Earn 550 US Dollars as Knowledge Management, Communications and External Relations Officer – Jhpiego

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Jhpiego
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Salary: Monthly Stipend of
550 dollars per month
About GHC:
Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with
organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. We provide
these young leaders with the tools to remain connected after their fellowship
year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change through heightened
skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows in Burundi, Malawi,
Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
About US:
Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated
with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries,
Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego
works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide
high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help
countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers,
strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care. Jhpiego designs
innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care
for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are
breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most
vulnerable populations. Jhpiego has worked off and on in Uganda for nearly 30
years. In 2011, Jhpiego made a strategic decision based on country needs and
interests from key stakeholders to establish a country office, with the goal of
strengthening Jhpiego’s support to Uganda’s Ministry of Health. The fellows
will actively participate in developing this exciting endeavor.
Job Summary: The Knowledge
Management, Communication and External Relations fellows will work in
consultation with the Country Director and individual program managers to
ensure that the Jhpiego-Uganda program is capturing and communicating program
information effectively, using as many means as possible, to a wide range of
external audiences in Uganda. The fellows will work with the Country Director
to ensure regular and effective interpersonal engagements with key partners and
stakeholders; and active external relations efforts that target many different
groups, including partners at the community/district levels, decision makers in
Kampala, and interested international audiences. Finally, these fellows will
work with the Country Director to devise systems by which the external policy
and programmatic environment is being monitored, and findings from this
“environmental scanning” process are being incorporated into program planning
and implementation. As core members of a small team, these fellows will be
fully engaged in many aspects of program activity, and will have the
opportunity to contribute their ideas on how to improve programs to better
respond to the needs and interests of the external environment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Strategy Development:
  • Read and become familiar with Jhpiego
    Communications Manual
  • Work in liaison with the Country Director
    and individual program managers to develop an overall program external
    relations strategy
  • Support define means for regularly
    compiling and presenting program information to key in-country
    stakeholders using a variety of written, verbal and electronic approaches;
    and for tracking feedback received, so that it can be incorporated into
    program evolution
  • Support to define and implement a plan for
    ensuring that Jhpiego-Uganda is well represented at the many meetings
    taking place in the public health realm, and that Jhpiego is contributing
    effectively to the dialogue that takes place through these meetings
  • Support in defining a system for ensuring
    that Jhpiego is using these engagements as an opportunity to continually
    refine its understanding of the external environment in which it is
    operating, and to continually evolve its activities to respond to that
    environment
  • Work with the Country Director to develop
    effective knowledge management systems at the country level
2. Increasing Program Sharing and Visibility in Uganda:
  • Steer the implementation of all of the
    strategies above
  • Work with individual program managers to
    generate, document and share lessons learned from program activities
  • Develop a packet of compelling program
    information (and a system for ensuring that it is regularly updated), with
    an emphasis on presenting results of interventions and innovations, and
    lessons learned in the implementation process
  • Ensure that all information/communication
    coming out of the program is presented in such a way that it gives a clear
    and compelling  presentation, and
    reflects the innovation and effectiveness of the Jhpiego-Uganda program
  • Lead efforts to regularly share program
    information through multiple outlets (presentations, one-on-one meetings,
    comments at large meetings, written briefings, etc.)
  • Work with the Country Director and program
    managers to ensure that Jhpiego-Uganda is regularly engaging with and
    providing the necessary program information to key partners and
    stakeholders through one-on-one interactions, and also through regular
    presence at meetings and other group forums
3. Contributing to Jhpiego’s Global External Relations and
Communications Efforts:
  • Actively coordinate and share in-country
    communications with Jhpiego’s 
    global External Relations and Communications office
  • Lead on ensuring that Jhpiego-Uganda is
    contributing fully to Jhpiego’s global efforts to tell the story of its
    great work
  • Lead the process of writing success
    stories and defining high level program highlights that can be widely
    disseminated in Uganda and globally through the External Relations and
    Communications (ERCO) team; submit photos, Facebook posts and short
    updates to ERCO for global dissemination
  • Keep the Uganda portion of the Jhpiego
    website up-to-date
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The GHC fellow should have working knowledge
    of the field of public health (either a degree that is related to public
    health, or experience working in a public health program)
  • One of the fellows should ideally have
    experience with behavior change communication and community engagement
  • One of the fellows should ideally have
    experience in communication for policy makers, donors and other
    implementing partners
  • Possess the ability to quickly understand
    both the theory and the practice of public health programming in a
    developing country is essential
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; the
    ability to relate to a wide range of individuals, and to instill
    confidence and trust
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
    skills
  • Outstanding presentation skills
  • The ability to quickly learn and to write
    and talk knowledgeably about new subjects
Job Terms and Conditions:
Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of
$550/month. Additionally, fellows will receive an award of $1500 upon
successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement
site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included,
including $600 in professional development funds. Housing will be arranged in Kampala.
Note: The living stipend and
completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the
placement organization.
How to Apply:
All applicants who desire to be placed by the Global Health Corps in
the aforementioned organization should express interest by clearly following
the instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2016

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