USAID Project Careers – Senior Technical Advisor, Social and Behavior Change Communication – 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:
  • Provide
    strategic level guidance and technical support to SBCC team in the USAID
    RHITES-EC project
  • In
    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.
  • 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.
  • Oversee
    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.
  • 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.
  • Previous
    experience in communication and behavioral based measurement and
    evaluation (M&E). Experience with qualitative research methods used in
    pretesting of concepts, materials and interventions. Superior 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 to:
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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