USAID Program Jobs – Technical Specialist HIV /AIDS & TB Coordination – 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 HIV / AIDs & TB
(TS – HIV/ AIDS & T.B) 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),
Uganda AIDS Commission and USG implementing partners.  The position will contribute towards
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and Quality Improvement outputs of
the SBC Activity.
This position
reports to the SBCA Technical Advisor, National level coordination.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the supervision of the SBCA Technical
Advisor National Level Coordination the Technical Specialist HIV/ AIDS and TB
will perform the following key duties:
·       
Provide
day to day technical assistance and capacity strengthening to USG IPS, MOH, UAC
and NTLP in the implementation of HIV/ AIDS and TB SBC 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
HIV/ AIDS and TB National priorities. 
·       
Support
the SBC Senior Technical Advisor in the roll out of the Integrated SBC platform
at national and subnational levels.
·       
Support
the process for integrating TB/HIV AIDS SBC activities working closely with
partners including; TRACK-TB, Uganda Stop TB Partnership (USTP) and NTLP.
·       
Support
SBCA to cultivate and manage relationships with USG HIV Implementing partners,
the Ministry of Health, AIDS control Program, Uganda AIDS commission, National
TB and Leprosy Control Program (NTLP) 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 HIV / AIDS and TB 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 HIV/AIDS and
TB SBC 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 HIV/ AIDS and TB issues and integrate these into their
activities in order to widen reach.
·       
Contribute
towards quarterly reporting and annual working planning for the HIV /AIDS and
TB Program.
·       
Synthesize
findings from the Gender Analysis and ensure Gender issues are mainstreamed
into HIV/ AIDS & TB SBC programming.
·       
Proactively
remain up to date with key HIV/ AIDS and TB 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 Health
communication.
·       
Previous
work experience with USAID funded projects in the area of HIV AIDS and TB.
·       
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 HIV /AIDS & TB coordination.
Deadline: 18th June 2020
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