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EFM – PEPFAR Senior Health Communications Advisor job at U.S. Mission

About the Organization

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) serves as the United States’ delegation to the United Nations. USUN is responsible for carrying out the nation’s participation in the world body. In 1947 the United States Mission was created by an act of Congress to assist the President and the Department of State in conducting United States policy at the United Nations. Since that time, USUN has served a vital role as the Department of State’s UN branch. Today, USUN has approximately 150 people on staff who serve to represent the United States’ political, economic and social, legal, military, public diplomacy and management interests at the United Nations.

USUN is divided into the following sections – Executive; Washington; Political; Management and Reform; Economic and Social; Legal; Military Staff; Public Affairs; Host Country; Management; and Security.

The United States Mission to the United Nations is located at 799 United Nations Plaza (between E. 44th and E. 45th on First Ave) across the street from United Nations Headquarters.

Job Description

The U.S. Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of PEPFAR Senior Health Communications Advisor.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Senior Health Communications Advisor will work with the Public Affairs Section to develop Mission-wide strategic health messaging and communication plans to increase awareness of USG’s health programs in Uganda among targeted audiences.

  • They will be the advisor on all public awareness campaigns in health and will advise the IAHT and PEPFAR Coordination Office on press and media events, organize press and media relations and events

  • Maintain press and media contacts, develop remarks and media materials (e.g., social media posts, press releases, brochures, fact sheets, visual displays, audio and video materials)

  • Coordinate with relevant staff to promote press and media coverage of health activities.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public health, public relations, or international studies is required.



  • Minimum of five (5) years of professional level experience in communication, journalism, public relations, or marketing which includes the development and management of written and electronic communication materials with some background in health communications is required.


  • Position requires advanced and detailed knowledge of the political, development, and health sector situation in order to tailor remarks and reflect U.S. foreign policy and provide high level advice on key talking points to U.S. Mission leadership.

  • Position requires knowledge of standard practices for international development, health communication and disseminating messages in the host country context, including knowledge of strategic communication plan development and implementation, speech writing, project management, database and file management, and technical assistance regarding communications strategies.

How to Apply

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