SBCC Program Coordinator NGO Jobs – Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

Job Title:       SBCC Program Coordinator
Organization: Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
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 lead the design and implementation of the Integrated Primary Care
Model for Mental health in a Decentralized System in Uganda (iMH-CARE Uganda)
program, specifically ensuring coordinated and quality delivery of 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead the development, updating and execution of
the project’s SBCC strategy and support quality assurance and adherence to relevant
national policies, guidelines and standards, and are approved by the relevant
regulatory bodies. 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
Ensure optimal budget utilization in
implementation of the SBCC strategy.
Periodically write and share project progress
and results, success stories and lessons learnt, and flag quality concern
issues; through timely quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports with internal
and external audiences. These should be approved by the Country Manager before
sharing with the AKF-U Country Office team and the relevant parties in
accordance with set procedures.
Supervise the M&E officer and program
officer as they implement the program activities, appraise them and provide
coaching and mentorship for performance
Develop ToRs and contracts for consultancies
related to the project and supervise any external resource persons/firms.
Take responsibility for management of the
relationship with the donor and partners, as well as key stakeholders including
the government, health agencies and community leaders
Work collaboratively with the project partner
YouBelong to ensure complementarity of the project interventions. Perform other
relevant duties as and when assigned, by or via the Country Manager, and Senior
Management Team.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a
relevant field e.g. Public Health, Development Studies, Mass Communication,
Commerce (Marketing), Business Administration, or other related degree. Post
Graduate qualifications in these fields will be an added advantage
At least 5 years’ relevant experience in the
design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public health
communication projects in a donor environment.
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.
Excellent interpersonal skills, with
demonstrated ability to manage key partnerships and donor relationships and
work collaboratively
Ability to work under pressure with competing
deadlines and make an immediate impact.
Excellent communication, presentation,
report-writing skills.
Team player with the ability to work within a
multi-cultural environment
Excellent computer 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 with ‘SBCC
Program Coordinator’ in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be
Deadline: 10th
January 2020
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