US Citizenship GHC Fellowship Careers – Communications Officer at Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation:
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)
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 PPFA:
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has for nearly 100
years advanced its mission to provide comprehensive reproductive health care
services, to advocate for public policies which guarantee essential rights of
each individual and ensure access to such services, to provide educational
programs which enhance understanding of human sexuality, and to promote
research and the advancement of technology in reproductive healthcare. For over
40 years, PPFA has helped bolster nascent and growing sexual and reproductive
health and rights movements in developing countries. Recognizing that reducing
barriers to sexual and reproductive health services also requires supportive
laws and policies, PPG Uganda supports four local partner organizations to
provide sexual and reproductive health services to young people aged 10-24
through a project called Closing the Gap (CtG). This project’s focus is family
planning and abortion care services. In addition, PPG Uganda also implements an
advocacy project called Voices for Health and supports eight partners to
develop the advocacy competency work with policymakers and the general public,
in addition to monitoring and mitigating actions of opposition groups.
Job Summary: The
Communications Officer will work closely with partners for both the CtG and
Voices for Health projects. Both projects have made great strides in
contributing to the well-being of the Ugandan population, and it is important
that the lessons learned from these projects are documented and disseminated to
the relevant stakeholders within the region and beyond. The fellow will primarily
be supervised by the Advocacy Program Officer but will also work with the
Service Delivery Program Officer to document stories, build capacity of
partners to document these stories, and initiate appropriate forums for
dissemination.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Build PPG’s Storytelling Capabilities:
  • Assess the capacity of PPG and partner
    organization to document success stories and best practices
  • Work in liaison with Program Officers in
    Africa Regional Office (ARO) and partners to identify activities, areas,
    or innovations to be documented
  • Work closely with the communications team
    in ARO/New York (NY) on strategy for effectively documenting and
    communicating success stories from the field
  • Develop user friendly tools, templates, or
    materials that can be used by PPG to document success stories and best
    practices
  • Market PPG’s innovative program models
Build Partnership Capabilities and Systems:
  • Assess the capacity of partners to
    document success stories and best practices
  • The Communications Officer will collect
    appropriate and relevant information and work with ARO/NY to develop an
    appropriate, relevant, and user-friendly system for documenting success
    stories and best practices
  • Work closely with PPG ARO/NY to build
    partners’ capacity to identify appropriate communication channels for
    dissemination of PPG materials
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Implement other appropriate activities as
    assigned
  • Adhere to PPFA code of conduct and policy
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health
    Corps Communications Officer career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree
  • Exceptional communication skills and
    excellent writing skills
  • Prior experience in international sexual
    and reproductive health, or other related field
  • Passion for international health service
    delivery and advocacy
  • Proven computer skills and knowledge of
    Microsoft software (including Word, Excel, Access) and email programs
    (Outlook)
  • Ability to manage multifaceted projects
    and maintain multiple channels of conversation simultaneously
  • Self-directed and comfort working
    independently
  • Ability to navigate complex organizations
    with a smile
  • Exemplary professional etiquette and
    sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Knowledge of PPFA activities
  • Robust understanding of program and policy
    design, project analysis, evaluation, and support
  • Field-based knowledge of technical issues
    related to delivery of reproductive health programs, monitoring and
    evaluation, research, and building civil society capacity
  • Previous experience living/working in the
    developing world
  • A sense of urgency to drive change within
    an organization, combined with patience to understand that not all demands
    are equal
  • Good team player with interpersonal savvy
  • Passion for the role of health provision
    and advocacy that translates into an unflinching commitment to an
    exceptional work product
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. Housing arrangements vary
based on the placement organization and location within the country and are
subject to change. All housing will meet GHC safety standards. Common types of
housing include apartment, house, or living compound, and fellows may be housed
with other fellows or colleagues. Accommodations are basic but comfortable,
situated in Kampala, an urban center and capital of Uganda.
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: 18th
January, 2016 at 11:59pm EST
NB: Early applications
are encouraged because they will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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