Communications Advisor NGO Job Opportunities – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Job Title:      Communications
Organization: John
Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United
States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a
leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by providing
high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs
worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and currently
operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years.
The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public health
research and consulting organization.
About USAID RHITES-N Project:
RHITES-N, Lango will contribute
to improving key population- based national health indicators; build the
capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally-
driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria,
nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders
to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up
high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional,
district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual
elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and
condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can
be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence
Job Summary: The Communications Advisor role will focus on coordinating communications
efforts for the project and work with key project staff to help effectively
communicate results and achievements to donors, global audiences, and
stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health and others. The Communications
Advisor oversees the execution of a communication strategy for internal and
external audiences to facilitate the accessibility of the work of the RHITES-N,
Lango project and the promotion of services and products. She/he plays a
critical role in ensuring all RHITES-N, Lango communication documents, tools,
and media serve the needs of the project, while enhancing the narrative of why
and how RHITES-N, Lango adds value to health service provision in Northern
Uganda. Working closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor
and reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, the Communications Advisor works
collaboratively with project technical teams to ensure that project reporting
requirements are fulfilled in a timely manner and to the required quality,
including quarterly reports, best practices, and success stories.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work
    in close collaboration with key project staff, develop and execute a
    communication strategy, which includes audience segmentation, key
    messages, and a robust monitoring and evaluation component
  • Advise
    the Chief of Party and the senior leadership team on all aspects of the
    program’s communications efforts, ensuring the program is taking advantage
    of key communications opportunities and speaking with one voice when communicating
  • Work
    with key program staff to compile, write, and disseminate reports for the
    donor and other stakeholders. Coordinate the entire process of developing
    and completing these reports.
  • Manage
    the full production cycle for communications products (print, digital, and
    audio/visual), including copy editing, layout/ design, printing, and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Project Communications Advisor job
    placement should hold a Master’s Degree in Communications, International Development
    Public Health or a related field
  • At
    least four years of progressive experience in the area of communications
  • Experience
    working in communications for health services/ commodities is preferred;
  • Design
    experience using Adobe Photoshop, In-Design, or similar systems is highly
How to Apply:
All candidates should send
their updated cover letters and updated CVs to
Deadline: 30th April 2018
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