Social and Behavioural Change Communication SBCC Specialist – Handicap International

Job Title:        Social and Behavioural Change Communication SBCC Specialist
Organisation: Handicap
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: WISH
Technical Manager
Starting Salary: UGX 6,000,000 monthly gross
About US:
International is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation
working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work
alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs,
improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and
fundamental rights. Handicap International is outraged by the injustice faced
by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of
solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live
in dignity.
Operational Model is a comprehensive and integrated approach to ensuring
equitable access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health and
rights (SRHR), giving priority to the most underserved women and girls, young
people under 20, very poor and marginalized populations (including people with
disabilities, those displaced or affected by a humanitarian crisis, and people
living in hard-to-reach areas).
Job Summary:  The SBCC Specialist will lead the technical
implementation of WISH2ACTION SBCC (Social and Behavioural Change
Communication) and provide technical guidance for consortium members, policy
makers, and services providers on disability inclusive SBCC in every country of
intervention of HI in the scope of the WISH2ACTION programme. The SBCC
Specialist will oversee the design, planning, and implementation of SBCC
activities. He/she will be responsible for supporting inclusive SBCC
interventions across all HI intervention countries, by playing a lead role in
guiding formative research; developing a SBCC strategy and implementation plan;
supporting the development, testing and production of tools and job aids; and
monitoring the progress of activities to ensure a consistent and coherent
execution of interventions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical guidance
  • Provide technical assistance for the development and implementation
    of health communication strategies and integrates SBCC components into
    interventions to improve access to contraceptive methods.
  • Develop or revise technical resources (e.g., training materials,
    SBCC plans, strategy documents, work tools) and programming tools to
    contribute to the achievement of WISH2ACTION project objectives.
  • Provide technical assistance to WISH consortium partners and local
    actors at all levels and implementing partners, and support the
    documentation of these activities
  • Collaborate with HI WISH teams to design communication and health
  • Provide capacity strengthening in SBCC approaches as they pertain to
    inclusive health, building goals at community and system levels; and
    ensure buy-in and sustainability of the program’s SBCC strategy and
Operations and
  • Organizes in collaboration with the Technical Manager –WISH, the
    follow-up of the SBCC activities
  • Completes detailed SBCC strategies and work plans
  • Provides all scheduled reports and other reporting requirements:
  • Participates in writing the technical SBCC aspects of regular
    project reports (donor reports, and internal reports)
Research and
  • Conducting formative research for the development of messages and
  • Identify theory and evidence-based SBCC strategies (including
    interpersonal communication (IPC), participatory small group and community
    mobilization) to reduce social, behavioural and other risk factors that
    hinder access to inclusive health. 
  • Build the capacity of HI teams and other partners to develop and
    manage health communication activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for Handicap International SBCC Specialist job should
    hold a Master’s degree in health communications, public health management,
    social sciences, international development, or a related field.
  • At least seven years of experience in
    relevant areas.
  • Experience in developing behavioural
    change communication tools and materials.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation
    of health projects and implementation research experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in health
    education and behavioural change communication is required.   
  • Experience in developing and
    implementing a behavioural change communication strategy, focusing on
    creating demand for community and facility-based health services.
  • Experience in designing and implementing
    at least two sexual and reproductive health projects that include a strong
    behaviour change communication component.
Desirable: A minimum of five years of experience of
leadership and management of relevant projects.
Personal Qualities
  • Advanced writing capacities in English
  • Positive and constructive personality,
    very composed, solution-oriented and with a high level of professional
  • Conceptual and research skills, with
    ability to think strategically
Starting Date: 1st March 2019
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates who wish to join Handicap International are encouraged to
send their updated CVs (3 pages max, including three professional references)
with cover letters to HR Coordinator at with the subject: 
Application for SBCC Specialist
NB: Any
efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic

Deadline: 20th February 2019 by 5:00pm
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