USAID NGO Jobs – Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)/ Behaviour Change Advisor at AMREF

Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Amref Health Africa is an International
NGO founded in Kenya in 1957. Our Headquarters are in Nairobi with major
programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and two
regional hubs in Southern and Western Africa based in South Africa and Senegal
Respectively. Working with and through African communities, health systems and
governments, Amref Health Africa aims to close the gap that prevents people
from accessing their basic right to health. Amref Health Africa is committed to
improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering
communities, our Vision is Lasting Health Change in Africa.
Job Summary:  The Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)/
Behaviour Change Advisor  will
collaborate with other donors and implementing partners to support the GoU’s
Improved Sanitation and Hygiene (ISH) strategy including ending open defecation
in Uganda and scaling up improved sanitation coverage. Implement a demand-led,
at scale CLTS program in targeted districts modeled after the best features.
The incumbent will lead the Uganda Sanitation Program Management and implementation
components aimed at improving desired behaviour change at the household,
school, and health facility level. The CLTS/BCC will be responsible for the
development of evidence based communication strategies to address WASH
interventions including Behaviour Change Communications BCC) as well as
Community-Led Total Sanitation. The individual will conduct formative research
to identify the WASH needs of the target districts and audience, manage all
field CLTS approaches to community pre-triggering, triggering, assessments and
declaration of Open Defecation Free (ODF) communities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Oversee
the sanitation and hygiene behavior change campaign and CLTS implementation
approach at the district level.
·        
Design
appropriate capacity building to the Environmental Health Division in MoH,
districts and local governments. .
·        
In
charge of developing strategies to implement a stronger, more demand-led Uganda
Sanitation Fund version of CLTS that responds to communities’ requests and
initiative.
·        
Develop
professionalized CLTS capacities to respond to the increased need for qualified
CLTS facilitators.
·        
Actively
promote the professionalization of CLTS facilitators to _ increase the quality
of facilitation and propose methods for regularizing reasonable income for a
smaller but effective cadre of facilitators.
·        
Technically
support the Training of trainers in comprehensive CLTS methodology to district
staff (DHOs, Health extension workers, community health workers and VHTs)
·        
Coordinate
and maintain overall responsibility for technical oversight of all the BCC/CLTS
component in collaboration with other team members and partners at the regional
and district levels
·        
Offer
technical support and coordination of both regional and district based training
of trainers on BCC/CLTS components of the project
·        
Assist
the Chief of Party in the planning, development and periodic appraisals of
BCC/CLTS technical materials and tools to assure their compliance with the
policies and strategies of the government.
·        
Lead
in the development, revisions and implementation of CLTS and WASH in schools
related tools, guidelines, materials and methodologies to promote community
problem solving and decision-making concerning health, hygiene and § sanitation
issues
·        
Actively
facilitate the production of simple WASH friendly technologies and promote
their use through the systems and structures established by partner
organizations
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s degree in Public Health,
engineering, business or similar field
·        
A
minimum of ten or more years of general public health expertise including
engagement of government counterparts in coordination, planning and monitoring
of initiatives.
·        
Past
exposure and experience in undertaking at scale public health activities
·        
Detailed
knowledge and understanding of behavior change strategies including experience
formative research, strategy development and implementation.
·        
Comprehensive
knowledge and understanding of CLTS and typical WASH BC methodologies.
·        
Prior
experience in budgeting and budget management
·        
Excellent
analytical and communication skills and ability to multitask under pressure and
yet remain effective and productive
·        
Good
interpersonal skills; ability to work with partners and lead a team
·        
Excellent
oral and written communication skills, cultural sensitivity, ability to work
with people, good judgement and commitment.
·        
Strong
computer skills (Word, Excel, Internet, etc.)
·        
Willingness
to travel to field sites as required by the project
·        
Prior
experience in the design and development of WASH related BCC materials will be
an added advantage
How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to
send an updated CV including three work related referees and cover letter
addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Amref Health Africa in Uganda to:
jobs.amrefuganda@amref.org. Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 17th July, 2015 by 5
pm.

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