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


Job Title:    Technical Specialist Global
Health Security

Organization:  Johns
Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: Technical Advisor National Level


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 (SBC)
excellence. Through its projects, CCP harnesses the power of social and
behavior change communication to encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors
through their projects implemented worldwide.


About USAID Project:

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 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 SBC initiatives
that contribute towards reduction in maternal and child mortality, malaria
prevalence, total fertility rate, new HIV infections, TB prevalence and
improved nutrition outcomes, resilience and improved SBC systems and


Job Summary:  The
Technical Specialist Global Health Security 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), USG implementing partners and One Health
stakeholders.  The position holder will
be responsible for ensuring risk communication systems and strategies that
allow for effective outbreak response to all public health emergencies
including COVID 19 and other prioritized zoonotic diseases are in place. 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 Global Security
will perform the following key duties

day to day technical assistance and capacity strengthening to USG IPS, MOH, in
the implementation of Global Health Security initiatives that are aligned to
national priorities and guidelines.

MOH HPE&C to establish Risk communication systems and plans that can be
activated during emergencies.

towards standardization of Risk Communication and social behavioral change
practices for Global Health Security Interventions.

MOH HPE&C to maintain effective partner coordination mechanisms that ensure
effective risk communication during emergencies.

the MOH HPE&C in the design and development and adaptation of SBC
strategies, materials, approaches, and tools that ensure inclusion of relevant
Global Health Security related priorities.

MOH HPE&C to Integrate GHSA messaging in other intervention areas and vice

MOH HPE&C to build the capacity of core risk communication teams that can
ably respond to events / emergencies.

SBCA to cultivate and manage relationships with MOH, USG Implementing partners,
One health stakeholders and relevant Technical Working Groups especially the
Risk Communication committee.

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.

closely with the monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) team to
routinely review Global Health Security related performance data and initiate
adaptations to program management and implementation.

the Collaboration Learning and Adaptation (CLA) team to document lessons and
use evidence-based learning to guide and improve implementation of Global
Health Security interventions.

SBCA staff to appreciate Global Health Security issues and integrate these into
their activities in order to widen reach.

towards quarterly reporting and annual working planning for the Global Health
Security Program.

remain up to date with key Global Health Security related national and global
recommendations and guidelines and integrate these into day to day programming.

with other activities as directed by the supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal
candidate must hold 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.

work experience with USAID funded projects in the areas of Global Health

experience in risk communication during emergencies.

Oral and
written fluency in English.



Knowledge, skills and

experience providing technical assistance and collaborating with Government,
partners, donors, and NGOs.

leadership, organizational, interpersonal and collaboration skills.

to work in a fast-paced environment.

interacting with donors, implementing partners, and key stakeholders.

that can work with minimal supervision in a highly collaborative, team-based

A high
degree of maturity with excellent problem-solving skills.

written and verbal communication skills.


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.


Deadline: 9th October 2020 by 5:00pm


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