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S/BCC Advisor | Program Officer, KM and mHealth | Program Officer, Materials Development | Program Officer II, Media Development | Program Officer II, Community Mobilization and Training
Posted date [2011-Dec-26]  (ID: 12070)

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (CCP) is seeking for an experienced and qualified Ethiopian Citizen to work for the following positions for a newly USAID funded five-year Nutrition Project based in Addis Ababa, where CCP serves as one of the implementing partners. The project will be implemented in 100 woredas of Ethiopia.

1, S/BCC Advisor

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

This person will be responsible for leading the development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the Project’s social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy. He/she is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing health communication and advocacy activities developed under the S/BCC strategy for ENGINE. The S/BCC Advisor will manage the ENGINE Communication Team, and work with Save the Children and other ENGINE partners to provide technical assistance to other cooperating agencies and other stakeholders on this Project. He/she will develop and manage work plans and performance monitoring plans with appropriate personnel. The position requires strong leadership, managerial skills, a high level of independent action, advocacy and networking skills, and a focus on innovation and strategic direction in S/BCC communication.

Specific responsibilities:

• Provides direction and focus in all aspects of programming, planning and implementation for the social and behavior change communication (S/BCC) components of the project.

• Leads the development of the Advocacy and Behavior change Communication Strategy that increases knowledge, awareness and acceptance of, improve attitudes towards, and motivate healthier behaviors in nutrition and hygiene within 100 woredas.

• Develops and implements advocacy messaging and materials, and organizes advocacy activities, working in partnership with the GOE and other stakeholders to ensure that nutrition initiatives are prioritized and integrated in related disciplines (e.g., agriculture, education, and other health sectors).

• Oversees radio, print, video, other multimedia and interpersonal communication activities and ensures all S/BCC activities are linked to the rest of the ENGINE project.

• Supervises the S/BCC Team including Program Officers for Media Development, Community Mobilization and Training, Materials Development and KM/mhealth, as well as field based staff, contractors and consultants.

• Serves as key liaison with partners. Represents CCP/ENGINE in contacts with government partners, international donors, non-governmental organizations, or other sponsors/leaders.

• Provides in-country technical assistance in several areas including needs assessments, strategy development, message and material development, project design & implementation.

• Regularly communicates with Baltimore based Program, Leadership, Finance, and Human Resource teams to insure smooth and timely flow of information.

• Oversees the monitoring of ENGINE’s behavior communication activities, including the project’s media, community mobilization and materials activities, and write regular reports.

• Other duties, as assigned

Desired Qualification and Attributes

• Masters degree, and 7+ years relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Experience working in S/BCC with an emphasized focus on nutrition and MCH related issues

• Experience in S/BCC leadership and mentoring of staff

• Fluency in English and Amharic.

• Working knowledge of multiple and multi-channel social and behavior change communication approaches, and how to build synergy across program components (advocacy, community mobilization, IPC, mass media, new media, etc.)

• Strong oral and written communication skills.

• Demonstrated experience in Health Communication I Public Health

• Critical thinking and intellectual problem solving skills.

• Ability to exercise independent judgment.

2. Program Officer, KM and mHealth

Major Duties and Responsibilities

This person will be responsible for supporting all knowledge management and mHealth initiatives. He/she will support the S/BCC Advisor, and work directly with the regional staff to make sure all activities are being implemented and in line with the main messaging.

Specific responsibilities:

• Gather existing data, lessons learned, best practices, results, materials, tools, activities and products, guidelines, standards, and policies for nutrition and other related health activities in Ethiopia.

• From the collection of resources, facilitate an assessment of what works, what does not work, and assist in summarizing lessons learned and best practices for priority nutrition interventions.

• Support the development of a technology-based repository of knowledge and information, and integrate priority nutrition resources that can be accessed by all public and private stakeholders and implementers, partners, NGOs and community workers

• Disseminate information via the KM system to all partners in the public and private sector, development partners, NGOs, and community workers delivering agriculture, water/sanitation and hygiene and nutrition interventions.

