Program, Communications, and Advocacy Officer

Organization
Global Health Corps
Location
Kasese, Uganda
Job Type
Fellowship
Deadline for Applications
01/17/2018
Contact Information
apply@ghcorps.org

Overview

The Program, Communications, and Advocacy Officer will help to develop, improve, and expand the organization’s positive impact on underserved communities by increasing the efficacy of the health programs of the Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment’s (FCDE) community partners in Uganda. The Officer will be responsible for technically supporting partner organizations to deliver quality services through the creative planning, implementing, and marketing of programs.

Responsibilities

Assessment and Training

Conduct assessments of partner organizations to identify gaps in advocacy, marketing, and communications
Provide training and mentoring to partner organizations to address these gaps
Project Management and Advocacy

Play an active role in supporting FCDE partner organizations through the capacity building process
In concert with FCDE partners, assess and identify key health issues in the community that are in need of advocacy and information dissemination
Plan and implement innovative strategies and interventions for improved service delivery
Support partner organizations to identify and ally with influential organizations and networks to facilitate advocacy

Communications and Marketing
Work with partner organizations to develop a creative communications strategy by documenting and disseminating success stories and program impact through social media and other communication channels
Help partners develop the tools, materials, and vision to execute a successful communications plan
Assist with the production of print material, including annual reports, brochures, newsletters and other materials as needed
Ensure that relevant and quality content is disseminated through social media platforms and other communication channels
Assist in regular updates of social media outlets

Resource Mobilization
Work with partners to increase their funding base so that they can more effectively implement their projects on the ground

Skills & Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Bachelor’s degree*
Demonstrated experience and skill with marketing, communications, and/or public relations practices*
Demonstrated experience and skill with advocacy, including knowledge of advocacy strategies and practices*
Demonstrated experience with project design and management*
Interest in and passion for local and global public health issues*
Interest in organizational capacity building, especially in rural communities*
Ability to work in a team environment with self-sufficiency and self-motivation*
Ability to undertake regular field visits to rural communities*
Experience in training and facilitation
Ability to research, write, and edit program documents and materials, including proposals
Skills in partnership development and management
Ability to get things done and come in with an open mind and new ideas

Additional Information

Go to the following link to learn how to apply for the fellowship: https://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/