13 April 2016

National Advocacy Coordinator NGO Jobs - Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)

Organisation: Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Advocacy and Communications Manager

About US:
Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) is a member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and its core mandate is to promote high quality, high-impact and gender sensitive Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights information and services through capacity building, specialized service delivery, issue specific advocacy and strategic partnerships.

Job Summary: The National Advocacy Coordinator will be charged with the day to day coordination and monitoring of activities at national and district level.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Political Advocacy on Family Planning (35%)
  • The jobholder will map out regional stakeholders and advocacy at regional level
  • Provides up-to-date political analysis, enabling a review of instalments and political process influencing FP information and access nationally.
  • With input from District Community Officer, maps FP stakeholders in the selected district and at national level.
  • Establishes good rapport with duty bearers at policy level through regular communication
  • Arranges meetings with duty bearers at policy level on a regular basis,
  • Plans and develops advocacy materials such as fact sheets covering national and district level situation.
  • Provide facts on FP situation, including experiences from the project, to duty bearers at policy level,
  • Maintains contact with journalists and produces press releases and briefings when relevant
2. Coalition building (25%): Establishes alliance, networks and movements with individuals and organizations that can influence FP at national level, o Links district level FP stakeholders with national allies.
3. Capacity development and advocacy (25%)
  • Works closely with District Community Officer to design and implement trainings and advocacy workshops with identified stakeholders in favour of the project target group
  • Provides supervisory and coaching activities to District Community Officer.
  • Designs IEC and advocacy tools and works with District Community Officer to disseminate them.
  • Build and strengthen links between service delivery and advocacy
  • Provides technical assistance to stakeholders when required and relevant
4. Project information and M&E (15%)
  • Prepares and submits quarterly budget, plans and reports
  • Establishes appropriate systems to manage program and financial records.
  • Provides necessary data to partners at national and regional levels to enable them to follow implementation and adjust activities, inputs and budgets when required o Establish a data collection/M&E system and ensure this feeds into the advocacy work o Engages in monitoring and evaluation activities of the project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s degree in public health; health systems, political science, social science or related discipline from an accredited university or college
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in project management, advocacy or research related work in national or international NGOs. Individuals with legal background will have an added advantage.
  • Thorough knowledge and skills in dealing with high-level authorities
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of national health policy especially FP policy, excellent knowledge of evidence based advocacy, and ethical rules of confidentiality.
  • Skills in documenting information and packaging it for wider sharing

How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to either post or hand-deliver a letter of application with certified copies of academic transcripts, a detailed Curriculum Vitae and other relevant certificates plus contact addresses (e-mail) of three referees (including day time telephone numbers) to: The Executive Director, Reproductive Health Uganda, P.O. Box 10746 Kampala Or hand-deliver at: RHU Head Office, Plot 2, Katego Road, Kamwokya (Opposite Uganda Museum)

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Female applicants are encouraged to apply

Deadline: 15th April 2016

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