Anthropologist/Behavior Change/Marketing Specialist USAID RHITES-N Project Careers – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID’s
RHITES-N Acholi Project (Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in
Northern Uganda – Acholi
Duty Station: Gulu,
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-N Project:
With the RHITES-N
Acholi Project (Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Northern
Uganda – Acholi), USAID will continue its support of the Government of Uganda’s
(GOU) efforts to improve access to and use of health services in the country’s
post-conflict northern region. RHITES-N Acholi Project activities will build on
USAID investments and national advances to increase access to and use of
high-quality integrated services that accelerate the ability and capacity to respond
to the specific health needs of residents in the Acholi sub-region, leveraging
the URC-ASSIST project successes.
Job Summary:  The Anthropologist/BC/Marketing Specialist
will oversee strategic planning and implementation of demand creations activities
to expand health options, ensuring use of current data to inform planning and
collaboration and knowledge sharing across the Activity team. This individual
will be in charge of overseeing activities that address key demand side
behaviors related to expanding health options. S/he will provide strategic,
technical, and managerial guidance to the Chief of Party (COP).This position
reports to the COP.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Direct the creation and implementation of effective communication
    strategies aimed at promoting health behaviors in collaboration with the
    District Health Teams and selected institutions/community based
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise to design, develop and
    monitor SBC strategies and production of BCC materials and job aids.
  • Lead, coach and supervise staff to develop and implement
    evidence-based SBC strategies and campaigns at district, community and
    household levels through the engagement of multi stakeholders including
    district and community leaders, SBCC agents, health workers, Implementing
  • Take the lead in the coordination and implementation of
    awareness-raising and educational campaigns to support the adoption of
    healthy behaviors.
  • Guarantee quality assurance in all Marketing and Communication
    strategies, materials, and activities undertaken in the Activity, and
    ensure that they adhere to relevant Government of Uganda, USAID, and other
    stakeholder policies, guidelines and standards.
  • Support the development of innovative new approaches to Social and
    Behavior Change (SBC), including use of Information and Communication
  • Support design and implementation of SBC specific capacity building
    activities and oversee the training of community influencers, engaging
    media representatives, district health teams and with other stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with partners to strengthen district health teams and
    human resource capacity to design, develop, deliver and monitor
    evidence-based SBC interventions
  • Represent the project, as directed, in any working group, committee,
    or task force addressing SBC.
  • Oversee preparation of SBC/marketing component of project annual and
    quarterly workplans
  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports as required, detailing the
    performance of the SBC/marketing component of the Activity, including
    reports and others as directed
  • Gather feedback on implementation of SBC strategies in pilot
    districts and provide technical support, when necessary.
  • Integrate social marketing activities to ensure access and
    utilization of health services in the region.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by
    the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the USAID Project Anthropologist/Behavior
    Change/Marketing Specialist job must hold a Master’s Degree or its
    Equivalent – in Anthropology, Psychology, Communication, Marketing,
    Business, Economics, Social Sciences or other related degree; OR a
    Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of additional relevant experience
    (in addition to the below requirement of 5 years)
  • At least five years of demonstrated success in generating innovative
    and effective demand generation or marketing solutions, preferably in
  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience working in public health
    communication programming for development/humanitarian projects/programmes
    in a donor environment, in managing social behavior change interventions,
    and in monitoring public health SBC interventions of similar scope in a
    social marketing field
  • Knowledge and implementation of behavior change theory
  • Experience working with USAID programs will be an added advantage.
  • Experience with social marketing, strategic communications, and
    health behavior change communications;
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word,
    PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Excel). Familiarity with the use of survey
    tools, analysis tools and web-based platforms for coordination.
  • Training in quantitative and qualitative data collection,
    (knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, surveys, focus group discussions,
    etc.) is key.
  • Knowledge of public health service delivery especially in Northern
    Uganda, community engagement and social marketing, and experience in
    working with community health-intervention programs and in dissemination
    of information through different communication channels is required.
  • Possess excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical and
    result-oriented skills, and experience in managing objectives with the
    customer in mind.
  • Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tactful,
    ability to plan, organize and measure outcomes of interventions.
  • Exemplary and honest, with a high level of energy and integrity, and
    able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Flexible, innovative, with good record keeping, communication,
    presentation, report-writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Team player with the ability to make positive contributions.
  • Knowledge of the local language will be an added advantage
  • Experience working in public health a plus, but not required
 Please Note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in Uganda for an
indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the URC should upload
their updated CVs / résumés and cover letters at the link below. Also, please
complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420
Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well, download it
Deadline: 30th July 2018 by 5:00 pm
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