting HIV program communication to develop appropriate materials that address unique populations served by the MUWPR PEPFAR program

  • Support health facilities and community sub grantee to access to approved IEC materials and ensure appropriate placement at sites

  • Support the compilation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports produced by the program;

  • Ensure that the project and all technical staff abide by DOD/ WRAIR/ MHRP branding and marking requirements, and draft and maintain appropriate communication templates;

  • Train program staff, including subgrantee staff, in public outreach and strategic communications methodologies and processes, and DOD/ WRAIR/ MHRP reporting, branding, and marking
    guidelines.

  • oordinate, organize, and facilitate important functions
    such as launching ceremonies an learning visits to the project.

    Required qualifications, skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism or related field. Masters is an added advantage.

  • Minimum 3 years public awareness and communications experience including planning and implementing strategic communications and advertising campaigns;

  • Experience with PEPFAR reporting, branding and marking guidelines;

  • Knowledge of local press and electronic media, and strong relationships with media agencies and journalists;

  • Excellent English writing, editing, and proofreading skills, especially geared towards international based audience.

  • Excellent oral communications skills.

  • Experience in design and production of print and audio-visual media, including brochures, publications, videos, preferred;

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.

  • Ability to meet very tight deadlines.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Makerere University Walter Reed Project Program Officer- Social Behavior Change Communication Jobs in Uganda


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