Community and Youth Mobilization Advisor USAID Project Careers – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Organization: John
Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United
States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a
leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by providing
high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs
worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and currently
operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years.
The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public health
research and consulting organization.
About USAID RHITES-N Project:
RHITES-N, Lango will contribute
to improving key population- based national health indicators; build the
capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally-
driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria,
nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders
to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up
high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional,
district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual
elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and
condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can
be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence
locations.
Job Summary: The
Community and Youth Mobilization Advisor is primarily responsible for
organizing, coordinating, monitoring and in some cases leading activities that
contribute to target audiences adapt appropriate health behaviors related to
HIV and AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, Malaria, TB, Family Planning, and
Nutrition. S/ he will facilitate exchanges of good practice between communities
and districts, liaise with District Health Office, Civil Society Organizations,
Non-governmental Organizations, partners, and community stakeholders in the
public and private sectors. The Advisor will regularly report on progress with
the community and youth mobilization work to the Department of Health at
district, community and to RHITES-N Lango Project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Train
    and coordinate the work of community groups (youth, women, adolescents and
    men) that will engage target audiences including community stakeholders, health
    providers, at risk populations, and key audiences in the district and
    communities in relevant activities that support adapting healthy
    behaviors.
  • Conduct
    regular meetings with the community groups (youth, women, adolescents and
    men) for reporting, refresher training, and logistic and content updates
    of community events.
  • Coordinate
    with and keep government officials engaged with community activities,
    i.e., training, demonstrations, and mobilization in targeted districts.
  • Work
    closely with mhealth digital Advisor and gender officer to manage
    logistics including delivery of materials, payments, and reporting.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Project Community and Youth Mobilization
    Advisor job placement should hold a Master’s degree and five years
    experience in organizing and managing community and youth mobilization
    activities preferably in the health sector
  • Experience
    in logistics and facilitating events ranging from town hall meetings,
    Health Days, mobilization, integrated community outreaches and training
    with key audiences
  • Good
    writer and editor including reports and updates for USAID
  • Experience
    in working with government officials and representing large donor-funded
    projects
How to Apply:
All candidates should send
their updated cover letters and updated CVs to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com
Deadline: 30th April 2018
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