Project Officer – Risk Communication and Community Engagement NGO Jobs – Baylor-Uganda

 

Job Title:    Project Officer – Risk
Communication and Community Engagement

Organization: Baylor-Uganda

Duty Station:
Uganda

 

About US:

Baylor-Uganda is a
private not for profit child health and development organization providing
family-centered pediatric HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services,
health professional training, and clinical research in Uganda. Baylor College
of Medicine Children’s Foundation -Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) is an indigenous
not-for-profit child health and development organisation affiliated to the
Baylor College of Medicine International Paediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI), a
Network of paediatric HIV/AIDS care and treatment Children’s Clinical Centres
of Excellence and international program offices in 11 countries across Africa
and Eastern Europe.

 

Job Summary:  The Project Officer – Risk Communication and
Community Engagement will provide short term technical assistance to the region
and districts. Will be responsible for strengthening regional and district
capacity for risk communication and community engagement during prevention and
response to COVID-19 outbreaks. The successful candidate will also support
implementation of community based disease surveillance activities in liason
with the epidemiologists.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Work
with the Project coordinator and PD to Plan, budget, implement and report on
project activities.

·       
Review
the RCCE strategies, information, education and communication (IEC) materials,
practices for COVID-19 outbreak prevention and control and offer practical
recommendations.

·       
Support
districts to develop/implement community information and feedback mechanisms
for providing information, detecting and rapidly responding to or counter
misinformation and rumors during outbreaks.

·       
Coordinate
mobilization and sensitization of community groups during outbreaks including
printing and dissemination of culturally appropriate IEC materials.

·       
Develop/implement
training activities on RCCE, and advocacy for the Global Health Security
programs and partners;

·       
Participate
in training of VHT’s on community based disease surveillance.

·       
Coordinate
quarterly VHT supervision meeting on community based disease surveillance.

·       
Provide
technical support for development of culturally appropriate and harmonized BCC
strategies and tools, messages for prevention and control of disease outbreaks.

·       
Liaise
with the M&E specialist to monitor and evaluate project risk community and
community engagement activities.

·       
Assist
in design and implementation of implementation/operation research including
evaluation of the social impact of outbreaks on population.

·       
Establish
effective relationships with the national and regional task forces; partners,
and donor communities, and ensure timely and effective communication with
stakeholders

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a master’s degree in Public Health, development, or other
relevant field with a degree in a Communication related field;

·       
Five
years of experience in the public health sector including qualitative study
design and training;

·       
Proficient
in using and monitoring electronic media platforms.

·       
Knowledge
of IDSR especially community based disease surveillance structures and
operation

·       
Experience
participating in risk communication during an outbreak is desirable.

·       
Experience
of conducting behavioral change communication assessments/studies

·       
Experience
in designing, implementing and evaluation of RCCE strategies;

·       
Excellent
writing, reporting and presentation skills;

·       
Strong
negotiation, advocacy and community mobilization skills;

·       
Computer
literate, knowledge and skills in MS office;

·       
Familiarity
with the local culture, cross-cultural sensitivities and demonstrated ability
to work independently as well as collaboratively on a multi-disciplinary team.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications online at the link below

 

Click Here

 

Deadline: 19th October 2020

 

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