Social Behavioral Change Communication Coordinator USAID Project Jobs – Population Services International (PSI)

Organization: Population
Services International (PSI)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Learning
and Adaptation Lead – MANE
About US:
Population Services
International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing
organization. We
work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead
healthy lives and
plan the families they desire. We’re reimagining healthcare, developing
health market
systems where more consumer voices, at all income levels, are shaping
the development of
increased consumer choices – where technology-driven, affordable,
quality drugs,
devices, diagnostics and information move closer to peoples’ communities
and homes. We
believe consumer-powered healthcare is a cost-effective sustainable
path toward health
for all without financial hardship.
About Project:
Population Services
International (PSI) and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) are implementing
a three year grant for an implementation science project (The MaNe project) funded
by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project
is implemented in the slum communities and informal settlements in the divisions
of Rubaga and Makindye in Kampala city. The project initiates and tests
innovative interventions/ approaches to address the demand and supply side
barriers affecting illness recognition, care seeking, effective referral and
provision of quality care equitably for better MNH outcomes in urban slum
settings in Kampala city.
Job Summary:   We are looking for a suitable candidate to
take on the temporary role (with possibility of extension) of Social Behavioral
Change Communication (SBCC) Coordinator for the MaNe Project. The SBCC
coordinator will lead implementation of demand creation interventions for
innovations in accredited private for-profit clinics, Respectful Maternal and
newborn care (RMNC) interventions in public health facilities as well as
innovations to improve access to emergency medical services such as the medical
call center and availability of ambulance transport.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Steer
the execution of the demand creation interventions as stipulated in the MaNe
project work plan.
·       
Prepare
and implement demand creation guidelines and standards in line with PSI and
donor standards.
·       
Implementation
of targeted home visits and work-place sensitization in high congregation
places through local entertainment, CHWs, peer educators.
·       
Implement
Monthly phone calls & text messages to mothers & spouses about birth
preparedness and available MNH options innovated by the MaNe project.
·       
Prepare
creative briefs for the development of target appropriate IEC and BCC materials
for the MaNe project.
·       
Leverage
material development; awareness creation by CHWs, health providers, and peer
educations; and social media channels to reach to the pregnant women mapped in
Lubaga and Makindye.
·       
Develop,
execute and track SBCC budgets for behavioral change communication activities
aimed at creating demand for the Maternal and Newborn services in line with the
project strategies.
·       
Liaise
with health facilities, community and project team to document and disseminate
key learnings from the demand creation activities implemented under the MaNe
project.
·       
Collaborate
with opinion leaders, target audience social networks to develop, test, refine
and scale-up appropriate SBCC strategies based on evidence.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social humanities e.g. Social
sciences, Social Works, Development studies, Communication.
·       
Experience
of at least 3 years in development and implementation of SBCC systems
preferably in health.
·       
Computer
literacy in Microsoft office Suite and report writing
·       
Ability
to engage communities in designing and implementing a program with an
opportunity for flexibility.
·       
Ability
to communicate effectively with good communication skills
·       
Analytical
and result-oriented
·       
Customer
focused with good interpersonal skills to engage with people at all levels –
government, donor and community.
·       
Ability
to work under pressure and with minimum supervision.
·       
Ability
to be innovative and moving with current social trends
.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should email their cover letter addressed
to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, PSIU, and an updated CV ONLY
to apply@psiug.org indicating the Job
title in the subject of the email.
Deadline: Monday July 6th, 2020 by 5.00pm
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