Handicap International Jobs in Uganda : Social and Behavioral Change Communication SBCC Specialist
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- Company: Handicap International
- Location: Uganda
- State: Kampala, UG
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Healthcare Jobs in Uganda
Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Handicap International is outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.
The WISH2ACTION Operational Model is a comprehensive and integrated approach to ensuring equitable access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), giving priority to the most underserved women and girls, young people under 20, very poor and marginalized populations (including people with disabilities, those displaced or affected by a humanitarian crisis, and people living in hard-to-reach areas).
Job Summary: The SBCC Specialist will lead the technical implementation of WISH2ACTION SBCC (Social and Behavioural Change Communication) and provide technical guidance for consortium members, policy makers, and services providers on disability inclusive SBCC in every country of intervention of HI in the scope of the WISH2ACTION programme. The SBCC Specialist will oversee the design, planning, and implementation of SBCC activities. He/she will be responsible for supporting inclusive SBCC interventions across all HI intervention countries, by playing a lead role in guiding formative research; developing a SBCC strategy and implementation plan; supporting the development, testing and production of tools and job aids; and monitoring the progress of activities to ensure a consistent and coherent execution of interventions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide technical assistance for the development and implementation of health communication strategies and integrates SBCC components into interventions to improve access to contraceptive methods.
- Develop or revise technical resources (e.g., training materials, SBCC plans, strategy documents, work tools) and programming tools to contribute to the achievement of WISH2ACTION project objectives.
- Provide technical assistance to WISH consortium partners and local actors at all levels and implementing partners, and support the documentation of these activities
- Collaborate with HI WISH teams to design communication and health messages.
- Provide capacity strengthening in SBCC approaches as they pertain to inclusive health, building goals at community and system levels; and ensure buy-in and sustainability of the program’s SBCC strategy and approaches
Operations and Reporting
- Organizes in collaboration with the Technical Manager –WISH, the follow-up of the SBCC activities
- Completes detailed SBCC strategies and work plans
- Provides all scheduled reports and other reporting requirements:
- Participates in writing the technical SBCC aspects of regular project reports (donor reports, and internal reports)
Research and learning
- Conducting formative research for the development of messages and materials
- Identify theory and evidence-based SBCC strategies (including interpersonal communication (IPC), participatory small group and community mobilization) to reduce social, behavioural and other risk factors that hinder access to inclusive health.
- Build the capacity of HI teams and other partners to develop and manage health communication activities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicants for Handicap International SBCC Specialist job should hold a Master’s degree in health communications, public health management, social sciences, international development, or a related field.
- At least seven years of experience in relevant areas.
- Experience in developing behavioural change communication tools and materials.
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation of health projects and implementation research experience.
- Knowledge and experience in health education and behavioural change communication is required.
- Experience in developing and implementing a behavioural change communication strategy, focusing on creating demand for community and facility-based health services.
- Experience in designing and implementing at least two sexual and reproductive health projects that include a strong behaviour change communication component.
Desirable: A minimum of five years of experience of leadership and management of relevant projects.
- Advanced writing capacities in English
- Positive and constructive personality, very composed, solution-oriented and with a high level of professional maturity
- Conceptual and research skills, with ability to think strategically
Starting Date: 1st March 2019
How to Apply
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join Handicap International are encouraged to send their updated CVs (3 pages max, including three professional references) with cover letters to HR Coordinator at [email protected] with the subject: Application for SBCC Specialist.
NB: Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: 20th February 2019 by 5:00pm