Social & Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) Communication Manager Employment Placement – Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education (PACE)

Organization: Program for
Accessible health, Communication and Education (PACE)
Reports to: Director, Social
Marketing
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About Us:
Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education (PACE) is a
Ugandan indigenous health organization leading solutions in the health market
through the private sector. We deploy social marketing approaches to measurably
improve the health of Ugandans.
Job Summary: The Social
& Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) Communication Manager will be
charged with the formulation and oversight of the implementation of PACE’s SBCC
strategy and interventions, in support of all PACE programmatic health areas.
The incumbent will provide overall quality control on the organisations’ BCC
function, and will use the latest models and innovations in SBCC, to drive
strategy and deliver gains in product and service uptake by target audiences.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:   
  • Develop and propose PACE’s overall SBCC
    strategic vision;
  • Actively contribute to annual marketing
    planning and take leadership in crafting SBCC strategies to support the
    attainment of behavioural and marketing;
  • Initiate and strengthen strategic
    partnerships with community-based, national and international partners and
    organisations, to strengthen PACE’s SBCC interventions;
  • Represent PACE at national level, on
    SBCC-related Technical Working Groups and in other relevant fora;
  • Manage the development of Interpersonal
    Communication (IPC) agent training curricula;
  • Leverage innovations to develop referral
    and incentive schemes and systems to increase productivity, efficiency and
    effectiveness;
  • Carry out periodic field visits to monitor
    progress and provide quality assurance and support supervision;
  • Actively participate in proposal writing
    and the development of responsive SBCC strategies to meet project
    objectives;
  • Work closely with Program Team Leads to
    understand programmatic needs and expectations to be accomplished through
    SBCC and develop appropriate strategies;
  • Develop and implement a capacity plan for
    PACE SBCC teams, and coach and mentor staff both at HQ and at
    implementation level;
  • Regularly monitor all SBCC budgets and
    work plans and ensure optimal burn rates and timely activity implementation;
  • Take the lead in ensuring PACE is abreast
    and up-to-date with developments in SBCC theory and practice and that
    these are integrated as necessary;
  • Document success stories and best
    practices for public dissemination;
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Communications, social sciences or Humanities; Possession of an
    Advanced degree. (Public Health or related field) is an added  advantage;
  • At least five years’ experience developing
    communication campaigns and materials;
  • Successful track record of generating
    innovative and effective behavior change or marketing solutions;
  • Previous experience in the development and
    implementation of Social Behavioral Change Communication strategies and
    programs;
  • Prior experience in leading the
    implementation of community based interventions;
  • Prior experience in program management;
  • Previous experience in supervising teams;
  • Previous experience with a donor funded
    Non-governmental organization is preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various
    partners including donors, MoH, Local governments, CBO’s and NGO’s.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
    skills;
  • Results Driven; Tracks the
    completion of activities and ensures follow-up;
  • Develop others; Coaches others
    and helps them develop their knowledge and skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with other
    regional functions/teams in support of PACE customers;
  • Customer Service Orientation:
    Demonstrable ability to identify customer needs and present.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidate should deliver updated
resumes (CVs) and cover letter clearly indicating position applied for on the
“top left-hand side of the envelope”, to the PACE Head Office Reception,
addressed to Head of People and Culture, PACE, at Plot 2 Ibis Vale-Kololo, P.O.
Box 27659 Kampala
E-mail to: pace@pace.org.ug
and kindly include the job title in the subject of your email.
Deadline: 3rd
February, 2017
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