Monday, April 19, 2010

FHI: Strategic Behavior Communication Officer

Family Health International (FHI) is dedicated to improving lives, knowledge, and understanding worldwide through a highly diversified program of research, education, and services. FHI is recruiting for a Strategic Behavior Communication Officer.

Location: Sokoto Zone

Under the direction of the Senior Program Officer (SPO)/Senior Strategic Behavior Communication Advisor, the SBC Officer will coordinate all Strategic Behavior and Corporate Communications (SB&CC) activities of the zonal office with particular emphasis on abstinence/be faithful/other prevention and corporate image making activities.

Key Responsibilities

• Work with the Senior Strategic Behavior Communication Advisor {SBCA) to coordinate the development of SBC/CC/IEC/media materials for the zonal program
• Work closely with local implementing agencies to design and deliver communications interventions that facilitate behavior change amongst target groups across focal states
• Provide technical assistance to sub-projects on their strategic behavior and corporate communications activities
• Supervise the production of print and electronic media materials with all FHI partners at the zonal level Facilitate SBC and corporate communication-related capacity building activities at the zonal level by working with the SPO/SSBCA to coordinate appropriate SBC technical assistance for zonal program activities, NGOs and other zonal allies
• Coordinate the development of communications materials and participate in their review and comment on print and electronic media materials including scripts, posters, leaflets, and video/audio recordings Work with relevant stakeholders in HIV/AIDS/STI/TB prevention, care, support and treatment by working towards increasing knowledge and creating demand for HIV counseling and testing, treatment services and products using different activities and strategies

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelors degree or higher diploma in health communication/promotion, mass communication, social work, public relations, advertising, media, broadcasting, English, journalism, languages and linguistics or behavioral science with demonstrated ability to manage SSC activities in a large, complex health-related project
• Or general arts public health, management, marketing, environmental, natural or social sciences with at least 3 years experience in health communication/promotion, public relations, journalism, advertising, media, broadcasting or marketing in a similar setting
• At least 5 years post-NYSC work experience
• A masters degree with 3 years experience will be considered
• Professional membership of relevant professional bodies such as APCON, NIPR and NIM will be an advantage

Method of Application

Interested candidates should forward their suitability statement (application) and resume (CV) as a single MS word document to: for Communication and Knowledge Management Department vacancy
Only applications sent electronically (i.e. by e-mail) with the job title and location clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please do not send more than one application. Failure to follow these instructions will lead to automatic disqualification.

DISCLAIMER: Family Health International (FHI) does not test/interview candidates for a fee and all our tests/interviews are conducted in the country office Abuja or our zonal offices.

Closing Date: 23rd April, 2010
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