Job Description/Job Title: Social and Behaviour Change and Innovations Advisor
Reports To: Project Director
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) was founded on the belief that social and behavior 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
This Advisor will lead key activities and have overall responsibility for SBC implementation. S/he will possess both deep applied experience in SBC, and demonstrated abilities in leadership; strategic thinking; application of best practices, gender integration and innovations in SBC. Applying learnings from global best practices, s/he will provide strategic direction for SBC programming, while proactively engaging and convening a broad range of donors and implementers in advancing the practice of SBC in Nigeria. S/he will represent Breakthrough-Action/Nigeria to USAID and the GoN, and will cultivate open and collaborative management relationships with the management team at USAID/Nigeria, as well as with other Mission-funded activities. S/he will have the principal responsibility for coordinating activities to improve alignment of SBC and supply-sided efforts. S/he will also possess experience and demonstrated success in cultivating partnerships with the private sector.
The proposed SBC Advisor must meet or exceed all of the following specific requirements:
(a) A senior technical expert with an advanced degree or commensurate experience
(b) At least 15 years’ experience in international health programming, including experience providing technical guidance to large and complex activities primarily focused on SBC;
(c) Proven ability to effectively engage partners, including host country government personnel;
(d) Experience in interacting with U.S. government agencies including Missions.
(e) Experience in designing and managing integrated or multi-health area SBC activities is preferred.
(f) Must be fluent in written and spoken English and at least 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.