Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Assistant (33 positions)


Company Abt Associate...
Category Project Devel...
Location North East an...
Job Status Temporary
Salary GH¢ 
Education Diploma
Experience 2 years
Job Expires Nov 30, 2023
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Company Profile

The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.

Job Description

Abt Associates Inc. (Abt), a US-based company, is implementing USAID–funded President’s Malaria Initiative Evolve Project. The project is supporting implementation of malaria control strategies such as insecticide-treated mosquito net (ITN) distribution and indoor residual spraying (IRS). In Ghana, Abt has been implementing IRS in the northern sector since 2011 and is preparing for the 2024 IRS campaign under the PMI Evolve Project, Ghana.

Abt is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill temporary positions for Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Assistant (33 positions) in the following sub-districts:




Nakpanduri, Binde and Bunkpurugu

East Mamprusi

Gambaga, Langbensi, Sakogu, Nagboo and Gbintiri


Gushegu, Galwei, Kpatinga and Nabuli


Karaga, Sandua, Zandua and Pishigu


Kumbungu and Dalun


Kubori and Yizesi


Tatale, Tatindo and Kandin-Sheini

West Mamprusi

Wungu, Kpasenkpe and Janga


Nasuan and Yunyoo


Chereponi and Wenchiki

Successful candidates are REQUIRED to be based in the assigned sub-districts. No lodging support is provided. Qualified candidates residing in the selected sub-districts above will have an advantage. Successful candidates will be contracted for up to 5 months and report to the Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) Coordinator and IEC Manager.

DO NOT APPLY if you are on government payroll or intend to carry out this role alongside a role you have with another organization.

Responsibilities of the IEC Assistant
  • Spearhead mobilization of all communities in assigned sub-district in ways that sustain high spray coverage areas and improve coverage in underperforming areas.
  • Lead implementation of communication strategies in assigned sub-district to ensure ALL community-level stakeholders participate in the spray campaign and to exceed the minimum spray coverage target that ensures communal protection.
  • Liaise with community leadership, GHS officials, District Assembly staff and communication agencies to support IRS community mobilization and sensitization efforts. 
  • Coordinate closely daily IEC and mobilization activities with the Site Manager of assigned sub-district and IRS Coordinator.
  • Manage and work closely with identified community mobilizers to ensure all households in each community are fully prepared and participate in the campaign.
  • Facilitate training, coordinate, and supervise activities of IEC Mobilizers and all other actors involved in mobilization within assigned sub-district during the implementation of IRS.
  • Supervise and ensure proper documentation of mobilization work for payment.
  • Provide weekly reports on activities to the IRS Coordinator and IEC Manager.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the IRS Coordinator and IEC Manager.


Required Skills or Experience

  • Minimum of a Diploma in community development studies, communication, or relevant field with at least two (2) years relevant work experience.
  • Additional training and/or experience in participatory approaches and community mobilization is essential to this role.
  • VERY GOOD knowledge and understanding of the geographical layout (especially of the chosen sub-district) is key to this position.
  • Ability to work under pressure with little supervision is essential.
  • Strong organizational, reporting and management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.  
  • Strong computer skills in MS Excel and MS Word is needed.
  • Proficiency in English and one or more of northern Ghanaian languages (Mampruli, Dagbanli, Moar, Basare, Anufu and Likpakpaln dialect for chosen sub-district) is required.
  • Previous work on IRS activities will be an advantage.
  • Being a native/ resident in any of the sub-districts will be an advantage.  
  • MUST be able to ride a motorcycle and MUST HAVE a valid motorcycle driver’s license

How To Apply

Select two sub-districts where you wish to be considered and state them in your application letter. Application letters without TWO specific sub-districts stated will not be considered.
To apply, submit an application letter and CV, addressed to “Through the Vector Control Manager” PMI Evolve Project, Ghana- Tamale, using one of the instructions below:
  1. Deliver application by hand to the Abt Associates Inc./PMI Evolve Project, Ghana office located near the former VSO office off the SSNIT Road/ BB Gas Junction, Tamale.
  2. Submit application to the security guards at the district or sub-district office of the PMI Evolve Project in the aforementioned sites/ sub-districts.
  3. Email application to the following address: Please indicate the position and preferred sub-districts in the subject line of the email. Emails without this information will not be considered.

Females are particularly encouraged to apply!!!

Note: the project will not hire people under government pay roll or employed by any other organization

Prior to recruitment, selected candidates will go through training to get oriented for the job tasks and responsibilities. Finance Assistants will be supervised by District Operations Coordinators while in the field and report to the Finance and Administration Manager 

Deadline for submission of applications is 5pm Thursday November 30, 2023. 
Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


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