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Program Specialist – Research, Policy & Advocacy NGO Job Careers - Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU)

Organisation: Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About CHAU:
Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU), formerly the International HIV/AIDS Alliance Uganda, is a national Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which was registered in 2010. It works in partnership with other Community based Organizations (CBOs)/ local NGOs to support community action on integrated Sexual reproductive health and HIV/AIDS in Uganda. CHAU is an affiliate and accredited to International HIV/AIDS Alliance as its Linking Organization. This partnership facilitates CHAU to engage and collaborate with IHAA’s global network which includes over 40 independent organizations spread across the world. CHAU through its global strategic partnerships, is able learn from and adapt international best practices and experiences to the local context in the areas of organizational development, capacity building, community systems strengthening, Advocacy and quality service delivery.

Job Summary:  The Program Specialist – Research, Policy & Advocacy will provide overall leadership in coordination of Policy Research, advocacy and campaigns in line with CHAU’s strategic direction and thematic objectives

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will manage and guide in the strategic planning processes for policy research advocacy and campaigns, at the local, regional and national levels in line with the CHAU strategy and any IHAA global campaign processes
  • Oversee the development of, and coordinate the implementation of frameworks for quality research and alternative modeling for policy influencing
  • Build and strengthen strategic networks and alliances for policy advocacy, Campaigns and maintain linkages and communication to IHAA global policy initiatives, ensuring  effective information flow in and outside CHAU
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of broad frameworks, goals and standards for monitoring policy work in CHAU and IP programmes, communicate and consolidate reports and submit to relevant stakeholders in line with the organizational accountability systems’ requirements
  • Coordinate resource mobilization for the Policy Unit by developing concepts and proposals in line with the CHAU strategies
  • Coordinate the identification and consolidation of Policy knowledge needs for all CHAU departments and its implementing partners, coordinate the generation, storage and access to knowledge in line with the CHAU knowledge management strategy

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Program Specialist – Research, Policy & Advocacy vacancy must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Law, Public Health, Social Sciences, communication or  any relevant degree.
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in social sciences, Law, Human Rights, development Studies, Public Administration, and Planning, project planning or management
  • A relevant post graduate qualification will be an added advantage
  • Training in Policy Research, Policy Advocacy and Analysis
  • Training in HRBA, Project management, Gender and Human Rights
  • A minimum of four years or more of relevant experience from a reputable organization
  • Knowledge of SRHR and HIV/AIDS Policy work
  • Familiar with the implementation of HIV/AIDS and reproductive health Programs.
  • Current policies and laws related to reproductive health and HIV AIDS.
  • Good Planning and Budgeting skills
  • Networking and relationships management in the area of HIV/AIDS and Health
  • Knowledge in;
o   Democratic Governance
o   Human Rights
o   Climate Change impacts on health
o   Sustainable Livelihoods
o   Government procedures and processes
o   Evidence Based Research
o   Strategic planning and Project development
o   Research formulation, policy analysis and formulation
o   Budgeting and budgetary control
o   Monitoring and evaluation
o   Communication plan development and communications skills
o   Fundraising and contract management
o   Performance management
o   Partner capacity development
o   Networking and stakeholder management and advocacy
o   Documentation, information management, and reporting
o   Poverty and women rights analysis
o   Public Policy formulation and Analysis

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates for the above post should submit applications with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, name and address of three referees and a day time contact telephone number to the International HIV/AIDS Alliance offices addressed to: The Executive Director, Community Health Alliance, Plot 19, Kawalya Kaggwa Close, Kololo P. O. Box 40333, Kampala, Uganda.

NB: Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted

Deadline: 26th August 2016 by 5:00 PM

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