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18 May 2017

Manager Advocacy Communication & Partnerships Job Placement -TASO Uganda

Organisation: The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)
Funding Source: Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
VA No.: TASO-2017-HR/5
REF: REF: TS/HR/ADVOCACY 11
Reports to: Executive Director

About Us:
The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda) is an organisation contributing to a process of preventing HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the quality of Life of persons, families and communities affected by HIV infection and disease.

About CDC Project:
TASO has received a 5-year CDC-PEPFAR Grant to implement accelerated HIV/AIDS epidemic control activities through a Health Systems Strengthening approach in Soroti Region, covering 8 districts of Soroti, Kaberamaido (Cluster 1), Katakwi, Amuria (Cluster 2), Serere, Kumi, Bukedea and Ngora (Ouster 3). In addition, TASO will be implementing accelerated HIV/AIDS epidemic control activities through a Health Systems Strengthening approach in Masaka and Kalungu districts, as a Sub-recipient under the Masaka Region Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) Consortium funded by PEPFAR through CDC.

Job Summary: The Manager Advocacy Communication & Partnerships will provide strategic, technical and managerial leadership in the design, development, planning and implementation of TASO’s advocacy & resource mobilization programs, public relations and communication strategies to leverage synergies for attainment of the wellbeing of People Living with HIV and manage the organizational documentation and Policy relives for a positive image of TASO.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provide overall leadership, coordination, documentation of advocacy & resource mobilisation of programs
  • Tasked with ensuring that advocacy, Communication and Public Relations and resource mobilisation strategies are developed
  • Ensure public relation and image is built for TASO
  • Build and maintain networks with friends of TASO
  • Also, the jobholder will initiate and strengthen partnerships & Linkages
  • Ensure that TASO Governance and leadership structures are properly coordinated
  • Ensure that the TASO best practices and innovations are developed, documented and publicized.
  • Ensure that all policies are reviewed and disseminated

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the CDC Project Manager Advocacy Communication & Partnerships career placement should hold a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Public policy, Mass Communication or any related field
  • Additional Training in the orientation in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support
  • Training in project planning and management and resource mobilization
  • Training in advocacy and public policy formulation
  • Prior training in public administration and budget analysis
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience with demonstrated success in advocacy, policy and communications within the National development community and three years of senior management experience.
  • Significant experience with Ugandan and international- based HIV/AIDS advocacy and policy issues.
  • Proven leadership skills, with unique ability to manage staff and communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrated history of successfully building critical, long term, engaging relationships with stakeholders and relevant partners.
  • Special Knowledge of PLHIV Centred Health care service delivery
  • Skilled and knowledgeable in Trends and developments in HIV/AIDS prevention and Care
  • Skilled and knowledgeable in TASO’s mandate, programmes and activities
  • Working knowledge of human rights protection and promotion
  • Skilled and knowledgeable in public policy formulation and lobbying
  • Working knowledge of the activities of other AIDS Support organizations in Uganda
  • Working knowledge of TASO’s Key partners and their roles
  • Working knowledge of National HIV/AIDS prevention Strategies
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS Policy framework
  • Good strategic thinking skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are invited to send an application letter, resume, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and three referees. All interested Candidates MUST attach a fully filled Application Form, download here, or pick it from any TASO Centre and register in the applications book.

Note: Please firmly staple your papers together only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please forward your applications to:                   
The Director, Human Resource & Administration,
P.O. Box 10443, Kampala. Uganda
      
OR Hand deliver your application to TASO HQ level II, located at Old Mulago Hospital

Deadline: 27th May 2017 by 4:30pm

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