Regional Technical Manager (RTM)/ Communication Specialist USAID CHC Project Jobs – FHI 360

Organisation: FHI
Project Name: USAID
Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC)
Duty Station:
Mbale, Uganda
About US:
FHI 360 is a leading
global development organization dedicated to improving lives around the world.
Our professional staff includes experts in education, health, nutrition,
economic development, civil society and environment as well as cross-cutting
experts in gender issues, research, applied science, behavior change and
Technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to address today’s diverse
and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with
4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.
About USAID CHC Project:
Communication for
Healthy Communities (CHC) is a five- year program implemented through a
cooperative agreement between the United States Agency for International
Development USAID/Uganda) and FHI 360. The project is designed to support the
Government of Uganda and partners to design and implement quality health
communication interventions to contribute to reduction in HIV Infections, total
fertility, maternal & child mortality, malnutrition, malaria &
tuberculosis. CHC works with Ministry of Health and partners to rollout a
nationwide OBULAMU integrated health communication platform through: Mass
media; outdoor media; social and digital media; and, inter personal
communication (IPC).
Job Summary:  The Regional Technical Officer
(RTO)/Communication Specialist will be based in the CHC Mbale office and will
directly assist the Deputy Chielof Party and Senior Technical Advisor – Health
Communication to programmatically oversee activities within the region, as well
as provide health communication technical support in the areas of, HIV/AIDS,
TB, Malaria, Family Planning, Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition in all
the Eastern Region districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work with the CHC Country Office (CO) team to develop/update health
    communication strategies, materials and tools in the above health areas to
    suit regional context.
  • Work with the CO technical team to oversee the day-to-day rollout of
    health communication activities in the region including; community mobilization
    and interpersonal communication, radio, video and print media placements
    in the region
  • Identify health communication needs of regional based implementing
    partners and districts and provide on-going technical assistance in the
    planning, implementation and evaluation of health communication
  • Maintain an up to date register of the Implementing Partners in the
    region and their various health communication activities
  • Support ongoing research, monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • Submit activity and quarterly reports on all project activities to
    the DCOP & Technical Director.
  • Participate in district based planning and coordination meetings,
    including DHMT, DOP, DNCCi among others and ensure that Health
    Communication features in the agenda
  • Supervise two staff members i e, the Regional Communication Officer
    (RCO) and the Regional Finance and Administrative Assistant (RFAA) and
    ensure good teamwork in the regional office.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the USAID FHI 360 Regional Technical Manager
    (RTM)/ Communication Specialist job must hold Bachelor’s degrees in
    communication, social sciences, public health or related field
  • At least five to seven years of experience in designing. and
    implementing health communication programs.
  • Experience working with districts, implementing partners and local
  • Prior experience with health communication (HC) is desirable
  • Experience managing/supervising various implementing partners.
  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the
    standard applications in MS Office)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English (and at
    least one regional language)
How to Apply:
All interested job
applicants should submit a cover letter, copies of their CV, academic
transcripts and three professional referees m one folder to: The Human Resource
Office. FHI 360 Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O. Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda or via
email to: 
Deadline: Friday, 1st February 2019
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