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Social and Behaviour Change and Innovations Advisor at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

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 position below:

Job Title: Social and Behaviour Change and Innovations Advisor

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.
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.
Application Closing Date
5PM; 14th October, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their cover letter and CV's only as one PDF document to: sbccadvisor@gmail.com The subject line for your submission must read: “Application for BA SBC Advisor.” 

  • 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.
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