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In Country Coordinator Uganda (Kampala, Uganda)

March 16, 2020

The Uganda In-Country Coordinator’s (ICC) works with the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GНAI) team to support public health improvement efforts in Uganda. GHAI a program of the Washington, D.C based Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund provides strategic advocacy assistance on global public health issues. The GHAI works with the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) to help identify promising individuals and organizations to serve as advocates for public health, and provides technical assistance, training and strategic planning to help advocates conduct high-impact advocacy campaigns, including media advocacy through traditional and digital media platforms and channels.

Objective:

The ideal Coordinator should have solid experience working with the government of Uganda, and have a good sense of the political and media landscape in Uganda. He/She should be knowledgeable of the policy-making process in Uganda, and ideally have a background in public health or public administration; proven ability to develop and work in partnership with multiple stakeholders and have experience working with government agencies and officials. This is a full-time coordinator position (20 to 22 days each month for 12 months) and based in Kampala.

Primary Duties:

Coordinate work of Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) grantees and contractors funded by GHAI to advance comprehensive road safety policies in Uganda. Duties include the following:

  • Apply a strong working knowledge of the Uganda political and administrative systems, process and players to identify opportunities for change in policies specifically as it relates to ensuring road safety in Uganda;
  • Track and monitor developments regarding road safety measures in Uganda;
  • Proactive approach to engagement with grantees through the development of the political analysis and mapping, building relationships with key government officials and political leaders;
  • Provide hands-on insights in the Uganda context on challenges, pitfalls and opportunities to GRSP and potential applicants;
  • Strong ability to translate concepts, cultural and social nuance; share and disseminate information to both grantees and GRSP and GHAI staff;
  • Suggest strategies (direct contact, media, public education) for providing evidence and best practices to support government officials and policy makers;
  • Facilitate meetings with grantees and partners for joint strategy formulation and execution;
  • Proactively and closely engage with grantees to help them capitalize on the new development in Uganda and other countries and into implementable project activities to move the agenda on;
  • Identify new organizations for road safety efforts in Uganda;
  • Work collaboratively with partners at GRSP;
  • Participate in regional cross-learning opportunities with advocates in existing GHAI road safety countries;
  • Participate in weekly meetings with GRSP/GHAI;
  • Help organize workshops, trainings and meetings, and take on other duties as needed; and
  • Perform any other task that may be assigned by the GHAI Regional Advocacy Director.
  • Some international and local travel is required.

Reporting:

At the end of each month, In-Country Coordinator (ICC) will provide a monthly activity report detailing specific activities, meetings attended and other details in accordance with the position’s primary duties.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor required, Master’s degree (preferred) in public health or public policy, law degree or other related degree with international focus highly desirable.
  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience coordinating and managing a wide variety of projects including advocacy or policy change.
  • Strong understanding of political and media environments.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Interest in public health, commitment to public interest work and road safety experience preferred.
  • Ability to communicate complex issues in a concise, compelling, and easily understandable manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a member of a dynamic and dispersed team.
  • Ability to work effectively and to report and communicate regularly and promptly with supervisor in a long distance management set-up.
  • A track record of working in an empowering and culturally sensitive style with an array of partners and stakeholders, and
  • Proven ability to translate organizational program strategies, priorities, plans and budgets into result-oriented action plans at country-level.

TO APPLY

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume and salary requirement to: jobs@tobaccofreekids.org . Please reference the position code: ICCU/GHAI/14 in the subject line of your email. Applications will be accepted through April 6, 2020. No phone calls please.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has a strict policy of not hiring or contracting with anyone with economic ties to the tobacco industry and requires that no economic ties to the tobacco industry exist.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a non-profit, public health advocacy organization that works to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit, and protect everyone from secondhand smoke by changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco and actively countering the tobacco industry and its special interests. A non-profit organization established in 1996, the Campaign works with more than 130 organizational partners, including public health, medical, education, civic, corporate, youth and religious organizations. The Campaign does not accept any government or tobacco industry funding.

The Global Health Advocacy Incubator at the Campaign draws on lessons learned from tobacco advocacy to provide training and assistance to other public health advocacy initiatives funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Bloomberg Philanthropies’ public health programs concentrate on policy-focused responses to global health issues such as data for public health, road safety, and obesity.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.