Global Fund NMCP Behavior Change Communication Specialist Jobs – Ministry of Health




Organisation: Ministry of Health
Project
Name:
National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP)
Funding
Source:
Global Fund
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports
to:
Program Manager
About
US:
The Ministry of Health (MoH)
has received funding from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and
Malaria (GFATM) under the New Funding Model to support the Uganda Malaria
Reduction Strategy. Part of this grant is for sourcing for eligible talent to
cover human resources gaps in the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) in order
to strengthen its capacity.
Job Summary: The
Behavior Change Communication Specialist will lead a cross cutting intervention
of advocacy and behavioral change communication necessary to achieve malaria
prevention and control in Uganda. The incumbent will work directly with the
NMCP and MOH staff and partners to develop and implement strategies to ensure
that health promotion and behavior change messages on malaria prevention and
treatment are consistent with the health needs of the targeted populations and
are timely delivered in order to promote health behaviors within the
communities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of developing a comprehensive advocacy and BCC work plans
  • Coordinate
    and collaborate with partners and stakeholders to coordinate the
    development and implementation of advocacy and BCC strategies
  • Significantly
    contribute to the identification and scaling-up of best practices in
    behavior change interventions;
  • Oversee
    the planning and coordination of commemoration/celebration of key
    international and national malaria events/days
  • Take
    part in the documentation and dissemination of programme reports
  • Actively
    participate in raising awareness of malaria control and prevention
    measures at national, local, and community levels.
  • Technically
    support Behavior Change Communication efforts related to appropriate
    care-seeking and treatment
  • Participate
    and take role in coordinating in ASBCC malaria working group
  • Identify
    key operational research priorities and provide technical support in execution
    of the agreed upon protocols
  • Perform
    any other duties assigned by the program manager National malaria control
    program
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mass communication
    or related field. Possession of a Master’s degree in Mass communication.
  • At
    least six years’ experience working with Mass Communication programmes/
    institutions or related experience.
  • Past
    exposure and experience working with malaria control programs or the
    health sector at national, district and community levels is desirable.
  • Working
    knowledge and understanding of the factors that affect the behavior and
    practices of both service providers and users of malaria control
    interventions.
  • Familiarity
    with principles and approaches in community mobilization.
  • Strong
    leadership, strategic planning, interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Excellent
    analytical skills
  • Excellent
    report writing skills
  • Ability
    to work within a team and under pressure and handle multiple activities
  • Possess
    the ability to work with minimal supervision and self-motivation to
    accomplish tasks in time.
  • Fluency
    in oral and written English
How
to Apply: 
All interested but suitably qualified
individuals should send their applications accompanied with detailed curriculum
Vitae, copies of academic/professional certificates should be delivered to the
address below;
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
Plot 6 Lourdel Road – Nakasero,
Room 4, Ground Floor,
P.O. Box 7272, Kampala.
Deadline:
30th July 2015 by 1700 hrs

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