SBCA Technical Specialist Family Health Coordination USAID Project Jobs – Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Job Title:         SBCA Technical Specialist Family Health Coordination

Organisation: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Technical Advisor National Level Coordination

About US:

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) is a leader in strategic communication and research that facilitates access to information and exchange of knowledge to improve health.  CCP has more than 60 projects that employ staff in more than 40 countries around the world.  CCP has unparalleled experience as a global center for Social and Behavioral Change excellence.  Through its projects, CCP harnesses the power of social and behavior change communication to encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors in the projects implemented worldwide.

Project Background: 

The Social and Behavioral Change Activity (SBCA) is a five-year program implemented through a cooperative agreement between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Uganda) and Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP). The vision of USAID’s Social and Behavioral Change Activity is a Uganda where individuals and communities are not just healthy, but resilient, supported by strong adaptable systems and institutions to lead productive lives. The SBC Activity supports the Government of Uganda (GoU) and US government (USG) implementing partners to design and implement Social and behavioral Change (SBC) communication initiatives that   contribute towards reduction in Maternal and Child mortality, Malaria prevalence, Total Fertility rate, new HIV infections, TB prevalence and improved Nutrition out comes, resilience and improved SBC systems and expertise. 

Job Summary:  The Technical Specialist Family Health coordination will be responsible for providing Social Behavioral Change (SBC) related technical assistance and capacity strengthening to the Ministry of Health (MOH) Health Promotion and Education Division (HPE&C) and USG implementing partners.   The Technical Specialist will specifically be in charge of SBC interventions for Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and reproductive health. The position will contribute towards Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and Quality Improvement outputs of the SBC Activity.

This position reports to the SBCA Technical Advisor, National level coordination.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the SBCA Technical Advisor National Level Coordination, the Technical Specialist Family Health coordination will perform the following key duties:

·        Provide day to day technical assistance and capacity strengthening to USG IPS and MOH, in the implementation of Family Health; Maternal and Child health, Nutrition, WASH and reproductive Health SBC initiatives that are aligned to national priorities and guidelines.

·        Support the Technical Advisor National Level Coordination to provide Technical Assistance and capacity strengthening to National Level USG IPS.

·        Support the Senior Technical Advisor SBC in the design and development of SBC strategies, materials, approaches and tools that ensure inclusion of relevant Family Health priorities. 

·        Support the SBC Senior Technical Advisor in the roll out of the Integrated SBC platform at national and subnational levels.

·        Support SBCA to cultivate and manage relationships with USG Implementing partners, the Ministry of Health HPE&C and relevant Family Health focused Technical Working Groups

·        Represent SBCA in relevant external meetings and events (this may include delivering technical presentations, networking, relationship building, and initiating and follow through with opportunities for collaboration.

·        Work closely with the monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) team to routinely review SBC Family Health related performance data and initiate adaptations to program management and implementation.

·        Support the Collaboration Learning and Adaptation (CLA) team to document lessons and use evidence-based learning to guide and improve implementation of Family Health SBC interventions.

·        Work with the Capacity Building Specialist and the Technical Advisor National Level coordination to identify Technical Assistance needs and implement capacity strengthening plans.

·        Support SBCA staff to appreciate Family Health issues and integrate these into their activities in order to widen reach.

·        Contribute towards quarterly reporting and annual working planning for the Family Health Program.

·        Proactively remain up to date with key Family Health related national and global. recommendations and guidelines and integrate these into day to day programming.

·        Assist with other activities as advised by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:

·        A Master’s degree in either communication, social sciences or Public health with over 5 years’ experience progressively working with in the area of SBC/ SBCC / Health communication.

·        Previous work experience with USAID funded projects in the areas of reproductive, maternal a and child health, Nutrition and WASH.

·        Demonstrated experience in providing technical assistance and capacity strengthening to USG IPS.

·        Oral and written fluency in English.

·        Uganda national.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·        Demonstrated experience providing technical assistance and collaborating with Government, partners, donors, and NGOs.

·        Excellent leadership, organizational, interpersonal and collaboration skills.

·        Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

·        Comfortable interacting with donors, implementing partners, and key stakeholders.

·        Self-starter that can work with minimal supervision in a highly collaborative, team-based environment.

·        A high degree of maturity with excellent problem-solving skills.

·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to submit e-mail applications to with copies of current CV, cover letter and three professional referees. Please indicate which position you are applying for in the subject line of the email i.e. SBCA Technical Specialist Family Health coordination.

Deadline: 18th June 2020

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