SBCC Advisor Vacancy at Jhpiego Nigeria

On 12/Aug/2019 / In NGO Jobs

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. The TMEC/RISE program is a newly-awarded 5-year, USAID-funded global HIV program that supports countries to achieve and maintain HIV epidemic control through provision of strategic technical assistance and direct service delivery to improve prevention, HIV case finding and treatment programming. In Nigeria, TMEC/RISE comprising of Jhpiego, ICAP at Columbia University, a global health leader situated within the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City and others will support the Government of Nigeria to address barriers in HIV services among at-risk adult men, women and priority populations and to build capacity of local implementing partners, continuously leveraging data to successfully course correct and achieve and maintain epidemic control.

This project aims to achieve and maintain the primary prevention and 95-95-95 goals that are critical to HIV epidemic control in Nigeria. The program will also support PEPFAR’s transition of HIV service delivery to local partners, advancing progress along the journey to self-reliance. Jhpiego hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, experienced and dynamic professionals for the following positions: Nigerian nationals living in those locations are strongly encouraged to apply

Jhpiego

Position: SBCC Advisor

Position Reports To: Technical Director

Location: Abuja, Nigeria (Indicate location in your application & email title)

Job Summary

The SBCC Advisor will provide overall leadership in implementation of behavior change communication work for TMEC/RISE programs in Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Cross River and Niger States. The SBCC Advisor will provide leadership in implementing key approved strategies for engaging communities and religious leaders in achieving TMEC/RISE program goals.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in health communications, public health management, social sciences, international development, or a related field.
  • S/he has at least 7 years of experience in relevant areas.
  • Knowledge and experience in health education and behavioral change communication is required.  
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience of leadership and management of relevant projects.
  • Experience in developing and implementing a behavioral change communication strategy, focusing on creating demand for community and facility-based health services.
  • Demonstrate good judgment, possesses sensitivity and understanding of how messaging impacts diverse audiences  
  • Experience in developing behavioral change communication tools and materials.
  • Guiding and providing technical assistance to project/host country government staffs working on Social Behavioral Change Communications projects.
  • Experience in developing behavioral change communication tools and materials.

Method of Application:

Interested candidates should submit an Application letter and CV as ONE SINGLE WORD document indicating LOCATION to ng-recruitment@jhpiego.org not later than 4p.m on Thursday 15th August, 2019 candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified. The title/subject of your email and application should be the position / Location you are applying for.

For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at www.jhpiego.org. Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview.

Please note that any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

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