Social and Behavior Change Communication Officer US Non-profit Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization:  Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric
AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station:   Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to:  Technical Advisor Demand
Creation
About US:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks
to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and
treatment programs We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and
AIDS, working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent
the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already HIV infected.
Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners
over the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United
States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide.
Job Summary:  The Social and Behaviour Change Communication
Officer will provide professional support services in Social Behavior Change
Communication (SBCC) at the project, district, health facility and community
level, including implementing and monitoring the execution of USAID RHITES-SW
project communication strategies and campaigns, guided by the SBCC Strategy.
S/he will play a leading role in the implementation of the SBCC interventions
at the decentralized level. S/he will be working closely with District Health
Educators, SBCC agents at the community level and other stakeholders at both
district and community level to promote the adoption of health practices and
creating demand for HIV prevention, care and treatment services, Maternal
Neonatal and Child Health services, family planning, nutrition and malaria.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Lead the implementation and monitoring of the
demand creation and SBCC work plans in the districts of support.
·       
Participate in the development of the district
and site work plans and ensure that the SBCC and demand creation activities are
well integrated in line with the project SBCC strategy.
·       
Actively participate in mapping of communities
that are underserved or hotspots and micro-target them for enhanced integrated
health services uptake.
·       
Actively participate in the development and
distribution of SBCC/IEC collateral, materials and services.
·       
Lead the process of selecting and orienting SBCC
agents and other key stakeholders at the community level in increase adoption
of health practices and demand for integrated health services.
·       
Co-ordinate the concept testing and pre-testing
of all communication materials that are developed.
·       
Work in liaison with the supervisor, develop and
oversee dissemination of SBCC messages and campaign materials,
training/capacity building of other staff and oversight of SBCC activities.
·       
Execute the project’s communication campaigns,
i.e. Above-The-Line (mass media) communication, Community Interpersonal
communication, and Social Media communication campaigns.
·       
Disseminate targeted communication materials
that increase public knowledge about benefits of adhering to healthy
behaviours, and carry out community sensitization campaigns for targeted
beneficiaries.
·       
Assist the demand creation advisor in
supervision and monitoring of ongoing function and technical trouble-shooting
for integral services, such as mass media activities.
·       
Working with the M&E staff and SBCC Manager to
monitor and evaluate the progress and impact of SBCC activities.
·       
Assisting in documenting project results and
impacts in various forms, including media stories, lessons learned, case
studies, client satisfaction, and other areas, and contributing to regular
quarterly and annual reporting.
·       
Utilize communication and branding guidelines in
the day-to-day implementation of integrated project communication activities
and results-oriented interventions, monitor progress, and ensure adherence to
set guidelines.
·       
Work closely with the respective District Local
Governments, VHTs, and key partners to ensure that Above-The-Line (mass media)
communication, Community Interpersonal communication, and Social Media
Communication campaigns and interventions are effectively and efficiently
implemented in the targeted districts.
·       
Prepare and send weekly, monthly and quarterly
progress reports on the project’s communication activities.
·       
Prepare and send periodic status reports to the
supervisor for project monitoring and evaluation.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicants should hold Bachelor’s Degrees in
social sciences, Public Health or Mass Communication, or other related degree.
·       
Possession of Post Graduate training in health
communication will be an added advantage.
·       
A minimum of four years’ 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.
·       
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.
·       
Ability to translate technical material for
programming through various media channels, including broadcast and mobile
technology-based media.
·       
Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical
capacity in national programs and technical staff
·       
Excellent written and verbal communication or
interpersonal skills is a must.
·       
Good analytical skills and ability to support a
cross section of frontline health workers
·       
Ability and willingness to travel within the
supported districts in South West Uganda.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications with cover
letters and updated CVs to:
The Senior Human Resources Manager
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Plot 15, Kitante Close
P.O. Box 21127
Kampala, Uganda
NB: The cover letter and CV should submit as one file in pdf
format through this link, Click
Here
Deadline: 21st February 2020
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