International NGO Jobs – Social Behavior Change Communication Specialist at World Vision

Organisation: World
Vision International 
Reports to: Program
Manager MCHN/WASH
Duty Station: 
Uganda
About WVU:
World Vision Uganda is a
Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will 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.”
Job Summary: The World
Vision Social Behavior Change Communication Specialist will be promoting
behavioral change through the 1000 days preventive approach is one of the key
strategies of GHG project. The Social Behavior Change Coordinator will steer
the design and roll out of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Behavior
Change Communication Strategy in the GHG project for Kotido, Kaabong and Abim.
The incumbent will support the project to develop the capacity to effectively
implement maternal and child health initiatives as indicated in the project
design documents. Special focus will be on implementing key intervention models
and program packages for community based maternal and child health
interventions in Karamoja
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Steer
    the leadership and coordination of the planning, implementation and
    reporting of the BCC strategy in Kotido Abim and Kaabong
  • Carry
    out 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 GHG 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 GHG project staff to carryout effective
    local level BCC using proven approaches; work with NO and partners to
    conduct capacity needs assessments, trainings, mentoring and coaching for
    performance.
  • Work
    closely 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 GHG 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 GHG
    and with other actors
  • Steer
    the 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
  • Support
    the design, implementation of the BCC monitoring and evaluation process
    including data use to inform program changes, data collection oversight
    and build the capacity of staff in BCC M&E.
  • Work
    closely with MOH-BCC Technical working group and feed new communication
    initiatives into the project implementation plan.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a university degree in development discipline,
    postgraduate training in Public Health will be an added advantage.
  • A
    minimum of two or more years field experience in Social Behavior Change
    Communication preferably in the field of maternal and child Health
    programming
  • Possess
    strong research, advocacy, communication skills, facilitation and
    materials development for health promotion.
  • Possess
    excellent collaboration and networking skills
  • Prior
    experience with data driven decision making for BCC
  • Excellent
    writing and documentation skills.
  • Show
    commitment to World Vision Core Values and Vision Statement
  • A
    mature and committed Christian, able to stand above denominational
    diversities
NB: Only
Ugandan Nationals are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow instructions on
How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. 
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 19th February, 2015.

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