Fresher SBCC Program Officer NGO Job Vacancies – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Job Title:       SBCC Program Officer
Organization: Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: SBCC Program Coordinator
About US:
For nearly 50 years, Aga Khan Foundation has been partnering
with communities, governments and local leaders to harness the best from people
from all backgrounds to improve the quality of life. The Foundation’s work is
rooted in core values of self-reliance, pluralism, and respect for human
dignity. AKF is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the
world’s leading poverty solutions networks. The AKDN’s integrated approach
makes long-term investments, builds permanent institutions and cultivates an
active civil society, impacting tens of millions of people annually in 30
countries. Alongside its sister AKDN agencies, the AKF implements innovative, community-driven
solutions that are based on decades of experience, learning and evaluation.
Job Summary: This position will support the
implementation of the Integrated Primary Care Model for Mental health in a
Decentralized System in Uganda (iMH-CARE Uganda) program, specifically ensuring
on the ground execution of activities under component 1 interventions. iMH-CARE
will be implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation Uganda (AKFU) in partnership
with YouBelong Uganda (YBU). Together, we will design and deliver a
comprehensive mental health system strengthening project in Kampala and Wakiso
districts of Uganda.
The project will develop a range of population wide and
targeted SBCC interventions to sustainably increase demand for mental health
prevention, treatment and support services in Kampala and Wakiso, from January
2020 to December 2022. The Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC)
Officer will implement on the ground day to day activities, training sessions,
sensitization workshops and community activities designed under the project’s
communication strategies. This position requires an exemplary and innovative
person with hands-on experience in working with communities, mobilization,
monitoring, and reporting of social, health and SBCC programs. S/he will play a
supporting role in the execution of SBCC interventions; hence this will require
a self-driven, energetic person willing to learn and adapt to new challenges.
The person should have the capacity to work collaboratively with members of the
community and partners. He/she will uphold the high image and core values of
the organization, with outstanding professionalism, social conduct, and
personal presentation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Develop and execute workplans and activities
derived from the project’s SBCC strategy
·       
Facilitate training sessions for Village Health
Teams as interpersonal communication agents
·       
Coordinate with the respective District Local
Governments, interpersonal communication agents and key partners to ensure that
SBCC strategies are effectively and efficiently implemented in the targeted
districts.
·       
Provide regular project progress and results,
success stories and lessons learnt, and flag quality concern issues; through
timely weekly and monthly reports to the Program Coordinator.
·       
Work with the M&E team, and consultants on
the ground to support M&E activities such as the baseline and end-line
surveys, focus group discussions etc.
·       
Collaborate with partners, community leaders and
members, health workers to deliver the program on the ground
·       
Perform other relevant duties as and when
assigned, by the SBCC Program Coordinator, and Senior Management Team.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field e.g.
Public Health, Development Studies, Mass Communication, Commerce (Marketing),
Business Administration, or other related degree.
·       
Two years’ relevant experience in community
engagement, social and other development project activities. Experience in
health and SBCC programming will be an added advantage,
·       
Strong community mobilization skills are
required
·       
Training and facilitation skills are desired
·       
Team player with the ability to work within a
multi-cultural environment
·       
Working knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint
and Outlook.
How to Apply:
Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity with
AKF should submit a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of
three professional referees via e-mail to recruitment@akfea.org with ‘SBCC
Program Officer’ in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.
Deadline: 10th
January 2020
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