7 USAID Project Jobs – Regional Technical Officers (RTO) at FHI 360

Organisation: FHI 360
Project / Program: Communication
for Healthy Communities (CHC)
Duty Station: Central,
Western, Southwestern, West Nile, Karamoja, Northern, Eastern,
Uganda
About Us:
FHI 360 is a leading global development organization dedicated to improving
lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, °catty driven solutions. Our
professional staff includes experts in education, health, nutrition, economic
development, civil society and environment as well as cross-cutting experts in
gender issues, research, applied science, behavior change and technology giving
us the unique mix of capabilities to address today’s diverse and interrelated
development challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in
the U.S. and around the world
FHI 360 — Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the Communication
for Healthy Communities (CHC) five year program designed to support the GOU and
partners to design and implement quality heath communication interventions to
contribute to reduction in HIV Infections, total fertility, maternal &
child mortality, malnutrition, malaria & tuberculosis. CHC aims to achieve
this through the use of innovative approaches, capacity strengthening,
increased collaboration among partners, and rigorous research and knowledge
management for health communication.
Job Summary: The Regional
Technical Officer (RTO) will manage and support programme activities in the
region particularly in the technical areas
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Offer tailored technical assistance within
    a specified range of technical areas to all regions; combined skill sets
    will cover HIV/AIDS, HIV prevention (including PMTCT and VMMC), FP/ RH,
    MCH, VMMC, malaria, TB and nutrition, grounded in health communication (HC).
  • Coordinate and manage CHC capacity
    strengthening (CS) at district lower levels Contribute to development of
    tailored technical strategies, ensuring integrated approaches across
    different health components
  • Oversee the roll out of all
    district/village-level health communication activities
  • Implementation of regional workplan,
    achieving targets and corking within budget
  • Coordinate CHC partner activities,
    including liaising with IPs he region; GOU counterparts at
    district/community level and support to monitoring partner sub awards
  • Support regional Monitoring and
    evaluation(M&E), knowledge management (KM) and financial management
    functions
  • Ensure project data is used for planning
    and decision-making
  • Ensure national-level CHC activities are
    linked to HC activities in the districts
  • Oversee Health Communication Officer and
    Finance and Administrative Associate in East Regional Office
  • Perform any other duties as instructed
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The candidate should possess a bachelor’s
    degree in communication, social sciences, public health or related field
  • The Regional Technical Officer should
    possess 5- 7 years of experience in designing, and implementing health
    communication and/or capacity strengthening programs.
  • Experience working with districts and
    implementing partners is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with
    donors, implementing partners, and GOU counterparts on relevant technical
    areas,
  • Previous work experience with health
    communication (HC)
  • Experience managing/supervising staff
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency
    in Microsoft Office
  • Strong written and verbal communication
    skills in English (and at least one key regional language
  • Previous experience with USAID-funded
    projects preferred
How to Apply:
All candidates should send a cover letter and CV/resume by email to: uganda-info@fhi360.org.
Please clearly indicate Job Title in email subject line or on top of envelope.
Deadline: 20th September, 2013
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