• Participate in and facilitate events of the MOH, development partners and NGOs that present new data, lessons learned, best practices and findings from nutrition interventions, and continue to enrich the knowledge and information repository with the most updated, evidence-based, relevant and actionable information

• Coordinate the production of a series of evidence-based nutrition tools: an eLearning series, eToolkits, and online forums tailored to program managers and project implementers.

• Design a plan and implement activities for using mobile technology to promote nutrition behavior change, coordinate activities and interventions, expand reach, and facilitate knowledge sharing.

• Develop a system to monitor project outputs and the distribution of data to relevant partners.

• Work closely with ENGINE partners, including the AIDS Resource Center in Addis Ababa and Baltimore based Johns Hopkins staff.

• Identify and request necessary technical assistance.

• Represent the KM Resource Centre and JHU/CCP at meetings, conferences and workshops.

• Assist with other assignments as requested by her/his supervisor.

Desired Qualification and Attributes

• Bachelor’s degree, and 5+ years relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Experience with or familiarity of knowledge management, knowledge sharing and nutrition models and approaches; strategic program development and implementation; and mHealth

• Experienced with university grant/cooperative agreement programs. Experience with USAID funded projects would be an advantage

• Proficiency in English and Amharic, knowledge of Tigregna and Oromifa is a plus

3. Program Officer, Materials Development

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

This person will be responsible for supporting all materials development and adaptation as part of the Social /Behaviour Change team. He/she will support the Media Development Officer II, and work directly with the regional staff to make sure all activities and campaigns are being implemented and in line with the overall S/BCC strategy.

Specific responsibilities:

• Develop work plans and budgets for ENGINE’s nutrition-related materials;

• Coordinate the review, design, development, pretesting, production and distribution of nutrition-related communication resources and materials;

• Draft text and provide input on design for nutrition-related materials;

• Organize and check translations;

• Identify, select, and oversee the work of advertising, graphic design, and media agencies and the production of nutrition related materials;

• Monitor ENGINE materials and messaging and write regular reports;

• Design and facilitate relevant workshops and meetings:

• Identify and request necessary technical assistance;

• Represent ENGINE and CCP at relevant meetings, conferences and workshops:

• Assist with other assignments as requested by supervisor.

Desired Qualification and Attributes

• Bachelor’s degree, and 5+ years relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Experience working on S/BCC materials with an emphasis on nutrition and maternal and child health

• Proficiency in English and Amharic, knowledge of Tigregna and Oromifa is a plus

• Creativity and strong written and oral communication skills

4. Program Officer II, Media Development

Major Duties and Responsibilities

This person will be responsible for supporting the development of all the social and behaviour change media for the project, including radio and video programming. He/she will support the S/BCC Advisor, and work directly with the rest of the S/BCC team including regional staff to make sure all activities and campaigns are being implemented and in line with the S/BCC strategy and key approaches.

Specific responsibilities:

• Work with S/BCC staff to strategically plan, design, implement and evaluate nutrition- related media, including radio dramas, radio talk shows and video programming in three local languages (Amharic, Tigregna and Oromifa), focusing on maternal and child feeding practices, and ensure appropriate linkages with other ENGINE programs.

• Coordinate and oversee the design, development, translation, pre-testing, production of nutrition-related media materials;

• Identity, select and oversee the work of radio producers, writers, translators, graphic design agencies and consultants;

• Work with other ENGINE staff to design and facilitate relevant workshops and meetings, and oversee workshops and trainings related to the production of radio and video media.

• Work closely with the SIBCC Advisor to monitor media activities, oversee focus group discussions and develop and implement an mHealth strategy.

• Ensure message and content consistency, continuity and integrity of all S/BCC activities for each targeted audience.

• Ensure consistency, continuity and integrity to the project’s core objectives, and messages and activities of the S/BCC strategy that are localized and adapted at the woreda or kebele level, and provide field-based support for implementation.

