- Company: Population Services International (PSI)
- Location: Kampala, Central Region, Uganda
- State: Kampala, UG
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Social Sciences
We are Population Services International (PSI) Uganda, branch office of the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to affordable products and services. There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.
We are looking for suitable candidates who will fill a number of positions within the Maternal and Newborn (MaNe)-Kampala Slum Project to be implemented in partnership with Kampala Capital City Authority and Makerere University School of Public Health. The objectives of this project are to:
Empower the urban poor pregnant mother to be able to recognize illness and make timely decision to seek care for herself and her baby;
Ensure that the quality care she needs is accessible by harnessing and collaborating with the widely available private providers and
Improve referral linkage between primary level facilities and the referral hospitals so that poor mothers and newborns can get timely and effective emergency care.
Reporting to: Implementation Team Lead
The Social Franchise Coordinator will be responsible for implementation of MaNe project facility level strategies and activities with the goal of increasing demand for Maternal and Newborn services and growing the business performance of the project facilities. He/She will provide marketing support and business advisory services to build sustainable private health facilities offering Maternal and newborn services. The SFC will work cross-functionally within project facilities to maximize effectiveness and outcomes, and works closely with multiple stakeholders to understand and effectively execute franchise strategy.
Roles and responsibilities:
Coordinate, follow up and ensure execution of all project activities at project facilities (especially the private) and liaison with the SBCC coordinator to develop sustainable demand interventions.
Liaise with the SBCC coordinator to test and refine demand generation interventions based on evaluation and learning evidence.
This position will also be responsible for the MoU or contract management with all project facilities especially the private health facilities.
Development of communication and knowledge management approaches for project facilities.
Support teams to ensure that the improved Business Systems Value Proposition Pillar is rolled out as well as ensuring that monthly analytics and reports are with project stakeholders and the wider team.
Coordinate capability development interventions for the different franchise partners and staff members.
What would get us excited?
Degree in relevant fields e.g. humanities, finance, public administration or health.
3+ years of experience working at a supervisory level
Background in Social Franchise and project coordination role.
Understanding of local healthcare and small and medium enterprises systems is a plus
Experience in social marketing/franchising an added advantage Key personal competences
Influencing/Negotiation skills: Ability to understand both internal and customer perspectives so as to be able to build a win-win strategy for financial and valuebased negotiation.
Working Across Boundaries: Thinks and acts beyond one’s silo – bridges team, functional, divisional and/or geographical boundaries
Strategic Thinking: Visualizes the way forward, identifying opportunities that add value to the work and to the business
Project Management: Organizes work efforts by prioritizing tasks, using resources optimally, establishing appropriate deadlines and ensuring on-time delivery
Productive Communication: Plans and delivers ideas and information to others in an impactful manner
Strategic Business Management: Ability to set strategic plans, consider execution tradeoffs and continuously adjust approaches to maximize business performance.
Highly self-driven and passionate about what they do
Please deliver your resume (CV), copies of certificates, references, and cover letter clearly indicating position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”, to the PSI Uganda Office Reception, addressed to the People and Culture Manager, PSI Uganda, at Plot 3 Mackenzie Vale – Kololo, P.O. Box 8082 Kampala. Or send it to by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for receipt of applications: 1:00 pm or 13:00 hours (East African time) on Friday October 19th, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
PSIU 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 breast feeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.