Health Communications Coordinator

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Mercy USA

Job Details
Employer: Mercy USA
Job Title: Health Communications Coordinator
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other








Nature and Scope of the Position

Health Communications Coordinator who will manage, coordinate and mentor a team of Health Communications officers within the overall program objective, i.e. increased informed demand for maternal, child health services delivered through private and public sector SHINE health facilities. Health Communications officer will be responsible for the quality and level of performance of their team, ensuring that activities and targets are met, as per the program’s work plan. As a team leader, s/he will provide management, operational and technical support and guidance to the officers. They will be responsible for community entry, developing and maintaining relationships with the other stakeholders (Health Facilities, Clinics, RHO). They will spend approximately two-thirds of their time in the field and conducting supervisory home visits of one-on-one and group activities.

Our ideal candidate has extensive experience “owning” tasks and learning quickly. S/he thrives in an entrepreneurial environment, enjoys multi-tasking & monitoring trends for behavior change, strives to take on responsibility, and takes pride in ensuring that every detail is checked and a job is well done.

Duties and Responsibilities

You will:

  • Assists the Team Leader in coordinating all community demand creation and health communications activities
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to all BCC and demand creation interventions.
  • Supervise and mentor the health communications officers
  • Lead the selection and recruitment of female community influencers and FHWs
  • Ensure targets and demand creation objectives are achieved in their area;
  • Ensure accurate and timely tracking and reporting of targets through MIS;
  • Work with the Team Leader to ensure that high quality communications and promotional materials (e.g. flipcharts, radio and TV campaigns, data collection tools, brochures, badges, etc) and other materials are developed and produced.
  • Engage the MOH to ensure buy in of program activities, adaptation and approval for communication materials.
  • Provide and/or organize training and refresher training for their team, in technical, programmatic and operational areas, as needed;
  • Lead the development of Information, Education, and Communication materials relevant to the project’s key audiences in line with the various project objectives
  • Performance would be based on behavior change impact within their communities in terms of effective referrals and service utilization as well as number of Health Communications officers who achieve their targets who achieve their targets.
  • Perform any other duties as required by the supervisor.


  • · Nurse, Midwife or Community Health Extension worker with a degree or diploma
  • · A leader with extensive knowledge and experience in maternal and child health, Behavior change communication, community mobilization and advocacy


  • 5 years in similar position
  • Relevant community-based experience in Maternal and Child Health, training and/or communication
  • Prior IPC experience, group facilitation and mentoring experience strongly preferred
  • Prior experience in Inter Personal Communication and a supervisory / coaching role strongly preferred

Work related skills

  • · Experience working with the MOH
  • · Good organizational skills
  • · Aggressive and Result Oriented
  • · Able to meet set target on a monthly basis
  • · Able to meet deadlines

Personal attributes

  • · Ability to work under pressure
  • · Trustworthy
  • · Team player
  • · Strong interpersonal skills
  • · Strong customer relation skills
  • · Integrity

About Mercy USA

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is dedicated to alleviating human suffering and supporting individuals and their communities in their efforts to become more self-sufficient. Incorporated in the State of Michigan in 1988, Mercy-USA’s projects focus on improving health, nutrition and access to safe water, as well as promoting economic and educational growth around the world.

The position will close 18th March 2019

Any interested candidate can send a CV and cover letter to the following email address: . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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