USAID CHC Project Careers – Family Planning (FP) Coordinator at FHI 360

Organisation: FHI 360
Project Name: USAID Communication for Healthy
Communities (CHC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
FHI 360 is a leading global
development organization dedicated to ^proving lives around the world. Our
professional staff includes experts in education, health, nutrition, economic
development, civil society and environment as well as cross-cutting experts in
gender issues, research, applied science, behavior change and Technology giving
us the unique mix of capabilities to address today’s diverse and interrelated
development challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in
the U.S. and around the world.
About USAID CHC Project:
Communication for Healthy
Communities (CHC) is a five- year program implemented through a cooperative
agreement between the United States Agency for International Development
USAID/Uganda) and FHI 360. The program supports the Government of Uganda (GOU)
and US government (USG) implementing partners to design and implement quality
health communication interventions to contribute to reduction in HIV
infections, total fertility, maternal and child mortality, malnutrition,
malaria & tuberculosis.
Job Summary:  The
Family Planning (FP) Coordinator will support the Senior Technical
Advisor-Health Communication (STA-HC) and the Media and Campaign Manager (MCM)
in designing targeted and youth friendly mass media, interpersonal and
community interventions that increase knowledge and uptake of modern
contraceptives among sexually active adolescents and young women. The incumbent
will provide leadership and coordination of various FP implementing partners in
design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and dissemination of campaign
results and support other national FP communication interventions.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent will work closely with various FP implementing partners,
    adolescent girls (15-19) and young women (20-24) to design adolescent and
    youth friendly the FP communication campaign to motivate them to seek
    information and services on teenage pregnancy and sexual reproductive
    health.
  • Actively
    facilitate participatory materials development sessions with adolescent
    girls and young women to ensure that developed interventions address the
    needs and challenges of the above target audiences.
  • Work
    in liaison with partners to develop work plans that link communication interventions
    to service delivery.
  • Work
    in consultation with the STA-HC and MCM to develop targeted mass media,
    inter personal and community mobilization interventions that provide
    knowledge and motivate adolescent and young women to seek information and
    services on teenage pregnancy and sexual reproductive health.
  • Oversee
    the process of rolling-out the FP campaign to target districts.
  • Mentor
    and supervise the FP communication officer in the day-to-day
    implementation and documentation of FP communication activities in target
    districts.
  • Address
    specific reporting requirements for USAID/DFID and represent CHC at
    relevant local and international fora as and when required.
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the USAID FHI360 Family Planning (FP) Coordinator
    vacancy should hold a Master’s degree in Public Health, Health
    Communication or equivalent
  • A
    minimum of five or more years’ experience in FP communication, advocacy
    and community mobilization in Uganda
  • Detailed
    working knowledge of Family Planning programming in Uganda
  • Passion
    for adolescent and young women’s sexual reproductive health issues
  • Past
    experience working with USAID programs and various partners at a national
    and district levels
  • Possess
    the ability to adapt and work in challenging and demanding environments
  • Ability
    to work independently and manage a high volume work flow.
How to Apply: 
All candidates who wish to
join the USAID FHI360 project in the aforementioned capacity should send a
cover letter, updated CV/resume including salary requirements to: The Human
Resource Office, FHI 360, Plot 15 Kitante Close, P. O. Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda
or via Email to: uganda-info@fhi360.org.
Please clearly indicate the title of the position in the email subject line.
Deadline: Wednesday, 17th June
2015
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