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Advocacy and Communications Officer Kampala

Posted by Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau Private Central
  • Company: Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau
  • Experience: 2 - 5 years
  • Studies: Bachelor
  • Category: Management - Executive - Director
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: Over 100.000 / month (USh)
Job DescriptionThe Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau, a leading Christian Organization coordinating over 278 health facilities spread all over Uganda, is inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill up the vacancy.Position : Advocacy and Communications OfficerDuty station : Kampala with frequent travel to the field REPORTS TO : EXECUTIVE DIRECTORJob purpose:The purpose of this job is to support advocacy and communications initiatives in line with UPMB’s strategic objectives.Duties and Responsibilities:i. Work with stakeholders and sector partners to develop and implement sustainable advocacy initiativesii. Contribute to high-level sector advocacy initiatives, and stimulate the participation of national partners and networks in those initiatives.iii. Collaboratively assess and support the development of messages and communications products related to the organization’s strategic priorities and programsiv. Review and put into practice the UPMB advocacy strategyv. Lead development, documentation and sharing of key advocacy issues and communications products, such as booklets, newsletters flyers, audio-visual materials, speeches and in liaison with the IT Officers update the website and all electronic media communicationvi. Participate in formulation of projects proposals for lundingvii. Represent the organization in advocacy forumsviii. Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports of advocacy activitiesCompetencies:• Proactive, self-starter, creative and able to work independently in fast-paced environment• Ability to work effectively with a broad range of local and national partners, and in a team environment• Ability to use digital and social media tools• Excellent written and oral communications in English is essential with strong ability to edit and synthesize complex documents into short, easy to read text.• Ability to interview and interact with high profile personalities• Ability to produce advocacy and communication strategies, reports, publications, brochures, policy briefs, and press releases with a track record of published written work, message creation and/or multi-media pieces.Qualifications and Skills:• A Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication/Pubiic Relations,• Training in use of ICT related field,• Qualification in Health communications, Public Health or related field is an added advantage.• At least four (4) years of relevant professional experience, working in communications and advocacy, media, at a national and/or international level preferably in the health NGO sectorRemuneration is attractive and negotiable.
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