World Vision Jobs – Behaviour Change Communication Specialist

Reports to: Project Manager (MCHN/WASH)
Project: Development Food Aid Programme (DFAP)
Organisation: World Vision Uganda
Location:  Kotido, Uganda

Job Summary: To lead the design and roll out of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Behavior Change Communication Strategy in the DFAP project in the districts of Kotido, Kaabong and Abim.
About World Vision:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice in over 40 districts of Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.” World Vision Uganda is seeking to hire qualified persons to fill the following positions.
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Take leadership in Coordinating the planning, implementation and reporting of the Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) strategy in the three districts of Kotido Abim and Kaabong.
·         Undertake formative research to establish evidence so as to inform BCC interventions and influence policy calls through publications, and local level advocacy engagements such as local media engagements.
·         Guide the project to plan and implement BCC in operational areas and conduct regular support visits to offer technical backstopping for effectiveness of district level BCC interventions.
·         Build the technical capacity of the project staff to carryout effective local level BCC using proven approaches; work with National Office (NO) and partners to conduct capacity needs assessments, trainings, mentoring and coaching for performance.
·         Liaise with other actors such as the District Health teams, CSO networks for partnership and collaboration geared towards strengthening community level BCC to influence policy formation and implementation as a means to achieve the project’s BCC agenda.
·         Identify and support documentation of best practices, and use them to profile the impact of local level BCC, promote learning and lesson sharing within the project and with other actors.
·         Take lead in development, pretesting and roll out of BCC materials such as success stories, newsletters, BCC messages and other IEC for effective implementation.
·         Provide ongoing support supervision to the districts, organize periodic coordination meetings to review progress, and supervise data collection and management of local level BCC efforts.
·         Work with the advocacy teams to compile periodic reports for the advocacy programs including ongoing projects.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         Must possess a university degree in a development discipline, postgraduate training in Public Health will be an added advantage.
·         Should have a minimum of 2 years field experience in Behaviour Change Communication preferably in the field of maternal and child Health programming
·         Must have strong research, advocacy, communication skills, facilitation and materials development for health promotion.
·         Should have strong collaboration and networking skills
·         Good writing and documentation skills.
·         Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates may submit their application and complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to wvujobs@wvi.org.  Kindly indicate the post title in the subject line when applying by email.
Note: All applications must be sent by email and addressed to the People & Culture Manager
(Qualified Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply)
We do appreciate your interest in working with us. However, only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 14th November, 2012
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