Earn 550 US Dollars as Behavior Change Communication Officer at Ministry of Health

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Ministry of Health
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 US:
The Ministry of Health (MoH) Uganda is the
government body charged with: policy formulation and policy dialogue with
health development partners; resource mobilization and budgeting; strategic
planning; regulation and advising other ministries on health matters; setting
standards and quality assurance; capacity development and technical support;
provision of nationally coordinated services, such as epidemic control;
coordination of health research; and monitoring and evaluation of the overall
sector performance. MoH is committed to provide the highest possible level of
health services to all people in Uganda through the delivery of promotive,
preventive, curative, palliative, and rehabilitative health services at all
levels.
Job Summary: The Behavior Change Communication (BCC)
Officer will work closely with the MOH team to implement, monitor, and evaluate
BCC interventions. The job role will also involve provision of support for
resource mobilization efforts for BCC interventions, in line with the
department’s mission.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Explore
and document best practices to promote BCC in line with existing standards
·        
Keenly
review and finalize the development of BCC policy for the MOH
·        
Develop
a five year strategic plan to guide BCC implementation at the MOH
·        
Build
networks with various stakeholders – public and private – to promote the BCC
agenda at the policy and implementation levels
·        
Identify
funding opportunities for BCC activities
·        
Develop
fundable research proposals for BCC programs and activities
·        
Develop
operational plans and budgets for BCC initiatives in line with the approved
programs and budget lines
·        
Share
and disseminate experiences arising from BCC interventions in line with the
departmental guidelines
·        
Prepare
and submit monthly and other regular reports of BCC activities in line with the
departmental guidelines
·        
Monitor
and evaluate impact of BCC interventions in various health programs
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate should be an American who holds a Degree in public health, mass
communications or related field. A Master’s in public health is desired
·        
Previous
experience in behavior change communications
·        
Computer
literacy i.e. Proficiency in MS Office and computer applications (Word, Excel,
Access, PowerPoint, STATA)
·        
Excellent
analytical and decision making skills
·        
Ability
to work under pressure and meet deadlines
·        
Good
writing skills
·        
Familiarity
with resource mobilization and budgeting
·        
Ability
to work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
·        
Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills
·        
Ability
to multitask with flexibility and demonstrated ability to prioritize across
multiple activities
·        
Hard
work and commitment
·        
Monitoring
and evaluation skills
·        
Research
experience and skills
·        
Open-mindedness,
maturity
·        
Networking
skills and multi-stakeholder engagement
·        
Any
experience with policy and strategic planning development and/or implementation
is an added advantage
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. Ministry
of Health will provide housing 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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