Career Opportunities in Abuja at Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University – The Center for Communication Programs (CCP) was established over 25 years ago in recognition of the pivotal role communication plays in the way people think and behave about health and development issues. We are a Center within the Department of Health, Behaviour and Society at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. CCP has active programs in more than 30 countries worldwide as well as in the U.S.

The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (JHU-CCP) seeks for experienced and qualified candidates to work for the position below:

Job Title: HC3 Media Specialist
Location: 
Abuja
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor – Media
Summary

  • Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) supports the US President’s Malaria Initiative’s (PMI) goal of significantly reducing deaths from malaria in high burden African countries. Social and behavior change communication (SBCC) activities ensure Nigerians are aware of, understand, and play their part in the national goal of malaria elimination.
  • HC3 Nigeria is working with the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and partnering organizations to ensure SBCC activities achieve scale and intensity throughout the country.
  • With over 177 million people to reach, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa.
  • Interventions introduced have to achieve impact with a combination of wide reach and intense interpersonal communication activity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In addition to the overall program inputs to the project described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • To provide technical and editorial support to Radio and TV content Producers in HC3’s partner broadcast stations,
  • To build the capacity of Radio and TV producers in HC3s project states to become Script-to-Broadcast Producers
  • To liaise with Media Agencies and Broadcast partners to ensure broadcast compliance of HC3’s media content,
  • To manage all HC3’s Social Media platforms

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities at this time.

Education and/or Experience

  • HND or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Ability to Produce Radio and or TV content – ( Script-to-Broadcast production experience>.
  • Previous experience of producing content for development
  • Professional level skill in sound recording and editing
  • Good understanding of audience research and the application of research findings
  • Ability to work within a demanding schedule and tight deadlines effectively.
  • Mentoring,training and developing staff.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Report writing
  • Ability to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and work effectively with a diverse range of people
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Hausa language will be an added advantage.
  • Professional proficiency level skill in video camera operation, shooting techniques and video editing

Language Skills: 

  • Must be fluent in English, Hausa is highly desirable.

Job Title: HC3 Program Specialist – Family Planning
Location: 
Abuja
Reports to: Deputy Director – Family Planning
Summary

  • The HC3 Nigeria Program Specialist will provide programmatic support for advocacy, demand generation and service provider components of the family planning program.
  • She/he will report directly to the Deputy Director-FP and work in close consultation the Senior Technical Advisor – Social Mobilization, HC3 FP State Coordinators and the HC3 Nigeria HQ Team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In addition to the overall program inputs to the project described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Work with Deputy Director-FP and HC3 FPteam to develop and implement the advocacy, demand generation and service provider components of the family planning project, as assigned.
  • Support advocacy activities targeted and, policy targeted at governments, policy makers, FP implementing partners and other stakeholders
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships with family planning project partners, implementing partners, Federal and State MOHs and other key stakeholders
  • Assist with establishing relationships with and coordinating FP service delivery partners and activities in FP project states and Federal level
  • Provide support for training and capacity building activities targeted at HC3 project partners, heath service providers, community based organization, community mobilizers. volunteers etc.
  • Provide support for implementation of HC3 FP mass media strategies as assigned Provide support to the HC3 FP State Coordinators and State Teams as required Assist with the development and writing of timely program reports on a quarterly and annual basis and disseminate program success stories, and other reporting duties as assigned
  • The position will be based at the HC3 Office inAbuja but will involve approximately 30% travel to project states
  • Perform job duties/responsibilities in support of CCP’s Mission and Values, as appropriate.
  • Other duties as necessary and assigned by supervisor and HC3 COP

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities at this time.

Education and/or Experience

  • Master’s Degree or higher in a relevant field (public health, social science, humanities, other).
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience on Family Planning or related Reproductive Health programs in Nigeria. SBCC and/or Community Mobilization expertise highly valued.

Language Skills:

  • Must be fluent in English, and given the geographic focus of the project, Hausa and/or lgbo is highly desirable.

Job Title: Cleaner/Officer Assistant
Location: 
Abuja
Reports to: Administrative and HR Officer
Specific Duties

  • Office cleaning and maintenance
  • Provide clerical/ administrative support
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities at this time.

Education and/or Experience

  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 2 years experience in the same role.

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Proven trustworthiness.

Language Skills: 

  • Must be fluent in English.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should follow the instructions exactly below to apply:

  • Your applications will consist of an essay and your CV.
  • Essay: Draft an essay of not less than five hundred word on “How My Media Skills Can Contribute Towards Effecting Behavious Change Among Audiences”
  • CV: Your CV should include the following:
    • Include the specific date when you would be able to begin work.
    • All applicable work experience
    • 3 reference
    • A table with the following information regarding your language skills. Scoring: 1 = Elementary skills, 2 = Limited working proficiency, 3 = General Professional proficiency, 4 = Advanced Professional proficiency, 5 = Functional Native proficiency

Example

Language Oral (Score of -15) Written (Score of-15)
English 4 4
Igbo 3 2
Hausa 5 4

 
* Please note that the language skills will be tested during interviews for shortlisted candidates

  • Email your cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV) as “one PDF document” to: [email protected]
  • CV and cover letter PDF file name must be your first and last name in CAPS (e.g.: USMAN SEGUN).
  • The subject line of your email should be “HC3 Media Specialist”.
  • Do not include any additional certificates or documentation.

Note: Any submission that do not follow the instructions exactly will be discarded without review

Application Deadline 5pm (Abuja Time); 21st October, 2016.

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