PROGRAMME: Health Policy Advocacy (HPA)
SUPERVISOR: Program Manager Health Policy Advocacy
JOB PURPOSE: Guide HEPS Uganda health and health related policy analysis for pro people provisions and research, policy monitoring at all levels (global, regional, national, local) and recommend, design and implement appropriate advocacy interventions
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Guide HEPS Uganda health and health related policy analysis and research, policy monitoring at all levels (global, regional, national, local)
Design and implement appropriate pro health and pro people advocacy interventions
Research and provide accurate and timely updates on global, regional and national policy and legal issues on health/human rights and trade
Identify, advise and design advocacy interventions on contentious clauses in global, national , regional health and health related policies, laws and other relevant instruments that affect people’s right to health
Develop training materials on health and human rights and use this to support capacity building within HEPS and HEPS targeted partners
Support HEPS redress mechanisms for health rights violations in collaboration with relevant staff and stakeholders at different levels of decision making
Provide legal guidance to the HEPS advocacy campaigns and programs
Support coalition members in rights-based advocacy
On behalf of HEPS attend and report on meetings with various stakeholders in regard to health and human rights
Act as a representative of HEPS and the coalition in meetings with government representatives and be responsible for explaining the technical aspects of health and human rights concerning priority policies identified by HEPS annually or as they arise.
Provide legal advice to HEPS programs/projects and other legal issues that may arise in the course of implementing HEPS activities
Any other related activities.
Reports on Health and trade policy issues in relation to Uganda, EAC and other LDCs
Pro people health advocacy carried out
Training manuals, materials on rights based approach (RBA) to health
Capacity building for HEPS staff and partners on RBA to health
Guidance and follow up on redress of health rights violations in HEPS target districts
Legal guidance to HEPS Uganda
Networking with partners and stakeholders
Monitoring of performance of health and human rights institutions
Representation of HEPS policy views to relevant stakeholders
a) Education: University degree in law. Advanced degree an asset.
b) Knowledge and Skills:Advocacy and networking, research and analysis skills, writing; sound understanding of global, regional and national human rights and health issues
c) Experience: At least three years relevant professional experience which should include, experience in human rights and health systems, health and trade and social justice issues.
d) Behavioral Competencies: Strategic thinker who recognizes and identifies the role of effective communications within and outside an organization; self-driven and motivated individual with a strong sense of initiative to work independently with minimum supervision; team player who contributes to overall programme success; excellent written communication skills. Interested in social justice issues.
How To Apply;
Interested candidates please follow the link www.heps.or.ug/jobs-opportunities for the APPLICATION FORM. Please, also submit your applications to the same link.
All applications must be submitted electronically by close of business Monday 16th January 2012. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 20th January 2012.
NB. No hand delivered applications will be accepted. HEPS Uganda is an equal opportunity employer
Deadline: 16th January 2012