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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Communication and Advocacy Specialist - RTI International Uganda

Vacancy  Communication and Advocacy Specialist
Recruiter RTI International
Project Name: USAID Uganda School Health and Reading Program
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party

About RTI:
RTI International is for the USAID Uganda School Health and Reading Program, a five-year, USAID program that aims to improve early grade reading outcomes for children in primary grades and develop sustainable health education systems that support national HIV/AIDS prevention efforts.

Job Summary: The Communications and Advocacy Specialist will steer the USAID project’s communication and Advocacy strategy. S/he will be responsible for maintaining close relationship with the MoES, partners and other organizations to raise the profile of early grade reading and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Key Duties
Advise the RTI program staff on communication and advocacy issues including approaches, consistency of language and content of publications and press releases.
Support the implementation of strategic plans for corporate communication and advocacy priorities, and ensure proper use of the program’s branding

Assist raising awareness of the program’s work, generate public support and interest for its advocacy agenda and increase visibility of its work.
Develop communications & advocacy work plans and budget including the development of a calendar of events that targets strategic groups, organizations and media.
Be the primary custodian of the program’s branding strategy and marking plan.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Deputy Chief of Party.

The applicant must hold a good master’s degree with three years of experience in communications, public relations, journalism or related field; or hold a bachelor’s degree with six years of experience in a relevant sector

Skills and Experience:
Excellent English writing skills and fluency, in at least one other Ugandan language.
Possess prior experience conducting communications campaigns and, capacity building efforts in Uganda;
Fully competent in information systems management, particularly in publications software;
Ability to regularly and flexibly travel between districts and designated project Units.
The applicant must possess a high degree of motivation.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who desire to work for the RTI USAID Project should submit their updated CVs including three work related referees and cover letter to: The Human Resource Manager by e-mail to hrapplications@shrp.rti.org. Emails should not exceed 2MB.
NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 19th February 2014