3 Save the Children NGO Job Placements – Senior Officer – Behavior Change Communication

Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Fortportal,
Kasese and Bundibugyo, Uganda
About US:
Save the Children is the
world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence
in over 120 countries in the world. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in
which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and
participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world
treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We
strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through
partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children,
and by achieving results at scale.  In
Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child
Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food
Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts.
Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North,
Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the
Children has a staff complement of over 200 persons. We save children’s lives.
We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2013, we reached
over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million
indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Senior
Officer – Behavior Change Communication will be responsible for leading and
coordinating all support and demand creation activities including field
coordination of formative research activities, coordination of activities for
adaptation and communication/dissemination of behaviour change communication
messages; training of and support for mother peer support groups, engagement of
local media, district level advocacy activities; tracking and reporting on
support demand creation activities focused on improving community support for
MNCH;  and community utilization of known
high impact MNCH interventions under the MNCH Western project. The Senior
Officer may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team
in cases of humanitarian crisis and to coordinate district level activities on
behalf of the MNCH program manager.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicants for the aforementioned BCC
    Senior Officer jobs should hold a bachelor’s degree in health related
    subject or social sciences or a higher diploma in either midwifery,
    nursing or clinical officer with equivalent accrued working experience. Possession
    of a Postgraduate training in public health, SBCC; Health education and
    promotion is an added advantage;
  • At least three years working experience in
    MNCH related programming in Uganda (preferably with an International NGO).
  • Skills and experience in implementing SBCC
    programs and knowledge of the Community Action Cycle approach for
    community mobilization is needed;
  • Significant experience of working with
    District Local Government on MNCH programs with a focus on mobilizing
    community support and creating demand for MNCH services;
  • Past
    experience of working with local partners and District Local Government in
    Child Rights Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child
    Protection is an added advantage.
  • Excellent
    analytical skills and strategic planning abilities.
  • Possess
    the ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and
    perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness
    to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous
  • Highly
    computer literate and possess excellent documentation skills.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
  • Highly
    developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international
    environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability
    to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation
    and coaching
  • Excellent
    time management and planning capacity.
  • Availability
    and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian
  • Willingness
    to extensively travel to the field.
  • Working
    knowledge of the local languages used in the Respective District is
How to Apply:
All interested candidates
should submit their applications with cover letters and a detailed CVs
indicating three professional referees, two of whom should have been direct
supervisors should be submitted to: The Director of Human Resources &
Administration, Save the Children, Plot 68/70, Kiira Road, P.O Box 12018,
Kampala, Uganda Or via email: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
Save the Children is an equal
opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are
encouraged to apply.
Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that are
submitted online. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the earliest
Deadline: Friday, 12th December 2014

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