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Global Health Corps (GHC) Fellowship Careers – Communications and Partnership Officer at Reach Out Mbuya (ROM)

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Reach Out Mbuya (ROM)
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:
Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative
was established with the aim to curb the further spread of HIV among the less
privileged members of the community and enable those already living with HIV
and AIDS to live a responsible and dignified life. Reach Out Mbuya uses a
holistic approach to care for people living with HIV (PLHIV) that focuses on
the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing of the patient. This
is done by looking at the needs of the body, mind, family and community in
effective patient care. The program focuses on HIV prevention, care and
treatment, along with community and social support using low-cost interventions
such as a nurse-led medical care approach and utilization of expert clients as
the community health workers (CHWs). Reach Out Mbuya is currently looking to
expand the scope of services provided and increase the organization’s
visibility.
Reach Out Mbuya has been in existence for
over 14 years. In 2001 the organization worked with 14 patients and 15
volunteers; it now serves more than 7,500 adults and provides support to 8,000
orphans and vulnerable children. Primary funding for this growth was – and
continues to be – provided by PEPFAR through the US Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC). ROM would like to identify additional sources of funding as
the organization plans for future programming. In the past, the organization
has focused on care and treatment and has barely tapped into research
opportunities that could offer additional sources of funding for the
organization.
Job Summary: The Communications and Partnership
Officer will be tasked with improving the visibility of the organization
through print, social and electronic media. Improved visibility will help ROM
attract more funding for the organization. The fellow will work closely with
the PR and Communications Officer and her assistant to ensure that the public
is appropriately informed of key developments and events in ROM, to promote and
protect ROM’s public image, and to coordinate ROM partnerships at all levels
while maintaining a positive image of the organization. The objective of this job
is to implement and evaluate ROM’s advocacy interventions and communicate the
key issues to the key stakeholders in line with the ROM advocacy and communications
policy. The fellow will coordinate ROM partnerships at all levels to influence
collaborations for attainment of the ROM advocacy agenda, while maintaining a
positive image of the organization.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Scan
the social environment to identify issues in society that can affect ROM’s
mission and come up with advocacy-related interventions
·        
Build
and strengthen strong alliances and networks with public and private partner
organizations for concerted advocacy efforts and greater participation in
policy dialogue in line with the ROM PR, advocacy, and communications policy
·        
Take
photographs, record video, document and share experiences arising from advocacy
interventions with the supervisor and other key stakeholders in line with the
ROM PR, advocacy, and communications policy
·        
Develop
an operational activity plan and budget for advocacy issues
·        
Prepare
presentations, speeches, press releases, electronic direct mailers, media and
communications
·        
Increase
the visibility of ROM using social media
·        
Build
the capacity of ROM staff in advocacy, partnership, and networking
·        
Coordinate
the development and production of information, education, and communication
(IEC) materials for advocacy on HIV care, treatment, and prevention
·        
Actively
participate in carrying out advocacy campaigns on issues related to HIV care,
treatment and prevention and other emerging priorities
·        
Prepare
and submit monthly and quarterly performance reports as required
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the Communications and Partnership Officer should be an
American who has training in project planning and management or public
relations and customer care
·        
Proven
ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in writing and orally
·        
Excellent
organizational skills
·        
Superb
advocacy skills
·        
Demonstrated
ability to work as a team member and independently
·        
Strategic
planning skills
·        
Good
leadership and managerial skills
·        
Good
networking and collaboration skills
·        
Good
partnership management skills
·        
Good
communication skills
·        
Good
public relations skills
·        
Interest
or expertise in photography and design
·        
Good
negotiation skills
·        
Persuasiveness
·        
Eloquence
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.
Reach Out Mbuya (ROM) provides decent, fully furnished accommodation close to
the office in Kampala, an urban center.
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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