USAID Project Degree Jobs – Director Community Linkages and Demand Generation at UHMG

Duty Station: UHMG office, Mbarara
Project: Star-SW Project
Supervisors: Managing Director, UHMG Technical Director, Star-SW
Supervisees; IEC/BCC Officer Community Linkages Officers
Organizational Description:
Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee, whose vision is Vision is “A good life for all Ugandans”. We envision a Ugandan society with good life, when products and services in Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria and Child Health are accessible, affordable and effectively utilized by all those in need.
Our Mission is “To improve the quality of life of Ugandans, through the provision of superior and affordable health care solutions.” Our Core Values are; Integrity, Transparency, Accountability, Teamwork, Excellence, Flexibility, and Equity.
UHMG is currently expanding and is seeking for dynamic qualified individuals to fill the following positions as part of its team.
Job Summary: The primary responsibility of this position is to support the STAR-SW Project by ensuring that critical services for HIV/AIDS and TB prevention, care and treatment are interconnected through strong referral networks and linkages as well as overseeing the demand generation processes for HIV/AIDS and TB in the nine (9) project districts of Kisoro, Kabale, Rukungiri, Kiruhura, Ibanda, Kanungu, Bushenyi, Isingiro and Ntungamo. The position is responsible for providing professional programmatic services for UHMG.
The position holder will be the principal representative of UHMG on the STARSW project. The Director CL&DG will be expected to ensure that all interests, obligations, and deliverables of UHMG are met at the highest standards possible.
He/she will uphold the high image and values of the organization within the consortium, with outstanding professionalism, social conduct, and personal presentation. The position holder will ensure that the UHMG Managing Director is appraised on a monthly basis on progress made and on issues that need the MD’s attention and engagement.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Director Community Linkages and Demand Generation will be specifically responsible for the following tasks:-
·         Lead in the establishment of a referral network model that facilitates linkages between different service delivery points to create an orchestra of interlinked health care service delivery in the nine (9) targeted project districts.
·         Ensure that available HIV and TB services in the nine (9) project districts are mapped to support networking and referral for the prospective users.
·         Guide the development of a communication campaign focused on demand creation for HIV/AIDS and TB services in the targeted project districts.
·         Supervise the staff in the directorate of community linkages and demand creation for effective and efficient implementation of the planned activities.
·         Lead in the development of the directorate annual, quarterly work-plans that are focused on community linkages and demand creation.
·         Responsible for the development of timely directorate reports in support to the projects reporting requirements.
·         Ensure documentation of best practices that relates to community linkages, networking and demand creation under the project.
·         Provide periodic updates to Chief of Party STAR-SW Project and the Managing Director of UHMG on the progress of the overall directorate activities.
·         Responsible for creating synergies between the directorate of community linkages and demand creation with other directorates under the project.
·         Work as the contact person between UHMG and the STAR-SW project.
·         Responsible for planning, budgeting and ensuring proper accountability (programmatically and financial) in regard to activities relating to community linkages and demand generation.
·         Working closely with other project directors to support processes aimed at sustainability by enhancing ownership of the project by the district leadership.
·         Undertake any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         A Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences or Health related discipline with a Masters Degree in Project Management, Business Management and Planning. At least 5 years experience working in public health communication.
·         Should have experience in working with community health-intervention programs and referral models.
·         Should have established and managed an effective referral network and behavior change communication programs. Experience in working with the private sector and NGOs is an added advantage.
·         Training experience and partnership building with HIV/AIDS/T.B service providers and should be familiar with PEPFAR and USAID reporting requirements. Should be a person of integrity, energetic, a dynamic team player, and with portray innovation.
·         Should have an eye for detail, and possess analytical skills (check value for money). Should have excellent record keeping, and report compilation skills.
·         Should be a self-starter, and able to work with minimum supervision. Able to work under pressure with competing deadlines.
·         Should be flexible, innovative, with reporting writing, communication, presentation, interpersonal, and team work skills, as well as networking, facilitation, strategic thinking.
·         Able to work with a multi-cultural team within the organization. Computer literacy with knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
How to Apply
Send or deliver your CV, copies of certificates and cover letter clearly indicating position applied for on the ‘top left-hand side of the envelope’ to:

The Human Resources & Administration Manager,
Uganda Health Marketing Group, Ltd Plot 20-21, 27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda
P.O Box 4553, Kampala

Deadline: 1st October, 2012
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