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VACANCY FOR THE POSITION OF DEPUTY PROJECT DIRECTOR AT JOHN HOPKINS CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION PROGRAMS (CCP).

Job Description/Job Title: Deputy Project Director.

Reports To: Project Director.

Location: Abuja, Nigeria.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) was founded on the belief that social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) is key to solving the world’s most pressing health problems. Our mission is to inspire and empower people around the world to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. CCP will be implementing the USAID Breakthrough-ACTION-Nigeria project that will use state-of-the-art, evidence-based tools to encourage people in developing countries to adopt healthy behaviours. Much of the work will harness the power of communication – from mass media campaigns to TV and radio dramas to simple posters in a health clinic – to inspire long-lasting change. The project will also take advantage of other behavioural science approaches such as behavioural economics and human-centred design to improve programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Deputy will oversee management and operations of the project as a whole. S/he should also be able to act for – or represent – the Project Director as necessary. S/he will possess a deep command of management processes generally and USAID reporting and compliance requirements specifically, and demonstrate an ability to produce quality results on schedule.

The proposed Deputy Project Director must meet or exceed all of the following specific requirements:

(a)     Has a Masters’ degree in business, public health, communication, or a related field with at least ten (10) years of experience in international health and development, including senior-level management positions and experience managing large and complex projects implemented by multi-partner consortia, OR a Bachelor’ degree in business, public health, communication, or a related field with at least fifteen (15) years of experience in international health and development, including in senior-level management positions and experience managing large and complex projects implemented by multi-partner consortia.

(b)     Has a demonstrated record of recruiting, managing and developing personnel for large and complex projects

(c)     Has at least five (5) years’ experience managing the reporting and compliance requirement for large health and development contracts or agreements that serve clients in developing countries funded by U.S. Government funds

(d)     Must speak and write English fluently and one local Nigerian language.

Application Closing Date: October 14, 2017 at 5pm Abuja time.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates must apply for this position via the Springboard for Health Communication Professionals job section at: https://healthcomspringboard.org/jobs/

Please follow all directions exactly as written to be considered.

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