Behavior Change and Training-of-Trainers Specialist Careers – The Water Trust (TWT)

Organisation:  The Water
Trust (TWT)
Duty Station: Masindi, Uganda
About US:
Water Trust (TWT) develops and implements Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
projects to combat disease and poverty in the developing world and allow people
to live empowered lives of dignity. TWT collaborates with the local government,
village leaders, and community members to enable village, schools, and health
centers to create access to safe water, latrines, and hygiene education. Since
2008, TWT has implemented more than 300 projects in Western Uganda, benefitting
more than 120,000 people. Headquartered in New York, TWT aims to be a leader in
pioneering innovative new approaches to help foster healthy communities.
Job Summary: The Behavior Change and Training-of-Trainers
Specialist will serve as the  subject
matter expert on behavior change, helping to develop new program strategies and
curriculum, as well as train staff to successfully deliver the new strategies
for health and hygiene promotion. This is an exciting opportunity for an
ambitious professional with behavior change expertise to play a lead role in
the program design and staff training for several innovative new projects. The
incumbent will provide technical support in developing culturally-appropriate
and harmonized social behavior change communication (SBCC) and community
engagement strategies.  The jobholder
will also take lead in the development of information, education and
communication (IEC) materials to implement these strategies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of developing and coordinating a
    training program for TWT Community Development Officers
  • Providing technical support in the
    implementation of TWT’s social program
  • Carrying out regular field monitoring visits
    to assess progress and identify technical problems and/or implementation
    issues, recommend solutions, and implement modifications as required.
  • Provide expertise in social science methods
    to set up and implement monitoring and evaluation of SBCC and community
    engagement strategies, identifying successes and setbacks, documenting
    lessons learned, and contributing substantively to program design
  • Collect information within and outside the
    organization that will be used in communicating news, lessons learned,
    best practices, and research findings to relevant audiences.
  • Assist in technical reporting and sharing
    lessons learned with donors and other relevant partners.
  • Liaise, coordinate, and share information
    with national NGOs, international organizations, donors, and government
  • Ensure timely and effective communication
    within the organization and with stakeholders at all level
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Degree in Social
    Sciences, Behavior Change, Behavioral Science, Communications, Public
    Health or related field.
  • A minimum of three to five years of professional
    experience with NGOs.
  • Demonstrated success designing, implementing
    and evaluating SBBC strategies and leading teams in public awareness
    raising campaigns.
  • Strong knowledge of applied learning
    techniques, curriculum design, and facilitation for both
    training-of-trainers and end users.
  • Working knowledge of government standards.
  • Previous experience or knowledge of various
    social behavior change and community based/managed approaches, such as the
    Participatory Risk and Vulnerabilities Community Assessment, Children’s
    Hygiene and Sanitation Training, and Village Savings and Loan Association
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork,
    comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle
    pressure well.
  • Self motivated, honest, highly responsible,
    and punctual
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as
    to work autonomously when required
  • Confident communicator, able to command
    respect from a wide range of people
  • Fluent in English.
  • Computer literacy skills with proficiency in
    MS Word, Excel.
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, and
    planning skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Service oriented, customer focused approach.
  • In possession of a valid riding/driving
  • Ability to speak local languages in the
    project area.
  • Working experience with an international NGO.
  • Previous experience working in Masindi and/or
    Kiryandongo is desired
How to Apply:
candidates who so desire to join The Water Trust in the aforementioned capacity
are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.
Deadline: 26th July 2016
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