USAID CHC Regional Technical Officer (RTO)/Communication Specialist Job Placement – FHI 360

Organisation: FHI 360
Project Name: USAID
Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Deputy Chief of
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 Regional
Technical Officer (RTO)/Communication Specialist will programmatically manage
all activities within the region, as well as provide health communication
technical support in the areas of; HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, Family Planning;
Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition in East-Central (BUSOGA REGION) Uganda.
Key Duties and
  • Work closely with the national office to
    develop/update health communication strategies, materials and tools in the
    above health areas to suit regional context.
  • Work in liaison with the national office
    to oversee the day-to-day rollout of health communication activities in
    the region including; community mobilization and interpersonal
    communication, radio, video and print media placements in the region.
  • Identify health communication needs of
    regional based implementing partners and districts and provide on-going
    technical assistance in the planning, implementation and evaluation of
    health communication interventions.
  • Maintain an up-to-date register of the IPs
    (Implementing Partners) in the region and their various health
    communication activities.
  • Support on-going research, monitoring and
    evaluation of project activities.
  • Prepare and submit activity and quarterly
    reports on all project activities to the DCOP with copies to the STA.
  • Ensure project planning and
    decision-making is evidence driven and based on good data.
  • Actively participate in district based
    planning and coordination meetings, including; DHMT, DOP, DNCC, among
    others and ensure that HC features in the agenda.
  • Supervise three staff members including;
    the Regional Communication Officer (RCO) and the Regional Finance and
    Administrative Associate (RFAA) and ensure good teamwork in the regional
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID FHI360
    Regional Technical Officer (RTO)/Communication Specialist job placement
    should hold a bachelor’s degree in communication, social sciences, public
    health or related field
  • A minimum of five to seven years’
    experience in designing, and implementing health communication programs.
  • Previous exposure and experience working
    with districts, implementing partners and local leaders.
  • Prior experience with health communication
    (HC) is desirable
  • Previous experience managing/supervising
  • Computer software skills (including, at a
    minimum, the standard applications in MS Office)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
    skills in English (and at least one regional language)
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:
Please clearly indicate the title of the position in the email subject line.
Deadline: 12th April
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