Communications Coordinator

Program for Accessible health Communication and Education (PACE)

Job Summary

Develop and oversee PACE overall communications and advocacy strategic vision.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Deadline of this Job:13 July 2020  

Duty Station: Within Uganda, Kampala, East Africa





Who we are

Program for Accessible health Communication and Education-PACE is a local health non-governmental organization and remains an affiliate of PSI. PACE is an innovative, efficient and impact-oriented organization that works towards realizing a community of Ugandans empowered to sustain healthy behavior, while significantly contributing to Ministry of Health in the areas of HIV/AIDS-care and prevention, TB, Malaria and Child survival, maternal and reproductive health, as well as access to safe water. For more information, please visit

Join us

We are looking for an experienced Individual to take on the role of Communications Coordinator. He/She will be responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of PACE strategic communication strategy and interventions and drive internal and external visibility of PACE in support of all PACE programmatic health areas to ensure quality marketing and communication. The Communications Coordinator will provide overall quality control on the organization’s communications and advocacy, deliver high quality, proactive communications and will use the latest models and innovations in project communications, to drive strategy and deliver gains in product and service uptake by target audiences.

Sound interesting? Read on….

  Your contribution

• Develop and oversee PACE overall communications and advocacy strategic vision.

• Develop and manage proactive consistent channels of communication to document and profile PACE’s key interventions for internal and external stakeholders’ groups.

• Develop strategic partnerships with key stakeholders including MoH, community-based organizations, national and international partners and organisations, to strengthen PACE’s visibility across current health areas.

• Represent PACE at national level through SBCC-related Technical Working Groups and in other relevant fora.

• Provide support for SBC message development for projects and IEC production for programming, with support mentorship to field teams in storytelling for development.

• Liaise with Project coordinators to understand programmatic needs and expectations to be accomplished through SBCC and develop appropriate strategies; and establish key messages which differentiate PACE areas of expertise.

• SBCC and marketing focal point in procurement, awarded contracts and coordinating the production and/or implementation of behaviour change communications including production of IEC materials, media buying and distribution and monitoring of PACE IEC materials.

• Updating and maintenance of the PACE’s Website and internal SharePoint site and production of the Annual Report and document success stories for public dissemination.

• Take the lead in ensuring PACE is abreast and up-to-date with developments in SBCC theory and practice and that these are integrated as necessary.

• Provide support in the writing of donor reports and build a PACE Communications calendar to define timing for messaging throughout the year.

• Work alongside the EMT to develop an advocacy strategy and plan for key policy issues impacting the work of PACE.

• Co-ordinate the concept testing and pre-testing of all communication materials that are developed.


• Bachelor’s Degree in communication, Marketing and any other related field.

• Advanced degree. (Public Health or related field an advantage).

• Demonstrated success in generating innovative and effective behavior change or marketing solutions.

• Previous experience in the development and implementation of Social Behavioural Change Communication strategies and programs.

• Excellent analytical, organizational, oral and written communication skills.

• Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.

• Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff, external stakeholders and partners.

• Ability to work across multiple project teams.

• Previous experience with a donor funded Non-governmental organization is preferred.

• Demonstrated ability to work with various partners including donors, MoH, Local governments, CBO’s and NGO’s.

• High level of attention to details in all aspects of work responsibilities.

• Commitment to deadlines.

• Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff, external stakeholders and partners.

• Expanded computer skills including experience using word processing, database and spreadsheet software.

• Highly self-driven and is passionate about what they do.

Key Performance Indicators

1. Key Internal and external messages developed and properly communicated at Head Office and regional offices:

• Our Vision / Mission

• Who our target client is

• Our Approach to Work

• The organisation health areas

• Regular updates

2. Increased internal employee alignment & engagement as per the donor guidelines.

3. Communications Channels developed and updated regularly such as:

• Internal Website

• External Website

• Quarterly E-Newsletters

• Social Media

• Radio Talk Shows

• Regular Donor Reports updated

• Annual reports out on time

4. Filed and disseminated success stories for the different programmes.

5. SBCC and PR Advocacy plan drafted, approved and implemented.

6. Procurement of Behaviour Change Communications items and budget spend across the various projects on par with time elapsed per project, based on the marketing plans.

7. Increased representation at key national events and fora, in line with PACE’s health areas and

strategic vision.


Job application procedure

Interested candidates should email their cover letter addressed to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, and an updated CV ONLY to  indicating the Job title in the subject of the email. Applications should reach us not later than 5.00pm 1700H (East African Time) on Monday July 13th, 2020.

Applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible!

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

PACE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

Please note PACE does not solicit for funds during any recruitment process.

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