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Communications Specialist, Integrated Health Service Delivery Activity Nigeria


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2 months ago

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Communications Specialist, Integrated Health Service Delivery Activity Nigeria

About Palladium:

Palladium is a global leader in the design,development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation ofenduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors,governments, corporations, communities, and civil society to formulatestrategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental,and financial benefits.

For the past 50years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than2, employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of morethan 35, technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed tocontinuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people'slives.

This Proposal Opportunity

Palladium is seeking a Monitoring and EvaluationDirector Integrated Service Delivery for an anticipated USAID funded program inNigeria, titled Integrated Health Service Delivery Activity. The purposeof the activity is to strengthen service delivery and integrated primary healthcare at primary and secondary health facilities in the country throughhealthcare service and health data quality improvement at health facilitiesimproving access to care at community levels as a continuum of integratedprimary health care.
This activity will provide relevant training forhealth care workers and is expected to build awareness and equip current andfuture facility-based and public health practitioners with the necessarymulti-sectoral skills and capacities to address old and emerging infectiousdiseases, maternal, newborn and child health diseases. This activity will alsostrengthen the interoperability between paper-based and electronic healthinformation management systems and improve surveillance and public healthfunctions of primary and secondary health care facilities.

Primary Duties andResponsibilities:

  • The Communication Specialist will lead the implementation of the activity's communication and knowledge management strategy
  • Document lessons learned, and success stories, and scale-up best practices.
  • Work with the state knowledge management and M&E team to support preparation of high-quality project reports and documentation; contribute to content management of the external website and intranet if required.
  • Facilitate knowledge management (KM) and communication-related capacity development events and sharing of best practices.
  • Ensure compliance with the branding and marking strategy; develop communications campaigns to highlight thematic topic areas as necessary and helps develop and implement engagement strategies.
  • Facilitate linkages and partnerships with media organizations to promote ongoing conversation about health issues relevant to project.
  • Organize and backstops webinars and other learning events, as needed.
  • Key Competencies Required:

    TheCommunications Specialist must be experienced in public health/public healthcommunication, international development, or related field. S/he will havedemonstrated experience working with complex health or development projectsthat require collaboration with multiple stakeholders. S/he must be familiarwith the public context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID /International donor programs. Additionalqualifications include:

  • A bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, knowledge management, public policy communications or a related field. A master's degree will be a plus.
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience in communications, health communications/reporting, knowledge management or related field, and working in public health with USAID/International Donor Programs.
  • Demonstrated strength and experience writing project reports (progress updates, monthly, quarterly, annual), technical reports, and policy briefs
  • Proven ability to lead the planning, coordination and execution of communications products
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and build consensus across diverse sets of stakeholders
  • Experience in client relationship management, reporting, and program work planning is preferred.
  • Prior experience working with USG-funded programs is required
  • Fluent in English (written and oral communication) and Hausa.
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with IHP internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience at organizing and facilitating systems strengthening, capacity development and mentoring processes
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and graphics design software.
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