USAID Project Jobs – Advocacy Officer at Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI)

Job Title:   Advocacy
Officer
Organisation: Community
Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI)
Project Name: USAID
Advocacy for Better Health
Duty Station:  Kayunga, Uganda
About US:
Community Integrated
Development Initiatives (CIDI) is a National NGO that coordinates and
implements several projects in Uganda. CIDI works at the vanguard of community
development focusing on four thematic areas; water and sanitation promotion,
sustainable agriculture for food and incomes, health promotion, conflict
prevention and peace resolution. CIDI with branches across the country works
amongst the poor and vulnerable communities in both rural and urban areas to
improve their livelihoods. In partnership with PATH, CIDI will implement a 4
years USAID funded program (Advocacy for Better Health) implemented in Kayunga,
Luwero, and Nakasongola.
Job Summary:  The CIDI Advocacy Officer will technically
support the promotion of citizen – led and evidence based advocacy for better
health in Kayunga district.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Build
    partner professional capacity to engage in research, policy analysis and
    advocacy at that level.
  • Mainstream
    and integrate Advocacy in all Program activities
  • Actively
    coordinate and manage partner evidence-based advocacy function to
    influence positive policy change in issues of governance, poverty, rights
    and justice in society etc.
  • Train
    and form community advocacy structures.
  • Conduct
    training in advocacy for project staff to increase their knowledge and
    skills to understand issues and the role they can play in influencing pro
    people policies to reduce poverty in selected communities.
  • Form
    strategic alliances with civil society organizations and development
    partners in the organization’s operational area to influence policy change.
  • Mentor
    and train partners in effective utilization of media to advance advocacy
    work for different targeted categories.
  • Develop
    and strengthen collaboration with government at the local level to put
    forward advocacy tapes issues for redress.
  • Design
    capacity building packages for trainees.
  • Document
    experiences and case studies to support learning in different sectors.
  • Actively
    participate in resource mobilization for the organization from time to
    time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social sciences,
    Development studies, SWASA, Project Planning or any related field.
  • A
    minimum of two to three years working experience in similar field from
    reputable organization.
  • At
    least four years of NGO experience in health promotion and Advocacy in
    Uganda.
  • Working
    knowledge on local Government budgeting cycle and duty bear’s engagements
    as well as community empowerment is required.
  • Working
    knowledge of the health sector especially at both district and national
    level is a MUST.
  • Skills
    in conducting training in advocacy structures and developing advocacy
    messages are a MUST.
  • Willingness
    to work under minimum supervision with good truck record from the past
    employers.
  • Possess
    a valid driving and/or riding license.
  • Possess
    the ability to speak the local language Luganda, English, and ready to
    reside in the project area.
  • Hold
    a Policy Advocacy training certificate.
  • Ability
    to write reports on time and within the required donor and organizational
    standards.
  • Skills
    in resource mobilization are an added advantage.
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates
should hand deliver their applications with detailed updated CV together with
copies of academic certificates, recent passport photograph with at least three
professional referees with day-time telephone number/email addresses to:
Human Resource Manager
Community Integrated
Development Initiatives (CIDI)
P.O. Box 692, Kampala. Uganda.
Plot 2809 Tankhill Road Muyenga
Tel: 0414 510358
NB:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 27th February 2015.

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