Job Title: National Advocacy Coordinator
Organisation: Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Advocacy and Communications Manager
Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) is a member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and its core mandate is to promote high quality, high-impact and gender sensitive Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights information and services through capacity building, specialized service delivery, issue specific advocacy and strategic partnerships.
Job Summary: The National Advocacy Coordinator will be charged with the day to day coordination and monitoring of activities at national and district level.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Political Advocacy on Family Planning (35%)
- The jobholder will map out regional stakeholders and advocacy at regional level
- Provides up-to-date political analysis, enabling a review of instalments and political process influencing FP information and access nationally.
- With input from District Community Officer, maps FP stakeholders in the selected district and at national level.
- Establishes good rapport with duty bearers at policy level through regular communication
- Arranges meetings with duty bearers at policy level on a regular basis,
- Plans and develops advocacy materials such as fact sheets covering national and district level situation.
- Provide facts on FP situation, including experiences from the project, to duty bearers at policy level,
- Maintains contact with journalists and produces press releases and briefings when relevant
2. Coalition building (25%): Establishes alliance, networks and movements with individuals and organizations that can influence FP at national level, o Links district level FP stakeholders with national allies.
3. Capacity development and advocacy (25%)
- Works closely with District Community Officer to design and implement trainings and advocacy workshops with identified stakeholders in favour of the project target group
- Provides supervisory and coaching activities to District Community Officer.
- Designs IEC and advocacy tools and works with District Community Officer to disseminate them.
- Build and strengthen links between service delivery and advocacy
- Provides technical assistance to stakeholders when required and relevant
4. Project information and M&E (15%)
- Prepares and submits quarterly budget, plans and reports
- Establishes appropriate systems to manage program and financial records.
- Provides necessary data to partners at national and regional levels to enable them to follow implementation and adjust activities, inputs and budgets when required o Establish a data collection/M&E system and ensure this feeds into the advocacy work o Engages in monitoring and evaluation activities of the project
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s degree in public health; health systems, political science, social science or related discipline from an accredited university or college
- A minimum of three years’ experience in project management, advocacy or research related work in national or international NGOs. Individuals with legal background will have an added advantage.
- Thorough knowledge and skills in dealing with high-level authorities
- Excellent analytical skills
- Broad knowledge and understanding of national health policy especially FP policy, excellent knowledge of evidence based advocacy, and ethical rules of confidentiality.
- Skills in documenting information and packaging it for wider sharing
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to either post or hand-deliver a letter of application with certified copies of academic transcripts, a detailed Curriculum Vitae and other relevant certificates plus contact addresses (e-mail) of three referees (including day time telephone numbers) to: The Executive Director, Reproductive Health Uganda, P.O. Box 10746 Kampala Or hand-deliver at: RHU Head Office, Plot 2, Katego Road, Kamwokya (Opposite Uganda Museum)
NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Female applicants are encouraged to apply
Deadline: 15th April 2016
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