Swedish Embassy (SIDA) Project Jobs – Communications Officer at UNHCO

Organization: Ugandan National Health Users / Consumers
Organization (UNHCO)
Funding Source: Swedish Embassy (SIDA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: MHP Project Coordinator
About US:
UNHCO is a Non-Governmental
Organization formed in 1999 whose main goal is to improve the quality of life
of all people in Uganda through a rights-based approach. UNHCO has received
funding from Sida through the Swedish Embassy in Kampala for the 2nd phase of
the Maternal Health Project (MHP) which is being implemented in 8 districts.
The goal of the project is to contribute to the reduction of maternal and
newborn mortality in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Communications Officer will be
responsible for learning and sharing, documentation and dissemination of MHP
work.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Offer
    timely technical support to MHP and UNHCO communications work. This role
    involves development of the project’s communications strategy and work
    plan in line with the UNHCO strategic plan and in consultation with the
    IPs.
  • In
    charge of the documentation of success stories and lessons gathered from
    the field and from national level implementation experiences, development
    and dissemination of specific communications products, ensuring liaison
    with IPs.
  • Technically
    support the MHP Project Officer to document and disseminate MHP project
    experiences to different stakeholders through various media (writing,
    editing, videography, photography and preparation of media briefs and
    organizing media events).
  • Work
    closely with the Project and Advocacy Officers to package high impact
    information materials for effective advocacy.
  • Prepare
    and ensure quality assurance of communication narrative reports
  • Build
    capacity of implementing partners in communication and .documentation.
  • Manage
    the UNHCO website and provide ICT support to all MHP staff in line with
    UNHCO guidelines and IT principles.
  • Ensure
    an established relationship with key media houses in Uganda and effective
    media coverage of UNHCO and MHP’s activities and events.
  • The
    incumbent will be tasked to increase visibility of MHP and UNHCO through
    utilization of media opportunities and innovative social media tools like
    Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter etc.
  • Support
    resource mobilisation/proposal writing.
  • Perform
    any other project assignments as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    Communications Officer should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Mass
    Communication or ICT. Possession of a master’s qualification in the
    relevant field
  • A
    minimum of three or more years’ experience in managing communication work
    in an NGO setting
  • Past
    experience of working on sexual and reproductive health rights, experience
    of radio and TV/video communications an added advantage.
  • Skills
    in writing and editing and generation of quality print media;
  • Skills
    in managing and interacting with people of varying characters and dynamics
  • Possess
    strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent
    analytical skills
  • Computer
    proficiency i.e. Advanced user of computers and other IT tools to
    effectively communicate, including use of websites and other internet
    media,
  • Ability
    to work under pressure with limited supervision, pays attention to detail,
    strong team player with the ability to manage disputes, result oriented
  • Excellent
    command of both spoken and written English.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged
to send their applications by indicating job title on the right hand corner of
the envelope and hand deliver hard copies of 
cover letter, CV with three referees, daytime telephone contacts and
salary expectations to:
The Executive Director,
Uganda National Health Users/
Consumers’ Organisation,
Plot 91 Bukoto Street,
Kamwokya. Kampala. Uganda
Tel: 0414 532123
Deadline: 31st March,
2015 by 11am

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