No Experience Advocacy and Communication Intern Jobs – PATH

Organisation: PATH
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate
health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social
enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health
challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy,
and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including
vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to
strengthening health systems worldwide.
About Project:
PATH is implementing a 3-year global project funded by Bill
and Melinda Gates Foundation project called “Advocacy and Public Policy (APP)”.
The project in Uganda aims to influence policies and budgets for effective and
efficient delivery of services for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and
Adolescent Health, Immunization and Primary Health Care (PHC) in general.
 PATH is planning a
series of high-level advocacy events and communication activities between March
– June and would like to hire a resource person on a short-term internship
opportunity to support the team in Uganda to effectively execute its mandate.
The successful candidate will have an opportunity to acquire hands-on skills
and on job learning and mentorship that will equip them with basic skills in
policy advocacy, communication and general program implementation.
 Internship goals and learning objectives/benefit to the intern:
Gaining technical skills in advocacy and
Gaining experience in functional communication
and advocacy skills including networking, partnerships and the use of
traditional and social media, photography and documentation.
Acquiring an understanding of the importance of
policy advocacy in public health settings
Learning PATH, its culture and people to
effectively support APP and other program teams in executing their mandate
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Assist the country program in increasing PATH’s
visibility in social media in Uganda. This will include real time capturing and
highlighting of key moments and statements made by champions and other key
decision makers on priority advocacy issues
Assist the team in maintaining an organized
database/archive of program reports and other resource documents
Support the program team in verification of
telephone numbers through which participants at PATH-led events are facilitated
including preparing supportive paperwork to finance.
Support proof-reading of documents before they
are published in different media and other platforms
Assist in transcribing recordings of the monthly
dialogues between media and decision makers and key speeches at high level
events for use in feature articles, blogs and reports
Review print media editions on a daily basis to
identify and maintain a database of news stories and feature articles that are
aligned to the project’s core advocacy areas and can inform strategic advocacy
Work closely with the entire country program
team to share knowledge and learnings from APP project.
Support tracking and maintenance of an events
calendar for activities planned at a country level on a weekly basis
Support in mobilization of participants for
advocacy engagements spearheaded by PATH
Assist in communication-related assignments
including strategic display of brand materials at events, photography,
generating communication tools including event-specific promotional/visibility
Assist in maintaining contact with CSO partners
who belong to specific advocacy causes such as RMNCAH, PHC and Immunization
including sharing of regular updates with them.
Other duties as assigned
Learning outcomes
(how the Intern’s performance will be evaluated):  
Through weekly meetings where each team member
shares updates on their accomplishments
Monthly reflections on progress regarding
achievement of learning objectives
End of internship report

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the PATH Advocacy and
Communication Intern job should preferably hold a bachelor’s degree in Mass
communication, Social sciences, Development studies or related field
Good communication skills. Fluency in English,
written and oral required.
Must be social media savvy but well oriented to
using it for productive assignments
Demonstrable exceptional energy to work and
multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Good knowledge of how to use computers and basic
MS suite such as word, outlook, PowerPoint and Excel. Willingness to learn new
Ability to work effectively both independently
and as a member of a diverse team
Ability to maintain a calm and professional
attitude under pressure or constantly shifting priorities
Must have legal authorization to work in Uganda.
Demonstrable willingness and zeal to learn and
adapt quickly
NB: All PATH internships are eligible for school credit.
Please refer to your university’s process for credit eligibility.
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should apply online at the link
below. Please submit a cover letter with your resume describing your interest
in this position and how you meet the requirements. Application materials must
be submitted in English and applicants must have legal authorization to work in
Uganda to be considered and confirm this in their cover letter.
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