Jobs: Family Planning (FP) Coordinator at FHI 360

Job Title:   Family Planning (FP) Coordinator

Organisation: FHI 360

Project Name: USAID Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

FHI 360 is a leading global development organization dedicated to ^proving lives around the world. Our professional staff includes experts in education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society and environment as well as cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research, applied science, behavior change and Technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to address today’s diverse and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.

About USAID CHC Project:

Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC) is a five- year program implemented through a cooperative agreement between the United States Agency for International Development USAID/Uganda) and FHI 360. The program supports the Government of Uganda (GOU) and US government (USG) implementing partners to design and implement quality health communication interventions to contribute to reduction in HIV infections, total fertility, maternal and child mortality, malnutrition, malaria & tuberculosis.

Job Summary:  The Family Planning (FP) Coordinator will support the Senior Technical Advisor-Health Communication (STA-HC) and the Media and Campaign Manager (MCM) in designing targeted and youth friendly mass media, interpersonal and community interventions that increase knowledge and uptake of modern contraceptives among sexually active adolescents and young women. The incumbent will provide leadership and coordination of various FP implementing partners in design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and dissemination of campaign results and support other national FP communication interventions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The incumbent will work closely with various FP implementing partners, adolescent girls (15-19) and young women (20-24) to design adolescent and youth friendly the FP communication campaign to motivate them to seek information and services on teenage pregnancy and sexual reproductive health.
  • Actively facilitate participatory materials development sessions with adolescent girls and young women to ensure that developed interventions address the needs and challenges of the above target audiences.
  • Work in liaison with partners to develop work plans that link communication interventions to service delivery.
  • Work in consultation with the STA-HC and MCM to develop targeted mass media, inter personal and community mobilization interventions that provide knowledge and motivate adolescent and young women to seek information and services on teenage pregnancy and sexual reproductive health.
  • Oversee the process of rolling-out the FP campaign to target districts.
  • Mentor and supervise the FP communication officer in the day-to-day implementation and documentation of FP communication activities in target districts.
  • Address specific reporting requirements for USAID/DFID and represent CHC at relevant local and international fora as and when required.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the USAID FHI360 Family Planning (FP)Coordinator vacancy should hold a Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Communication or equivalent
  • A minimum of five or more years’ experience in FP communication, advocacy and community mobilization in Uganda
  • Detailed working knowledge of Family Planning programming in Uganda
  • Passion for adolescent and young women’s sexual reproductive health issues
  • Past experience working with USAID programs and various partners at a national and district levels
  • Possess the ability to adapt and work in challenging and demanding environments
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow.

How to Apply for the job

All candidates who wish to join the USAID FHI360 project in the aforementioned capacity should send a cover letter, updated CV/resume including salary requirements to: The Human Resource Office, FHI 360, Plot 15 Kitante Close, P. O. Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda or via Email to: uganda-info@fhi360.org. Please clearly indicate the title of the position in the email subject line.

Deadline: Wednesday, 17th June 2015

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