Senior Technical Advisor, Social and Behavior Change Communication NGO Careers – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID
Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda
Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja,
About US:
University Research Co., LLC
(URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care,
social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate,
the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries,
including the United States.
About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC
(URC) is implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health
Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is
to support the implementation of a comprehensive integrated investment in
regional  health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The
five-year project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated
total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of
quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.
Job Summary: The Senior
Technical Advisor for SBCC is responsible for 1) managing all phases of
development and implementation of SBCC strategy and activities in the RHITES-EC
project; 2) guiding SBCC team members in implementation, as well identifying
technical assistance and training needs to support team members; 3)
strengthening URC’s SBCC capabilities through program development efforts and
contributions to successful integrated implementation; 4) staying informed of
and applying evidenced-based SBCC innovations and best practices to the USAID RHITES-EC
project ; and 5) defining and supporting USAID RHITES-EC knowledge management
activities in the areas of SBCC and integrated health services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The
    jobholder will provide strategic level guidance and technical support to
    SBCC team in the USAID RHITES-EC project
  • Work
    in close coordination with other components’ teams and technical advisors,
    guide the process of developing and deploying communication and SBCC
    interventions and measuring/ monitoring the results, including
    communication and behavioral outcomes
  • Promote
    and support the development of quality job aids and other materials to
    support technical implementation.
  • Actively
    participate in communities of practice on technical areas, SBCC, and
    related subjects
  • Actively
    contribute to knowledge management, which may include documenting relevant
    findings and success stories.
  • Facilitate
    exchanges among team members and partners through SBCC technical work
    groups and SBCC technical knowledge groups to strengthen capabilities.
  • Manage
    the implementation of SBCC strategy interventions, activities and
    materials, as well as monitoring and evaluation of communication and
    behavior outcomes.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the USAID RHITES-EC Senior Technical Advisor, Social and
    Behavior Change Communication job opportunity must hold a graduate degree
    in public health, behavioral sciences, health communication, health
    promotion and education, nutrition, or related field (or its equivalent).
  • At
    least ten years of experience in SBCC as applied to global
    health/nutrition programs.
  • Previous
    experience in leading strategic planning for and providing technical
    support to programs that integrate health/nutrition and BCC programs and
    health promotion and health education.
  • Experience
    in communication and behavioral based measurement and evaluation
    (M&E). Experience with qualitative research methods used in pretesting
    of concepts, materials and interventions.
  • Proven
    ability to apply research to program design and improvement.
  • State
    of the art knowledge of SBCC theories, approaches, and interventions.
  • Demonstrated
    ability to develop creative programs, networks, linkages with clients and
    collaborating organizations.
  • Exceptional
    writing skills (to include report, and technical writing experience) in
    addition to strong editing and organizational skills.
  • Outstanding
    interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work well in a team.
  • Familiarity
    with USAID programs and initiatives, the Global Health Initiative, and
  • Ability
    to set priorities, meet deadlines, pay attention to details and handle a
    variety of responsibilities efficiently and effectively.
  • Fluency
    and ability to work professionally in English and (desirable) one Ugandan
    regional language.
  • Ability
    and willingness to travel to the field approximately 50% of the time
Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period
without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover
letters, certificates of good conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic
credentials and contact information for three professional references addressed
Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC –
Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East Victoria Close,
Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline: Friday, 19th January 2018 by 12:00 pm

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