5 Social and Behaviour Change Communication Officer USAID RHITES Job Positions – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID
Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda
Project (RHITES)
Reports to: Technical
Advisor Demand Creation
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
About US:
The Elizabeth Glaser
Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through
research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a global
leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and
at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children,
and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful
work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS
has been virtually eliminated in the United States and new infections in
children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country program is
currently implementing a number of projects in partnership with various donors.
About USAID RHITES Project:
The Elizabeth Glaser
Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements the USAID Regional Health
Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project
(RHITES) whose aim is to increase the availability, accessibility and quality
of integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention, care and
treatment; maternal, neonatal and child health services; family planning;
nutrition assessment, counseling support; malaria prevention and treatment and
other primary care services.
Job Summary:  The Social and Behaviour Change Communication
Officer will provide professional support services in Social Behavior Change
Communication (SBCC) at the project, district, health facility and community
level, including implementing and monitoring the execution of USAID RHITES-SW
project communication strategies and campaigns, guided by the SBCC Strategy.
S/he will play a leading role in the implementation of the SBCC interventions
at the decentralized level. S/he will be working closely with District Health
Educators, SBCC agents at the community level and other stakeholders at both
district and community level to promote the adoption of health practices and
creating demand for HIV prevention, care and treatment services, Maternal
Neonatal and Child Health services, family planning, nutrition and malaria.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Steer the implementation and monitoring of the demand creation and
    SBCC work plans in the districts of support.
  • Actively participate in the development of the district and site
    work plans and ensure that the SBCC and demand creation activities are
    well integrated in line with the project SBCC strategy.
  • Actively participate in mapping of communities that are underserved
    or hotspots and micro-target them for enhanced integrated health services
    uptake.
  • Actively participate in the development and distribution of SBCC/IEC
    collateral, materials and services.
  • Lead the process of selecting and orienting SBCC agents and other
    key stakeholders at the community level in increase adoption of health
    practices and demand for integrated health services.
  • Co-ordinate the concept testing and pre-testing of all communication
    materials that are developed.
  • Work in liaison with the supervisor, develop and oversee
    dissemination of SBCC messages and campaign materials, training/capacity
    building of other staff and oversight of SBCC activities.
  • Execute the project’s communication campaigns, i.e. Above-The-Line
    (mass media) communication, Community Interpersonal communication, and
    Social Media communication campaigns.
  • Disseminate targeted communication materials that increase public
    knowledge about benefits of adhering to healthy behaviours, and carry out
    community sensitization campaigns for targeted beneficiaries.
  • Assist the demand creation advisor in supervision and monitoring of
    ongoing function and technical trouble-shooting for integral services,
    such as mass media activities.
  • Working with the M&E staff and SBCC Manager to monitor and
    evaluate the progress and impact of SBCC activities.
  • Assisting in documenting project results and impacts in various
    forms, including media stories, lessons learned, case studies, client
    satisfaction, and other areas, and contributing to regular quarterly and
    annual reporting.
  • Utilize communication and branding guidelines in the day-to-day
    implementation of integrated project communication activities and
    results-oriented interventions, monitor progress, and ensure adherence to
    set guidelines.
  • Work closely with the respective District Local Governments, VHTs,
    and key partners to ensure that Above-The-Line (mass media) communication,
    Community Interpersonal communication, and Social Media Communication
    campaigns and interventions are effectively and efficiently implemented in
    the targeted districts.
  • Prepare and send weekly, monthly and quarterly progress reports on
    the project’s communication activities.
  • Prepare and send periodic status reports to the supervisor for
    project monitoring and evaluation.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID EGPAF RHITES Social and Behaviour Change
    Communication Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degrees in
    social sciences, Public Health or Mass Communication, or other related
    degree.
  • Possession of Post Graduate training in health communication will be
    an added advantage.
  • A minimum of four years’ relevant experience working in public
    health communication programming for development/humanitarian
    projects/programs in a donor environment, in managing social behavior
    change communication campaigns, and in monitoring public health
    communication-related projects of similar scope in a social marketing
    field.
  • Demonstrated handling of BCC interventions and hands-on experience
    in driving targeted SBCC campaigns, and in communication stakeholder
    management, digital marketing tools, and social media is essential.
  • Ability to translate technical material for programming through
    various media channels, including broadcast and mobile technology-based
    media.
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national
    programs and technical staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication or interpersonal skills
    is a must.
  • Good analytical skills and ability to support a cross section of
    frontline health workers
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the supported districts in
    South West Uganda.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
to this address;
The Senior Human
Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A
Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 27th July 2018
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