4 Community Coordinator USAID Project Job Placements – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID’s
RHITES-N Acholi Project (Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in
Northern Uganda – Acholi
Duty Station: Gulu,
Reports to: Social
Behavior Change Advisor
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 RHITES-N Project:
With the RHITES-N
Acholi Project (Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Northern
Uganda – Acholi), USAID will continue its support of the Government of Uganda’s
(GOU) efforts to improve access to and use of health services in the country’s
post-conflict northern region. RHITES-N Acholi Project activities will build on
USAID investments and national advances to increase access to and use of
high-quality integrated services that accelerate the ability and capacity to
respond to the specific health needs of residents in the Acholi sub-region,
leveraging the URC-ASSIST project successes.
Job Summary:   The Community Coordinator will oversee the
implementation of SBC activities at community level, including implementing and
monitoring the execution of RHITES North Acholi communication strategies for
respective priority areas. S/he will play a leading role in the development of
SBC intervention strategies and frameworks.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Oversee concept testing and pre-testing of all communication
    materials that are developed.
  • Oversee targeted dissemination of SBCC messages and campaign
    materials at community levels
  • Develop success stories and lessons learnt during implementation of
    the communication activities, and ensure that regular publications (case
    studies, project updates, newsletters, etc.) are printed, and updated in a
    timely and consistent manner.
  • Document project case studies, lessons learnt, best practices in SBC
    and contribute to the knowledge based through participation in scientific
    forums and technical networks.
  • Generate weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports on the
    project’s communication activities for project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Oversee the coordinated development of SBC materials and SBC
    strategies aimed at promoting behaviours related to the seven health
    priority areas of HIV; Tuberculosis; Malaria; Maternal New born and Child
    Health; Nutrition; Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Water Sanitation
    and Hygiene
  • Gathering and analysing SBC related data that will provide insights
    to enrich SBC implementation in respective districts
  • Provide authoritative interpretation of complex SBC challenges at
    community level and developing innovative solutions
  • Organizing community engagement activities to increase learning and
    adoption of healthy behaviours.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with RHITES N Acholi project as
    well as other stakeholders including District officials, Media, NGOs,
    Community actors to ensure achievement of project targets.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Community Coordinator USAID Project job must
    hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Mass Communication, social sciences,
    Public Health, or other related degree; post graduate training in
    strategic communication will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to demonstrate specific hands-on knowledge and skills in
    planning, designing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting of SBCC
    programs especially in prevention activities, with an understanding of
    social cultural and economic issues related to health.
  • Capable of delivering on set targets, with networking capabilities
    and able to manage competing priorities.
  • Four years of relevant experience working in public health
    communication programming for development/humanitarian projects/programs
    in a donor environment, in managing social behavior change communication
    campaigns, and in monitoring public health communication-related projects
    of similar scope in a social marketing field. Experience working with
    USAID programs will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in working with national and community SBCC intervention
    programs; Specific hands-on knowledge and skills in planning, designing,
    implementing and monitoring SBCC programs especially in prevention
    approaches is mandatory.
  • Demonstrated handling of BCC interventions and hands-on experience
    in driving targeted SBCC campaigns, and in communication stakeholder
    management, digital marketing tools, and social media is essential.
  • Demonstrable results in previous work environment should reinforce
    claims to this experience.
  • Knowledge of public health service delivery, community outreaches
    and social marketing, and experience in working with community
    health-intervention programs and in dissemination of information through
    different communication channels.
  • A motivated, focused, disciplined professional with excellent
    communication, interpersonal, analytical and result-oriented skills.
  • Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tactful,
    ability to plan, organize and measure outcomes of interventions.
  • Exemplary and honest, with a high level of energy and integrity, and
    able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Flexible, innovative, with good record keeping, communication,
    presentation, report-writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Team player with the ability to make positive contributions.
  • Ability to speak Acholi is an added advantage.
Please Note:
Only candidates who are eligible to work in 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: 9th July 2018 by 5:00 pm
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