Alert at Centre for Communication & Social Impact March 2019
Jobs Vacancy : Short term Consultancy for The Challenge Initiative at the Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI) March 2019
Job Description : Short term Consultancy for The Challenge Initiative at the Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI) March 2019
Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI) is a non-government organization focusing on the role of communication to impact health and social behaviour, build brands and lead in technical guidance.
The Challenge Initiative (TCI) is implemented globally by the Gates Institute at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and in Nigeria by the CCP. TCI provides catalytic funding to states through the Challenge Fund Grant on the condition of demonstrable self-implementation of high impact Urban Reproductive Health Initiatives (URHI) targeted at ensuring quality, affordable, accessible voluntary family planning services. With the scale-up of high impact URHI programs across the thematic areas through bespoke technical support and state-specific program delivery methodologies, the key outcome of this partnership is to support state achieve ground-breaking improvements in Reproductive Health/Family planning outcomes with overall goal being significant increase in voluntary use of modern child birth spacing/family planning services, especially among the urban poor. The unique strategy of TCI is to provide technical support to states using the high impact approach laced with the “Service, Demand and Advocacy (SDA) secret sauce”. In doing this, the following intermediate results are anticipated:
Improved social norms in favour of family planning
Expanded and continuous availability of modern contraceptives
Improved Quality of Contraceptive Care/Family Planning Services
Documented Improvements in supply availability (reduced stock-outs), method mix, intent to use and client satisfaction
Job Title : SHORT TERM CONSULTANCY FOR THE CHALLENGE INITIATIVE (TCI)
The Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI) is charged with the mandate of social mobilization and linking communities to the facilities in the state. As a critical partner in the provision of Technical support to state-led implementation, one of the key areas of support of CCSI to TCI/Nigeria and partnering States is to achieve improved social norms in favour of family planning in TCI geographies, most especially at households and community levels.
TCI is currently implementing in 10 states (Abia, Anambra, Bauchi, Delta, Kano, Niger, Ogun, Plateau, Rivers and Taraba).
CCSI is seeking short-term consultants to support TCI states in implementing the demand generation strategy in a timely and efficient manner in 5 out of the 10 states namely – Abia, Anambra, Plateau, Rivers and Taraba.
This consultancy will be for an initial period of 3 months (April – June) with the possibility of extension, subject to satisfactory performance.
SCOPE OF WORK
The consultant will be expected to:
Work closely with the Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI), TCI DG Technical Support Lead (TSL) and the state team to support all aspects of implementation of the demand generation strategy
Support implementation of TCI social mobilization activities as outlined in the demand generation strategy
Coordinate and provide technical SBCC support to a team of social mobilizers within LGAs in TCI states
Serve as a member of the state team on mobilization coordination and implementation
Track and document social mobilization activities at the state level
Coordinate social mobilizers for service delivery outreaches
Support social mobilization data management tasks (data collation, data analysis and results reporting)
Provide administrative support as needed
Graduate holder of BA/BSc or HND in Communication or related field
Previous experience in social mobilization OR community work.
Familiarity with the NURHI Demand generation approaches will be an advantage
Experience in using Microsoft excel
Strong report writing skills
Residence within TCI states will be an advantage.
Ability to communicate fluently in the local language will be an added advantage
Should be familiar with the terrain and cultural nuances of the state.
Qualified applicants should please send their CV and a detailed cover letter describing their relevant qualifications and experience to email@example.com, latest by Tuesday, 19thMarch 2019. Qualified applicants MUST indicate the Position Title & Location on their Email Subject line.
DUE DATE: 19 March, 2019