STOP: Communication Position
The Stop Transmission of Polio (STOP) program is recruiting qualified applicants to participate in STOP assignments working in health communications. These participants would be deployed through the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, both CDC partners, to countries requiring support and technical assistance in effective communication and social mobilization for SIAs, NIDs, and routine immunization (RI) services.
STOP Communications participants will be assigned to work with an in-country counterpart on activities that may include any of the following:
- Providing technical expertise in communications plans and social mobilization activities to support the polio eradication effort
- Using communication methodologies to help increase the demand for childhood immunization and acceptance of vaccinations
- Supporting the national government and local partners in advocacy for vaccination, as well as the development, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of communications plans for the national EPI program
STOP Communications participants need to be extremely motivated and flexible individuals, who can work well independently and on teams, under difficult conditions, and with people of different cultures.
The STOP Program is seeking experienced communications professionals with extensive experience working in health communications, C4D and social mobilization. To qualify, candidates must have:
- 5+ years of relevant experience working in the field of public health, specifically in:
- Strategic communications interventions for health promotion, particularly for polio eradication, measles elimination, routine immunization and outbreak response
- The development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of communications interventions and plans for a wide range of audiences
- Communication-4-Development (C4D), Communication for Behavior Change and Social Mobilization, particularly for immunization campaigns
- Training others in health communications methodologies
- A master’s degree in a relevant field, or 10+ years of experience working in the field of public health communications
- Fluency in English or French
- Fluency in a second language desired, particularly Arabic or Spanish
- Previous experience working or studying internationally is desired
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