Communication Specialist USAID Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Title:          Communication Specialist
Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID’s Defeat TB Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief of
About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to
improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education
worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS),
URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
About USAID Defeat TB project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID’s Defeat
TB project. Aligned with Objective #3 in USAID’s Country Development
Cooperation Strategy and in support of the Government of Uganda’s TB Program,
this five-year, USAID funded project’s goal is to increase TB case notification,
case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system
strengthening.  The Defeat TB project goal is to increase TB case
notification, case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system
strengthening with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda.
Job Summary: The
Communication Specialist will handle communication and branding requirements
for the Defeat TB project with the overall aim of conveying accurate and timely
information about project work to various project audiences, including USAID,
the Ministry of Health, The National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP), Hospital
Directors and staff, Health care service beneficiaries, and the General public.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Write, edit, and, design project
    materials, including project reports, success stories, monthly update
    articles, brochures, and blog posts
  • Develop a communications strategy for the
    Defeat TB project through which materials will be shared and communicated
  • Liaise with URC Headquarters in the United
    States to develop and maintain the project documentation plan
  • Identify topics for documentation, collect
    information through interviews and on-the-ground research and observation,
    and determine appropriate mediums for documentation and dissemination
  • Ensure that project print and online
    materials are consistent with donor branding guidelines
  • Manage the content on the USAID/project
    webpage: develop and review the content, assist in the identification of
    relevant topic areas, and collect and disseminate best practices
  • Monitor relevant media coverage, take
    photos and video, and maintain a photo and video library and supporting
    photo/video release documentation
  • Handle the project’s design and branding
  • Manage the project social media platforms
    e.g. Facebook, Twitter
  • Provide support to the COP when needed,
    including handling communication on supported hospitals, MOH, Partners and
    presenting project work at high-level meetings and conferences
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
    Supervisor/Chief of Party. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID Defeat TB
    Project Communication Specialist job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    in Mass Communication, journalism and any related qualification
  • Five years of exposure and experience in
    health communication
  • Previous experience in program planning,
    implementation and reporting.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal and
    problem solving skills.
  • Computer literacy including Microsoft
    Office (Word, Excel and Power Point), and ability to use internet.
  • Ability to express self and communicate to
    others very clearly in English language
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in Public
    Health or related field will be an added advantage
  • Previous experience working with USG
    funded projects is desired
NB: Only candidates who are eligible to work in
the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be
considered for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
URC should upload their updated CVs / résumés and cover letters at the link
below. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID
Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well, download it
Deadline: 29th
December 2017 by 5:00 pm

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