US Citizen Fellowship Careers – Social Behavior Change Communications Officer – Ministry of Health – Uganda

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US Citizen Fellowship Careers – Social Behavior Change Communications Officer – Ministry of Health – Uganda

Job Title:     Social Behavior Change Communications Officer

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Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)

Placement Organisation: Ministry of Health – Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Eligible Citizenship: USA

Salary: Monthly Stipend

Position Code: G11-Int

About GHC:

Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to remain connected after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.

About US:

The Ministry of Health (MOH) Uganda is a government body charged with policy formulation and policy dialogue with health development partners, resource mobilization and budgeting, strategic planning, regulation and advising other ministries on health matters, setting standards and quality assurance, capacity development and technical support, provision of nationally coordinated services such as epidemic control, coordination of health research, and monitoring and evaluation of the overall sector performance.

Job Summary:  The Social Behavior Change Communications Officer will collaborate with the Ministry of Health (MOH) team to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate Social Behavior Change Communication interventions. The role will also involve provision of support for resource mobilization efforts for Social Behavior Change Communication interventions, in line with the department’s mission.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Working with the MOH team, the Social Behavior Change Communication Officer will:

  • Explore and document best practices to promote Social Behavior Change Communication in line with existing standards
  • Monitor national Social Behavior Change Communication implementation
  • Map all partners working on Social Behavior Change Communication in Uganda
  • Network with various stakeholders (public and private) to promote the Social Behavior Change Communication agenda at the policy and implementation levels
  • Disseminate experiences arising from Social Behavior Change Communication interventions in line with the departmental guidelines
  • Identify funding opportunities for Social Behavior Change Communication activities
  • Develop fundable research proposals for Social Behavior Change Communication programs and activities
  • Develop operational plans and budgets for Social Behavior Change Communication initiatives in line with the approved programs and budget lines
  • Monitor and evaluate impact of Social Behavior Change Communication interventions in various health programs
  • Prepare monthly and other regular reports of Social Behavior Change Communication activities in line with the departmental guidelines
  • Oversee community health worker program and act as liaison between key partners

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps Social Behavior Change Communications Officer career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree*
  • Preferred: Master’s degree in Public Health, Communications or related field
  • Demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and/or evaluating social behavior change communication interventions*
  • Excellent writing skills, with the ability to present complex topics in accessible language*
  • Experience researching or analyzing policy or quantitative/qualitative data*
  • Experience with fundraising or partnership development, especially acting as the lead point of contact for high-level stakeholders like donors or government officials*
  • Knowledge of USAID and other large donor agency rules and regulations
  • Experience with or academic training in community health worker programs, and/or experience working directly with a developing country government
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Experience in conference and/or high-level meeting planning and organization
  • Good analytical and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to multitask with flexibility and demonstrated ability to prioritize across multiple activities
  • Experience living in a developing country
  • Proficiency in MS Office and computer applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

NB: Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Fellowship Stipend, Benefits, and Logistics:

In addition to the intensive leadership development and professional growth that the fellowship offers, the Global Health Corps fellowship includes the following benefits. GHC arranges several logistical details on fellows’ behalf with the expectation that fellows will take ownership of their overall experience. Read on below to learn more about how these items apply to specific placements:

  • Monthly living stipend
  • Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Housing
  • Insurance
  • Support in applying for visas and/or work permits, as necessary
  • Travel costs covered to and from placement site, GHC training and retreats
  • Professional development funds of up to $600

How to Apply:

All applicants who desire to be placed by the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should express interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.

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Deadline: 16th January, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

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