Advisor, Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Employment Opportunity – Save the Children International

Job Title:            Advisor, Social and Behavior Change (SBC)
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a
Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection,
development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the
way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in
their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our
Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice
for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 300
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Advisor,
Social and Behavior Change (SBC) provides strategic direction and technical
management for the planning and implementation of cross cutting SBC strategies
and interventions. The SBC Advisor will design the overall SBC strategy and
integrated umbrella campaign. S/he will ensure that all SBC activities support
the achievement of maternal and child health, nutrition, WASH, adolescent
health and livelihood targets in four eastern districts of the Karamoja
sub-region. The position will be responsible for the timely delivery of all SBC
related activities based on state of the art SBC practices and capture lessons
learned. The SBC Advisor will oversee and manage the work of three SBC
Coordinators and take a technical leadership role in coordination with all
project staff and partners to adhere to the SBC strategy and approach. S/he
will work closely with project technical and management staff to generate
stakeholder inputs, develop implementation plans and suitable knowledge
management and measurement.

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Save the Children
Advisor, Social and Behavior Change (SBC) career opportunity should possess a
Bachelor’s degree. Post-graduate education (master’s or higher) preferred.
At least seven to ten years of experience
required in health communication, public health promotion, health or behavioral
sciences, or related field and demonstrated experience in management of large,
community-based and inter-disciplinary teams.
Extensive experience implementing SBCC, health
promotion, social marketing, Family Planning, MCH, nutrition, water,
sanitation, and hygiene or similar programs in Uganda;
Proven ability to design effective behavior
change campaigns, including community engagement and experiential activities in
Uganda; prior experience working in Karamoja sub-region highly desired
Demonstrated abilities and experience in SBCC
strategy and materials development (a minimum of 7 years), implementation and
monitoring and evaluation of SBCC interventions; (innovative radio and
experiential program design preferred, e.g, trained in radio diaries
Demonstrated problem solving skills,
collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate;
Familiarity and understanding of USAID policies
and procedures, or those of other donors, or those of donor-funded projects or
community-based projects;
Demonstrates Save the Children’s core values of
accountability, collaboration, integrity, ambition, and creativity.
Willingness to be based in the Karamoja
sub-region for months at a time, with frequent travel to project offices and
field sites within the sub-region
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
clicking on the title link below.
Deadline: 15th
October 2017

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