Communications and External Relations Officer (CERO) GHC Fellowship Careers – Jhpiego

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation:
Duty Station: Kampala,
Eligible Citizenship:
Salary: Monthly Stipend of
550 dollars per month
Position Code: G11-Nat
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 Malawi, Rwanda,
Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
About Jhpiego:
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 people around the world. Jhpiego develops
strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health
care workers, strengthening health systems, and improving delivery of care.
Job Summary: The
Communications and External Relations Officer (CERO) will be based in Kampala
and will work closely with the Country Director and individual program managers
to ensure that the Jhpiego Uganda office is capturing and communicating program
information effectively, using as many means as possible, to a wide range of
external audiences in Uganda. The CERO will work with the Country Director to
ensure regular and effective interpersonal engagements with key partners and
stakeholders, as well as active external relations efforts that target
different groups, including partners at the community/district levels, decision
makers at national level, and interested international audiences. The CERO will
support the entire country office to establish and strengthen internal
communications, information sharing, and documentation systems. As a core
member of a country office team, the CERO will be fully engaged in many aspects
of program activity and will have the opportunity to contribute ideas on how
programs can capture and disseminate key achievements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Raise Jhpiego Uganda’s Profile and Visibility:
  • Work closely with the Country Director and
    program managers to update the office’s overall program communications and
    external relations strategy
  • 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
  • Design and 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
  • Spearhead the development of official
    Jhpiego Uganda communications collateral and reports, including, but not
    limited to, annual reports, project briefs, and strategic plans
  • 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
  • Operationalize 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
  • Coordinate Jhpiego’s participation in key
    national events and forums, including nationally recognized awareness days
    and technical working group meetings
Program-Specific Communications and Documentation:
  • Develop program-specific communications
    and knowledge management plans
  • Work with individual program managers to
    generate, document, and share lessons learned from program activities
  • 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
Contribute to Jhpiego’s Global Engagement and Communications Efforts:
  • Read and become familiar with Jhpiego
    Communications Manual
  • Coordinate and share in-country
    communications with Jhpiego’s Global External Relations and Communications
  • 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 Global Engagement and
    Communications (GECO) team; submit photos, Facebook posts and short
    updates to GECO for global dissemination
  • Keep the Uganda portion of the Jhpiego
    website up-to-date

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health
    Corps Communications and External Relations Officer (CERO) job placement
    should hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong writing skills that will translate
    into explaining complex or technical information in accessible language
    for various audiences
  • A minimum of two years’ professional
  • Digital communications skills, such as
    graphic design and/or web management
  • Experience planning and coordinating
  • Academic degree in international
    relations, public health, or journalism
  • Experience with public relations,
    communications, or marketing
  • Experience managing partnerships with
    stakeholders like policy makers or donors
  • Excellent verbal communication and
    presentation skills
  • Ability to quickly understand complex
    topics, including the theory and the practice of public health programming
    in a developing country context
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills: the
    ability to relate to a wide range of individuals, and to instill
    confidence and trust
Fellowship Stipend, Benefits,
and Logistics:
In addition to the intensive leadership development and professional
growth that the fellowship offers, the Global Health Corps fellowship includes
the following benefits. GHC arranges several logistical details on fellows’
behalf with the expectation that fellows will take ownership of their overall
experience. Read on below to learn more about how these items apply to specific
Monthly living stipend of $550
Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the
fellowship year
Housing, including utilities assistance
Health or travel medical insurance
Support in applying for visas and/or work
permits, as necessary
Travel costs covered to and from placement site,
GHC training and retreats
Professional development funds of up to $600
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: 17th January, 2018 at
11:59pm EST
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