USAID Project Jobs – Technical Advisor Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) – 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 Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (TA-CLA) will be responsible for spearheading CLA activities of the USAID Social and Behavioral Change (SBC) Activity. He or she will provide technical guidance, advice and direction for the development, implementation and promotion of the CLA agenda within SBCA, among USG and non-USG partners so as to ensure replication of SBC interventions and approaches which have evidence of impact.
The TA-CLA will focus on activities that contribute towards scaling up and sustainability of SBCA’s Social and Behavioral change initiatives. Priority areas include:
·        Collaboration – to ensure sequencing and cost effectiveness of SBCA SBC initiatives
·        Learning – to address knowledge gaps, identify promising practices and failures and sustainable impacts important to the activity; and Adaptation – based on learning to ensure effective management and desired results.
This role reports to the SBCA Deputy Chief of Party and has a supervisory role for the Technical Specialist, CLA.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        Work with SBCA Program staff and partners to develop and roll out the CLA strategy that promotes continuous learning and adaptation of SBC practices and approaches that have evidence of impact.
·        Provide day to day technical and programmatic guidance to the Technical Specialist CLA.
·        Work with MEL and program staff to organize reviews of SBCA program interventions and identify SBC best practices and lessons and use them to inform program learning and adaptive management approach.
·        Work with the SBCA Team responsible for the Experience Lab to disseminate identified SBC best practices via the digital platform for partners to access and replicate in their areas of operation.
·        Support SBCA project staff and partners to implement, monitor and review innovative pilot activities linked to the program’s learning agenda. As part of this T.A-CLA will lead the process of defining probable follow up actions and document lessons.
·        Work with MEL to ensure a cross-sectoral approach that involves integrating and mainstreaming of gender issues across SBCA programming.
·        Identify SBCA knowledge management capacity gaps and develop and implement a capacity strengthening plan that includes training and ongoing mentoring in line with the CLA agenda.
·        Support SBCA to document lessons learned and channel these to USAID’s results management and communications strategy so that they may inform USAID’s strategic planning and program design.
·        Develop, promote and nurture a culture of reflection, critical thinking and learning within the SBCA and its partners.
·        Support the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party to manage internal and external communications.
·        Contribute to the program’s technical briefs, newsletters, and other internal and external communication materials.
·        Support SBCA to implement its Branding and Marking Plan and ensure internal compliance.
·        Represent SBCA in relevant conferences and meetings as may be required.
·        Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:
·        Master’s degree in either communication, Public Health or social sciences with a minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in monitoring and evaluation, adaptive management, learning and knowledge management.
·        Experience working on a USAID-funded program or other large, bi-lateral donor agency projects in the area of SBC/ health communication and Knowledge Management.
·        Prior experience working with monitoring and evaluation personnel to capture SBC information to monitor change and outcomes.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
·        Demonstrated experience and strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
·        Ability to translate complex technical concepts into simple and understandable concepts and/or messages.
·        Excellent, high-level, demonstrated written and oral communications skills in English.
·        Proficiency in standard computer applications including web-based applications and knowledge sharing networks.
·        Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills.
·        Demonstrated understanding and application of technical principles and concepts in social and behavior change.
·        Experience in mentoring, coaching, facilitation and training, applying adult learning principles and practices.
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 Advisor Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA).
Deadline: 18th June 2020
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