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Job Description:

Provincial communication officer:

  • Manage the planning, implementation, and monitoring of social mobilization, communication, and community engagement activities.
  • Coordinate with key partners including WHO, religious/opinion leaders, influencers, NGOs, CBOs, youth forum, and women groups.
  • Implement the advocacy component of the programme at the provincial level with the Provincial Governor, key Provincial Line Directorates (PLDs) and relevant partners.
  • Work with the extenders, District Coordinators, and partners to design community initiatives to engaging and mobilize religious leaders, professional networks, and women groups in polio immunization work.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of plans and activities for community engagement and immunization campaigns.
  • Assist extenders in management of misinformation taskforce
  • Provide technical oversight to DCOs to ensure evidence-based monthly communication plans are developed and implemented at district and cluster levels.
  • Disseminate weekly messages and talking points at weekly district community engagement sessions and monthly trainings, based on province specificities, and aligned with central guidance.
  • Ensure overall lead and supervision of DCOs, review their performance during field monitoring visits (district and cluster plans, monitoring of campaign based Social Mobilizers (SMs), support to Routine Immunization (RI), data maintenance, training sessions for Cluster Communication Supervisors (CCS), etc.)
  • Assist collection and addressing rumors
  • Coordinate with regional trainers and provide training to ICN personnel as per the capacity gaps identified during training needs assessment.
  • Review and pre-test training and communication materials.
  • Facilitate the timely payments of performing ICN during the campaign and engagement activities
  • Prepare financial reports of funds utilization at the provincial level.
  • Review and verify funds expenditure reports submitted by DCOs and campaign based SMs
  • Coordinate and document key communication interventions, initiatives, progress made in the high-risk districts, barriers faced, challenges, solutions explored, and actions taken to overcome the challenges.
  • Coordinate pre-campaign activities at both provincial and district levels
  • Collect social data for confirmed polio cases in the province.
  • Retrieve copies of all districts RI micro-plans from partnering NGO/DEMT in charge and ensure all low performing areas and access-compromised areas are planned for coverage.
  • Conduct RI program and social listening groups monitoring and provide feedback to PEMT/DoPH using applicable format
  • Work in collaboration with the Polio Eradication Initiative Coordinator, Provincial Polio Officer, Provincial EPI Management Team and Provincial Health Director to ensure the that the accountability framework for vaccine management is in place and cold chain capacities are adequate.
    • Before the campaign activities
      • Train district teams (campaign based social Mobilizers) to support and reduce the number of missed children and refusals,
      • Design, plan and conduct community engagement activities to support and reduce the number of missed children and refusal,
      • Update cold chain inventories and shared the report with the regional level leader.
      • Work closely with the supply committee to review and ensure timely, efficient, and cost-effective delivery of consumables, management tools and vaccines to districts.
      • Supervise pre campaign activities including campaign-based social mobilizers activities and FMVs pre-campaign awareness activities.
    • During the campaign activities:
      • Monitor clusters with huge number of missed children or refusal, take appropriate action and provide feedback to provincial and regional level leaders.
      • Collect feedbacks on vaccine management during evening meetings and ensure corrective actions are followed-up.
      • Monitor the use of vaccine and proper vaccine management using the online dashboard.
      • Monitor vaccine availability at district level daily and address stock outs in an immediate possible way.
      • Fill in the Daily Summary Sheet and the Vaccine Vials Tracking Form with figures from district level, on a daily basis.
    • After the campaign activities: 
      • Draft reports and highlight room for improvement regarding the campaign quality.
      • Analyze admin and PCA data and identify room for improvement for next round and routine activities.
      • fill in the final Daily Summary Sheets, the Vaccine Vials Tracking Form and the Form using the paper-based system and ODK (for Form A) within 7 days after completion of campaign.
      • Ensure destruction is completed within 10 days after completion of campaign and destruction report is filled and transmitted to national level.
      • Return all usable vials from the region into the cold chain.
    • In-between campaigns
      • Supervise FMVs for on-the-job training and support to improve Health Education sessions quality and reduce the number of children under five missed children to minimum possible.
      • Conduct and monitor community engagement activities to support reducing number of missed children and refusal

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required: 

      • Qualification: University degree in social science, political science, medical science, public health, midwifery, or nursing. Experience in the Polio programme is given priority.
      • At least three years’ experience in relevant fields
      • Experience in health promotion is a plus.
      • Ability to travel to health facilities in the districts and villages for monitoring and support as required.
      • Fluent in the local languages of the area
      • Fluency in the English language is desirable.
      • Good computer skills including MS Office and use of internet.

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