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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Community and Youth Mobilisation Advisor Job at John Snow Inc (JSI) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Community and Youth Mobilisation Advisor

Jobs at:
John Snow Inc (JSI)

Deadline of this Job:
April 30, 2018

Duty Station:
Uganda




JOB DETAILS:
BACKGROUND
John Snow, inc. (JSI), a leader in the field of international public health, is currently recruiting positions for the Regional Health integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango (RHITES-N, Lango) Project, funded by the USAID. The Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango project will improve the use of integrated health services in Northern Uganda‘s Lango region and strengthen the health system to sustain gains made by earlier projects. The Regional Health integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango project will contribute to improving key population-based national health indicators; build the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally-driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria, nutrition, MNCH+A,FP and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional, district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and condom education and distribution, JSI will focus where the greatest impact can be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence locations.
The Regional Health integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango project is a live-year contract. The JSI team includes Amref Health Africa, Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and The Medical Concierge Group.

Position Description
Community and Youth Mobilisation Advisor (CYMA)
JOB SUMMARY:
The Community and Youth Mobilization Adviser is primarily responsible for organizing, coordinating, monitoring and in some cases leading activities that contribute to target audiences adapt appropriate health behaviors related to HIV and AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, Malaria, TB, Family Planning, and Nutrition. S!he will facilitate exchanges of good practice between communities and districts, liaise with District Health Office, Civil Society Organizations, Non-governmental Organizations, partners, and community stakeholders in the public and private sectors. The Advisor will regularly report on progress with the community and youth mobilization work to the Department of Health at district,community and to RHITES-N LangoProject.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Train and coordinate the work oi community groups(youth, women, adolescents and men) that will engage target audiences including community stakeholders, health providers, at risk populations, and key audiences in the district and communities in relevant activities that support adapting healthy behaviors.
  • Conduct regular meetings with the community groups (youth,women, adolescents and men) for reporting, refresher training,and logistic and content updates oi community events.
  • Coordinate with and keep government officials engaged with community activities, i.e., training, demonstrations, and mobilization in targeted districts.
  • Work closely with health digital Advisor and gender officer to manage logistics including delivery oi materials, payments,and reporting.
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree and five years of experience organizing and managing community and youth mobilization activities preferably in the health sector
  • Experience in logistics and facilitating events ranging from town hall meetings, Health Days, mobilization, integrated community outreaches and training with key audiences
  • Good writer and editor including writing reports and updates for USAID
Job application procedure
Detailed Job Description can be received upon request. interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com  by April 30, 2018.