KYNE Communications Inc. Programme Manager Jobs in SouthSudan

At KYNE, we cultivate ideas, insights and influencers to improve lives. At our core, we are a health communications consultancy.

In reality, we are much more. We are in the business of helping solve unmet health needs.

We act as catalysts, helping address health issues by aligning the right partners and implementing genuine solutions.

Essential Job Functions and Key Areas of Accountability

Program Management

  • Serve as a lead contact in South Sudan for “It Pays to Report Guinea Worm”, managing campaign efforts at Juba level and operating with strong sense of urgency and flexibility
  • Serve as campaign representative during standing meetings (including Secretariat and task force meetings), delivering proactive, concise campaign updates and recommendations, and partnering with stakeholders to ensure responsive, effective coordination
  • Assist existing Programme Manager, if necessary, in the recruitment of other staff including Communications Officers, and liaise with TCC HR to ensure that all procedures are followed
  • Liaise with appropriate staff at TCC Juba office to follow national procedures for administration, finance and logistics as part of the implementation of KYNE's activities in South Sudan
  • Manage SSGWEP material and financial resources honestly, account for the dispensation of these resources via budget request forms, and ensure these are used for the intended purpose, in the right places, and at the right times
  • Support capacity building of national staff through on the job support and mentoring

    Program Implementation

  • Provide guidance and support to existing Programme Manager in the creation of strategic micro plans for dissemination across South Sudan, including quantification and forecasting of required materials
  • Host regular review meeting(s) with stakeholders to align on planning and progress
  • Provision of technical guidance and monitoring of campaign activities,
    including supporting Communications Officers on microplanning, facilitating trainings, and monitoring activity implementation through field visits
  • Develop national and state level media/activity engagement plan; map out media houses, facilitate relationships and dissemination, and lead monitoring activities

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • MPH, MSc Public Health, Health Promotion, or other development related fields
  • Minimum 6 years working in an African country, preferably on health communications programming
  • Experience managing public health communications programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; local language skills an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including facilitating strong partnership with government, stakeholders and partners for health outcomes
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Experience in working in conflict settings with focus on building resilience among stakeholders to produce desired results.
  • Experience of conducting qualitative or quantitative research and analysis of data sets
  • Experience of managing mid-size teams for public health objectives
  • Strong background in participatory methods for training and capacity building
  • Attention oriented and well organized
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office package, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to problem solve in challenging environments
  • Willingness to travel within the country, frequently, to remote areas, when security situation permits
  • Previous experience in South Sudan is an asset; nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

    How to apply

  • Please email your CV and cover letter to This is an urgent recruitment and interviews with candidates will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Unfortunately, because of the volume of applications we receive, we are not able to give status updates, but if you are invited for an interview, you will be contacted directly. PLEASE NOTE: If you have previously applied, there is no need to apply again. By 31st August, 2018

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