Communications Coordinator USAID Project Jobs – UCP Wheels for Humanity

 

Job Title:    Communications Coordinator
for Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation Systems (ReLAB-HS)

Organisation: UCP
Wheels for Humanity

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

Founded in 1996, UCP
Wheels for Humanity increases access to mobility and improves quality of life
for children and adults with physical disabilities in less-resourced countries.
UCP Wheels makes strategic investments in communities by leveraging existing
capacities and empowering local stakeholders. Based on the needs of each region
in which we work, we offer one or more of our direct-service or
capacity-building programs.

 

About USAID Project:

ReLAB-HS aims to
support development of health systems that are responsive to the escalating
challenge of addressing the growing needs for rehabilitation within
populations. It seeks to co-design and implement innovative, comprehensive,
cost-effective interventions that strengthen health systems for provision of
rehabilitation including assistive technology. ReLAB-HS will focus on
integrating rehabilitation and assistive technology services across all levels
of care within health systems. The ReLAB-HS consortium comprises of six
international partners with expertise in health systems, implementation
science, and delivery innovations.

 

Job Summary:  UCP Wheels for Humanity (UCPW) is seeking
candidates for a ReLAB-HS Uganda Communications Coordinator for a new five-year
USAID-funded project, Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in
Healthy Systems (ReLAB-HS). The ReLAB-HS Uganda Communications Coordinator will
be responsible for supporting national and global project communications
development and dissemination. Only candidates with work authorization in
Uganda will be considered; relocation benefits will not be provided. This is
expected to be a part-time role.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the direction of the ReLAB-HS Uganda
Project Manager, the ReLAB-HS Uganda Communications Coordinator will be
responsible for performing the following primary tasks:

·       
Coordinate
with Consortium Communications Coordinator and UCPW headquarters (HQ) team to
support national and global project communications development and
dissemination

·       
Support
the development and implementation of a global ReLAB-HS strategy which will be
led by the Consortium Communications Coordinator

·       
Support
the development of a country-level communications strategy and plan

·       
Identify
opportunities to amplify project milestones, achievements, and success stories
in coordination with UCPW HQ staff and consortium colleagues

·       
Collaborate
with relevant UCPW and consortium team members to explore the use of social
media and other tools to promote and disseminate ReLAB-HS content

·       
Coordinate
with UCPW programs and communications teams to create ReLAB-HS-related content

·       
Help
draft and translate press releases and/or other communications pieces for local
media sources when requested

·       
Compile
or prepare inputs, including written pieces, photographs, and other
communications materials, to support ReLAB-HS communications initiatives

·       
Prepare
collateral, graphics, presentations, and other required communications
materials for trainings, workshops, and other in-country activities

·       
Attend
and actively contribute to the ReLAB-HS communications community of practice
with colleagues from other ReLAB-HS countries

·       
Ensure
that all communications are in line with the ReLAB-HS branding strategy and
marking plan and the country-level communications strategy and plan

·       
Assist
in drafting, editing, and translating publications, articles, presentations,
and other written pieces

·       
Support
ReLAB-HS Uganda Project Manager to consolidate and format inputs for required
quarterly narrative reports and draft success stories for quarterly narrative
reports as required

·       
Perform
other related duties as needed

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, International
Relations/Public Affairs, Journalism, Marketing, Political Science, or relevant
field

·       
A
minimum of three years of relevant experience in outreach and communications
work with an international NGO

·       
Demonstrated
planning and organizational skills, and ability to meet tight deadlines and
multi-task

·       
Excellent
oral, written communication, and presentation skills in English

·       
Proficient
in the use of social media

·       
Proficient
in filming and photography

·       
Flexibility
and willingness to work as a team member and independently

·       
Strong
interpersonal skills and ability to work with both internal and external
partners in a multicultural environment.

·       
Excellent
computer skills and ability to use standard technology packages such as Adobe
Suite and Microsoft Office Suite

·       
Willingness
to travel when needed for project activities

 

Preferred
Qualifications:

·       
Experience
in a communications role on a USAID-funded project

 

How to Apply:

Please submit a
cover letter and resume in English to careers@ucpwheels.org.
Please include “Application for ReLAB-HS Uganda Communications Coordinator:
YOUR NAME” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling
basis.

 

UCP Wheels is an
equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive
culture. UCP Wheels encourages applications from all qualified individuals
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age,
national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

 

Deadline: 31st December 2020

 

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