URC USAID ASSIST Project Jobs – Knowledge Management & Communications Officer

Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Applying science to strengthen and
Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Coordinator
About URC ASSIST Project:
University Research Co., LLC
(URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is
implementing the USAID Applying science to strengthen and Improve Systems
(ASSIST) Project which is a five-year cooperative agreement dedicated to
improving health, population and nutrition services through technical support
to service delivery institutions, country Ministries of Health, USAID country
missions, and cooperating agencies.
Job Summary:: The USAID ASSIST Knowledge Management and
Communications Officer will collaborate with all members of the ASSIST Uganda
team. S/he will develop strategies for documenting success stories, results and
learning from project implementation. The KMO will guide technical teams in
packaging and disseminating such knowledge and information to target audiences
in formats that are useful to them.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Technically
    support the ASSIST team to systematically document improvement interventions
    and results through multiple media, including video clips, photograph,
    interviews, social media and case studies.
  • Work
    closely with the technical team to identify areas of their work which can be
    reported on as case studies, blogs, improvement stories, etc. and edit
    case studies developed by others.
  • Work
    with the technical team to write USAID Success Stories and web stories
    about improvement interventions and results, making this information
    available as appropriate to the ASSIST Portal, USAID Mission website, and
    Ministry of Health information channels.
  • Develop
    a communications strategy for the Northern Uganda program through which
    work will be shared and communicated.
  • Technically
    support content development for the ASSIST Portal related to the country
    work program
  • Build
    the capacity of the ASSIST team to improve their documentation and
    knowledge sharing skills and competencies through a range of activities designed
    to develop skills. The KMO will identify the needs of the technical teams
    and work to address these gaps.
  • Technically
    support the ASSIST team in the design and implementation of knowledge-sharing
    activities within the ASSIST country program (i.e., during learning
    sessions, coaching visits, closing meetings, etc.).
  • Identify
    and pursue avenues for disseminating results of ASSIST’s work at national
    and regional conferences, partner meetings, and at national level events.
  • Assist
    in writing and editing deliverables (quarterly review meeting reports,
    annual country reports)
  • Perform
    any other duties assigned by the supervisor/Chief of Party.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    Knowledge Management Officer should hold a Master’s degree in public health,
    communications, journalism, or related field.
  • At
    least three to five years’ experience, ideally related to health or
  • Good
    working knowledge of the technical areas of HIV, TB, PMTCT, malaria,
    nutrition, Family Planning and MNCH
  • Excellent
    writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability
    and willingness to travel within the supported districts.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join University Research Council’s USAID
Project should send an application Letter, updated CV, and relevant academic
documents as well as names and contact information for three professional
references and day-time contact numbers to: The Human Resource Officer- USAID
ASSIST Project, University Research Co., LLC, Plot 40, Ntinda II Road, Naguru,
P.O. Box 28745, Kampala, Uganda.
NB: Please clearly indicate the position in the
subject if you are sending electronically. Only short listed candidates will be
Deadline: 3rd April,
2015 by 5:00PM
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