Behavioral Communication Change Specialist USAID Project Jobs – International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Organization: International Foundation for
Electoral Systems
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
As the global leader in democracy promotion, the International
Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) advances good governance and democratic
rights by:
  • Providing
    technical assistance to election officials
  • Empowering
    the underrepresented to participate in the political process
  • Applying
    field-based research to improve the electoral cycle
Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 145 countries – from
developing democracies, to mature democracies.
About USAID Project:
International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is
seeking to implement an anticipated USAID-funded Uganda Citizens’ Access to
Political and Electoral Processes (CAPE) activity. CAPE will seek to increase
informed citizen participation in transparent and peaceful electoral processes
for Uganda’s 2021 presidential, parliamentary, and local government elections.
In particular, the activity will focus on the improved participation of youth,
persons with disabilities, and women; enhanced voter awareness; and a
violence-free electoral process.
In collaboration with the Chief of Party and Voter Education
Advisor, the Behavioral Communication Change Specialist will develop mass media
and behavior change communication campaigns about voter registration,
verification, and other aspects of the electoral process, especially to reach
youth, persons with disabilities, women, and other marginalized groups.
Job Summary:  The Behavior Change Specialist will be
responsible for the design, implementation and oversight of all
communication-related activities, including, but not limited to, the
development of a robust voter communication and education campaign. They will
work with CSOs, government agencies, and other donors, including special
interest and marginalized groups, and other Government of Uganda institutions
to design a voter education communication strategy that will increase citizen
confidence and participation in electoral processes.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Master’s degree is required, preferably in
behavior change communications, marketing, social sciences, political science,
international development or a related field.
Minimum of 6 years of experience working with
international nongovernmental organizations on implementation of international
technical assistance programs;
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in
designing, planning, and implementing social and behavioral change
communication (SBCC) efforts for political and/or electoral activities.
Must have two (2) years of demonstrable
experience in voter engagement in Uganda or similar contexts.
Knowledge of elections, democracy and governance
issues in Uganda required.
Demonstrated experience employing SBCC
strategies to engage youth, persons with disabilities, and youth;
Experience working on USAID-funded programs
The ability to remain highly organized while
handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
The ability to complete tasks with limited
Excellent reporting and document handling
Excellent communication skills in order to be
able to work with IFES program and administrative staff to identify and resolve
Willingness to adhere to all principles of
Must value operating in a collaborative and
cooperative environment.
Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and
Ability to handle sensitive issues and address
inclusion matters with integrity
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Fluency in written and spoken
English required. Proficiency in local languages a plus.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications with updated
CVs to
Deadline: 17th
February 2020
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