Job Recruitment Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs in Nigeria October 2017

Career Vacancy Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Job Opportunity Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Posted on :

26 Sep, 2017

Category :

Administrative Jobs in Nigeria, Finance Jobs in 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.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Social and Behaviour Change and Innovations Advisor
Location:
 Abuja
Reports to: Project Director
Project Summary

  • 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 SBC 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.

Requirements
The proposed SBC Advisor must meet or exceed all of the following specific requirements:

  • A senior technical expert with an advanced degree or commensurate experience
  • At least 15 years’ experience in international health programming, including experience providing technical guidance to large and complex activities primarily focused on SBC;
  • Proven ability to effectively engage partners, including host country government personnel;
  • Experience interacting with U.S. government agencies including Missions.
  • Experience designing and managing integrated or multi-health area SBC activities is preferred.
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English and at least one local Nigerian language.

 

Job Title: Capacity Strengthening and Coordination Advisor
Location: Abuja
Reports to: Project Director
Project Summary

  • 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 subnational 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.

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

  • A senior technical expert with an advanced degree in Public Health, Communication, or Marketing
  • 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 behavior change.
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English and at least one local Nigerian language.
  • Experience working across Nigerian government bodies

 

Job Title: Finance Director
Location: Abuja
Reports to: Project Director
Project Summary

  • 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 Finance Director is the primary financial officer of the program.
  • S/he ensures that financial functions support the timely and effective implementation of the program’s technical scope of work.
  • S/he ensures that resources are allocated and used in compliance with agreement requirements, applicable USG regulations, and appropriate standards and procedures.
  • The Finance Director also oversees the timely issuance of sub-awards and contracts issued under the cooperative agreement and procurement of commercial goods and commercial services.
  • S/he also oversees cost share within the project.

Requirements
The proposed Finance Director must meet or exceed all of the following specific requirements:

  • Has a Master’s degree in Finance, Business, or a related field;
  • Has at least five (5) years’ experience leading administration (reporting, financial management, and compliance) of large (defined here as having a life-of-project budget of $20M or more) health and development contracts or agreements that serve clients in developing countries;
  • Has experience working in partnership with U.S. Government agencies or other large donor agencies; and
  • Has achieved certifications/completed trainings in financial and award management of USG grants and agreements.
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English.

 

Job Title: Deputy Project Director
Location: Abuja
Reports to: Project Director
Project Summary

  • 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.

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

  • 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’s 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;
  • Has a demonstrated record of recruiting, managing and developing personnel for large and complex projects;
  • Has at least five (5) years’ experience managing the reporting and compliance requirements for large health and development contracts or agreements that serve clients in developing countries funded by U.S. Government funds

Language Skills:

  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English and at least one local Nigerian language.

 


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their cover letter and CV’s only as one PDF document to:

sbccadvisor@gmail.com for the position of Social and Behaviour Change and Innovations Advisor

capacitycoordinator@gmail.com for the position of Capacity Strengthening and Coordination Advisor

financedirector2018@gmail.com for the position of Finance Director

deputyprojectdirector@gmail.com for the position of Deputy Project Director

 

The subject line for your submission must have the job title you are applying for eg: “Application for BA SBC Advisor.”

Note

  • Any email without this exact subject line will be immediately discarded. The PDF document file name must be named using the candidate’s last and first name. Please indicate in your cover letter why you are a good fit for this position, languages you speak and your proficiency level in each language and states in Nigeria where you have previously worked.
  • Candidates should not send any other documents or attachments. Any applications submitted with certificates, transcripts etc. will be immediately discarded.
  • Candidates should not send links to online resumes or CVs. Any applications submitted with a link to an online resume or CV will be immediately discarded.
  • Only final candidates will be contacted for further engagement.
  • Please follow all directions exactly as written to be considered.

 

Application Deadline  5PM; 14th October, 2017.