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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Communications and Knowledge Management Officer Job at Global Health Corps ( GHC ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Communications and Knowledge Management Officer

Jobs at:
Global Health Corps ( GHC )

Deadline of this Job:
17th January, 2018 at 11:59pm EST

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Placement Organisation: Alive Medical Services
Eligible Citizenship: Ugandan
Salary: Monthly Stipend of 550 dollars per month
Position Code: G01-Nat
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:
Alive Medical Services is a community-based clinic located in Namuwongo, Kampala, providing comprehensive services to children, young people, and families living with and affected by HIV. The clinic’s growth from its humble beginnings with six clients a decade ago, to its current work serving over 13,000 clients, is proof that the need for quality HIV care continues in Uganda. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days per week, the clinic stands as a beacon of hope for residents of Namuwongo - and far beyond. Alive Medical Services is deeply rooted in the community and has gained their trust because of the respect and love the staff show to each and every person that comes through the clinic’s doors. The clinic has a wide range of services, including HIV testing and counseling, anti-retroviral therapy, prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections, psychosocial support and counseling, family planning, early infant HIV diagnosis, and other lab tests. This is all possible with a dedicated staff, volunteers, and a state of the art facility, which includes an in-house lab and separate youth wing.
Job Summary: The Communications and Knowledge Management Officer will be based in Kampala and will work with senior management to make sure that Alive Medical Services is able to capture and share its wide scope of work with a local and international audience. The fellow will also work to extend the audience that Alive Medical Services reaches. This position is important in enabling and supporting the clinic’s continued growth and provision of top quality care. The Communications and Knowledge Management Officer will work with leadership to ensure that the organization communicates information effectively, through as many ways as possible, to successfully reach all audiences.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead all organizational communication campaigns, including social media, email, and print
  • Work with Alive Medical Services senior management to identify new audiences at the national, regional, and international level and create effective communication materials to engage these audiences
  • Develop and update engaging web-based communications, including updating the website, keeping the blog current, providing a range of content on social media, and developing compelling email campaigns
  • Write compelling case studies, success stories, and project narratives that highlight the work done at the clinic
  • Write project briefs that highlight Alive Medical Services’ unique and diverse projects
  • Assist with building capacity of Alive Medical Services staff in this area
  •  Work with the Partnership Development and Resource Mobilization Officer to support fundraising efforts
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps Communications and Knowledge Management Officer career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in communications, public health, or related field
  •  At least two years of experience in communications, including writing compelling stories and articles
  • Previous experience working with web-based communication platforms
  • Experience engaging with and writing for a range of audiences, including governments and policy makers, multilateral agencies, and the general public (national and international)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent oral and written communication skills
  •  Strong initiative and the ability to think creatively
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize multiple projects and tasks
  •  Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  •  Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Significant knowledge of the global HIV/AIDS field
  •  Design and publication skills desirable especially interfacing with the Adobe Creative Suite’s InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Strong working facility with communication technologies and social media
  •  Good photography and/or videography skills
  • Good at networking and relationship building
  •  Integrity, resilience, and flexibility
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 of $550
  •  Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Housing, including utilities assistance
  • Health or travel medical 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
Job application procedure
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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