• Edit communication media in accordance with feedback received from partners and pretest results;

• Identify program technical assistance (TA) needs, request TA when necessary and coordinate TA related to S.BCC media production:

• Maintain clear, consistent, and open communication about program progress, implementation, management, and needs with supervisor, team staff, and headquarters office:

• Other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualification and Attributes:

• Masters degree, and 5+ years relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Experience developing health communication S/BCC media programming with an emphasis in nutrition and maternal and child health -

• Working knowledge of multiple and multi-channel approaches of social and behavioral communication, and how to build synergy across program components (advocacy, community mobilization, IPC, mass media, new media, etc.)

• Proficiency in English and Amharic, knowledge of Tigregna and Oromifa is a plus

5. Program Officer II, Community Mobilization and Training

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

This person will be responsible for supporting all community mobilization and training activities. Central to the community mobilization activities will be an animated local role model who will be integrated into activities across different sectors and health areas. He/ she will support the S/BCC Advisor, and work directly with the regional staff to make sure all activities and campaigns are being implemented and in line with the SIBCC strategy.

Specific responsibilities:

• Work with the SIBCC staff to strategically plan, design, implement and evaluate education-entertainment and community mobilization activities in communities and schools.

  • Oversee live drama skits, and the distribution of radio drama and mobile video productions that promote the work of successful extension workers to surrounding communities.

• Review existing community mobilization programs in nutrition and related development areas (e.g., agriculture)

  • Identify synergies and inconsistencies across the nutrition programs and other development domains (e.g. agriculture) that support nutrition initiatives
  • Identify opportunities for cross-sectoral linkages for health, agriculture, water, sanitation and hygiene and nutrition; and develop strategies to leverage those opportunities, ensuring that nutrition activities are cross-pollinated with other sectors, programs and activities that reach priority audiences! participant groups
  • Conduct gap analyses for nutrition interventions, and develop and implement plans to fill the gaps, ensuring nutrition needs are continually addressed and opportunities are maximized

• Work with country partners to introduce a branded role model to existing father to father support groups, mother support groups and celebrations such as community Health Day and Safe Motherhood Month, in addition to other activities described in the National Nutrition Strategy. Oversee community conversations to promote improved nutrition practices and norms.

• Promote the branded role model brand throughout community mobilization activities, and create a series of intensive campaigns that addresses one or two nutrition topics such as maternal, infant and young child feeding practices, micro nutrition supplementation and diverse diets.

• Work with the SIBCC Advisor and partners to recruit local celebrities to become ambassadors for nutrition action and headline community education events.

• Support the training of agricultural extension workers, teachers/students to lead community based interventions and activities to reduce nutritional outcomes.

• Lead the development and roll out of TOT workshops at the regional level, orienting Master Trainers to the essential Infant feeding materials and messages, and how to pass the skill on to community members.

• Oversee the training of community change agents to teach them to use infant feeding materials and discuss essential nutrition actions

• Identify partners for rolling out activities in Woredas Where they are active and support them to conduct trainings at the Woreda level with community change agents from Kebeles.

• Work with the Program Officer for Knowledge Management/mHealth to implement a knowledge management system that will provide community workers access to program materials and media.

Desired Qualification and Attributes:

• Masters degree, and 5+ years relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Experience working in training and community engagement with an emphasis in nutrition and maternal and child health

• Proven track record in building capacity of trainers and community based mobilizers

• Solid background in developing training curriculum and community outreach approaches

• Proficiency in English and Amharic, knowledge of Tigregna and Oromifa is a plus

Employment Terms:

Location of position: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Salary: Negotiable based on experience

Terms of Employment: Contract

Duration of Employment: One year with possible extension

Interested candidates should submit their application along with their CV no later than January 9, 2012 to: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for

Communication Programs, at HR(at)etharc.orgor

JHU.CCP Ethiopia Office

Dembel Building 10thFloor Room No 10078 (use Elevator 5/6)

P.O. Box 26171 Code 1000

Tel 251 550 35 84: Fax 251 550 3749

Email: Arc(at)etharc.org

Website: www.etharc.org

Only applicants only short listed will be contacted

  

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