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Programme Communication Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) is an international partnership that provides free grants to lower income countries with high disease burden such as Uganda. Specifically, it focuses on prevention and control of the three diseases HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. The Funds Coordination Unit (FCU) was set up in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) as the Principal Recipient (PR) to handle day to day oversight duties as they relate to implementation of the Grants. Implementation is handled by the Ministry of Health. The overall objective of the FCU is to support MoFPED to ensure effective and efficient operation of the interventions supported by the Global Fund resources. The FCU functions are vested in Public Financial Management (PFM) Reforms Coordination Unit (RCU). Government wishes to engage services of a Programme Communication Officer under the FCU.
1. A honors bachelors degree in humanities, social sciences, journalism, marketing, mass communication, or public relations, with a postgraduate diploma in Journalism/Mass Communication.
2. A Master’s degree in related field is added advantage.
1. A minimum of five years of experience in managing media and communications for development programmes is required, of which two (2) are in the public sector or reputable private sector.
2. Qualifications in specialized media training and/or Graphic Art and Design will be an added Advantage.
3. Extensive local knowledge and experience on how media in Uganda and beyond operates.
Job application procedure
Applications must include cover letter, CV, certificates and testimonials.


1. Maintaining a regular flow of information about the programme to key target audiences. This will include, but not limited to, a regular newsletter, regular and timely website updates as well as others to be agreed.
2. Support processes in translating programme information into technical documentation of Knowledge Management products.
3. Developing terms of reference, tenders and contracts for procuring communication products and activities at national and local levels, and coordinate and implement communication activities.
4. Providing technical input in all aspects related to communication: Writing, editing, and producing communication tools and materials including all brand promotional items like pull-up banners, brochures, frequently asked questions (FAQ) sheets, memorabilia (promotional items), public relations channels both audio and audio-visual e.g. radio talk Shows, and TV talk shows.
5. Supporting quality assurance for communications and branding to ensure coherence of communications and messages.
6. Undertake regular monitoring and communication audit of the internal and externalcommunication environment. This includes digital media analytics on the effectiveness of the digital media approaches.
7. Document best practices for communicating for internal and external stakeholders
8. Design and develop branding materials for different audiences and channels. Recommend least-cost and high-impact/quick-win channels in line with the audiences under consideration.
9. Support the Ministry of Health to establish a dedicated team of journalists with special interest and knowledge capacity to report on global fund issues.
10. Support Programme Events Management.
11. Support the management of consistency of the Global Fund brand and its reputation.
12. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by management from time to time.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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