USAID Program Jobs – Technical Specialist Global Health Security & Malaria – Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Organisation: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Technical Advisor National Level Coordination
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 Specialist Global Health Security & Malaria will be responsible for providing Social Behavioral Change (SBC) related technical assistance and capacity strengthening to the Ministry of Health (MOH) Health Promotion and Education Division (HPE&C), Malaria Control Program and USG implementing partners.  The position will contribute towards Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and Quality Improvement outputs of the SBC Activity.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the supervision of the SBCA Technical Advisor National Level Coordination the Technical Specialist Global Security and Malaria will perform the following key duties
·        Provide day to day technical assistance and capacity strengthening to USG IPS, MOH, in the implementation of Global Health Security and Malaria initiatives that are aligned to national priorities and guidelines.
·        Support the Senior Technical Advisor SBC in the design and development of SBC strategies, materials, approaches and tools that ensure inclusion of relevant Global Health Security and   Malaria related priorities. 
·        Support the SBC Senior Technical Advisor in the roll out of the Integrated SBC platform at national and subnational levels.
·        Support SBCA to cultivate and manage relationships with USG Implementing partners, the Ministry of Health, Malaria Control Program and relevant Technical Working Groups
·        Represent SBCA in relevant external meetings and events (this may include delivering technical presentations, networking, relationship building, and initiating and follow through with opportunities for collaboration.
·        Work closely with the monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) team to routinely review Global Health Security and Malaria related performance data and initiate adaptations to program management and implementation.
·        Support the Collaboration Learning and Adaptation (CLA) team to document lessons and use evidence-based learning to guide and improve implementation of Global Health Security and Malaria interventions.
·        Work with the Capacity building specialist and the Technical Advisor National Level coordination to identify Technical Assistance needs and implement capacity strengthening plans.
·        Support SBCA staff to appreciate Global Health Security and Malaria issues and integrate these into their activities in order to widen reach.
·        Contribute towards quarterly reporting and annual working planning for the Global Health Security and Malaria Program.
·        Proactively remain up to date with key Global Health Security and Malaria related national and global recommendations and guidelines and integrate these into day to day programming.
·        Assist with other activities as directed by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:
·        A Master’s degree in either communication, social sciences or Public health with over 5 years’ experience progressively working with in the area of SBC/ SBCC / Health communication.
·        Previous work experience with USAID funded projects in the areas of Global Health Security and Malaria.
·        Demonstrated experience in risk communication during emergencies.
·        Oral and written fluency in English.
·        Uganda national.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
·        Demonstrated experience providing technical assistance and collaborating with Government, partners, donors, and NGOs.
·        Excellent leadership, organizational, interpersonal and collaboration skills.
·        Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
·        Comfortable interacting with donors, implementing partners, and key stakeholders.
·        Self-starter that can work with minimal supervision in a highly collaborative, team-based environment.
·        A high degree of maturity with excellent problem-solving skills.
·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to submit e-mail applications to jobs@jhccpug.org 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 Specialist Global Health Security & Malaria.
Deadline: 18th June 2020
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