Social Behaviour Change and Communication Advisor (SBCC) Job Opportunity – USAID SPRING Project

Organisation: USAID
Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally Project

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
About USAID SPRING Project:
Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally Project
(SPRING) Project is a six-year cooperative agreement funded by USAID. SPRING’s overarching
vision is to reduce under-nutrition, prevent stunting, and work with women and
children in reducing anemia. By providing state-of-the-art technical support,
SPRING aims to strengthen country efforts to scale up high-impact nutrition
practices and policies to improve maternal and child nutrition outcomes. SPRING’s
experienced implementation team consists of experts from JSI Research and
Training Institute, Inc., Helen Keller International, The International Food
Policy Research Institute, Save the Children, and The Manoff Group. In Uganda,
SPRING currently provides technical assistance to the Government of Uganda
(GoU) in three areas: micronutrient powders, industrial food fortification, and
anemia policy and programming at the national level and in Namutumba district.

Job Summary: The Social Behaviour Change and Communication
Advisor (SBCC) will be responsible for activity implementation and management
of the information, documentation and SBCC interventions for SPRING. The
incumbent will work in consultation with the other technical team members to
develop and implement he communication programmes of the project. He/she will
ensure that the communication outputs are of the highest quality, respond to
the specified deliverables and goals of the cooperative agreement, are delivered
in a timely manner and are in full support and compliance with the terms of the
cooperative agreement.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical Assistance to
the UNAP Secretariat:
  • Provide timely technical assistance to the
    UNAP Secretariat in relation to the National Nutrition Advocacy and Communication
    Strategy in order to ensure its successful implementation;
  • Responsible for supporting the roll out of
    the National Nutrition Advocacy and Communication Strategy. This includes,
    the implementation of the social mobilization campaign supported by SPRING
    and providing OPM with the technical guidance on how the other
    communication activities within the strategy should be implemented.
Development and
implementation of the SBCC Plan for the Industrial Food Fortification:
  • Working closely with the National
    Fortification Stakeholders to support the creation of demand for the consumption
    of fortified foods through raising awareness levels. This includes the
    completion of the communication plan and materials for the fortification
    communication campaign.
  • The incumbent will also coordinate the
    finalization of the communication plan for the Industrial Fortification
  • Revise and complete the communication
    materials for the Industrial fortification campaign
  • Support the roll out of the communication
    activities under the Industrial fortification campaign
Roll out of the
Communication Campaign of the Micronutrient Powder Program (MNPs):
  • Working closely with the Ministry of Health
    and different partners to ensure the successful implementation of the communication
    campaign for Micro-Nutrient Powder program.
  • In line with the Communication Plan for MNPs,
    work with the stakeholders to finalize activities and materials for the
    communication campaign with the stakeholders
  • Work closely with the SPRING team to support
    the roll out in Namutumba District including the mass media, community
    outreach and inter-personal aspects.
Develop and implement the
Anemia Advocacy and Communication Plans:
  • Work in line with the National Anemia Control
    Strategy, the SBCC Advisor will execute the following activities: work
    with the National Anemia Working Group to develop and implement specific
    advocacy and resource mobilization activities as highlighted within the
    comprehensive National Anemia Strategy.
  • Tease out the Advocacy and Resource
    Mobilization aspects within the comprehensive strategy in order to develop
    a specific plan.
  • Support the implementation of the Advocacy
    and Resource Mobilization activities
Monitoring, evaluation
and Learning:
  • Work closely with the SPRING Home Office and
    Country team to develop and implement the
  • Knowledge Management Plan in Uganda that
    positions SPRING as the leading player in the area of Nutrition.
  • Regularly communicate with project management
    SPRING/Uganda and technical backstop at SPRING HQ, including monthly,
    quarterly and annual reports.
Other duties/ Activities:
Take up any other roles and responsibilities as discussed and agreed
with the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the USAID SPRING Project SBCC
    Advisor job opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in Communication,
    Public Health, Social Sciences, Advertising, SBCC or related field
  • A minimum five to seven years’ experience
    working in health communication or with social and  behavior change communication programs
  • At least five years’ experience working in
    health and nutrition programming in a developing country
  • Previous experience in leadership,
    coordination, management and provision of technical assistance to high
    level multi sectoral stakeholders in implementing health, food security
    and nutrition policy and programming and systems strengthening.
  • Proven leadership in the design, management,
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation of international donor –
    supported programs with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision
    and budgeting and must have experience on managing complex activities involving
    coordination with multiple program partner institutions.
How to Apply: 
applicants who wish to join the USAID Project are encouraged to send their application
letters, copies of academic certificates and CV including three referees to the
following address below. Please indicate the position you have applied for in
the subject line of the email.

Chief of Party
36/37A Martyr’s Way Minister’s Village, Ntinda
Box 40070, Kampala-Uganda

Email to:

Deadline: 5th August 2016

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