Information Education Communication Manager Employment Opportunity – Epicentre

Organisation: Epicentre
Duty Station:  Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Research
Assistant
About US:
Epicentre is a non-government organization created by Medecins Sans
Frontieres (MSF) in 1987 to help improve the quality of its field
interventions. Since 1996, Epicentre has been a World Health Organization (WHO)
collaborating centre for research in epidemiology and response to emerging
diseases. Epicentre’s work hinges around three main activity areas: clinical
research, field epidemiology and training.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  
  • Analysis
    of the context (local culture, traditions, habits, health perception) to
    adapt study messages and support the social mapping (villages,
    populations, actors).
  • Define
    and update the study communication strategy and related, including
    objectives, target population, messages, activities and specific actions.
  • Formulate
    a communication plan to respond to rumours about the study
  • In
    charge of the analysis of the context (focal culture, traditions,
    habits, health perception) to adapt study messages and support the social
    mapping (villages, populations, actors).
  • Define
    and update the study communication strategy and related, including
    objectives, target population, messages, activities, specific
    actions.
  • Ensure
    good communication within the communication team and with the team at
    the-study site.
  • Pre-test
    content and format of communication messages with target groups in order
    •to ensure the adequacy, relevance and full understanding of the
    messages.
  • Work
    in close coordination with the human resources department and study
    investigators, participate in the recruitment of the communication team.
  • Mentor
    and train the study team to adequately implement the communication
    strategy and to recognize and communicate any potential problems to
    study investigators.
  • Ensure
    regular collaboration and coordination with the team working at the study
    site, to guarantee that the communication team is part of the trial
    activities and contribute to the objectives of the project.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a University degree in Social Sciences,
    Social Communication, Health Promotion or related studies.
  • Prior
    experience in related jobs (health promotion, project coordination, social
    research) within MSF or any other research organisation.
  • Local
    language desirable.
  • Managerial
    skills and very good team player.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications either by post or E-mail to:          
Resources Manager,
MSF/Epicentre Mbarara Research Centre.
P. O. Box 1956, Mbarara, Uganda
Email to:
epi-ug-rec@epicentre.msf.org
Deadline: 27th January, 2017 by
5:30pm

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