American Fellowship Careers – Knowledge Management, Communications and External Relations Officer at Jhpiego

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Jhpiego
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: USA (American)
Salary: Monthly Stipend of 550 dollars per month
About GHC:
Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and
passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking and innovative
solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to remain connected
after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change
through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows
in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
About Jhpiego:
Jhpiego is an international, non-profit
health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years
and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of
women and their families. Jhpiego has worked off and on in Uganda for nearly 30
years. In 2011, Jhpiego made a strategic decision based on country needs and
interests from key stakeholders to establish a country office, with the goal of
strengthening Jhpiego’s support to Uganda’s Ministry of Health. The fellows
will actively participate in this exciting endeavor.
Job Summary: The Knowledge Management, Communication
and External Relations fellow will work in liaison with the Country Director
and individual program managers to ensure that the Jhpiego-Uganda program is
capturing and communicating program information effectively, using as many
means as possible, to a wide range of external audiences in Uganda. The incumbent
will also work with the Country Director to ensure regular and effective
interpersonal engagements with key partners and stakeholders, as well as active
external relations efforts that target many different groups, including
partners at the community/district levels, decision makers in Kampala, and
interested international audiences. Finally, the fellow will work with the
Country Director to devise systems by which the external policy and
programmatic environment is being monitored, and findings from this
“environmental scanning” process are being incorporated into program planning
and implementation. As a core member of a small team, the fellow will be fully
engaged in many aspects of program activity, and will have the opportunity to
contribute their ideas on how to improve programs to better respond to the
needs and interests of the external environment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Strategy Development:
·        
Support
the Country Director and individual program managers to develop an overall
program external relations strategy:
·        
Support
in defining means for regularly compiling and presenting program information to
key in-country stakeholders using a variety of written, verbal and electronic
approaches; and for tracking feedback received, so that it can be incorporated
into program evolution
·        
Render
support in defining and implementing a plan for ensuring that Jhpiego-Uganda is
well represented at the many meetings taking place in the public health realm,
and that Jhpiego is contributing effectively to the dialogue that takes place
through these meetings
·        
Render
support in defining a system for ensuring that Jhpiego is using these
engagements as an opportunity to continually refine its understanding of the
external environment in which it is operating, and to continually evolve its
activities to respond to that environment
·        
Work
closely with the Country Director to develop effective knowledge management
systems at the country level
·        
Read
and become familiar with Jhpiego Communications Manual
2.
Increase Program Sharing and Visibility in Uganda:
·        
Steer
the implementation of all of the strategies above
·        
Work
closely with individual program managers to generate, document and share
lessons learned from program activities
·        
Develop
a packet of compelling program information (and a system for ensuring that it
is regularly updated), with an emphasis on presenting results of interventions
and innovations, and lessons learned in the implementation process
·        
Ensure
that all information/communication coming out of the program is presented in
such a way that it gives a clear and compelling presentation, and reflects the
innovation and effectiveness of the Jhpiego-Uganda program
·        
Oversee
efforts to regularly share program information through multiple outlets
(presentations, one-on-one meetings, comments at large meetings, written
briefings, etc.)
·        
Work
closely with the Country Director and program managers to ensure that
Jhpiego-Uganda is regularly engaging with and providing the necessary program
information to key partners and stakeholders through one-on-one interactions, and
also through regular presence at meetings and other group forums
·        
Actively
contribute to Jhpiego’s Global External Relations and Communications Efforts:
·        
Coordinate
and share in-country communications with Jhpiego’s global External Relations
and Communications office
·        
Lead
on ensuring that Jhpiego-Uganda is contributing fully to Jhpiego’s global
efforts to tell the story of its great work
·        
Take
lead in the process of writing success stories and defining high level program
highlights that can be widely disseminated in Uganda and globally through the
External Relations and Communications (ERCO) team; submit photos, Facebook
posts and short updates to ERCO for global dissemination
·        
Keep
the Uganda portion of the Jhpiego website up-to-date
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate should be an American who should preferably has detailed
working knowledge of the field of public health (either a degree that is
related to public health, or experience working in a public health program)
·        
Demonstrated
ability to quickly understand both the theory and the practice of public health
programming in a developing country is essential
·        
The
fellow would ideally have experience with behavior change communication and
community engagement
·        
The
fellow would ideally have experience in communication with policy makers,
donors and other implementing partners
·        
Exceptional
interpersonal skills; the ability to relate to a wide range of individuals, and
to instill confidence and trust
·        
Excellent
written and verbal communication skills
·        
Good
presentation skills
·        
Proven
ability to quickly learn and to write and talk knowledgeably about new subjects
Job Terms and Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing,
health insurance and a living stipend of $550/month. Additionally, fellows will
receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year.
Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC
programming are included, including $600 in professional development funds.
Housing will be arranged in in Kampala, an urban center and capital of Uganda.
Note:
The living stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local
currency, as determined by the placement organization.
How to Apply:
All applicants who desire to be placed by
the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should express
interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2016

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