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Demand Creation Officer – RISE

JOB SUMMARY

Company Jhpiego
Industry NGO/IGO/INGO
Category Public Health
Location Accra
Job Status Contract
Salary GH¢ 
Education Master’...
Experience N/A
Job Expires Jan 31, 2023
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Company Profile

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Jhpiego Corporation in Ghana has been providing technical support to the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service for the past 40 years in a variety of technical areas including cervical cancer treatment and prevention, community health, HIV and AIDS, maternal and newborn health, health workforce capacity development (both pre-service and in-service), family planning, malaria, IPC/WASH and Covid19 responses.

Job Description

RISE is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and USAID—that works with countries to achieve a shared vision of attaining and maintaining epidemic control, with stronger local partners capable of managing and achieving results through sustainable, self-reliant and resilient health systems. The project is led by Jhpiego with the following partners: ICAP at Columbia University, Management Sciences for Health, Anova, BAO Systems, Johns Hopkins University Centre for Public Health and Human Rights, and Mann Global Health.

With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), RISE is working in selected countries, including Ghana, to address the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with ministry of health priorities, the project, is planning to rollout national vaccination plans, including ensuring health care workers are prepared to implement and monitor this plan; providing focused and clinically relevant capacity building for clinicians providing COVID-19 case management.

We are currently looking for dynamic individuals to fill the following position:  Demand Creation Officer – RISE

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Reports to Immunization Adviser

Scope of Work
RISE is looking for a demand creation officer to support the vaccination coverage in 5 regions under the Global Vax Project. S/he will support demand-creation activities in specific districts as determined by the Immunization Adviser. This officer will also work with Mann Global Health, a demand creation agency, to implement strategies to improve coverage of vaccination. S/he will have the following duties:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and implement targeted campaign to increase vaccine demand, confidence, and uptake.
  • Develop/adapt, pre-test, and disseminate targeted communications materials for demand generation, building confidence and busting myths and hesitancy on COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Develop sensitization package for COVID-19 vaccine demand generation.
  • Liaise with EPI to adapt communication materials for proper communication and advocacy to utilize COVID-19 vaccination among hesitant group.
  • Prepare orientation package to increase vaccine demand generation, address vaccine mis- and disinformation, and vaccine hesitancy.
  • Support sensitizing and mobilize local influencers for demand generation and building vaccine confidence by addressing vaccine hesitancy, concerns and mis-/dis-information.
  • Work with Mann Global Health to develop and implement strategies on demand creation at community and sub-district levels
  • Undertake any task that may be assigned

Required Skills or Experience

  • Master in public health, social science, or other relevant subjects.
  • Previous work experience in social and behavioral change communications; and with government /NGOs/INGOs preferably in public health, and documentation
  • Prior experience on preparing communication materials including advocacy to utilize COVID-19 vaccination among hesitant group, will be provided priority

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