PATH National Technical Assistant for Communication and Demand Generation Jobs in Ethiopia

PATH National Technical Assistant for Communication and Demand Generation Jobs in Ethiopia

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Duration of employment: 6 months with possibility of extension

PATH Ethiopia seeks to recruit qualified and experienced communication and demand generation Technical Assistance (TA) at national level.

The national communication and demand generation TA will work as part of the national communication team at MOH EPI unit and in collaboration with the national communication technical working group and will provide technical assistance to the national team in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national communication strategies to address gaps and challenges for COVID-19 vaccine uptake.

The TA post is funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance through CDS need based support. The national communication and demand generation TA will work under the guidance and supervision of responsible program manager at PATH Ethiopia country office with close consultation with the national EPI manger and will be based in MOH/EPI unit, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Specific duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to national EPI team and national Communication Technical Working Group (C-TWG) to ensure the demand generation strategies and approaches are developed and implemented to reach all the eligible population with COVID-19 vaccine and routine immunization services

  • Coordinate and liaise with national EPI team, UNICEF and partners for bi-weekly C-TWG meetings and ad-hoc meetings as necessary including preparation of meeting agenda, meeting minutes and any necessary follow up actions

  • Support C-TWG to develop plans and activities to promote COVID-19 vaccine, increase trust in health and immunization services, and generate demand and uptake for COVID-19 vaccine among eligible population

  • Provide support to develop/revise, implement, and update national demand generation strategy with approaches, plans and activities geared towards generating demand for COVID-19 vaccine and other primary health care (PHC) services, as needed

  • Support the development and endorsement of C4D activities for the vaccine introduction at the central level including development, review, and pre-testing of multi-channel communication materials

  • Support organization of targeted advocacy and social mobilization workshops

  • Coordinate with the government and media agencies at the central level on regular public opinion monitoring and social listening particularly on rumors, fake news, media coverage on AEFI cases and misinformation around COVID-19 vaccines and broader immunization services

  • Provide support for capacity building of frontline health workers, social mobilizers, media and hotline operators on demand generation activities including risk communication plan

  • Facilitate and participate in monitoring and evaluation for demand generation and risk communication activities for the COVID-19 vaccine delivery including conducting rapid assessment for public awareness, acceptance, hesitancy and trust around the COVID-19 vaccine and field visits to regions in close collaboration with national EPI team and UNICEF

  • Ensure demand generation approaches used are tailored, culture, gender and religion sensitive, inclusive, consultative, and participatory to carry along all stakeholders

  • Collect human-interest stories from the field on the voices and experiences
    of communities and stakeholders around the introduction and roll out of COVID-19 vaccine in Ethiopia

  • Conduct regular field monitoring and evaluation missions to Regions, Zones and Woredas to oversee implementation progresses and quality.

  • Any other activity as requested by the supervisor

    Required Experience

  • Master’s degree or higher in public health communications, and or other relevant behavioral/social science field.

  • Minimum ten (10) years’ experience in public health programming, policy or research, with at least five (5) years’ experience in the area of immunization and maternal/child health programs.

  • Experience managing a comprehensive strategic behavior change program, including communications to advance an organization’s mission and goals required.

  • Formal training in and demonstrated understanding of theories and frameworks relating to individual behavior change and broader social responses, the evidence base for social and behavioral/communications interventions and best practices and familiarity with the current SBC literature is preferred.

  • Hands-on experience designing, planning, implementing and evaluating behavioral interventions and/or communication campaigns is highly desirable.

  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with government, partners, donors and international organizations at various levels.

  • Skilled in successfully working with geographically dispersed teams and working in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, including cross-cultural teams.

  • Experience developing various web/print/social media or organizing events desired.

  • Substantial experience in social and behavior change programming required.

  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to travel to regions, estimated to be about 40%.

    Must have legal authorization to work in Ethiopia

    PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

    PATH is an equal opportunity employer.

    Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment.

    PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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    Job Location
    Addis Ababa, Ādīs Ābeba, Ethiopia

    Company Location
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Position Type

    Deadline: 30th September 2022

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