USAID CHC Project Communication Officer Jobs – FHI 360

Organisation: FHI 360
Project Name: USAID Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC)
Duty Station: Kampala and Gulu, Uganda
Reports to:  Project
Coordinator
About US:
FHI
360 is a leading global development organization dedicated to improving lives
around the world. Our professional staff includes experts in education, health,
nutrition, economic development, civil society and environment as well as
cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research, applied science, behavior
change and Technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to address
today’s diverse and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 operates from
60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.
About USAID CHC Project:
Communication
for Healthy Communities (CHC) is a five- year program implemented through a
cooperative agreement between the United States Agency for International
Development USAID/Uganda) and FHI 360. The program supports the Government of
Uganda (GOU) and US government (USG) implementing partners to design and
implement quality health communication interventions to contribute to reduction
in HIV infections, total fertility, maternal and child mortality, malnutrition,
malaria & tuberculosis. CHC is implementing HIV prevention interventions
under the Determined Resilient Empowered AIDS-Free Mentored Safe (DREAMS)
initiative. DREAMS will target Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in the
10 intervention districts: Gulu, Oyam, Lira, Mubende, Mityana, Gomba, Mukono,
Bukomansibi, Rakai and Ssembabule. The project will work with GoU and USG
service delivery partners to empower AGYW with the right knowledge, motivation,
skills, address negative social and gender norms around HIV and pregnancy
prevention, and motivate AGYW to seek and utilize available health services.
The goal of the project is to reduce HIV incidence by 25% in Year 1 and 40% in
Year.
Job Summary: The The DREAMS Communication Officer will directly
support  the DREAMS Project Coordinator
to rollout targeted social and behavior change communication interventions for
adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), through youth friendly mass media and
interpersonal and community communication aimed at increasing knowledge and
uptake of health behaviors to prevent HIV infection.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer technical support to the DREAMS
    Coordinator to design, implement, monitor and evaluate the DREAMS communication
    interventions
  • Provide support to the process of formative
    research, design, development, materials development and message testing
    with target audiences
  • Oversee the planning and execution of
    interpersonal communication (IPC) activifies including; orientation of youth
    friendly campaign champions,
  • Work with service provider partners to
    conduct youth friendly community based demand generation activities such
    as flash mobs, street bashes, market-day activations and school bashes.
  • Carry out on-going monitoring and
    documentation of campaign activities including: success stories, activity reports
    and quarterly reports
  • Manage the dissemination campaign materials
    to key partners, health centers and other youth corners in the districts.
  • Represent CHC through participation,
    facilitation, and work presentation at all partner meetings in the
    districts
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the
    DREAMS Coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID FHI360 Project
    Coordinator career should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Communication
  • At least three to five years’ experience in
    health communication
  • Significant experience in HIV/AIDS
    communication and community- mobilization activities
  • Prior exposure and experience working with
    different partners, service providers, districts and community based
    organizations
  • Exhibit commitment and passion for adolescent
    and young women’s sexual reproductive health, and HIV prevention
  • Ability to adapt and work in challenging and
    demanding environments
  • Ability to work independently and manage a
    high volume work flow
How to Apply:
All
candidates who wish to join the USAID FHI360 project in the aforementioned
capacity should send a cover letter, updated CV/resume including salary
requirements to: The Human Resource Office, FHI 360, Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.
O. Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda or via Email to: uganda-info@fhi360.org. Please clearly
indicate the title of the position in the email subject line.
Deadline: 10th March, 2016
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