Communications Associate GHC Paid Internship Jobs – Center for Health, Human Rights & Development (CEHURD)

Job Title:     Communications Associate
Organisation: Global
Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Center for Health, Human Rights & Development (CEHURD)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Eligible Citizenship: Ugandan
Salary: Monthly
Position Code: G03-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
About US:
Center for Health,
Human Rights & Development (CEHURD) is an indigenous, non-profit, research,
and advocacy organization which is pioneering the enforcement of human rights
and the justiciability of the right to health in Eastern Africa. Founded in
2007 and registered under the laws of Uganda, it was formed to contribute
towards ensuring that laws and policies are used as the principal tools for the
promotion and protection of health and human rights of populations in Uganda,
and the East African region.
Job Summary:  The Communications Associate will support
Center for Health, Human Rights and Development’s (CEHURD) communication and
branding. This will include external communications (e.g. public relations and
publications) and international communication in line with CEHURD’s strategic
plan and policies. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in
building communications and promotional materials; s/he will support the
organization to promote its programs and share its work with the public. This
is a dynamic position that includes fundraising, development and communications
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Write concise and compelling content showcasing the organization’s
    work including developing and disseminating a quarterly newsletter
  • Support staff members’ fundraising meetings, conference
    presentations, and exhibitions
  • Assist staff members with brand adherence for all communications,
    presentations and publications— including supporting staff trainings
  • Participate in communications research and work closely with the
    research team to translate evidence and data into messages for policy
    makers and other key stakeholders
Digital Engagement
  • Support the ongoing governance and maintenance of core content on
    our website—including regular updating of the website, developing
    dashboards on key events and tracking web traffic against targets
  • Support our social media presence (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube,
    and Instagram)
Media Relations
  • Track developing trends and news items related to our vision,
    strategy, and objectives via media monitoring
  • Communicate to the team appropriately manage public relations and
    promote CEHURD opportunities and activities through local media

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps Communications
    Associate career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree*
  • At least three years of professional experience*
  • Strong writing skills with experience writing for digital media,
    e.g. blogs or newsletters*
  • Professional experience in posting with and monitoring social media
    platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and/or Instagram*
  • Ability to translate research into compelling messaging, evidenced
    by experience writing policy briefs, talking points, reports, or memos*
  • CRM database management experience, e.g. Salsa or Blackbaud
  • Website editing and management experience, ideally including
    tracking web traffic
  • Public speaking experience
  • Experience working with media contacts, including writing press
  • Cultural competency and commitment to social justice
  • Passion for using strategic communications to advance human rights
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong accountability and attention to detail
  • Comfort with public speaking before large audiences and debating
    complex issues
  • Willingness to work outside the city with limited access to malls,
    discotheques, or other related social activity
  • Resilience in a highly dynamic working environment
  • Ability to multitask and work with teams as well as individually
NB: Items indicated
with an asterisk (*) are required
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
  • Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Housing
  • Insurance
  • Support in applying for visas and/or work permits, as necessary
  • Travel costs covered to and from placement site, GHC training and
  • 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
Deadline: 16th January, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
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