Baylor College Uganda Jobs 2021 – Fresher Project Officer

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Job Title: Fresher Project Officer (Risk Communication and Community Engagement) – Baylor College Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Uganda (Baylor-Uganda)

Job Location: Uganda

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Profile:

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation -Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) is an indigenous not-for-profit child health and development organisation affiliated to the Baylor College of Medicine International Paediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI), a Network of paediatric HIV/AIDS care and treatment Children’s Clinical Centres of Excellence and international program offices in 11 countries across Africa and Eastern Europe.

 

 

Job Profile:

The Project officer -Risk Communication and Community Engagement will provide short term technical assistance to the region and districts, He/she will be responsible for strengthening regional and district capacity for risk communication and community engagement during prevention and response to COVID-19 outbreaks. The Project Officer will also support the implementation of community-based disease surveillance activities in liaison with the epidemiologists.

 

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the regional project coordinator to Plan, budget, implement and report on project activities.
  • Review the RCCE strategies, information, education and communication (IEC) materials, practices for COVID-19 outbreak prevention and control including COVID-19 vaccination and offer practical recommendations.
  • Support districts to develop/implement community information and feedback mechanisms for providing information, detecting and rapidly responding to or counter misinformation and rumours during outbreaks.
  • Coordinate mobilization and sensitization of community groups during outbreaks including printing and dissemination of culturally appropriate IEC materials.
  • Strengthen community based disease surveillance including training and supervision of VHTS
  • Provide technical support for development of culturally appropriate and harmonized BCC strategies and tools, messages for prevention and control of disease outbreaks.
  • Liaise with the M&E specialist to monitor and evaluate project risk community and community engagement activities.
  • Assist in design and implementation of implementation/operation research including evaluation of the social impact of outbreaks on population.
  • Participate in RCCE pillar meetings
  • Conduct behavioural change communication assessments

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree preferably in a communication/social science. Experience in risk communication during public health emergencies and disease outbreak is desirable.
  • A Master Degree in Public Health or Field Epidemiology training is an added advantage.
  • At least two years’ experience working in the public health sector
  • Experience in designing, implementing or evaluating of RCCE strategies;

 

 

How To Apply for Baylor College Uganda Jobs 2021

If you meet the above requirements, please visit our website and apply online:

Click here to apply

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact, three traceable professional references and certified UNEB certificates as well as certified University Transcripts

You must have at least a credit 6 in  MATHEMATICS  and  ENGLISH  at  Ordinary Level (UCE) . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 8th June 2021

 

 

NOTE:

No employer should ask you for money in return for advancement in the recruitment process or for being offered a position. Please contact us if it ever happens with any of the jobs that we advertise.

 

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