Community Mobilization Focal Mentor NGO Jobs at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Uganda


Job Title: Community Mobilization Focal Mentor
Organisation: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Reports to: Community Mobilization Advisor
Duty Station: Kasese, Uganda

About MSF:
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from health care.

Job Summary: The Community Mobilization Focal Mentor will support MSF by participating in the assessment, definition, implementation, supervision and evaluation of community health awareness and promotion in Kasese Municipality and fishing communities. The incumbent will also implement the promotion of MSF identity and services among the target demographic with a view to fostering knowledge, acceptance and utilization of the medical services offered.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Community awareness and mobilization:
o The incumbent will actively support the formulation of an adapted community sensitization and awareness strategy (in collaboration with CMO)
o Take lead in identifying local/national and/or international actors involved in service provision for adolescents in the district and work with the CMO to engage and collaborate with them
o Organize or facilitate the linkage with local actors/partners or authorities involved in service delivery for SGBV in order to ensure comprehensive care
o Organize all appointments with the management of local institutions (schools), or adolescents association or adolescent gatherings and implement health awareness for them
o The incumbent will also implement patient or client tracing when requested by the medical staff for treatment defaulters
• Take part in the regular review and modification of mobilization strategy together with the medical team
• Mentor and supervise the community mobilization team and health educator at the clinic
• Identify training needs and organise training sessions for the community mobilization and health education staff

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The applicant should preferably hold a University degree or diploma in social sciences, Social communication, health promotion, Public Health or related studies desirable
• Prior experience in relevant / similar postings (health promotion, community awareness, health advocacy, etc.). A previous MSF/ NGO experience will be an added advantage
• Essential computer literacy (word, excel, internet, ppt.)
• Broad background in working with issues related to youth and adolescents will be an added advantage
• Exhibit commitment, Flexibility, Results, Teamwork
• Essential written and verbal competencies in English. The local language skills (Swahili, Lukonjo) a definite advantage but not mandatory

How to Apply:
All interested applicants should submit their handwritten application letter (letter of motivation) with a detailed CV indicating postal address, day phone contacts, photocopies of certified copies of academic documents and working certificates and minimum of two referees to the following physical address or email to:

The Field Administrator,
Medecins Sans Frontieres – France,
Kasese Project,
Plot 47, Kijongo Road (Off Kilembe Road)
Kyanzuku, Nyakabingo 2,
Kasese. Uganda

Email to: [email protected]

Deadline: 11th September, 2015