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Capacity Building Officer (Training, Information, Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization) Job: East African Community

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified citizens of East Africa (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) for the following position.

This is a non-established position supported by Donor Funds whose contract terms and conditions are limited to the availability of funds.

Capacity Building Officer (Training, Information, Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization)

Ref: EAC/HR/PS/08-09/035

Grade: Professional Staff Category (P1 Equivalent)

Reports to: Senior Health Officer (HIV/AIDS, STIs and OIs)

Organ/Institution: EAC Secretariat

Duration of Contract: Five (5) Years

Station: EAC Secretariat, Arusha - Tanzania

Main Purpose of the Job:

The officer will be responsible for the coordination and facilitation of institutional development support, including training, information, advocacy, communication, social mobilization and capacity enhancement for the implementation of EAC regional HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) Programme.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coordinate relevant EAC regional HIV and AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) and other health-related trainings, advocacy and social Mobilization.
• Collect relevant information on HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) and disseminate to EAC Partner States.
• Serve as a Training, Information, Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization (ACSM) specialist to the HIV and AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) Programme.
• Facilitate the identification of relevant capacity building and training skills needed for the integration and sustainability of HIV and AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) responses in all EAC regional sectoral projects and programmes.
• To develop a robust capacity building programme for the strengthening the institutional and organizational ability of the various EAC organs and its autonomous institutions to implement specific regional HIV and AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) responses and advise on ways to address any gaps.
• Prepare generic Training, Information, Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization (ACSM) plan and Advocacy materials for the prevention, control and eradication of HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in the EAC Partner States.
Minimum Academic and Professional Qualifications:
• A Bachelor’s Degree in either; Health, Education, Social Sciences, Economics, Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized University with at least five (5) years working experience in designing, development and implementation of training programmes and curriculum development preferably in the Health Sector.
• A Diploma in Human Resource Development (Training) or its equivalent will be an added advantage.
Skills and Competencies:
• Good inter-personal working relations, good communication and report writing skills, proficiency in use of computers and able to work in a multi-sectoral environment.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their applications quoting the reference number of the position applied for by registered mail, courier service, email (all soft copies should be in MS Word) or dispatch together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three referees, and day time telephone/cell phone numbers to:

The Secretary General
East African Community
P O Box 1096
Arusha
Tanzania

Fax No: +007 27 2504255/2504481

Email: eac @ eachq.org

To be received not later than Friday 5th March, 2010.

The East African Community is an equal opportunity employer; therefore female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The East African Community will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.




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