Non-profit Careers – Social Behavior Change and Community Mobilization Specialist at Save the Children

Organisation: Save the
Duty Station: 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 Social and Behavior Change and Community
Mobilization (SBC/CM) Specialist is responsible for the development and
implementation of a community-based social and behavior change strategy and
related country activities focused on preventing malnutrition in the community
under the SPRING/Uganda Nutrition project. The SBC/CM Specialist will assist in
developing and implementing activities that lead to a strengthened
community-based nutrition approach in Uganda in a particular district covered
by this project. The SBC/CM Specialist will work in close collaboration with
the SPRING District Nutritionist as well as with members of the district
nutrition team, strategic information advisors, NGOs, district development
officers and other relevant stakeholders in implementation of preventive
services at community levels. The SBC/CM Specialist will serve as a direct link
between SPRING/Uganda and other implementing partners in the district working
on the community wide preventive of malnutrition. The SBC/CM Specialist is
supervised by the Social and Behavior Change Communication Advisor. The
Specialist may also be called upon as and when necessary to support the
emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicants for the Social and Behavior
    Change and Community Mobilization Specialist should hold a Bachelors’
    degree in Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Work, Community
    Development, Community Psychology, Public Health or nutrition. Master’s
    degree in the relevant field is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of six years of proven
    experience in implementing community-based nutrition or related
  • Past experience working in social behavior
    change programs or related activities—formative research, strategy
  • 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.
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:
Save the Children is an equal
opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are
encouraged to apply.
NB: Testimonials/certificates should not be attached to applications that
are submitted online. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the
earliest opportunity.
Deadline: Friday, 12th December 2014
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