Program Specialist – Research, Policy & Advocacy NGO Job Careers – Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU)

Organisation: Community
Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About CHAU:
Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU), formerly the International
HIV/AIDS Alliance Uganda, is a national Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
which was registered in 2010. It works in partnership with other Community
based Organizations (CBOs)/ local NGOs to support community action on
integrated Sexual reproductive health and HIV/AIDS in Uganda. CHAU is an
affiliate and accredited to International HIV/AIDS Alliance as its Linking
Organization. This partnership facilitates CHAU to engage and collaborate with
IHAA’s global network which includes over 40 independent organizations spread
across the world. CHAU through its global strategic partnerships, is able learn
from and adapt international best practices and experiences to the local
context in the areas of organizational development, capacity building,
community systems strengthening, Advocacy and quality service delivery.
Job Summary:  The Program Specialist – Research, Policy
& Advocacy will provide overall leadership in coordination of Policy
Research, advocacy and campaigns in line with CHAU’s strategic direction and
thematic objectives
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent will manage and guide in the strategic planning processes for
    policy research advocacy and campaigns, at the local, regional and
    national levels in line with the CHAU strategy and any IHAA global
    campaign processes
  • Oversee
    the development of, and coordinate the implementation of frameworks for
    quality research and alternative modeling for policy influencing
  • Build
    and strengthen strategic networks and alliances for policy advocacy,
    Campaigns and maintain linkages and communication to IHAA global policy
    initiatives, ensuring  effective
    information flow in and outside CHAU
  • Develop
    and monitor the implementation of broad frameworks, goals and standards
    for monitoring policy work in CHAU and IP programmes, communicate and
    consolidate reports and submit to relevant stakeholders in line with the
    organizational accountability systems’ requirements
  • Coordinate
    resource mobilization for the Policy Unit by developing concepts and
    proposals in line with the CHAU strategies
  • Coordinate
    the identification and consolidation of Policy knowledge needs for all
    CHAU departments and its implementing partners, coordinate the generation,
    storage and access to knowledge in line with the CHAU knowledge management
    strategy
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Program Specialist – Research, Policy & Advocacy vacancy
    must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Law, Public Health,
    Social Sciences, communication or 
    any relevant degree.
  • Possession
    of a Master’s degree in social sciences, Law, Human Rights, development
    Studies, Public Administration, and Planning, project planning or
    management
  • A
    relevant post graduate qualification will be an added advantage
  • Training
    in Policy Research, Policy Advocacy and Analysis
  • Training
    in HRBA, Project management, Gender and Human Rights
  • A
    minimum of four years or more of relevant experience from a reputable
    organization
  • Knowledge
    of SRHR and HIV/AIDS Policy work
  • Familiar
    with the implementation of HIV/AIDS and reproductive health Programs.
  • Current
    policies and laws related to reproductive health and HIV AIDS.
  • Good
    Planning and Budgeting skills
  • Networking
    and relationships management in the area of HIV/AIDS and Health
  • Knowledge
    in;
o  
Democratic
Governance
o  
Human
Rights
o  
Climate
Change impacts on health
o  
Sustainable
Livelihoods
o  
Government
procedures and processes
o  
Evidence
Based Research
o  
Strategic
planning and Project development
o  
Research
formulation, policy analysis and formulation
o  
Budgeting
and budgetary control
o  
Monitoring
and evaluation
o  
Communication
plan development and communications skills
o  
Fundraising
and contract management
o  
Performance
management
o  
Partner
capacity development
o  
Networking
and stakeholder management and advocacy
o  
Documentation,
information management, and reporting
o  
Poverty
and women rights analysis
o  
Public
Policy formulation and Analysis
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates for the above post
should submit applications with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic
certificates, name and address of three referees and a day time contact
telephone number to the International HIV/AIDS Alliance offices addressed to:
The Executive Director, Community Health Alliance, Plot 19, Kawalya Kaggwa
Close, Kololo P. O. Box 40333, Kampala, Uganda.
NB: Please note that only
short listed candidates will be contacted
Deadline: 26th August
2016 by 5:00 PM
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