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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Associate Community Liaison Officer Job at MUJHU CARE LIMITED - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Associate Community Liaison Officer

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Deadline of this Job:
not later than Monday, 2nd October 2017 by 5.30pm

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
MUJHU CARE LTD/Makerere University — Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration, a Kampala based equal opportunities HIV and TB Research and Service Delivery Organisation with more than 350 employees is seeking for interested‘ committed and reliable professionals with the described qualifications to apply for the following position;
Post: Associate Community Liaison Officer
Description and purpose:
The successful candidate will support the Community Liaison Officer to nurture community partnerships and community based study activities in HIV prevention studies focusing on women. S/he will also work in collaboration with other study team members to support MUJHU cross-cutting community partnerships as well as to optimize community engagement throughout the research cycle.
The holder of this position will be accountable to the MUJHU Community Liaison Officer and work closely with the study team (investigator and Study Coordinator) and will be responsible for the following duties:
  •  Map and engage community based stakeholders and service providers relevant to the proposed study populations;
  • Support community engagement throughout the study cycle;
  • Lead community based study preparation activities such as contacting various stakeholders, laying ground work for study recruitment, community sensitizations/ mobilizations, and dissemination of study findings,
  • Lead community-based sensitization and screening activities;
  • Nurture strong relationships with media representatives, liaise with and respond to enquiries from media, civil society and key stakeholders;
  • Plan, develop and implement local dissemination strategies;
  •  Participate in other crosscutting activities to support community engagement across the research cycle at MUJHU together with community team.
Required qualifications and profile:
  • At least a bachelors level degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Communication, Social Sciences, Community Development);
  • At least three years‘ relevant experience working with communities.
  • Experience in recruiting for HIV prevention studies, recruiting adolescent gins and women at risk of HIV will be an added advantage;
  • Postgraduate or Masters level training in a relevant discipline would be an added advantage;
  •  Prior experience with clinical or implementation science research would also be an added advantage;
  • The desired person must be able and willing to work in the field and should possess strong interpersonal, communication and community skills;
  • The ideal candidate would be passionate about HIV prevention among women and community engagement and be a highly effective communicator and able to work as a team member as needed.
Job application procedure
Applications with complete C.\/, including 3 referees and their full addresses or contact Tel Nos. copies of academic certificates and testimonials should be hand delivered to : MU-JHU Human Resource Manager, through reception Room 10, MUJHU 1 Building or at:  not later than Monday, 2nd October 2017 by 5.30pm. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
Previous applicants for the position of Associate Community Liaison Officer, need not reapply.