Communication and Community Mobilization Officer, Hypertension Control Project, Mekong Regional Program

PATH, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationMonitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st July, 2015

Job Description


Under the guidance, supervision and direction of the Project Director, specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop communication strategies, communication tools and messages in collaboration with national/provincial partners and social enterprises, provide support and monitor implementation of communication activities;
  • Develop community strategies and mobilize community-based groups such as women’s unions, elderly clubs, and social clubs to participate in hypertension control activities;
  • Track progress and outcomes from community mobilization activities;
  • Collaborate with health officials in Ho Chi Minh City for project design, implementation, and supportive supervision and monitoring;
  • Serve as the point person for coordinating with national/provincial partners and social enterprises and mass media for communication activities;
  • Coordinate closely with PATH’s Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) leaders/staff to develop communication strategies.

Required Skills

  • Excellent written and spoken Vietnamese and English;
  • Demonstrated presentation skills;
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team;
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Vietnam up to 30 percent per year.

Required Experience

  • Advanced degree in public health, communications or relevant field;
  • Experience in developing communication strategies;
  • Experience in mobilizing community based groups in public health programs;
  • Experience working effectively with government counterparts at both national and provincial levels, social enterprises and mass/social media;
  • Experience working effectively with government counterparts at both national and provincial level and with the private sector;
  • At least five years of experience working in communications and/or community mobilization;
  • Work experience in conducting communication campaigns is required and non-communicable disease would be an asset as would experience in public-private partnerships.
  • PATH seeks a Communication and Community Mobilization Officer to implement and monitor communication and community mobilization activities for a new, 3-year project aimed at reducing hypertension-related morbidity and mortality in Vietnam.  
  • This position will be based in Ho Chi Minh City.

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