Child Health Now (CHN) Coordinator
Deadline of this Job:
13th December, 2012
Reports to: Associate Director, Advocacy
Purpose of the position: Provide leadership in all aspects of strategic planning and implementation of World Vision Uganda Child Health Advocacy and campaigns and maximize integration of synergies in line with national, regional and global health priorities in order to achieve child wellbeing.
Products, Strategies and guidelines developed and disseminated:
• Take lead in the development and implementation of health advocacy and campaign strategies and guidelines; campaign strategy, media strategy, log frame, budget and product models.
• Organise strategic meetings to disseminate campaign guidelines to staff and partners.
• Support the Regional Advocacy Coordinators to effectively roll out campaign plans in the clusters
• Develop campaign promotional and required IEC/BCC materials
Research and learning enhanced:
• Coordinate the design, planning and development of research processes focusing on targeted health polices, advocacy messages and priorities
• Take lead in the dissemination of the research findings through various advocacy initiatives such as campaigns, publications of research reports and policy briefs, generating advocacy messages and media engagements.
Technical capacity of staff and partners enhanced:
• Identify technical capacity building needs of staff involved in CHN and health advocacy programming and
• Provide technical capacity building mechanisms of staff and partners in to carry out effective advocacy campaigning through technical trainings, coaching and in advocacy skills and techniques as required.
• Participate in Area Development Programme (ADP) assessments and designs to ensure advocacy campaign issues are generated and guidelines are followed for program integration.
Documentation of CHN Campaign and sharing of most promising practices:
• Support identification, documentation of Child Health Now advocacy campaign promising practices.
• Work with the media and communication person, field teams and private service providers to develop stories of most significant change for publication
• Develop program reports. Semi-annual, annual and other publications required
Networking, collaboration and engagements
• Organise periodic review meetings within World Vision to effectively coordinate campaign activities
• Initiate key strategic partnerships for CHN Campaign for policy formulation and influencing
• Attend periodic meetings with other actors such as Ministry of Health, CSO networks for partnership and collaboration opportunities to achieve WVU advocacy campaign targets.
• Participate in resource mobilization, through proposal writing and actively represent World Vision in high profile meetings that may attract funding opportunities.
Knowledge and skills:
• Must possess a university degree in development discipline, postgraduate training in related discipline will be an added advantage.
• Should have a minimum of 5 years field experience in advocacy campaign coordination, Behavioural Change Communication in the field of Health and HIV /AIDS programming.
• Must have strong advocacy communication skills, facilitation and materials development for health promotion.
• Should have strong collaboration and networking skills
• Should have skills in policy research, analysis and advocacy at local and national levels
• Strong coordination and team building skills
• Good writing and presentation skills in English language
• Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversitie
Job application procedure
Qualified candidates may submit their application and complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kindly indicate the post title in the subject line when applying by email.
Note: All applications must be sent by email and addressed to the People & Culture Manager
(Qualified Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply)
Deadline for receiving the applications is: 13th December, 2012
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