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9 Inter-Personal Communication (IPC) Supervisors Needed - FHI 360; USAID Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC)

9  Inter-Personal Communication (IPC) Supervisors Needed - FHI 360; USAID Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC)
Deadline Date: Friday, February 10, 2017
Required Number: 9

Duty Description

About FHI 360:

FHI 360 is a leading global development organization dedicated to improving lives around the world. Our professional staff includes experts in education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society and environment as well as cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research, applied science, behavior change and Technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to address today's diverse and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.

 

About USAID CHC Project:

Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC) is a five- year program implemented through a cooperative agreement between the United States Agency for International Development USAID/Uganda) and FHI 360. The project is designed to support the Government of Uganda and partners to design and implement quality health communication interventions to contribute to reduction in HIV Infections, total fertility, maternal & child mortality, malnutrition, malaria & tuberculosis. CHC works with Ministry of Health and partners to rollout a nationwide OBULAMU integrated health communication platform through: Mass media; outdoor media; social and digital media; and, inter personal communication (IPC).

 

Job Summary: The Inter-Personal Communication (IPC) Supervisors will support implementing partners and districts in the implementation of various OBULAMU Interpersonal Communication Activities throughout the country. The IPC supervisors will be based in the nine CHC regional offices and will be supervised by the Regional Technical Officers (RTO’s), who will provide overall guidance and framework within which key tasks and duties will be executed. The IPC Supervisors will directly work with district health teams and Implementing partners to plan, implement and evaluate a series of community activations in form of; community drives, mass mobilization, targeted community and small-group activations and liaise with community champions who conduct regular home visits and one-on-one discussions.  These activations will be conducted in areas with poor health indicators and seek to address critical gaps in knowledge, motivation, risk perception, skills and norms that affect uptake of health services among various target groups in Uganda including; adolescent girls and young women, boys, young adults in relationships, pregnant women and their male partners, caretakers of children under five, People Living with HIV, fisher folk, Female Sex workers, among others


Required Qualifications

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicants for the USAID FHI360 Inter-Personal Communication (IPC) Supervisor jobs must hold Bachelor’s degrees in mass communication, public health, social sciences or a related field.
  • Good spoken and written English language skills;
  • Excellent Interpersonal Communication Skills, vibrant personality and ability to relate freely with rural people.
  • Previous experience of community mobilization in Health Communication
  • Hard working with ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to adapt and work in challenging, demanding and hard to reach environments.
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow
  • Previous experience in implementing OBULAMU campaign IPC activities is an added advantage
  • Good Computer skills
  • Previous knowledge and experience in conducting community dialogues, drama and pulling the crowds using music and dance

Fluency in the regional languages indicated below;

  • Luganda
  • Lusoga
  • Lugisu, Sebei, Ateso, Lusamia, Lugwere, Japadhola, Kumam
  • Karamojong Langauges
  • Lango and Acholi
  • Alur, Madi, Lugbara,
  • Runyoro, Rutoro, Lukonzo
  • Runyakole, Rukiga, Rufumbira

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their hardcopy application including a cover letter, CV/resume and copies of relevant academic qualifications to: The Human Resource Office - FHI 360. Please clearly indicate the specific region you are applying to, on the bottom right-hand corner of the envelope. 

 

Applications must be physically delivered to the FHI 360 Country office at Plot 15 Kitante Close, Kampala OR the regional offices indicated below;

 

East Central Region:

C/O Kampala

 

FHI 360 Country Office

Plot 15 Kitante Close, Kampala

 

Central Region 1: C/O Kampala

FHI 360 Country Office

Plot 15 Kitante Close, Kampala

 

Central Region 2: C/O Kampala

FHI 360 Country Office

Plot 15 Kitante Close, Kampala

 

Eastern Region: Mbale district

Senior Bungokho Road

Plot 36.

 

Karamoja Region: Moroto district

Plot 136-138

Lia Street Moroto

 

Northern Region: Gulu district

Plot 09, Olia Road

P.O Box 1143, Gulu.

 

 

West Nile Region: Arua district

Ediofe, Giligili rd,

Terego Alengo village

Arua

 

Western Region: Kabarole district

Plot 1A, Government Road,

Fort portal municipality

 

South Western Region: Mbarara district

Kacence, Plot 295,

Kakiika Zone, Mbarara Municipality

 

Deadline: Friday, 10th February 2017