Advocacy and Partnerships Officer

at Population Services International
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted June 30, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Contract
Currency UGX


Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing
organization. We are a diverse group of over 5,000 entrepreneurial development professionals
located in over 40 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and
plan the families they desire. PSI is using it’s global presence and 50+ years of experience to help
reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and
strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
Join us!
We are looking for a suitable candidate to take on the role of Advocacy and partnerships officer. This
position will support the strengthening PSI Uganda’s advocacy component, in line with the set strategy,
PSI Uganda’s vision and mission, and facilitate the strategic positioning of PSI Uganda as a key player
and ally in the reproductive health realm.

Your contribution
1. Support in the coordination of stakeholders and operation of key technical platforms such as the Self-
Care Expert Group, National Drug Shop Task Force, HIUD task force that are delivering on specific
PSI Uganda and Ministry of Health objectives
2. Facilitate continuous coordination and tracking of PSI Uganda’s meaningful participation and
representation in the various networks, coalitions, working groups and task forces, led by the MoH
and partners.
3. Identify new and collaborate with cross department teams to update the partnerships database in line
with the program implementation needs and the platform strategic plan
4. Support meaningful and impactful partnerships as well as cascading advocacy efforts at the sub-
national levels with guidance from the regional teams
5. Collaborate with cross department teams to track implementation of risk management strategies and
monitor operational context for external threats
6. Maintain on-going knowledge and analysis of the SRHR global, regional and local policy and practice,
to inform the delivery of PSIU’s advocacy work
7. Advise on the development of relevant advocacy materials such as policy briefs, documentaries, fact
sheets and papers to support PSIU’s representation and influencing at events at national and sub-
national levels
8. Collaborate with SIL and Communications PSIU workstreams in documentation of PSIU
implementations, including gathering stories, best practices and lessons learned, and disseminating
these both internally and externally
9. Prepare and submit periodic program/ projects reports to the PSIU senior management team, and
key stakeholders
10. Ensure that advocacy and partnership interventions/activities are appropriately documented to
facilitate effective monitoring, evaluation and learning

What are we looking for?
• Bachelors’ degree in public health, development and related fields is essential
• Additional training in Project Planning and management is an added advantage
• At least 3 years of experience working in advocacy and or public affairs in the field of health and
human rights aimed at influencing legal, policy and practice change
• Knowledge of health issues with specific interest and skills in the SRHR
• Advocacy/stakeholder engagement experience and demonstrated results of influencing others to
advance health and human rights issues
What would get us excited?
• Ability to work autonomously combined with experience working remotely to support sub-national
partners to achieve institutional advocacy goals
• Experience developing and managing efforts to influence policy makers, NGOs and other external
• Strong analytical, writing, editing and verbal skills for communicating with broad and diverse
• Effective as a collaborator in complex internal and external organizations
• Ability to work with efficiency and diplomacy
• Proven ability to build and cultivate strong relationships
• Ability to balance competing priorities and identify when to escalate an issue or call out risk
The Candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
• Measurement: Evidence, research. metrics and evaluation inform our choices
• Pragmatism: We strive for excellence, but useful and timely are better than perfect
• Honesty: We act with integrity, share what we achieve, and admit when we fail
• Collaboration: Active partnering drives impact
• Trust: We have confidence in our people to make good decisions
• Commitment: We build local capacity and programs that last.

Applying Instructions

Requested application materials
Interested candidates should email their cover letter addressed to the Human Resources and
Administration Manager, PSIU, and an updated CV ONLY to 

the Job title in the subject of the email.
• Inclusion of your salary expectation in your cover letter is a key requirement.
• Submission of certified academic papers is compulsory.

• Applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible!
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

PSI 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 breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran
or uniform service member status or employment status.

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