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Posted: 06 Sep 2016 08:29
Deadline: 16 Sep 2016
Category: Technical/Mechanical
Location: Africa , Uganda , Kampala
Employment: Full-Time
Experience: From 8 year(s)
Education: Masters
Salary: Negotiable
Employer: MALARIA CONSORTIUM
About Company: Our mission is to improve lives in Africa and Asia through sustainable, evidence-based programmes that combat targeted diseases and promote child and maternal health.
Email: info@malariaconsortium.org
Phone: +256 31 2 300 420
Contact name: Regional Office for Africa
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Requirements
 Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or relevant discipline
 At least 8 years of work experience in communications, public relations, marketing or related
field, ideally in public health
 At least 5 years’ experience developing and implementing SBCC strategies
 Experience in best practice and/or research dissemination
 Experience in a range of communications activities (writing strategies, briefing papers, press
releases, concept notes, use of social media, etc.)
Conditions
This role involves implementation of communications activities which include social mobilization and
behaviour change communication (SBCC), advocacy, documentation and dissemination of learning
and external communications/public relations. The communications specialist will be expected to
lead communication efforts needed by the project, with a particular focus on SBCC activities, as well
as developing and overseeing the implementation of a comprehensive communications strategy for
the project. S/he will also ensure an appropriate level of relevant visibility for the project among
stakeholders through engagement with the media, national events, and other relevant forum.
Responsibilities
 Develop and implement a project communications strategy for MAPD.
 Oversee all SBCC, advocacy and external communication efforts relevant to the project.
 Line manages the Regional Communications Officers.
 Provide technical management and oversight of all project related communication activities.
 Lead the development of all the projects’ communication strategies, ensuring that they
incorporate best practices, represent effective strategies and innovative approaches based on
evidence or priority gaps in evidence.
 Support project managers in implementing their communication strategies in a timely and
efficient manner. Conduct technical support supervision of organizational and project specific
communication activities.
 Ensure that all communications activities are implemented cost-effectively, considering value for
money and sustainability. Work with the regional coordinators to capitalize on synergies related
to communication activities within and outside MAPD, including effective coordination between
MAPDs’ communication strategies and materials and the promotion of cross-project learning.
 Ensure project communication experiences are appropriately documented and disseminated.
Support project managers to develop and implement project specific documentation and
dissemination plans internally across MAPD and externally.
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