Fresher Communications and Knowledge Management Officer Non-profit Jobs – Alive Medical Services

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Alive
Medical Services
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Eligible Citizenship:
Ugandan
Salary: Monthly Stipend of
550 dollars per month
Position Code: G01-Nat
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 Us:
Alive Medical Services is a community-based clinic located in
Namuwongo, Kampala, providing comprehensive services to children, young people,
and families living with and affected by HIV. The clinic’s growth from its
humble beginnings with six clients a decade ago, to its current work serving
over 13,000 clients, is proof that the need for quality HIV care continues in
Uganda. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days per week, the clinic stands as a
beacon of hope for residents of Namuwongo – and far beyond. Alive Medical
Services is deeply rooted in the community and has gained their trust because
of the respect and love the staff show to each and every person that comes
through the clinic’s doors. The clinic has a wide range of services, including
HIV testing and counseling, anti-retroviral therapy, prevention and treatment
of opportunistic infections, psychosocial support and counseling, family
planning, early infant HIV diagnosis, and other lab tests. This is all possible
with a dedicated staff, volunteers, and a state of the art facility, which
includes an in-house lab and separate youth wing.
Job Summary: The
Communications and Knowledge Management Officer will be based in Kampala and
will work with senior management to make sure that Alive Medical Services is
able to capture and share its wide scope of work with a local and international
audience. The fellow will also work to extend the audience that Alive Medical
Services reaches. This position is important in enabling and supporting the
clinic’s continued growth and provision of top quality care. The Communications
and Knowledge Management Officer will work with leadership to ensure that the
organization communicates information effectively, through as many ways as
possible, to successfully reach all audiences.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Lead all organizational communication campaigns,
including social media, email, and print
·        
Work with Alive Medical Services senior
management to identify new audiences at the national, regional, and international
level and create effective communication materials to engage these audiences
·        
Develop and update engaging web-based
communications, including updating the website, keeping the blog current,
providing a range of content on social media, and developing compelling email
campaigns
·        
Write compelling case studies, success stories,
and project narratives that highlight the work done at the clinic
·        
Write project briefs that highlight Alive
Medical Services’ unique and diverse projects
·        
Assist with building capacity of Alive Medical
Services staff in this area
·        
Work with the Partnership Development and
Resource Mobilization Officer to support fundraising efforts



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps Communications
and Knowledge Management Officer career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree
in communications, public health, or related field
·        
At least two years of experience in
communications, including writing compelling stories and articles
·        
Previous experience working with web-based
communication platforms
·        
Experience engaging with and writing for a range
of audiences, including governments and policy makers, multilateral agencies,
and the general public (national and international)
·        
Strong interpersonal and communication skills,
including excellent oral and written communication skills
·        
Strong initiative and the ability to think
creatively
·        
Ability to work independently and as a member of
a team
·        
Ability to manage time and prioritize multiple
projects and tasks
·        
Ability to work well under pressure and meet
deadlines
·        
Ability to work in a multicultural environment
·        
Significant knowledge of the global HIV/AIDS
field
·        
Design and publication skills desirable
especially interfacing with the Adobe Creative Suite’s InDesign, Photoshop, and
Illustrator
·        
Strong working facility with communication
technologies and social media
·        
Good photography and/or videography skills
·        
Good at networking and relationship building
·        
Integrity, resilience, and flexibility
Fellowship Stipend, Benefits,
and Logistics:
In addition to the intensive leadership development and professional
growth that the fellowship offers, the Global Health Corps fellowship includes
the following benefits. GHC arranges several logistical details on fellows’
behalf with the expectation that fellows will take ownership of their overall
experience. Read on below to learn more about how these items apply to specific
placements:
·        
Monthly living stipend of $550
·        
Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the
fellowship year
·        
Housing, including utilities assistance
·        
Health or travel medical insurance
·        
Support in applying for visas and/or work
permits, as necessary
·        
Travel costs covered to and from placement site,
GHC training and retreats
·        
Professional development funds of up to $600
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: 17th January, 2018 at
11:59pm EST
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