USAID SUSTAIN Communication Specialist Job Placement – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:        Communication Specialist
Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) Project
Kampala, Uganda
Deputy Chief of
University Research Co.,
LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health
care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit
affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45
countries, including the United States.
University Research Co.,
LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID-funded Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for
Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project. The project supports delivery of
quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and laboratory services at selected
regional referral and general hospitals.
The Communication
Specialist will manage all communication and documentation requirements for the
SUSTAIN project with the overall aim of conveying accurate and timely
information about project work to various project audiences, including USAID,
the Ministry of Health, hospital directors and staff, health care service
beneficiaries, and the general public.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Write,
    edit, and, at times, oversee the design of project materials, including
    project reports, success stories, monthly update articles, and blog posts
  • Work
    closely with URC headquarters in the United States to develop and maintain
    the project documentation plan
  • Identify
    topics for documentation, collect information through interviews and
    on-the-ground research and observation, and determine appropriate mediums
    for documentation and dissemination
  • Ensure
    that project print and online materials are consistent with donor branding
  • Manage
    the content on the USAID/SUSTAIN webpage: develop and review the content,
    assist in the identification of relevant topic areas, and collect and
    disseminate best practices
  • Regularly
    monitor relevant media coverage, take photos and video, and maintain a
    photo and video library and supporting photo/video release documentation
  • Offer
    technical support to the COP when needed, including handling communication
    to supported hospitals, MOH, Partners and presenting project work at
    high-level meetings and conferences
Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the USAID SUSTAIN Communication Specialist job
    opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication,
    journalism and any related qualification.
  • Possession
    of a Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field will be an added
  • A
    minimum of five years’ experience in health communication
  • Previous
    experience working with USG funded projects will be an added advantage
  • Prior
    exposure and experience in program planning, implementation and reporting.
  • Excellent
    writing, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Computer
    literacy including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point), and
    ability to use internet.
  • Ability
    to express self and communicate to others very clearly in English language
to Apply:
All suitably qualified
applicants should send their cover letters, curriculum vitae, copies of
academic credentials and contact information for three professional references
in the subject line by addressed to:
Human Resource &
Administration Coordinator,
University Research Co.,
LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot 7 Ntinda View
Crescent, Naguru
P.O Box 28745
Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to: (Not more than
Please remember to state the position you are applying for in the subject of
the email and the envelope.
Deadline: 15th August 2016 by
5.00 pm
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