Reporting Unit/Supervisor: Country Manager
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Travel: Kampala, Wakiso
For nearly 50 years, AKF has been partnering with communities, governments and local leaders to harness the best from people from all backgrounds to improve the quality of life. The Foundation’s work is rooted in core values of self-reliance, pluralism, and respect for human dignity. AKF is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks. The AKDN’s integrated approach makes long-term investments, builds permanent institutions and cultivates an active civil society, impacting tens of millions of people annually in 30 countries. Alongside its sister AKDN agencies, the AKF implements innovative, community-driven solutions that are based on decades of experience, learning and evaluation.
This position will lead the design and implementation of the Integrated Primary Care Model for Mental health in a Decentralized System in Uganda (iMH-CARE Uganda) program, specifically ensuring coordinated and quality delivery of component 1 interventions. iMH-CARE will be implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation Uganda (AKFU) in partnership with YouBelong Uganda (YBU). Together, we will design and deliver a comprehensive mental health system strengthening project in Kampala and Wakiso districts of Uganda.
The project will develop a range of population wide and targeted SBCC interventions to sustainably increase demand for mental health prevention, treatment and support services in Kampala and Wakiso, from January 2020 to December 2022. The Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Coordinator will design, implement and monitor the execution of the project’s communication strategies. This position requires an exemplary and innovative person with specific hands-on knowledge and skills in planning, designing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting of SBCC programs, with an understanding of sociocultural and economic issues related to health. The person should be results driven and able to deliver on set targets, with networking capabilities and able to manage competing priorities. S/he will play a leading role in the development of SBCC intervention strategies and frameworks; hence this will require a self-driven, seasoned, and experienced person with skills to manage. The person should have the capacity to work under minimum supervision with resilience and should be detail- and results-oriented, have strong conceptual, analytical, and reporting skills, with expertise in information gathering, analysis and timely reporting, be proactive in instituting innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective interventions. He/she will uphold the high image and core values of the organization, with outstanding professionalism, social conduct, and personal presentation.
a) Required Skills & Experience:
Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity with AKF should submit a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of three professional referees via e-mail to
email@example.com with ‘SBCC Program Coordinator’ in the subject line.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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