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Communications Coordinator for Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation Systems (ReLAB-HS)


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Country: Uganda
Organization: UCP Wheels for Humanity
Closing date: 31 Dec 2020

General Summary:

UCP Wheels for Humanity (UCPW) is seeking candidates for a ReLAB-HS Uganda Communications Coordinator for a new five-year USAID-funded project, Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Healthy Systems (ReLAB-HS). The ReLAB-HS Uganda Communications Coordinator will be responsible for supporting national and global project communications development and dissemination. Only candidates with work authorization in Uganda will be considered; relocation benefits will not be provided. This is expected to be a part-time role.

ReLAB-HS aims to support development of health systems that are responsive to the escalating challenge of addressing the growing needs for rehabilitation within populations. It seeks to co-design and implement innovative, comprehensive, cost-effective interventions that strengthen health systems for provision of rehabilitation including assistive technology. ReLAB-HS will focus on integrating rehabilitation and assistive technology services across all levels of care within health systems. The ReLAB-HS consortium comprises of six international partners with expertise in health systems, implementation science, and delivery innovations.

About UCP Wheels for Humanity:

Founded in 1996, UCP Wheels for Humanity increases access to mobility and improves quality of life for children and adults with physical disabilities in less-resourced countries. UCP Wheels makes strategic investments in communities by leveraging existing capacities and empowering local stakeholders. Based on the needs of each region in which we work, we offer one or more of our direct-service or capacity-building programs. For more information, visit www.ucpwheels.org

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the ReLAB-HS Uganda Project Manager, the ReLAB-HS Uganda Communications Coordinator will be responsible for performing the following primary tasks:

● Coordinate with Consortium Communications Coordinator and UCPW headquarters (HQ) team to support national and global project communications development and dissemination

● Support the development and implementation of a global ReLAB-HS strategy which will be led by the Consortium Communications Coordinator

● Support the development of a country-level communications strategy and plan

● Identify opportunities to amplify project milestones, achievements, and success stories in coordination with UCPW HQ staff and consortium colleagues

● Collaborate with relevant UCPW and consortium team members to explore the use of social media and other tools to promote and disseminate ReLAB-HS content

● Coordinate with UCPW programs and communications teams to create ReLAB-HS-related content

● Help draft and translate press releases and/or other communications pieces for local media sources when requested

● Compile or prepare inputs, including written pieces, photographs, and other communications materials, to support ReLAB-HS communications initiatives

● Prepare collateral, graphics, presentations, and other required communications materials for trainings, workshops, and other in-country activities

● Attend and actively contribute to the ReLAB-HS communications community of practice with colleagues from other ReLAB-HS countries

● Ensure that all communications are in line with the ReLAB-HS branding strategy and marking plan and the country-level communications strategy and plan

● Assist in drafting, editing, and translating publications, articles, presentations, and other written pieces

● Support ReLAB-HS Uganda Project Manager to consolidate and format inputs for required quarterly narrative reports and draft success stories for quarterly narrative reports as required

● Perform other related duties as needed

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

· A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, International Relations/Public Affairs, Journalism, Marketing, Political Science, or relevant field

· A minimum of three years of relevant experience in outreach and communications work with an international NGO

· Demonstrated planning and organizational skills, and ability to meet tight deadlines and multi-task

· Excellent oral, written communication, and presentation skills in English

· Proficient in the use of social media

· Proficient in filming and photography

· Flexibility and willingness to work as a team member and independently

· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with both internal and external partners in a multicultural environment.

· Excellent computer skills and ability to use standard technology packages such as Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office Suite

· Willingness to travel when needed for project activities

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience in a communications role on a USAID-funded project

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in English to careers@ucpwheels.org no later than December 31, 2020. Please include “Application for ReLAB-HS Uganda Communications Coordinator: YOUR NAME” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

UCP Wheels is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. UCP Wheels encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

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