Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Graduate HC3 Media Specialist at Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University - The Center for Communication Programs (CCP) was set up more than 25 years ago in acknowledgment of the significant part communication plays in the way individuals ponder about wellbeing and improvement issues. We are a Center inside the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. CCP has dynamic projects in more than 30 nations worldwide and in addition in the U.S.Graduate HC3 Media Specialist at Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (JHU-CCP) looks for experienced and qualified candidates to work for the position beneath: 

Job Title: HC3 Media Specialist

Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor - Media

  • Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) supports the US President’s Malaria Initiative’s (PMI) goal of significantly reducing deaths from malaria in high burden African countries. Social and behavior change communication (SBCC) activities ensure Nigerians are aware of, understand, and play their part in the national goal of malaria elimination.
  • HC3 Nigeria is working with the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and partnering organizations to ensure SBCC activities achieve scale and intensity throughout the country.
  • With over 177 million people to reach, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa.
  • Interventions introduced have to achieve impact with a combination of wide reach and intense interpersonal communication activity.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • In addition to the overall program inputs to the project described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • To provide technical and editorial support to Radio and TV content Producers in HC3’s partner broadcast stations,
  • To build the capacity of Radio and TV producers in HC3s project states to become Script-to-Broadcast Producers
  • To liaise with Media Agencies and Broadcast partners to ensure broadcast compliance of HC3’s media content,
  • To manage all HC3’s Social Media platforms
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities at this time.
Education and/or Experience
  • HND or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Ability to Produce Radio and or TV content - ( Script-to-Broadcast production experience>.
  • Previous experience of producing content for development
  • Professional level skill in sound recording and editing
  • Good understanding of audience research and the application of research findings
  • Ability to work within a demanding schedule and tight deadlines effectively.
  • Mentoring,training and developing staff.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Report writing
  • Ability to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and work effectively with a diverse range of people
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Hausa language will be an added advantage.
  • Professional proficiency level skill in video camera operation, shooting techniques and video editing
Language Skills:
  • Must be fluent in English, Hausa is highly desirable.
How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates should follow the instructions exactly below to apply:
  • Your applications will consist of an essay and your CV.
  • Essay: Draft an essay of not less than five hundred word on "How My Media Skills Can Contribute Towards Effecting Behavious Change Among Audiences"
  • CV: Your CV should include the following:
    • Include the specific date when you would be able to begin work.
    • All applicable work experience
    • 3 reference
    • A table with the following information regarding your language skills. Scoring: 1 = Elementary skills, 2 = Limited working proficiency, 3 = General Professional proficiency, 4 = Advanced Professional proficiency, 5 = Functional Native proficiency
Language Oral (Score of -15) Written (Score of-15)
English 4 4
Igbo 3 2
Hausa 5 4
* Please note that the language skills will be tested during interviews for shortlisted candidates
  • Email your cover letter and curriculum vitae (CV) as "one PDF document" to:
  • CV and cover letter PDF file name must be your first and last name in CAPS (e.g.: USMAN SEGUN).
  • The subject line of your email should be "HC3 Media Specialist".
  • Do not include any additional certificates or documentation.
Note: Any submission that do not follow the instructions exactly will be discarded without review

Application Deadline Date
5pm (Abuja Time); 21st October, 2016.


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