Head Communication and Advocacy Job Placement – Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC)

Organisation: Uganda
AIDS Commission (UAC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Director Policy, Research and Programming
About US:
Uganda AIDS
Commission (UAC) was established in 1992 by an Act of Parliament (Cap 208) and
is under the Office of the President of the Republic of Uganda. The Act
provides for the Commission to Oversee, Plan and Coordinate AIDS Prevention and
Control activities throughout Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Head Communication and Advocacy will
manage communication and advocacy programmes of UAC in the promotion of the
national and international responses to HIV/AIDS epidemic in Uganda
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Undertake and advise on advocacy and public relations policies and
    strategies for UAC
  • Develop strategies, plans and coordinate for advocating for the
    support and participation of stakeholders in the national HIV/AIDS
  • Develop public relations strategies and programmes for UAC and
    national response
  • Mobilizes stakeholder in the national response to HIV/AIDS related
    events, such as world Aids Day
  • Develop strategies to coordinate, support and guide behavioral
    change communication
  • Supervises and appraises the performance of the Advocacy Officer and
    Public Relation Officer
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of UAC, advocacy
    and public relations programmes.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass
    Communication or Public Relations
  • A bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication Public
    Relations or Management
  • At least three years of postgraduate qualification in a Government
    or a reputable organization
  • Lobbying and advocacy
  • Negotiation
  • Networking
  • Public relations and customer care
  • Computer skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Census building
  • Critical thinking
  • Budgeting
  • Problem solving
  • Self-management skills
  • Team work
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should provide a cover letter expressing
interest in the job, a detailed CV, including present position, names,
addresses, and phone contacts of three professional referees, copies of professional/
educational certificates and copies of previous appointments. Please send it
The Director
Uganda AIDS
Plot 1-3 Salim Bay
Road Ntinda,
P.O Box 10779
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 30th September 2019 by 5.00pm.
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