Technical Advisor National Level Coordination USAID Project Jobs – Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Organisation: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party, SBC Activity
About US:
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) is a leader in strategic communication and research that facilitates access to information and exchange of knowledge to improve health.  CCP has more than 60 projects that employ staff in more than 40 countries around the world.  CCP has unparalleled experience as a global center for Social and Behavioral Change excellence.  Through its projects, CCP harnesses the power of social and behavior change communication to encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors in the projects implemented worldwide.
Project Background: 
The Social and Behavioral Change Activity (SBCA) is a five-year program implemented through a cooperative agreement between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Uganda) and Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP). The vision of USAID’s Social and Behavioral Change Activity is a Uganda where individuals and communities are not just healthy, but resilient, supported by strong adaptable systems and institutions to lead productive lives. The SBC Activity supports the Government of Uganda (GoU) and US government (USG) implementing partners to design and implement Social and behavioral Change (SBC) communication initiatives that   contribute towards reduction in Maternal and Child mortality, Malaria prevalence, Total Fertility rate, new HIV infections, TB prevalence and improved Nutrition out comes, resilience and improved SBC systems and expertise. 
Job Summary:  The Technical Advisor National Level Coordination will be responsible for spearheading SBCA technical and coordination support to the Ministry of Health and United States Government (USG) implementing partners (IPs).  He or she will contribute towards strengthening of National and sub-national Social Behavioral Change (SBC) coordination mechanisms to ensure a coordinated and harmonized approach to SBC initiatives. This position role reports to the SBCA Deputy Chief of Party and has a supervisory role for Technical Specialists responsible for HIV/ AIDS, TB, Malaria, Global Health Security and Family Health SBC initiatives. This position involves 20% in country travel.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief of Party SBCA, the National Advisor National Level Coordination will perform the following key duties:
·        Provide day to day technical and programmatic support for supervisees in charge of SBC initiatives for HIV AIDs, TB, Global Health Security, Malaria and Family Health to ensure alignment with national priorities and SBC standards of operating.
·        Support SBCA to create and strengthen strategic partnerships and alliances with key stakeholders including Government Ministries, USG and non-USG Implementing Partners (IPS) at national and sub national levels.
·        Support the MoH HPE & C to strengthen the National BCC Technical Working group as a key SBC coordinating mechanism.
·        Support the SBC Senior Technical Advisor and Regional SBC Technical Assistance teams to identify and strengthen SBC regional coordinating mechanisms.
·        Actively participate in SBC national and sub national technical working groups to ensure partners have a coordinated and harmonization approach to implementation of SBC initiatives.
·        Support MoH and SBCA to identify and strengthen mechanisms for multi-sectoral coordination of SBC initiatives with sectors including agriculture, governance, gender, social development, and education.
·        Work with the SBC Advisor and Regional SBC Technical Assistance Specialists to identify SBC related capacity building needs of USG and non-USG IPS and develop and implement capacity strengthening plans.
·        Use available national and subnational SBC coordinating mechanisms to promote USG and non-USG partner buy in, access and use of available SBC capacity strengthening products   that include the Experience Lab.
·        Work with the Senior Technical Advisor SBC, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and Collaboration Leaning and Adaptation teams (CLA) to identify evidence-based SBC interventions and approaches that USG and non-USG partners can scale up to cause change at population level.
·        Keep abreast with international and national protocols on SBC and SBCA thematic areas of focus that include HIV/ AIDS, Family Health, Malaria, Global Health Security and regularly impart the knowledge to SBCA staff and partners. 
·        Provide strategic and technical input and direction on SBCA annual work plans and Quarterly reporting for supervisees.
·        Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:
·        A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as communication, Public Health, Social sciences.
·        At least 7 years of demonstrated experience managing the design and implementation of Health communication initiatives is required. 
·        Previous experience working with USAID funded health communication projects.
·        Demonstrated experience working in programs that support HIV/ AIDs, TB control, maternal and Child health, Malaria prevention and Global Security.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
·        Demonstrated experience building partnerships and alliances with Government Ministries, USG and non-USG implementing partners.  
·        Ability to function independently in a highly demanding and frequently changing environment.
·        A sound understanding of Social and behavioral change communication issues.
·        Strong technical knowledge of HIV/AIDS, maternal/child health, reproductive health, malaria and tuberculosis.
·        Excellent interpersonal skills are required to establish and maintain a wide range of working-level contacts with government, non-governmental, and private-sector circles.
·        High degree of judgment and maturity based on technical expertise required to provide guidance and assistance to a wide variety of high-level SBC professionals at the national level.
·        Experience supervising or leading teams of professionals is required. 
·        Strong management and analytical skills.
·        Demonstrated ability to organize and present information in a clear and concise manner.
·        Excellent computer skills, including ease in using database, word processing, and presentation applications.
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to submit e-mail applications to with copies of current CV, cover letter and three professional referees. Please indicate which position you are applying for in the subject line of the email i.e. Technical Advisor National Level Coordination.
Deadline: 18th June 2020
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