Job Title: Communication Advisor, GS-13
**ELIGIBLE OFFERORS:**United States **(**US) citizen and Resident Aliens – offshore and resident in Uganda.
Opening date: September 14, 2022
Closing date: October 13, 2022
USAID/Uganda is seeking for a qualified candidate to serve under a Personal Services Contract as Communication Advisor.
The Communication Advisor develops and manages communications throughout the Office of Health and HIV’s (OHH) technical areas of HIV/AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH); nutrition; global health security; COVID-19; health systems strengthening; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); and strategic information. In addition, the Communication Advisor promotes USAID/Uganda’s health platform that cuts across several technical offices within USAID and the interagency.
The Communication Advisor manages all public communications and correspondence to numerous internal and external stakeholders including USAID/Washington, PEPFAR Coordination Office, other U.S. agencies or departments, Government of Uganda (GOU), and NGOs operating in Uganda. Using various resources and tracking programs to produce both internal and external communications, the Communication Advisor ensures messages are consistent with the overall USAID/Uganda objectives to explain, promote, and raise awareness of USAID’s health activities.
This will include developing communication materials, cables, case studies, white papers, newsletter content, social media content, remarks, speeches, briefing checklists (BCLs), correspondence, and other tools as necessary to raise awareness of the portfolio and highlight success stories to ensure that all stakeholders are well informed of OHH activities and to maximize opportunities for coordinated programming, sharing of best practices, and improved knowledge management. In addition, the Communication Advisor develops and provides training for OHH staff and its Implementing Partners (Ips) to strengthen communication skills and practices and supports, as requested, a broad range of communication approaches including public events and social media.
USAID/Uganda is a large, full-service Mission. Sectors include: health and HIV, governance, agriculture, private sector development, environmental conservation, humanitarian assistance, and education and youth. OHH programs are expansive, providing quality health care to millions of Ugandans nationwide through a mix of integrated and vertical services designed to strengthen local capacity. It offers life-saving treatment to nearly one million HIV/AIDS patients on antiretroviral drug therapy. The FY 2022 health budget is over $260 million; the estimated five-year budget is over $1.5 billion. Uganda is one of the largest recipients of resources through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Required professional qualifications include the following and offerors must address all the elements as part of their offer in response to this PSC solicitation.
Master’s degree in a relevant professional discipline such as media, journalism, communications, international relations, marketing and/or public health degree is required.
B. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE
From seven (7) years of experience directly involved in media, outreach, and communications in development partner and/or donor contexts.
Prior experience with USAID outreach and communication protocols is preferred.
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