UHMG Career Jobs – Strategic Communications Manager – (Social and Behaviour Change Communication)

Organization: Uganda Health
Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head Marketing
and Communication
About US:
Uganda Health
Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee, whose Vision is
“A good life for all Ugandans.” We envision a Ugandan society with good life,
when products and services in Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria and Child
Health are accessible, affordable and effectively utilized by all those in
need.  Our Mission is “To improve the
quality of life of Ugandans, through the provision of superior and affordable
health care solutions.”  Our Core Values
are; Integrity, Transparency, Accountability, Teamwork, Excellence,
Flexibility, and Equity.
Job Summary: The Strategic
Communications Manager (Social and Behaviour Change Communication) will mainly
be responsible for providing professional guidance and technical advisory
services in Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) at the institutional
level, including designing, implementing, coordinating, and monitoring the
execution of UHMG’s communication strategies and campaigns. The incumbent will
be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of all of the
Organization’s Strategic Communication strategies, including the management of
communication stakeholder relationships, communication processes, media
negotiation and management, brand communications, and digital and social media
management.  The job holder also oversees
the development and distribution of SBCC/IEC collateral, materials and
services, and is the focal person for all UHMG communication coordination
components with Ad-Agencies, Printing and Production services, and Community
Activation. In collaboration with the supervisor, the job holder directs the
efforts of BCC and brand communications staff, and coordinates them at the
strategic level with the other functions of the Organization. S/he will work
with the project team and ensure regular review and update on all communication
programming decisions. S/he shall demonstrate commitment to discover new,
innovative, and unique communication strategies and trends with changing times.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
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Manage the design, development, and delivery of the
Institutional SBCC Strategy, and lead the development and implementation of the
Above-The-Line (mass media) communication, Interpersonal communication, Social
Media Communication campaigns, and brand promotion activities.
·        
Design Communication and Branding Guidelines to
guide the day-to-day implementation of integrated project communication
activities and results-oriented interventions, monitors progress and ensures
adherence to set guidelines.
·        
The incumbent will also support quality assurance in
all strategies, materials and activities undertaken in the communication
departments, and ensure, that they adhere to relevant UHMG and MOH, and other
key stakeholder policies, guidelines and standards.
·        
Build networks and  partnerships with the Ministry of Health and
key implementing partners to support the continued implementation of UHMG’s
interventions.
·        
Develop and manage the implementation of all
communication and marketing activities, and materials, and act as the
representative with all communication vendors of UHMG.
·        
Harmonize implementation of multi-projects and
promotes collaboration, supervises multi-project teams to ensure effective
implementation, and ensures that the Good Life brand is used correctly in all
products and services materials including promotional materials, activities,
packaging, sales materials, job aids, POS materials, and provider materials.
·        
Work with production houses to ensure quality
production and timeliness for both print and broadcast materials.
·        
Work in liaison with the Research Department, is
responsible for the implementation and development of formative research and
pretesting of all communication and marketing materials. Work with other
technical managers to develop and implement operational researches on service
uptake and effectiveness of communication approaches, and ensures studies
inform communication strategy development and program implementation.
·        
Responsible for creating, implementing and measuring
the success of communication interventions intended to increase the uptake of
healthy behaviours, and create demand for UHMG’s products and services.
·        
Develop work plans, media plans, and Budgets for the
Communications Department.
·        
Prepare and submit timely periodic reports for the
department as may be required by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Mass Communication, Commerce (Marketing), Business Administration
·        
Possession of a Master’s Degree in PHP, or Communication
is an added advantage
·        
Prior experience in Behavior Change Communication,
digital marketing tools, and social media is essential
·        
Relevant product and industry knowledge
·        
At least four years’ relevant work experience
working in related work in a busy office and multi-cultural setting.
Specialized training in Marketing and or communication is an added advantage
·        
Demonstrated handling of BCC interventions and
hands-on experience in driving targeted SBCC campaigns
·        
This position requires a self-driven, seasoned, and
experienced person in SBCC, with creative flare, passion for, and extensive
knowledge in the areas of marketing and behavior change communication.
·        
Prior experience in Communication stakeholder
management, and managing cross functional teams, including field support teams
·        
Good managerial and organizational and planning
abilities.
·        
Result-oriented and strategic management skills.
·        
Excellent communication, public relations, advocacy,
negotiation, interpersonal, analytical and result-oriented and presentation
skills.
·        
Team leadership with demonstrated ability to
coordinate efforts of various teams to present a coherent message.
·        
The person should be detail- and results-oriented,
have strong conceptual, analytical, and presentation skills, with expertise in
proactive information gathering, analysis and impact monitoring, be proactive,
and institute innovative sustainable interventions, and should have the
capacity to work with minimum supervision, while upholding the Core Values of
UHMG.
·        
Excellent proposal/reporting writing skills.
·        
Good judgment, initiative, high sense of
responsibility, tact and discretion.
·        
Problem analysis and problem-solving,
persuasiveness, judgment, adaptability, decision-making skills
·        
Should be flexible, innovative, with good communication,
presentation and interpersonal and team work skills.
·        
Should be a person of integrity, energetic, dynamic
team player, and portray innovation.
·        
A self-starter, and able to work with minimum
supervision.
·        
Computer literacy skills with knowledge of MS Excel,
Word, Power Point, and Outlook.
·        
Able to work under pressure with competing
deadlines.
·        
Able to work with a multi-cultural environment
within the organization.
How to Apply: 
If you believe
you match the requirements listed above, please deliver your resume (CV),
copies of certificates, references, and cover letter clearly indicating
position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”
Either to: The
Director Human Resource and Organizational Development, Uganda Health Marketing
Group Ltd. (UHMG), Plot 20-21, 27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda.  Deliver your application documents to the
UHMG Office Reception.
Or: Send the
electronic documents to: vacancies@uhmg.org with the job role clearly indicated
in the email subject line.
Deadline: 
Friday 27th November 2015 by 16:00 hours (East African time)
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