Malaria Consortium Communications Officer Jobs in Uganda

Malaria Consortium Communications Officer Jobs in Uganda

Job Purpose

To provide communications and implementation support to all SURM project activities in the
districts of operation.

Scope of Work

This role involves implementation of communications activities which include social
mobilisation and social behaviour change communication (SBCC), advocacy, documentation
and dissemination of learnings and external communications/ public relations.

S/he will implement these activities according to the communications strategies of the country office, the projects’ activity planning and under the guidance of the Communications Specialist and
with support from the Regional Coordinator.

S/he will also ensure an appropriate level of
relevant visibility for the project among stakeholders through engagement with the media,
regional events and other relevant forums.

Key Working Relationships

  • The Communications Officer directly reports to the Regional Coordinator and indirectly to
    the Communication Specialist.
  • It also involves working closely with the project’s partners, including the media, district health teams, health workers and VHTs.

    Key Account-abilities
  • Under the lead of the Communications Specialist and in cooperation with the
    Regional Coordinator, lead the implementation of behavior change communications according to country strategies and project’s work plans
  • In cooperation with the project’s technical officer(s), liaise with communities, local
    opinion and religious leaders to ensure their involvement and participation in all
    behavior change communications activities
  • Under the lead of the M&E Specialist and the Communications Team, ensure
    appropriate data is collected to monitor the impact of the communications activities
  • Maintain regular communication with the Regional Coordinator and compile work
    plan updates from the field
  • Under the lead of the Communications Specialist and in cooperation with the
    Regional Coordinator, ensure the implementation of documentation exercises such as story collection – including pictures and video – and coordination of research assistants for the collection of data for dipstick surveys or case studies
  • Ensure the quality of the data, testimonies and pictures collected in the field and
    their appropriate label
  • Provide support to the Regional Coordinator and M&E Officers in story writing and
    data analysis as required
  • Support M&E Officer to ensure that all relevant project documentation is
    disseminated to the district health teams
  • Work closely with the SURM M&E Officer and Regional Coordinator in the
    monitoring and evaluation of project activities
  • Support the conduct of surveys as required
  • Provide support to the projects’ staff to maintain effective relationships with local
    governments and development partners when required
  • Act as the main liaison agent between SURM and cultural and religious institutions
    in their region of intervention
  • Develop effective and collaborative relationships with all project partners, including
    the district
    health teams, implementing partners and a network of CSOs
  • Participate in relevant meetings, presenting project results and experiences as
    required
  • Facilitate the relationship between SURM and the regional media representatives
    based in their districts of intervention, in accordance with project guidelines
    regarding media engagement
  • Actively participate as a member of the SURM project Technical Team
  • Adhere to all project policies and procedures
  • Adhere to internationally recognised humanitarian and development principles at all
    times during the implementation of the project

    Qualifications and Experience:
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in behavior change communications, community mobilization and/ or projects documentation
  • Degree in communications, marketing or related field, ideally with a public health bias
  • Experience implementing community activations and implementation of behavior
    change communications activities and documentation
  • Experience in story collection and story writing to document projects’ achievements
  • Knowledge of the community and local government structures
  • Understanding of basic public health issues in Uganda and the required behavior
    change associated to them
  • Skills in the use of different media outlets (photography, film, TV, radio, newspapers,
    websites, etc.) for communications/ advocacy purposes
  • Knowledge of the Ugandan health sector
  • Experience in health sector advocacy work
  • Foundational knowledge of public health approaches
  • Good oral and written communications skills and ability to convey messages to
    diverse audiences
  • Strong interest in and desire to promote improved health policy and practice
  • Proven skills in writing, copy editing, proof reading and documentation, excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher or other design
    software)
  • Excellent organization, planning, communication and follow-up skills
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple assignments
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with all levels of
    associates, including management
  • Skills in the use of different media outlets (photography, film, TV, radio, newspapers
    etc.) for communications purposes
  • Experience in public health communications campaigns
  • Foundational knowledge of public health approaches
  • Experience and skills in training and transfer of knowledge

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 20th September 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Malaria Consortium Communications Officer Jobs in Uganda

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