Field-Based Learning & Documentation Coordinator Non-profit Careers – Population Services International

Job Title:    Field-Based Learning & Documentation Coordinator

Organization: Population Services International

Duty Station: Kampala Capital City Authority – City Hall, Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Learning and Adaptation Lead – Mane Project

About US:

Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthy lives and plan the families they desire. We’re reimagining healthcare, developing health market systems where more consumer voices, at all income levels, are shaping the development of increased consumer choices - where technology-driven, affordable, quality drugs, devices, diagnostics and information move closer to peoples’ communities and homes. We believe consumer-powered healthcare is a cost-effective sustainable path toward health for all without financial hardship.

About MANE Project:

Population Services International (PSI) and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) are implementing a three-year grant for an implementation science project (The MaNe project) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project is implemented in the slum communities and informal settlements in the divisions of Rubaga and Makindye in Kampala city. The project initiates and tests innovative interventions/approaches to address the demand and supply side barriers affecting illness recognition, care seeking, effective referral and provision of quality care equitably for better MNH outcomes in urban slum settings in Kampala city.

Job Summary:  We are looking for a suitable candidate to take on the temporary role of Field-Based Learning & Documentation Coordinator for the MaNe Project. He/She will support the MaNe project to write original, feature-length articles (800-1500 words) and short posts (400-600 words) on selected topics under the three core objectives of the MaNe project. He/she will support the knowledge Management coordinator to draft the different knowledge management products as stipulated in the project Knowledge Management plan. He will work with the project team to generate and document learnings at the community and facility level during testing of MaNe project innovations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Determine specific content to write including the scope, format and framing of the articles and short posts about accreditation, strengthening respectful maternal and newborn care in public and private facilities, strengthening MNH referral linkages through the call center and the ‘uber-like’ ambulance system, and demand creation for all innovations created by the MaNe project.

·        Develop at least eight (8), articles and ten (10) short posts about accreditation, strengthening respectful maternal and newborn care in public and private facilities, strengthening MNH referral linkages through the call center and the ‘uber-like’ ambulance system, and demand creation for all innovations created by the MaNe project.

·        Produce photo albums along the key topics agreed upon with the MaNe project team and in line with the project objectives.

·        Produce at least four (4) videos about with the agreed topic and in line with project objectives.

·        Dissemination of produced articles, posts and edited videos through social media, meetings, project and donor sites.

·        Prepare relevant articles for publication in the Monthly KCCA Newsletter about the planned project activities and achievements.

·        Support the knowledge management coordinator to document the key learnings/lessons while testing/implementing project interventions to promote quality and affordability of MNH in accredited clinics.

·        Participate in periodic reflective learning meetings and share lessons learnt from the field documentation process.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The applicant must hold a Degree in Mass communication from a recognized university.

·        Three years of related work experience in print or video production.

·        Demonstrated experience in publication of health-related stories, articles and posts.

·        Influencing/Negotiation skills: Ability to understand both internal and customer perspectives so as to be able to build a win-win strategy for financial and value-based negotiation.

·        Working Across Boundaries: Thinks and acts beyond one’s silo – bridges team, functional, divisional and/or geographical boundaries.

·        Strategic Thinking: Visualizes the way forward, identifying opportunities that add value to the work and to the business.

·        Project Management: Organizes work efforts by prioritizing tasks, using resources optimally, establishing appropriate deadlines and ensuring on-time delivery.

·        Productive Communication: Plans and delivers ideas and information to others in an impactful manner.

·        Strategic Business Management: Ability to set strategic plans, consider execution tradeoffs and continuously adjust approaches to maximize business performance.

·        Highly self-driven and passionate about what they do.

How to Apply:

All candidates should Email their cover letters addressed to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, PSIU, and an updated CV ONLY to apply@psiug.org indicating the Job title in the subject of the email.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline:  15th July 2020 by 5:00pm

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