Senior Technical Advisor SBC USAID Project Jobs – Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Organization: Johns
Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief
of Party
About US:
We are hiring! Johns
Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) is currently recruiting for a
Senior Technical Advisor SBC for an upcoming five year USAID-funded Social and
Behavior Change (SBC) project in Uganda.
At CCP, we believe
in the power of communication to save lives, by empowering people to adopt
healthy behaviors for themselves, their families and their communities.
Good health is
critical not only to an individual’s well-being, but also to community and
national development, impacting educational and economic success. With projects
in more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America along with work
in our hometown of Baltimore, CCP’s portfolio spans the globe.
Job Summary: The
Senior Technical Advisor will oversee the technical activities and staff on a
large five-year USAID-funded social and behavior change (SBC) project in
Uganda, pending funding confirmation. S/he will directly assist the COP and
DCOP in the design, implementation and monitoring of SBC interventions while
ensuring they are in accordance with the quality requirements of the Activity.
The responsibility extends to promoting learning within the project and with
other USAID partners working in Uganda and rolling out the SBC packages.
This SBC Advisor
will lead key activities and have overall responsibility for SBC implementation.
S/he will possess both deep applied experience in SBC and demonstrated
abilities in leadership; strategic thinking; application of best practices,
gender integration and innovations in SBC. The SBC Advisor will integrate
learnings from global best practices, s/he will provide strategic direction for
SBC programming, while proactively engaging and convening a broad range of
donors and implementers in advancing the practice of SBC in Uganda. The SBC
Advisor will be required to travel in Uganda, and internationally, as needed.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Technical
Leadership and Innovation
·       
Provide
cutting edge leadership and innovation for SBC
·       
Oversee
the integration and use of approaches such as human-centered design and
behavioral economics, digital strategies, and gender and youth-focused
strategies
·       
Provide
leadership and oversee the regionally based capacity building team
·       
Manage
national SBC flagship initiatives, including branded campaigns,
entertainment-education, and toolkits
·       
Ensure
communication channels and systems are in place to understand the needs and
feedback from other implementing partners and stakeholders in Uganda
·       
Develop
SBC strategies and provide technical assistance across a variety of health
areas
·       
Recommend
processes and mechanisms to improve efficiency and impact
·       
Lead
shifts in approach as needed based on the reports and data
·       
Ensure
that gender is at the forefront of all SBC activities, including design,
planning, implementation, and monitoring
Management and
Oversight
·       
Conduct
staff appraisals and develop capacity strengthening plans
·       
Provide
leadership for activities, including supervision of the Technical Advisor for
Capacity Strengthening, Specialists for Behavioral Economics and Human Centered
Design, Rollout & Engagement Specialist, and Gender & Youth Advisor
·       
Represent
the project at relevant forums at national level; and provide support to the
community engagement team to undertake similar roles effectively at regional
and lower levels
·       
Participate
in the development of the project’s strategic documents including work plan and
quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports
·       
Compile
program reports as required
·       
Seek,
select, engage, and monitor qualified consultants and agencies to provide
technical assistance in support of the project
·       
Any
other relevant duties as assigned by the Deputy Chief of Party and/or the Chief
of Party or as agreed/assigned during meetings with the broader project team
Partnership and
coordination
·       
Develop
partnerships with relevant institutions to strengthen/implement project
activities
·       
Liaise
with key line Ministries
·       
Respond
to USAID requests related to progress against targets and provide other
programmatically relevant information in a timely fashion
·       
Coordinate
with other senior staff to ensure strategic project management
·       
Attend
meetings and represent the SBC initiatives of the project in all relevant
levels of government officials, partners, donor, NGO and private sector
representatives
Capacity
strengthening and training
·       
Provide
mentorship to technical staff
·       
Ensure
all staff have the technical knowledge to complete their job duties
·       
Provide
training opportunities to staff as appropriate
·       
Co-facilitate
training workshops, including agenda, curriculum, manuals and materials
necessary to appropriately train individuals 
·       
Train
and oversee staff on the project manuals and technical information
·       
Mentor
local NGOs subcontracted by the project on technical areas
·       
Provide
support to and build the capacity of partner organizations and existing
traditional structures to design and implement community engagement activities
·       
Carry
out field visits as needed and work with staff in a collaborative manner to
increase their technical capacity



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
A
minimum of ten (10) years’ professional experience in delivering Social
Behavior Change programs with progressively increased responsibility working
for health technical assistance programs or other health related services.
·       
A
Master’s degree in Medicine, Social Sciences, Public Health, Communications or
other relevant degree or a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum
of fifteen (15) years of professional experience in delivering SBC and
professional experience working in mid to senior management positions.
·       
Uganda
national.
·       
Excellent
past performance references.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
·       
Demonstrated
leadership qualities, depth and breadth of management expertise and technical
experience.
·       
Excellent
communication and negotiation skills.
·       
Experience
in successfully engaging the private sector.
·       
Demonstrated
leadership qualities, depth and breadth of management expertise and experience.
·       
High
level of interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills including a
demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad
range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders.
·       
Excellent
skills and experience in collaborative working relationships with senior level
government leadership;
·       
Experience
with integration of gender and youth analysis into health projects and
services;
·       
Required
oral and written fluency in English;
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the web form below.
Deadline: 15th April 2020
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