USAID GHG World Vision Jobs – Behaviour Change Communications Officer

Organisation: World Vision
Project Name: Growth, Health and Nutrition (GHG)
Funding Source: USAID
Reports to: Project Manager
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.”
About USAID GHG Program:
The project, called the Northern Karamoja Growth, Health and Governance
(GHG) program, aims to support the immediate needs of program beneficiaries
while promoting long-term development by spurring systemic improvements in key
economic sectors of northern Karamoja.
Job Summary: The World Vision Behaviour Change Communication
Officer will steer the planning and roll out of community dialogues, male
engagement activities, and other related activities in the Growth Health and
Governance project in Kaabong.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Project Management and
Coordination:
  • In close coordination with the Behavior
    Change Communication Coordinator, Community Engagement Assistants identify
    and take lead in the mobilization and sensitization of target communities
    for community dialogue and male engagement activities.
  • Work collaboratively with other project
    team members to ensure necessary program planning, development, resource
    availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
  • Mentor and supervise the Community
    Engagement Assistants to ensure completion of work plans and
    troubleshooting of challenges.
  • Actively participate in the budget
    planning and ensure the compliance and the optimal appropriation of
    allocated program funds.
  • Work closely with other actors such as the
    District Health teams, Community development offices, CSO networks and
    community structures for partnership and collaboration geared towards
    strengthening community level Behavior Change Communication to influence
    implementation as a means to achieve GHG BCC agenda.
2. Project Monitoring,
Evaluation and Reporting:
  • Prepare and send weekly updates, monthly
    activity reports and quarterly reports in quality and timely manner with
    active participation in monthly review meetings and trainings.
  • Ensure accurate data collection on
    community dialogue and male engagement activity outputs and act on data
    analysis to ensure evidence based changes are implemented.
  • Work in liaison with SBC Coordinator
    M&E officer, conduct formative research and conduct outcome monitoring
    on community dialogue and male engagement activities.
  • Significantly contribute to documenting
    experiences, preparing reports, presentations, briefs and articles for
    publication/success stories
3. Dialogue Strategy:
  • Support the training of Community
    Engagement Assistants on Male Change Agents and community dialogue
    implementation approach
  • Build the capacity of Community Engagement
    Assistants and ensure quality of the performance at community level.
  • Prepare monthly time sheets for the
    Community Engagement Assistants and submit to finance for payment
4. Performance Management and
Supervision
: Technically support the establishment and implementation
of Male Change Agent Strategy and Community
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • All candidates should preferably hold
    Degrees in Social Sciences, Development studies, Adult and Community
    education
  • A minimum of three years’ extensive
    practical experience implementing community engagement interventions.
  • Past experience in community mobilization
    and management of community level activities
  • Prior training on gender theory and work
    on gender issues is an added advantage
  • Past experience preferable with a busy NGO
    implementing Health or Social Change related activities in Karamoja
    Region.
  • Past experience in gender and gender norms
    is desirable
  • She/he should possess good facilitation
    skills with knowledge on adult learning approaches; because the position
    entails working with illiterate communities to help them learn, adopt and
    sustain new behaviors.
  • The incumbent should be a self-starter,
    who can accomplish the task with minimal or no supervision.
  • He/she must be keen on details and well
    organized individual.
  • Must have motorcycle riding skills with a
    valid and clean permit and be willing to access communities by motorcycle
  • Show commitment to World Vision Core
    Values and Vision Statement
  • Possess the ability to exhibit exemplary
    lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context
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: 30th April, 2015.
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