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Job Description/Job Title: Capacity Strengthening and Coordination Advisor

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 Capacity Strengthening and Coordination Advisor will lead key activities with particular attention to strengthening public sector systems for effective coordination of SBC at the national and sub-national levels, strengthening institutional capacity among key Nigerian stakeholders. S/he will possess experience and demonstrated success in strengthening public sector capacity for SBC. S/he will possess a strong understanding of best practices in individual and institutional capacity strengthening for SBC, and will have personal experience in applying key approaches. S/he will represent Breakthrough-Action/Nigeria to USAID and the GoN at national and sub-national levels, and will cultivate open and collaborative management relationships with the management team at USAID/Nigeria, and other Mission-funded activities. S/he will work with other senior staff to monitor activities and proactively engage, coordinate and convene public and private actors to advance the practice of SBC in Nigeria.

The proposed Capacity Strengthening and Coordination Advisor must meet or exceed all of the following specific requirements:

(a)      A senior technical expert with an advanced degree in public health, communication, or marketing

(b)     At least 10 years of experience working in international health, including experience in a technical leadership capacity on large activities focused primarily on social and behaviour change.

(c)     Must be fluent in written and spoken English and at least one local Nigerian language.

(d)     Experience working across Nigerian government bodies.

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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