Communications Officer CDC Project Jobs – International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP)

Job Title:       Communications Officer
Organisation: International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment
Programs (ICAP)
Funding Source: United States Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, ICAP at Columbia
University is an international non-profit organization that aims to ensure the
wellness of families and communities by strengthening health systems around the
is working in partnership with the United States Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) to conduct Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIA)
in specific PEPFAR-supported countries. Each PHIA will define the status of the
national HIV epidemic, guide allocation of resources based on evidence, and
integrate capacity building of country stakeholders in the design, conduct,
analysis, and use of PHIAs.
Job Summary: The Communications Officer will be tasked with the
development of content for and ensure the implementation of the PHIA
Communications Strategy.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate and ensure implementation of
    project and survey communication strategy,, including communications at
    national, provincial, district and community levels including community
  • The incumbent will adapt PHIA messages to the
    local context; polish and translate messages into local languages
  • Ensure compliance with established branding
    strategy, correct logo placement, and donor and partner recognition on all
  • Work closely with local stakeholders to
    develop, write, lay out, produce and distribute a range of key
    communications materials, including but not limited to: briefs to policy
    makers and national and provincial leaders, brochures for participant
    recruitment, radio spots, banners and posters, survey team t-shirts.
  • Lead an effective media engagement strategy,
    including writing and distributing press-releases, feature articles,
    opinion pieces, and similar materials.
  • Work in liaison with ICAP Communications, CDC
    and MOH, respond as needed and appropriate to any publicity relating to
    the PHIA.
  • Regularly inform and coordinate community
    mobilization activities by working with the local survey implementing
    partner and other local stakeholders to:
    • Develop SOPs and tools for community
      entry procedures, community level sensitization, survey team feedback and
      responses to community reactions
    • Manage and respond to community
      level reactions
    • Ensure implementation of community
      entry procedures and community sensitization via local institutions
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a First
    Degree in Communications and/or health related field
  • At least three (3) to five (5) years’
    experience in health related communications
  • Excellent writing ability, strong
    interpersonal, group facilitation and oral presentation skills
  • Broad working knowledge of Ugandan context
    and cultures in urban and rural areas
  • Excellent knowledge of local media and local
  • Significant experience in leading
    communications for a public health program or campaign
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in
    relevant software packages
  • Working knowledge of the operational and
    programmatic rules and regulations for recipients of United States
    Government funding preferred
  • Fluency in English required
  • Fluency in local languages preferred
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and experienced candidates should submit their applications,
including a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter to:
clearly indicate position being applied for in the subject line and do not
attach certificates
Deadline: 24th February 2016
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