USAID Project Consultancy Jobs – Development of a Communication Strategy for ECSA Health Community – East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA)

Organization: East,
Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA)
Funding Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Open to: All
East African Nationals including Ugandans
About US:
The East, Central
and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA) is a regional intergovernmental
organization established to address the health needs of the member states of
East, Central and Southern Africa by fostering regional cooperation in health.
ECSA has the mandate
“to promote and encourage efficiency and relevance in the provision of
health services in the region.  ECSA
promotes the highest standards of health for individuals, families and
communities through advocacy, capacity building, brokerage, coordination,
inter-sectoral collaboration and harmonization of health policies and
programs.  With the financial and
technical support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
ECSA-HC has received funds to obtain consulting/specialist services to develop
a Communication Strategy for the organisation. 
The ultimate goal of the strategy is to effectively communicate the
overall strategic direction of the organization as well as its various and
diverse programs with the intention of increasing visibility as well as
positioning ECSA-HC to receive funding support from potential donors.  
Job Summary:  The Consultant will review and update the
current Advocacy and Communication Strategy and for development of relevant
communication materials.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The
consultant will be required to undertake a thorough review and update of the
Advocacy and Communication Strategy, including suggesting ways ECSA-HC can
improve its visibility through;
·        
Positively
profiling ECSA-HC amongst its stakeholders.
·        
Developing
and disseminating relevant information to all stakeholder groups through
appropriate platforms.
·        
Positioning
ECSA-HC as a thought leader in Health.
·        
How to
effectively use social media to promote ECSA and position it for funding
purposes
·        
Bridging
the gap between ECSA-HC and its target stakeholders through targeted messaging.
·        
Developing
and disseminating organizational critical information to staff that enables
them to effectively act as ECSA-HC ambassadors, thereby aiding stakeholder
satisfaction and organization reputation.
·        
Increasing
awareness of the ECSA-HC Brand and its key initiatives.
·        
Promoting
and enhancing the credibility of the ECSA-HC brand amongst its internal and
external stakeholders.
·        
Cushioning
ECSA-HC against any crises that may occur by carefully crafting messages.
·        
Positioning
ECSA-HC as a leading regional organisation in health issues within the ECSA
region with the intention of attracting more member states to the organization.
·        
Advise on
effective communication modes
Specific Tasks
·        
Review
and update the current ECSA-HC Advocacy and Communication Strategy
·        
Propose
an action plan for the implementation of the Advocacy and Communication
Strategy
·        
Initiate
the implementation of the Strategy Action Plan
·        
Propose
strategies for improving ECSA-HC visibility in member states and beyond.
·        
Orient
staff on communication strategy including how to effectively use social media
·        
Review
and propose improvements to the ECSA-HC Annual Report 2017. Assist in the
finalisation of the 2017 Annual Report.
Expected Deliverables;
The consultant will
provide the following deliverables at the end of the assignment;
·        
Updated
Advocacy and Communication Strategy
·        
Action
plan and relevant communication materials to support the implementation of the
Strategy
·        
Revised
and dissemination-ready ECSA-HC Annual Report 2017
·        
Visibility
strategy
Reporting; The
consultant will report to the Director of Programmes through the Manager for
Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The Consultant
must hold a Master’s degree in Journalism or relevant communications field.
·        
Previous
experience in developing advocacy and communication materials for health
programmes in developing countries will be an added advantage.
·        
Knowledge
of the health situation and trends for the ECSA region will be necessary.
How to Apply:
Qualified
individuals and firms are required to submit the following:
·        
If
applying as a company or organizations, a profile of your company, including
relevant past experience, and a list of at least 3 current or past clients with
whom you have provided similar services, including contact information, a copy
of your current legal registration certificate.
·        
CVs of
all people who are proposed for this work.
·        
A cover
letter describing experience in development of a communication strategy.
·        
An
estimated budget for the activity or daily rate for individuals.
Proposals should be
submitted via email to babwang@jhuccpug.org
Additional terms/
information on the contract:
The contract for
this service will be entered into directly with Johns Hopkins University Center
for Communication Programs on behalf of her partner ECSA-HC. In this respect,
the Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs procedures and
conditions for contracts of this nature will apply.  CCP will pay a daily rate commensurate with
past income history.  The duration of the
task will not exceed 25 days.  The
consultant will be expected to work at the ECSA-HC Offices in Arusha, Tanzania
and all allowable travel expenses associated with the scope of work will be the
responsibility of Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs.
Deadline: Friday 14th September 2018 by 5:00pm
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