Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Advisor 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,
Uganda
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 Social and Behavior Change Communication
(SBCC) Advisor will be a senior member of the project team and work with
district, local NGO partners, Ministry of Health, community organizations and
other stakeholders to achieve the implementation of integrated health
communication campaigns across the seven priority health areas of HIV;
Tuberculosis; Malaria; Maternal Newborn and Child Health; Nutrition;
Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Water Sanitation and Hygiene. The SBCC
Advisor will provide leadership and mentorship to eight community coordinators
to ensure that SBC program implementation adheres to appropriate technical standards
and guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical assistance in the design of technical resource
    materials and implementation of innovative health communication strategies
    based on evidence to achieve project targets
  • Review and ensure quality assurance of all SBC campaign materials
    and strategies in accordance to USAID, RHITES N Acholi, Ministry of
    Health, University Research Council and other key stakeholder policies,
    guidelines and standards,
  • Liaise with agencies to develop and oversee dissemination of above
    and below the line SBC messages and campaign materials as well as
    mentorship of project staff in SBCC
  • Oversee targeted materials and message dissemination at community
    levels.
  • Share new knowledge and strategies with the respective departments
    and personnel including District Local Governments, IPC agents and media
    personnel
  • Provide support in the documentation of project case studies,
    lessons learnt, best practices in SBC and contribute to the knowledge
    based through participation in scientific forums and technical networks.
  • Share best practices and contribute to the knowledge base through
    participation in scientific forums and technical networks.
  • Complete detailed strategy write-ups, work plans, and delivers
    quarterly reports and all other reporting requirements.
  • Conduct formative research for messages and materials development
  • Work with partners to design communication and messaging content.
  • Undertake any other relevant duties as determined by the Chief of
    Party


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Social and Behavior Change Communication
    (SBCC) Advisor USAID Project job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
    in Mass Communication, Social Sciences, Public Health, or other related
    degree.
  • Master’s degree in health communications, public health management,
    social sciences, international development, or a related field.
  • Post Graduate training in Strategic communication will be an added
    advantage
  • Six years of 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. Experience working with USAID programs
    will be an added advantage.
  • Four years of experience of leadership and management of relevant
    projects.
  • Experience in working with national and community SBCC intervention
    programs; Specific hands-on knowledge and skills in planning, designing,
    implementing and monitoring SBCC programs especially in prevention
    approaches is mandatory.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of public health service delivery, community outreaches
    and social marketing, and experience in working with community
    health-intervention programs and in dissemination of information through
    different communication channels.
  • Demonstrable results in previous work environment should reinforce
    claims to this experience.
  • A motivated, focused, disciplined professional, with the drive and
    dynamism to work under pressure with competing deadlines, and possess the
    ability to make an immediate impact.
  • 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
  • Demonstrable results in previous work environment should reinforce
    claims to this experience.
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 position.
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
here
.
Deadline: 9th July 2018 by 5:00 pm
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