Communications and Advocacy Officer NGO Career Jobs – PATH

Organisation: PATH
Project Name:  Sayana Press Project
Funding Source:  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Tracking Code: 7818
About US:
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative
innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and
children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs,
diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our
entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion
for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation
to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle
their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that
disrupt the cycle of poor health.
About Sayana Press Project:
The Sayana Press Project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). Sayana Press
(SP) is an innovative subcutaneous contraceptive. The project facilitates the
introduction of Sayana Press through existing delivery channels in four African
countries – Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger and Uganda. Research on the new
delivery mode of Sayana Press self-injection in Senegal and Uganda is underway.
A new project will launch in January 2017 to generate evidence and guidance
that decision-makers and implementers in Uganda and beyond can use to advance
self-injection programs. This work will provide insights on how to design and implement
self-injection programs that are cost-efficient but still achieve client
proficiency and satisfaction; reach a range of women and adolescents through
multiple channels; and ensure acceptability among health providers across
multiple channels. The principal results of this new project will be optimal
self-injection program components that can advance scalable and replicable
self-injection programs in Uganda and elsewhere.
Job Summary: The
Communications and Advocacy Officer will work in liaison with the
communication, advocacy and technical experts across PATH to support the
expansion and scale up of Sayana Press in Uganda and globally, document the
project implementation, lessons learned and prepare project dissemination
through photography, narrative stories, digital/electronic and print media, and
other journalistic approaches , liaise with the Advocacy for Better Health
team, particularly the communications focal person, to share information and
learning, and harmonize advocacy objectives to influence policy shifts.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
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The incumbent will document the project
implementation, lessons learned and prepare project dissemination through
photography, narrative stories, digital/electronic and print media, and other
journalistic approaches (newsletter as example).
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Work closely with the media to identify and
nurture media allies.
·        
Serve as focal person with communications
sub-awardee, guiding and reviewing communications deliverables for accuracy,
appropriateness and appeal.
·        
Actively promote innovation in communication
approaches, including multi-media, theatre and interpersonal communication (ex:
Magnet Theatre, interactive radio programming).
·        
Identify Sayana Press champions in government
and beyond, coordinating with the Project Manager to collaborate with these
champions as the need arises.
·        
Work closely with the Advocacy for Better Health
team, particularly the communications focal person, to share information and
learning, and harmonize advocacy objectives to influence policy shifts.
·        
Steer the participation of the Sayana Press
project in national events such as World Contraception Day and youth-focused
activities.
·        
Support the Project Manager to review and track
policy and implementation documents.
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Tracking FP and Sayana Press information on web
globally and nationally.
·        
Participate in overall project and team planning
activities, working closely with the Adolescent Officer and Evaluation staff to
harmonize implementation approaches and field work, and with the Project Manager
and Deputy Project Manager to coordinate relationship-building with
governmental and non-governmental partners.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the PATH International
Communications and Advocacy Officer career placement should hold a Master’s
degree in public policy or public health preferred.
·        
At least five to seven years of professional
experience in related field, ideally in a combination of technical,
communication and policy roles.
·        
Previous experience in advocacy in the health
care sector, ideally in reproductive health and an intimate familiarity with
reproductive health products and services. 
·        
An experienced networker with a proven track
record of interacting with governments, civil society, private sector and donor
agencies.
·        
Track record of developing advocacy strategies
to achieve policy objectives.
·        
Demonstrated effective project management and
organizational skills; event management skills desired.
·        
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
·        
Excellent research and policy analysis skills,
ideally related to global public health.
·        
Excellent interpersonal and organizational
skills.
·        
Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Microsoft
Office Suite.
·        
Highly flexible and adaptable to changing
priorities.
·        
Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of
work styles and personalities.
·        
Demonstrated success working effectively while
under deadlines.
·        
Ability to work in team environment with minimal
supervision, and cross-culturally.
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Must have legal authorization to work in Uganda.
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join PATH
in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online by clicking the
link below.
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