Community Engagement Team Lead US Non-profit Careers – IntraHealth International

Organisation: IntraHealth International
Duty Station:  Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy
Chief of Party (DCOP)
About US:
IntraHealth International is a non-profit organization that
was founded in North Carolina, United States and has been working in over 30
years in over 100 countries. IntraHealth has empowered health workers to better
serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care
challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health
systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration
with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private- sector
organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and
contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health
workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools,
supplies, information, training, and support they need to provide communities
they serve with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.
Job Summary:  The
Community Engagement Team Lead will work principally to develop a community
engagement strategy, create a community engagement unit and oversee the
implementation of the same. The Community Engagement Team Lead will work to
functionalize community health strategy in the RHITES-E catchment; support all
Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) initiatives; and the Gender Youth
and Social Inclusion docket. The Community Engagement Team Lead will support
the creation of a linkage platform with accompanying tools (including digital)
to facilitate linkages between community and health facility structures. The
Community Engagement Team Lead will support all community quality improvement
interventions and develop an operating framework for community health to support
the implementation of  integrated
services of the following services: HIV/AIDS, Maternal Neonatal and Child
Health (MNCH), Family Planning; Nutrition; Malaria; Social Behavior Change
Communication (SBCC),  Gender, Youth and
Social Inclusion. She/he will in collaboration with the Monitoring Evaluation
and Learning Director develop a community health monitoring, evaluation and
learning plan and oversee the implementation of the same.   
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
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Develop a community engagement strategy for the
25 districts and health facilities in the RHITES-E catchment;
·        
Lead a team of community engagement specialists
to ensure high performance and achievement of all deliverables;
·        
Work collaboratively with the MOH and the
district structures develop an operating framework and community quality
improvement strategy to support the implementation of integrated services;
·        
Support district level stakeholders to
strengthen community health information systems and reporting and community use
of data for health system improvements;
·        
Support the capacity building and ongoing
technical assistance to sub grants that include civil society, faith-based and
community-based organizations;
·        
Support RHITES-E, districts, health facilities
and communities to generate evidence and foster a culture of data use to
improve programming and advocate for support.
·        
Strengthen community systems to facilitate
linkage and referral and ensure that targets are reached;
·        
Maintain close collaboration with other
implementing partners, CBOs, and private health sector stakeholders to leverage
opportunities for collaboration, avoid duplication and ensure programmatic
alignment;
·        
Lead report writing for all community engagement
interventions on a monthly, quarterly, annual basis.
·        
Represent the Activity at coordination meetings
with development partners and stakeholders, as appropriate;
·        
Assist with other tasks as assigned by the
DCOP/COP.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The ideal applicants for the Intrahealth
International Community Engagement Team Lead career placement should hold a Master’s
Degree required; Advanced degree preferred in, Public Health, Community Health
or Health systems.
·        
A minimum of ten years of experience including 5
years in a supervisory role.
·        
A minimum of 5 years of work experience for GOU
or international donor-funded projects.
·        
Familiarity with the GOU’s health systems and
community health system strategies.
·        
Advocacy experience and skills to articulate the
need for community health systems strengthening.
·        
Proven ability to assess and manage complex
activities simultaneously in a time-sensitive environment meeting competing
deadlines.
·        
Ability to work as an effective team member in a
complex and fast paced environment.
·        
Proven interpersonal skills and ability to
interact professionally with diverse people, clients and consultants.
·        
Strong verbal and written English language
skills with experience in report writing and presentations to large and diverse
stakeholders.
·        
Computer literacy in Word, Excel, Power Point.
Experience with social media as a tool for advocacy and community building is
desirable.
Competencies
·        
Accountability – Holds self and
others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and
decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that
have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high quality results for
IntraHealth’s success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and
behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
·        
Innovation – Develops new, better or
significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives that result in
improvement of IntraHealth’s performance and meeting objectives, results and
global commitments.
·        
Service Excellence – Knowledge of
and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes and
techniques to access internal and/or external client needs and expectations and
meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service
directly or indirectly.
·        
Strategic Thinking – Applies organizational
knowledge to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for IntraHealth
while recognizing, anticipating and resolving organizational challenges.
Ability to develop organization- and industry-specific expertise and apply
sound decision making processes to reach productive resolutions that translates
strategy into actionable business plans.
·        
Business Acumen – Knowledge,
insight, and application of business concepts, tools, and processes that are
required for making sound decisions in the context of IntraHealth’s business;
ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations; including
supporting, identifying, assessing, and/or securing new business for the
organization.
·        
Effective Communication
Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to
effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear
language (English and other required languages) appropriate to the audience;
and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the
application of appropriate professional communication behaviors.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to
join the IntraHealth International should apply by clicking on the web link
below.
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