Community Health Alliance Jobs in Uganda : Advocacy Specialist/Pitch Project Coordinator

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Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU), formerly the International HIV/AIDS Alliance Uganda, is a national Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which was registered in 2010. It works in partnership with other Community based Organizations (CBOs)/ local NGOs to support community action on integrated Sexual reproductive health and HIV/AIDS in Uganda. CHAU is an affiliate and accredited to International HIV/AIDS Alliance as its Linking Organization. This partnership facilitates CHAU to engage and collaborate with IHAA’s global network which includes over 40 independent organizations spread across the world. CHAU through its global strategic partnerships, is able learn from and adapt international best practices and experiences to the local context in the areas of organizational development, capacity building, community systems strengthening, Advocacy and quality service delivery.

About SRHU Project:

Sexual Reproductive Health Umbrella (SRHU) is a five (5) year SRHR and HIV integration grant funded by the Swedish embassy in Uganda. The programme uses umbrella mechanism to contribute to improved SRHR and HIV outcomes for Vulnerable and Key populations.

Job Summary: The Advocacy Specialist/PITCH project Coordinator will support and coordinate 6 Alliance partners under PITCH and other projects, experienced in advocacy project, international donors’ requirements, an excellent manager and communicator, familiar with small Community Based Organisations and Key Populations and Adolescent Girls and Young Women. The individual will deliver on the overall CHAU advocacy strategy which PITCH and SRHR Umbrella are part. The overall responsibility of the Position is coordination of Advocacy initiatives/activities in line with CHAU’s strategic direction and thematic objectives. The person will work with colleagues to pull together evidence across projects for advocacy.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and support the PITCH programme in Uganda
  • Provide technical expertise guidance to strategic advocacy and planning of key initiatives that CHAU and PITCH partners could undertake.
  • Coordinate all implementing partners and ensure that the capacity of their organisation and their advocacy capacity are strengthen to deliver on the project.
  • Work closely with all partners and IHAA in all aspects of project management and donor reporting
  • Support and share timelines with PITCH IPs to develop and submit quarterly and annual work plans, budgets and reports to CHAU and IHAA.
  • Consolidate Alliance PITCH work plans, budgets and reports and share with CHAU, IHAA
  • Alongside M&E officer, support partners for all reporting.
  • Respond to and follow up information requests from IHAA on PITCH and CHAU Advocacy initiatives
  • Alongside the communications specialist, support PITCH and CHAU IPs with development and implementation of the Communication strategy, documentation of programmatic best practices and case studies for dissemination to and utilization by relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure effective communication flow amongst PITCH IPS, in CHAU and outside CHAU
  • Champion and track the use of Advocacy knowledge in CHAU and amongst its PITCH partners/ stakeholders
  • Track trends in contemporary advocacy work, document and provide advice/ recommendations
  • Coordinating and finalising of SRHRU advocacy strategy
  • Holding an IP and beneficiaries strategy development sessions to define advocacy priorities – which then the strategy is built around
  • Convene key stakeholders within the health and development sector to get their feedback on the SRHRU advocacy strategy
  • Validate SRHRU advocacy strategy with IPs/beneficiaries and the Embassy
  • Coordinate implementation with IPs and monitoring progress against advocacy work plan
  • Align SRHRU advocacy strategy with PITCH and CHAU organisational strategy

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Public Health, Medicine, Social Sciences or any relevant degree.
  • Master’s degree in social sciences, development Studies, Public Administration, Economic Advocacy and Planning, project planning or management
  • A relevant post graduate qualification will be an added advantage Training in Advocacy Research, Advocacy strategy and Analysis
  • Four years or more of relevant experience from a reputable organization in a similar role
  • Knowledge in Human Rights Based Approaches
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Public Health, Medicine, Social Sciences or any relevant degree.
  • Knowledge and experience of SRHR and HIV/AIDS Advocacy work experience in capacity strengthening of CBOs
  • Familiar with the implementation of HIV/AIDS and reproductive health Programs and Working with KPs and AGYW
  • Current Ugandan policies and laws related to key populations and reproductive health and HIV AIDS.
  • An excellent communicator, manager and amicable and knowledgeable of YPLHIV, AGYW, KP partners issues in Uganda and in the world
  • Project cycle management
  • Networking and stakeholder management and advocacy
  • Documentation, information management, and reporting

All suitably qualified and interested individuals should apply to The Executive Director, Community Health Alliance Uganda, P.O Box 22205 Kampala. Proposals and Applications can be Hand delivered to Plot 19 Kawalya Kaggwa Close Kololo or Posted to jobs@chau.co.ug

Deadline: 15th October 2018

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