Project Coordinator USAID CHC Job Placement – FHI 360

Job Title:   Project Coordinator
Organisation: FHI 360
Project Name: USAID Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor
About US:
360 is a leading global development organization dedicated to improving lives
around the world. 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.
About USAID CHC Project:
for Healthy Communities (CHC) is a five- year program implemented through a
cooperative agreement between the United States Agency for International
Development USAID/Uganda) and FHI 360. The program supports the Government of
Uganda (GOU) and US government (USG) implementing partners to design and
implement quality health communication interventions to contribute to reduction
in HIV infections, total fertility, maternal and child mortality, malnutrition,
malaria & tuberculosis. CHC is implementing HIV prevention interventions
under the Determined Resilient Empowered AIDS-Free Mentored Safe (DREAMS)
initiative. DREAMS will target Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in the
10 intervention districts: Gulu, Oyam, Lira, Mubende, Mityana, Gomba, Mukono,
Bukomansibi, Rakai and Ssembabule. The project will work with GoU and USG
service delivery partners to empower AGYW with the right knowledge, motivation,
skills, address negative social and gender norms around HIV and pregnancy
prevention, and motivate AGYW to seek and utilize available health services.
The goal of the project is to reduce HIV incidence by 25% in Year 1 and 40% in
Job Summary: The Project Coordinator will directly support the
Chief of Party and Senior Technical Advisor to coordinate, plan, and implement
project activities in the select 10 districts. The incumbent will work closely
with partners to facilitate the adaptation of health communication materials,
tools and guides; and provide technical assistance to partners in the
day-to-day implementation of DREAMS project health communication interventions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with DREAMS implementing
    partners in select districts to plan and organise participatory research
    to understand behavioural barriers and drivers of HIV among AGYW so as to
    tailor interventions to suit the audience
  • Work in liaison with implementing partners,
    AGYW friendly champions such as peers and influencers (parents, religious
    leaders), and CHC regional teams to plan and organise interpersonal
    communication (IPC) interventions in the communities
  • Oversee the development and testing health
    communication materials, tools and guides to support HIV prevention and
    contraceptive choices as well as HIV care and treatment among AGYW and
    malj) partners in the sexual network in the 10 intervention districts.
  • Offer technical support to implementing
    partners in adapting the “Stepping Stones” methodology to DREAMS project
    interventions and develop/adapt communication materials and tools to
    support its rollout.
  • Based on findings from the participatory
    research, identify at least one relevant intervention that will be piloted
    as “proof of concept” to contribute to the learning agenda/ knowledge
    base of the DREAMS project goal.
  • Work with implementing partners, districts
    and CHC regional teams to disseminate DREAMS specific campaign materials
    to key partners, health centres and other youth spaces in intervention
  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and
    annual reports as well as monthly success stories on key project
  • Address specific reporting requirements for
    PEPFAR/USAID and represent CHC in local and international DREAMS project
    fora as and when required.
  • Mentor and supervise the DREAMS northern and
    central region communication officers.
  • Perform any other duties as advised by the
    Senior Management Team.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID FHI360 Project
    Coordinator career should hold a Master’s degree in one of the following
    areas; health communication, public health, social sciences or counseling
    with a minimum of five years’ experience or bachelor’s degree in the above
    fields with minimum of seven years’ experience.
  • Significant exposure and experience in
    designing, implementing and evaluating health communication programs
  • Technical knowledge of HIV/AIDS programming
    in Uganda.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and produce
    high quality documents, reports and presentations
  • Previous exposure and experience working with
    USAID funded projects; working with different partners, service providers,
    districts and community based organizations
  • Experience or passion for adolescent and
    young women’s sexual reproductive health issues, including vulnerable
    groups such as female sex workers and other KPs is an added advantage.
  • Proven ability to work independently and
    manage a high volume work flow.
How to Apply:
candidates who wish to join the USAID FHI360 project in the aforementioned
capacity should send a cover letter, updated CV/resume including salary
requirements to: The Human Resource Office, FHI 360, Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.
O. Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda or via Email to: Please
clearly indicate the title of the position in the email subject line.
Deadline: 10th March, 2016
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