United Nations UNOPS / WSSCC USF Project Jobs – Communication and Learning Specialist at Ministry of Health

Organization: Ministry of Health
Project Name: United Nations UNOPS / Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) Uganda Sanitation Fund (USF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager
About US:
The Ministry of Health
receives funding from UNOPS/WSSCC to support the Uganda Sanitation Fund (USF)
Programme. The USF overall objective is to contribute to reduction of morbidity
and mortality rates through improved sanitation and hygiene with a focus on
building sustainable and improved sanitation and hygiene facilities, stopping
open defecation and promoting handwashing with soap. The programme is
implemented in 30 districts, largely located in the Teso, Lango and West Nile
regions and is managed by the Ministry of Health.
Job Summary:  The
Communication and Learning Specialist will actively co-ordinate programme documentation,
learning and information sharing.
Key Duties and
  • In
    charge of the documentation of lessons, case studies, activities for
    dissemination, sharing and for performance reporting.
  • Develop
    a programme communication strategy and monitor its implementation.
  • Set
    up and update communication and information management systems (web-based
    information, newsletter, reports and publications, etc).
  • Technically
    support the programme in strategic learning events at relevant programme
    and sector events.
  • Follow
    and analyze trends and new development in the sanitation and hygiene sub-
    sector and share with relevant programme stakeholders.
  • Support
    knowledge generation, consolidation and dissemination on sanitation and
    hygiene themes related to programme implementation, hygiene behaviour
    change, effective monitoring, and sustainability.
  • Work
    closely with the national and local media on information dissemination and
    advocacy messages.
  • In
    charge of developing information products and lobbying materials for
    members and the other stakeholders.
  • Serve
    as the main point of contact, response coordinator and lead on sharing
    information, on programme developments.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication or
    Social Sciences.
  • At
    least five years’ experience in documentation or Public Relations.
  • Working
    knowledge of and experience in national and international media relations
    is essential.
  • Excellent
    facilitation and communication skills
  • Strong
    writing skills
NB: Officers already working with the Uganda
Sanitation Fund/ Environmental Health Division or sub grantees need not to
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications with an updated curriculum
vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, and at least three referees,
one of whom MUST be from your current or previous employer should be addressed
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
Plot 6 Lourdel Road,
P.O. Box 7272,
Kampala. Uganda
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification of
the candidate.
Deadline: Friday, 26th June,
2015 by 12:00 noon

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