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2 Communication Officer USAID MAPD Project Jobs – Malaria Consortium

Organization: Malaria
Consortium
Project Name: USAID/PMI
Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) Project
Duty Station: Kampala
and Arua, Uganda
Salary: USD
15,338 gross per annum
About US:
Malaria Consortium
is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the
comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and
Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government
agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to
ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing
technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities
for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. Malaria Consortium
works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity
of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved
economic prosperity.
About USAID MAPD Project:
The Malaria Action
Program for Districts (MAPD) project is a 5-year USAID/PMI funded project. The
project aims to prevent and control Malaria illnesses and deaths in order to
minimise the social economic effects of the disease among the overall population
of Uganda especially in children under 5 years of age. The project will be
implemented starting in August 2016, and will cover 43 districts with a total
population of more than 13 million. The Malaria Action Program for Districts
project offers a partnership uniquely positioned to deliver this implementation
rollout. Partners include Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in
Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO), Banyan Global, Deloitte &Touché
Uganda, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and Communication for Development
Foundation-Uganda (CDFU).
Job Summary:
The Communication Officer will provide communications and implementation
support to all MAPD project activities in the Central Kampala and Arua region
districts of operation.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Malaria Consortium USAID MAPD Communication
    Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in communications,
    marketing, or related field, ideally with a public health bias. 
  • At least three years of professional experience in behaviour change
    communications, community mobilisation and/or projects documentation.
  • Previous experience implementing community activations and
    implementation of behaviour change communications activities and
    documentation.
  • Experience in story collection and story writing to document
    projects’ achievements
  • Knowledge of the community and local government structures
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of basic public health issues
    in Uganda and the required behaviour change associated to them.
  • Skills in the use of different media outlets (photography, film, TV,
    radio, newspapers, etc.) for communications/advocacy purposes
  • Knowledge of the Ugandan Health Sector
  • Experience in health sector advocacy work
  • Foundational knowledge of public health approaches
How to Apply:
All interested
applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.
Deadline: 18th May 2018
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