• Job Vacancy at Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)

  • Posted on: 9 September, 2015 Deadline: 22 September, 2015
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  • Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) - USAID/HC3, is funded by PMI and works to improve the capacity of NMEP ACSM to provide effective leadership and coordination of malaria SBCC programmes and services; and to also implement high quality, evidence based SBCC interventions in select states towards the achievement of Nigeria’s strategic targets in malaria.

    We are seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of:

    SBCC Specialist (Advocacy and Capacity Building)

     

    Job Purpose

    • To support the Senior Technical Advisor Advocacy in the day-to-day delivery of duties.
    • To be involved with developing and implementing innovative SBCC strategies for HC3.

    Core Duties

    • Support the STA Advocacy to coordinate the HC3 advocacy and capacity building initiatives.
    • Under the technical direction of the STA Advocacy, participate in coordinating the process of standardizing national malaria SBCC tools and materials through the development of national centerpiece materials
    • Assist the STA advocacy in providing support on crosscutting issues, and providing TA to the ACSM branch of NMEP in line with project priorities
    • Assist the STA advocacy in SBCC related concept development and other creative initiatives to ensure that project goals are met.
    • Assist the STAA advocacy in organizing and managing activity schedules and plans
    • Assist in writing and sharing reports of meetings/technical workshops, and also contribute to the development of project quarterly reports.
    • Work with the STA Advocacy to facilitate liaison with universities and coordinate the tic; university SBCC internship programme
    • Actively participate in the monthly National ACSM sub -committee meeting and other related SBCC technical meetings and work group activities.
    • Ensure that all project BCC documents and other information required for program strategic planning and reporting are prepared and submitted on time and in compliance with the requirements of USAID
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of NC’3’s innovative and robust Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) approaches
    • Work with monitoring and evaluation staff to monitor progress towards the delivery of programme outputs, paying special attention to the objective of documenting the success (e.g. collecting most significant change stories), or otherwise, of USAID/HC3 interventions with a view to providing evidence of impact and demonstrating good value for money.

    Qualifications and skills

    • Ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences arid forms of media.
    • Good basic computer skills and the ability to acquire technical skills and to operate technical equipment essential. Familiarity with the Internet and an awareness of the potential of new technology is declarable.
    • At least a first degree or equivalent in Theatre Ant, Mass Communication or other related field. A masters in Communication or Public Health will be an added advantage.
    • Good interpersonal and time management skills.
    • Excellent creative instincts and the ability to originate new ideas.
    • Ability to work under pressure with little or no supervision and must be a self-starter.

    Top Skills:

    • Writing and structuring information (technical communication writing)
    • SRCC program development
    • Facilitation skills

    Knowledge and experience

    • At least five years post-National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) experience, some of which should be in malaria program management, advocacy, and capacity building.
    • A full command and up to date knowledge of both written and spoken English, and the ability to communicate effectively.
    • Excellent grounding in SBCC programming and in-depth understanding of capacity building approaches.

    Competencies
    The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies:

    • Creative Thinking - able to transform creative ideas into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions.
    • Planning and organisation - able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritizes and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines and resources.
    • Communication - able to get one’s message understood clearly by adapting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
    • Influencing and persuading - able to present sound and well reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from arrange of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
    • Managing relationships and team working - able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively.
    • Resilience - manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
    • Flexibility - adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organization or job requirements.

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    Media Specialist

     

    Job Purpose

    • To support the Senior Technical Advisor Media in the day-to-day delivery of duties.
    • To be involved with developing and implementing innovative SBCC strategies for HC3.

    Duties

    • Assist the Senior Technical Advisor-Media to coordinate media distribution across Nigeria and specifically in HC3 states, in tandem with partners;
    • Support the STA-Media, in identifying, capturing and archiving Project-based Success Stories across HC3's Project states;
    • Work with monitoring and evaluation staff to monitor progress towards the delivery of programme outputs, paying special attention to the objective of documenting the success (e.g. collecting most significant change stories), or otherwise, of USAID/HC3 interventions with a view to providing evidence of impact and demonstrating good value for money.
    • Support the development of user-friendly and high quality documentation products: video documentary films and photo documentation, success stories etc. For the communications of project activities to the public and stake holders.
    • Support the designated STA in the coordination of Springboard activities with a view to enhancing extensive participation of partners and professionals and fostering its role as a key technical platform for exchange of knowledge and expertise in malaria communication.
    • Work to ensure that all generated progmnnne documentation and printed materials are presented in the required standard format confirming compliance with the USAID branding policies and visual identify and style guidelines.
    • Actively participate in the monthly ACSM sub-committee meetings and other related SBCC meetings.
    • Keep abreast of national news and when possible, state news for HC3 products to the state level.
    • Assist designated STA in ensuring that visibility for USAID is enhanced in all relevant project events by publicizing USAID/HC3's accomplishments and the difference that USAID is making.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Technical Advisor, Media.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Bachelor's degree in Arts/Humanities or Social Sciences;
    • Ability to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style appropriate to differing audiences and forms of media.
    • Good computer skills and the ability to use audio/video recording equipment and a working knowledge of Adobe Audition, Premier Pro and Photoshop softwares.
    • Good interpersonal and time management skills.
    • Excellent creative instincts and the ability to originate new ideas.
    • Ability to work under pressure with little or no supervision and must be a self-starter.

    Top Skills:

    • Writing and structuring information (technical communication writing)
    • Interviewing skills - information gathering experience - documentation;
    • A good command of English and Hausa Languages and the ability to communication effectively.

    Knowledge and Experience:

    • Extensive first hand experience and in depth understanding of the culture and working of media in Nigeria.

    Competencies
    The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies:

    • Creative Thinking - able to transform creative ideas into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions.
    • Planning and organisation - able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritizes and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines and resources.
    • Communication - able to get one’s message understood clearly by adapting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
    • Influencing and persuading - able to present sound and well reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from arrange of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
    • Managing relationships and team working - able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively.
    • Resilience - manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
    • Flexibility - adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organization or job requirements.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send one document - Cover letter and CV to:hcthreesbccspecialist@gmail.com

    • The document should be a cover letter first, with bullet points in bold on how the candidate meets the minimum qualifications. Following the cover letter, in the same document, should be the candidates CV.
    • Resumes should include references, as well as a list of languages in which the candidate is proficient. Candidate should indicate their level of proficiency for each language (noting 2 if limited working proficiency, 3 if general professional proficiency, 4 if advanced professional proficiency, and 5 for functional native proficiency).
    • Do NOT send any other documents or attachments. Please note, any applications submitted with certificates, transcripts etc. will be immediately discarded.
    • Do NOT send links to online resumes or CVs. Any applications submitted with a link to an online resume or CV will be immediately discarded.
    • Candidates email title should bathe words "Application for HC3 SBCC Specialist"- any entails without this exact subject line format will be immediately discarded.

    Note: Only final candidates will be contacted for further engagement.

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