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STOP: Communication Position

General Overview

The Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) program at CDC is recruiting health communication workers to participate on STOP teams. Effective communication and social mobilization for SIAs and NIDs is essential to the polio eradication initiative. The STOP program coordinates with both UNICEF and WHO in the recruitment, training, and placement of STOP communication participants.

STOP communications participants will assist WHO, UNICEF, and ministries of health by:

  • Providing technical expertise in communications and social mobilization to support the polio eradication effort
  • Use communication methodologies to help increase the demand for childhood immunization and acceptance of vaccinations
  • Support the national government and local partners in advocacy for vaccination as well as implementation, management, and monitoring and evaluation of the communication plan for the national EPI program

STOP communications participants need to be extremely flexible, motivated individuals, who can work well independently and on teams, under difficult conditions, and with people of different cultures.

Position Requirements

STOP is seeking experienced health communications professionals with the following desired experience and qualifications:

  • Experience developing communication materials and messages for a wide range of audiences
  • Experience with the implementation and monitoring and evaluation of communications plans
  • Experience working with the media, radio and community leaders to disseminate health messages
  • Experience working in Communication-4-Development (C4D)
  • Experience with social mobilization, particularly for immunization campaigns
  • Experience training others in the dissemination of health messages
  • Previous experience working on communications plans for SIAs and NIDs
  • Previous international experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Fluency in a second language, particularly French, Portuguese, Arabic or Spanish is also useful

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  • Page last updated: December 1, 2015
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