Uganda: Communication and Partnership Officer

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

For the last 15 years, ROM has been engaged in several best practices but the visibility of ROM is still lacking. ROM heavily depends on one donor for funding and this threatens the survival of the program should the donor withdraw funding at any time. The Communication and Partnership Officer fellow is needed especially at this time because ROM desires to improve their visibility through print, social, and electronic media and ensure that the public is appropriately informed of key developments and events in the organization, and to coordinate ROM partnerships at all levels while maintaining a positive image of the organization. The fellow will work with the PR and Communications Assistant to improve visibility that will help ROM attract more funding for the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Scan the social environment to identify issues in society that can affect ROM’s mission and come up with advocacy-related interventions
  • Build strong alliances and networks with public and private partner organizations for concerted advocacy efforts and greater participation in policy dialogue in line with the ROM PR and communications policy
  • Take photographs, record video, document, and share experiences arising from advocacy interventions with the supervisor and other key stakeholders in line with the ROM PR and communications policy
  • Develop an operational activity plan and budget for communication and partnership issues
  • Prepare presentations, speeches, press releases, electronic direct mailers, media, and communications
  • Increase the visibility of ROM using social media
  • Build the capacity of ROM staff in communication, partnership, and networking
  • Coordinate the development and production of information, education, and communication (IEC) materials for advocacy on HIV care, treatment, and prevention
  • Participate in carrying out campaigns on issues related to HIV care, treatment, and prevention and other emerging priorities
  • Prepare and submit monthly and quarterly performance reports as required

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree in mass communication or related field*
  • Networking and collaboration skills*
  • Excellent, eloquent, and persuasive communication skills*
  • Public relations skills*
  • Training or experience in resource mobilization and partnership management
  • Project planning and management or public relations and customer care
  • Demonstrated advocacy skills
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Leadership and managerial skills
  • Partnership management
  • Interest or expertise in photography and design
  • Negotiation skills

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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