Fresher Communications and Knowledge Management Officer Non-profit Jobs – Alive Medical Services

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Alive
Medical Services
Duty Station: Kampala,
Eligible Citizenship:
Salary: Monthly Stipend of
550 dollars per month
Position Code: G01-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 Us:
Alive Medical Services is a community-based clinic located in
Namuwongo, Kampala, providing comprehensive services to children, young people,
and families living with and affected by HIV. The clinic’s growth from its
humble beginnings with six clients a decade ago, to its current work serving
over 13,000 clients, is proof that the need for quality HIV care continues in
Uganda. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days per week, the clinic stands as a
beacon of hope for residents of Namuwongo – and far beyond. Alive Medical
Services is deeply rooted in the community and has gained their trust because
of the respect and love the staff show to each and every person that comes
through the clinic’s doors. The clinic has a wide range of services, including
HIV testing and counseling, anti-retroviral therapy, prevention and treatment
of opportunistic infections, psychosocial support and counseling, family
planning, early infant HIV diagnosis, and other lab tests. This is all possible
with a dedicated staff, volunteers, and a state of the art facility, which
includes an in-house lab and separate youth wing.
Job Summary: The
Communications and Knowledge Management Officer will be based in Kampala and
will work with senior management to make sure that Alive Medical Services is
able to capture and share its wide scope of work with a local and international
audience. The fellow will also work to extend the audience that Alive Medical
Services reaches. This position is important in enabling and supporting the
clinic’s continued growth and provision of top quality care. The Communications
and Knowledge Management Officer will work with leadership to ensure that the
organization communicates information effectively, through as many ways as
possible, to successfully reach all audiences.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead all organizational communication campaigns,
including social media, email, and print
Work with Alive Medical Services senior
management to identify new audiences at the national, regional, and international
level and create effective communication materials to engage these audiences
Develop and update engaging web-based
communications, including updating the website, keeping the blog current,
providing a range of content on social media, and developing compelling email
Write compelling case studies, success stories,
and project narratives that highlight the work done at the clinic
Write project briefs that highlight Alive
Medical Services’ unique and diverse projects
Assist with building capacity of Alive Medical
Services staff in this area
Work with the Partnership Development and
Resource Mobilization Officer to support fundraising efforts

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Global Health Corps Communications
and Knowledge Management Officer career placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree
in communications, public health, or related field
At least two years of experience in
communications, including writing compelling stories and articles
Previous experience working with web-based
communication platforms
Experience engaging with and writing for a range
of audiences, including governments and policy makers, multilateral agencies,
and the general public (national and international)
Strong interpersonal and communication skills,
including excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong initiative and the ability to think
Ability to work independently and as a member of
a team
Ability to manage time and prioritize multiple
projects and tasks
Ability to work well under pressure and meet
Ability to work in a multicultural environment
Significant knowledge of the global HIV/AIDS
Design and publication skills desirable
especially interfacing with the Adobe Creative Suite’s InDesign, Photoshop, and
Strong working facility with communication
technologies and social media
Good photography and/or videography skills
Good at networking and relationship building
Integrity, resilience, and flexibility
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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