USAID Project Jobs – Knowledge Management and Communications Officer at University Research Co. LLC

Reports to: Chief of Party
Organisation: University Research Co. LLC
Location: Kampala, Uganda
About USAID Project:
The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project Is a new five-year cooperative agreement awarded to University Research Co., LLC and is dedicated to improving health, population and nutrition services through technical support to service delivery institutions, country Ministries of Health, USAID country missions, and cooperating agencies. The new project carries on the work of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project in global advocacy, development, and promotion of cost-effective methods to design and improve health care services and systems in low- and middle-income countries USAID ASSIST will align evidence-based interventions in technical content areas – such as maternal, newborn, and child health, HIV/AIDS, and health workforce – with evidence-based approaches to strengthen and improve systems.
URC is seeking a dynamic and qualified individual to fill the following position as part of its ASSIST project team
Job Summary:
·         This person will collaborate with all members of the ASSIST country team and with knowledge management (KM) staff at headquarters and in other countries and reports to the ASSIST Chief of Party.
·         S/he will manage documentation of ASSIST activities and results, guiding the in-country ASSIST team in synthesizing learning resulting from project implementation and in packaging and disseminating such knowledge to target audiences in a format that is useful to them.
·         Target audiences for learning from ASSIST-supported activities are the ASSIST country team, ASSIST headquarters team and knowledge management website, USAID mission, Ministry of Health, URC partners and other stakeholders.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
The following are the primary responsibilities of the position:
·         Support the ASSIST country team in documenting improvement interventions and results through multiple media, including video clips, photograph, interviews, and case studies.
·         Support the development of case studies, documenting improvement interventions and explaining how improvements were made.
·         Write USAID Success Stories and web stories about improvement interventions and results, making this information available as appropriate to the ASSIST Portal, USAID Mission website, and Ministry of Health information channels.
·         Support the ASSIST country team in the design and implementation of knowledge-sharing activities within the ASSIST country program (i.e., during learning sessions, coaching visits, closing meetings, etc.).
·         Liaise with ASSIST staff in other countries to share progress, successes, challenges, and engage in country-to-country knowledge exchanges.
·         Identify and pursue avenues for disseminating results of ASSIST’s work at national and regional conferences, partner meetings, and at national events.
·         Liaise with knowledge management/communications teams of other agencies and USAID-funded projects that are working in areas relevant to ASSIST in the country.
·         Assist in writing and editing deliverables (quarterly review meeting reports, annual country reports)

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Degree in communications, journalism, or related field or equivalent experience.
·         Minimum of two (2) years of experience related to health or development
·         Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
·         Good analytical skills and ability to interpret public health and epidemiological data.
·         Familiarity with USAID regulations is desired.
How to Apply
Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, photocopies of certificates and testimonials of the academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references to:
University Research Co.,
LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot 40 Ntinda II Road, Naguru;
P.O Box 28745 Kampala, UGANDA;
E-mail: .
NB: While we thank all applicants for showing interest, only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Deadline: 23rd November, 2012
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