Fresher Community Outreach Officer Non-profit Jobs - Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Job Title:         Community Outreach Officer
Organisation: Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Community Outreach Coordinator
Position Number: MUWRP/17/17

About US:
The Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit HIV research program that was established in 2002 as a result of a memorandum of understanding between Makerere University and The Henry M. Jackson foundation for Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. of USA (HJF). The primary purpose of MUWRP is to develop, evaluate and provide interventions to mitigate disease threats of public health importance to Uganda.

Job Summary: The Community Outreach Officer will actively promote meaningful and mutually beneficial community participation in MUWRP Work.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Build and maintain close collaborative links with study communities through meetings with key stakeholders and study participants and working closely with project leaders on providing feedback to stake holders.
  • Conduct meetings with peer leaders of study participants to guide organization’s operations with the study population
  • Develop, implement and evaluate volunteer recruitment strategies and outreach efforts to increase awareness of, and enrolment into clinical research studies
  • The incumbent will engage in public relation activities within and out of the organization.
  • Support documenting organization‘s activities through writing impact stories, writing reports, working with relevant personnel to regularly update the institutional website.
  • The jobholder will also facilitate enrolment of research volunteers into the study.
  • Administer questionnaires to research volunteers
  • Conduct health education to Research Participants
  • Work closely with the research team to monitor and follow up of study participants for study compliance
  • Identify and bring to the attention of the research team, key barriers to research participant recruitment
  • Carry out home visits for the research volunteers if needed.
  • Participate in organizing project’s events and commemoration of the HIV international days
  • Facilitate CAB functions.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Community Outreach Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mass communication, Adult and Community Education, Social sciences or related field.
  • At least two years’ experience in Health communication, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Use of media technology, preparing IEC materials.
  • Previous experience with developing and updating website content will be added advantage.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should download the application form, download here, attach it together with application letters, CVs, Photocopies of academic qualifications and three professional referees. The position number (Check top of advert) and preferred location should clearly be stated in the application letter.

Please send applications to:

The HR and Administration Manager,
Makerere University Walter Reed Project,
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.,
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 29th May 2017

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