Technical Specialist Stakeholder Engagement Job Vacancy – Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Job Title:    Technical Specialist Stakeholder
Engagement

Organization:
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:  Technical Advisor National Level Coordination
About Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs:
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 Stakeholder engagement will support the National Technical
Advisor National Level coordination to provide SBCA technical and coordination
support to the Ministry of Health Promotion, Education and Communication
Division. He or she will support MOH HPE&C to ensure effective coordination
of partner SBC initiatives, SBC capacity building for Division staff and
support towards harmonized approach to SBC interventions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Under the
supervision of the SBCA National Technical Advisor National Level Coordination,
the Technical Specialist Stakeholder engagement will perform the following key
duties
·       Support the MOH HPE&C to establish
mechanisms for effective coordination of implementing partner SBC related
requests and technical support in order to ensure a harmonized approach to
design, implementation and monitoring of SBC interventions.
·       Support the MOH HPE&C to take leadership
in standardizing approaches across different implementing partners.  This will involve standards for the SBC
materials and approaches review processes including development of clear
standards of operating procedures for the materials/ approaches review
committee.
·       Support materials and approaches review and
approval processes for the SBC integrated campaign by the Ministry of Health
HPE&C Materials and other relevant committees that include Uganda AIDS
Commission.
·       Coordinate the innovation of approaches that
contribute towards effective coordination of SBC MOH partner interventions to
ensure meaningful contribution towards positive behavioral outcomes.   Approaches include but are not limited to an
annual calendar of events for partner activities.
·       Support the MOH HPE & Cdivision
to identify individual capacity building needs for division staff and develop a
capacity building plan that contributes towards filling these gaps.
·       Keep a tab onMOH / other Ministry policy and
guidelines and support MOH HPE&C to integrate relevant developments /
changes into SBC programming for HIV & TB control, Malaria Prevention,
Family Health and Nutrition.
·       Support MOH HPE&C division in
coordinating the BCC-WG activities and ensure that SBCA provides relevant
technical assistance to processes and activities undertaken,
·       Work with technical specialist responsible
for HIV and TB, Family health and Malaria and GHSA coordination to support the
linkage between the BCC-WG and other MOH thematic working groups (MOH-TWGs)
within MOH. 
·       Support MOH HPE& C to establish and
maintain effective mechanisms for national and subnational level stakeholder
engagement.  This will include periodic
stakeholder mapping and classification to identify areas of focus for planned
engagements.
·       Liaise with other non-USG key SBC players
that include UN agencies and ensure there is a link between SBCA supported
activities and theirs. Additionally, identify synergies and opportunities for
cross pollination to ensure effective SBC support to the MOH HPE&C.
·       Act as the go to person for all SBC products
developed for MOHHPE&C with support from SBCA including the Experience Lab
and Digital Platform. Promote use of these platforms amongst MOH partners
including other GOU departments.
·       Support Monitoring and Evaluation teams to
roll out SBC quality improvement initiatives for the MOH HPE&C
·       Represent SBCA in MOH HPE&C division and
other internal MOH meetings and ensure that key deliberations from these
meetings are shared with SBCA team for action and follow-up.
·       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. 
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
degrees degree in a relevant discipline such as communication, Public Health,
Social sciences and development.
·       A Master’s degree in in a relevant discipline
such as communication, Public Health, Social sciences and development is an
added advantage.
·       At least 5 years of demonstrated experience
managing the design and implementation of health communication initiatives.
·       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.
·       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.
·       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.
·       Strong management, networking and analytical
skills.
·       Experience in capacity strengthening for
teams


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.
Deadline: 8th July 2020
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