USAID IRD Project Careers – Social and Behavior Change Communication Advisor – Uganda Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Organisation: International Relief & Development (IRD)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About IRD:
International Relief & Development has an upcoming five year $25
million – $75 million USAID Uganda Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Program.  The overall goal of USAID’s WASH program in Uganda is to
accelerate sustainable improvement in water and sanitation access and improve
hygiene behaviors in the target districts. To accomplish that requires the
Contractor to execute tasks which contribute to five distinct outputs:
  • Increase use of
    improved household sanitation;
  • Strengthen national
    and district water and sanitation governance;
  • Expand key hygiene
    behaviors at home, school and health facilities;
  • Improve management of
    small town water supply and sanitation services.
Job Summary: The Social and
Behavior Change Communication Advisor will be responsible for the management,
technical direction, and implementation of an SBCC WASH-related initiative
based on key theories, models, and frameworks. The outputs of the initiative
will be to change social norms and behaviors in hygiene and sanitation,
increase use of improved household sanitation; strengthen national and district
water and sanitation governance; expand key hygiene behaviors at home, school
and health facilities; and, improve management of small town water supply and
sanitation services. The SBCC Advisor will work closely with national,
regional, district, and community stakeholders, such as the MOWE and NWSC
representatives and other USAID-funded programs, to coordinate program
activities to ensure standardization of messages and avoid duplication of
effort. The SBCC Advisor will also work closely with the other members of the
technical team on the design, planning, and implementation of a comprehensive
SBCC strategy.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Manages and supports technical
    requirements related to all social and behavior change activities,
    including project results and deliverables, in accordance with project;
  • Technically supports the preparations and
    analysis of surveys to measure outcomes and program impacts;
  • Monitors field project and training
    tracking sheet for accuracy and consistency of data;
  • Monitors activities related to research
    and design leading to effective SBCC interventions;
  • Actively collaborate with team members to
    identify interventions and scale up best practices;
  • Build and grow partnerships among national
    and community level actors; and,
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The jobholder must possess a Master’s
    degree in public health, health communications or related area.
  • At least seven years’ experience
    successfully implementing and managing community-level SBCC programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing
    sound communication plans that include innovative strategies to address
    them.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with
    a range of counterparts in the regions and districts as well as at the
    national level in a way that leads to technically sound and productive
    SBCC interventions.
  • Demonstrated competence in assessing
    priorities and in managing a variety of activities in a time-sensitive
    environment, and in meeting deadlines with attention to detail and
    quality.
  • Excellent communication skills,
    demonstrated leadership, and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal
    communication, including public speaking.
  • English fluency required; Swahili
    fluency/knowledge preferred. Local citizen preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID best
    practices, guidelines and reporting requirements is highly preferred
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to
Apply Online by Clicking on the web link below.

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