JSI Research & Training Institute Vacancies (April 2017 Jobs)

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5 Apr, 2017

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Communication Jobs in Ghana

JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 104 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years.

Job Description

Job Title: Program Officer, Communication

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), a leader in global health, is currently recruiting for a Program Officer Communication for a recently awarded USAID-funded five year USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project in Ghana. The overall goal of the project is to improve the capacity of the Government of Ghana (GOG) and its partners to provide quality and comprehensive HIV services for key populations and people living with HIV/AIDS using a coordinated and sustainable approach. The Program Officer Communication is a full-time position that will be based in Accra, Ghana and reports to the Strategic Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Advisor.

Job Summary

Program Officer Communication, will support corporate and program communications function. S/he will play a key role in making information accessible possible to project beneficiary using technology to support engagement campaigns. Including a two way SMS, pre-recorded multiple language voice message transmission and mobile applications through a toll free HelpLine system. The Program Officer Communication, will ensure proper analysis and interpretation of data generated by the system and identify program areas needing corrective interventions.

Job Location: Accra

No. of Positions:One (1) Position


Reporting Relationship: The Program Officer – Communication reports to the SBCC Advisor.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

Undertake day-to-day running of digital engagement channels across, web, mobile applications and social media
Coordinate the development of beneficiary-friendly content (text and audio) for all digital engagement channels
Monitor the system and map out support required and coordinate prompt feedback
Develop and lead the implementation of digital behaviour change campaigns by ensuring timely initiation and termination
Participate as necessary in community assessment including focus group discussions to inform new campaigns
Work with the IT Officer to ensure all administrative issues of a web portal or an interface for administration of services is fully functional
Support the SBCC Advisor to develop Behavior Change Communication materials for project beneficiary
Support other communication functions of the Care Continuum project

Required Skills or Experience

A degree from a recognized institution/university/college or equivalent in Communication, Population Studies, Public Health or similar field;
At least 2 years of work experience in project/program implementation, material/content development and a good knowledge in online communication, preferable in HIV or any public health intervention.
Creative skill and ability to work with minimal supervision and prioritize work
Passion for digital communication and online engagement
Experience working with the latest advances in effective use of digital and social media for effective corporate and program communication
Proven skills in MS Microsoft Office, Google Docs as well as search engine optimization and other digital tools
Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English;
Willingness to travel, if needed;
Demonstrated ability to build, manage and work in a team and work under pressure
Good organization and electronic file management skills; and
Good training and facilitation skills.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by April 17, 2017. No phone calls accepted

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