USAID CHC Project Jobs – National Technical Assistance Coordinator (NTAC) – Malaria and Nutrition – FHI 360

Organisation: FHI
Project Name: USAID
Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC)
Duty Station:
Kampala, 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 National Technical Assistance Coordinator
(NTAC) – Malaria and Nutrition will directly lead and be responsible for the
implementation of the technical assistance activities mentioned above, report
to the Senior Technical Advisor-Health Communication (STA-HC) to provide
day-to-day technical assistance to various USG IPs in the design and delivery
of quality HC interventions. He/she will work to ensure that key USG and GOU
partners are involved in the implementation of the integrated OBULAMU health
communication platform..
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work with the STA-HC to provide health communication related
    technical support to key USG and GOU IPs at national and regional levels
    according to the CHC work plan.
  • Manage and nurture relationships with malaria and nutrition thematic
    Technical Working Groups (TWGs), and the national Behavior Change
    Communication Working Group (BCC WG) at MOH.
  • Lead CHC efforts to support USG IPs and TWGs to conduct
    participatory materials review sessions and ensure that the quality of
    materials and tools that partners reproduce meet the standard of quality
    HC that CHC promotes.
  • Manage the materials’ approval process to ensure that malaria and
    nutrition health communication materials developed are duly approved by
    committees at MOH
  • Lead the day-to-day implementation of the CHC integrated
    communication platform activities to ensure that all key USG IPs are
    oriented and provided with the necessary malaria and nutrition
    implementation guides, toolkits and materials for the different campaign
    life stages.
  • Provide remote and physical technical advisory functions to CHC
    regional offices to effectively rollout and monitor OBULAMU campaigns
    related to malaria and nutrition, and to ensure that regional based USG
    IPs receive the timely malaria and nutrition technical assistance.
  • Provide leadership, and involvement of CHC, in supporting MOH and
    USG IPs in planning and executing health communication activities for
    national and international health commemorative events as determined by
    the different TWGs.
  • Support health communication capacity assessments develop tailored
    capacity strengthening plans, and subsequent social behavioral change
    training and mentoring sessions that suit various TWGs, USG IPs at
    national and regional levels.
  • Identify malaria and nutrition related research opportunities to
    strengthen evidence-based health communication among GOU and USG IPs.
  • Identify and harness communities of practice and other knowledge
    management platforms among malaria and nutrition partners.
  • Support project documentation of key lessons learnt, success
    stories, technical & research briefs and abstracts relating to malaria
    and nutrition.
  • Be the key CHC representative in selected strategic meetings and
    events with MOH and USG IPs and ensure dissemination of key HC knowledge
    management products to these

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the USAID FHI 360 National Technical Assistance
    Coordinator (NTAC) – Malaria and Nutrition job placement must hold a Master’s
    degree in public health/health communication and social sciences
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience in leading strategic health
    communication interventions in malaria and nutrition national and district
  • Highly knowledgeable and experienced in malaria and nutrition as
    well as other health areas relevant to CHC e.g. HIV/AIDS, TB, family
    planning and maternal health.
  • Experience working with Ministry of Health, USG and other donor
    related funded malaria and nutrition programs and partners.
  • Good oral and written skills as required for the delivery of varied
    health communication products
  • Ability to adapt and work in challenging and demanding environments
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, 22nd March 2019
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