2 Social Behavior Change Communication/Gender Officer Job Placements – African Christian Health Association Platform (ACHAP)

Behavior Change Communication/Gender Officer (2 Job Placements)

Organisation: African Christian Health Association Platform (ACHAP)

Duty Station: Kilifi County, Kenya and Nebbi/Arua Districts Uganda

Reports to: Technical Director


About US:

The African
Christian Health Association Platform (ACHAP) is an advocacy and networking
platform for Christian Health Associations (CHAs) and Church Health Networks
from Sub-Saharan Africa established through a declaration of commitment by the
3rd Africa Christian Health Associations Biennial Conference held in Bagamoyo,
Tanzania in January 2007. ACHAP brings together more than 40 national level
faith-based networks providing services in 32 countries across Sub-Saharan
Africa to share resources, establish technical working groups (TWGs), and
provide ongoing training and technical assistance (TA) to its members. In
addition, governments see ACHAP members as critical players and in many African
countries partner with them to provide health support services, even to government


Job Summary:  ACHAP is recruiting a Social Behavior Change
Communication/ Gender Expert for a community health project whose focus is
addressing key drivers of child and maternal morbidity and mortality. The
project aims at increasing availability and utilization of high quality and
high impact community interventions in maternal, newborn and child health
(MNCH); family planning; nutrition as well as water, sanitation and hygiene


S/he will
be responsible for providing technical leadership for BCC. S/he will provide
leadership in designing and implementing a behavior change communication
strategy including training and technical support in implementation of behavior
change interventions. During field visits s/he will ensure that activities
being implemented adhering to technical guidelines as well as liaise with local
and national MOH officials to ensure alignment of activities.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Provide technical direction to define a SBCC/Gender
strategy to increase demand for high quality and high impact interventions in
MNCH, FP, Nutrition and WASH at community level.

Develop SBCC/ Gender packages (framework, tools, messages
and materials) high quality and high impact interventions in MNCH, FP,
Nutrition and WASH by frontline workers at community level.

Develop detailed implementation plans for supported
SBCC/Gender interventions, and ensure high quality and timeline delivery of
deliverables against intended objectives, targets, and timelines.

Build the capacity of partners and their frontline workers
in SBCC/ Gender, including organizing Training of Trainers (ToTs) and providing
regular technical guidance and support for government and Implementing Partners
(IP) staff through mentoring, coaching, and on-demand technical assistance.

Provide oversight to the SBCC/ Gender program components,
including undertaking field visits to oversee implementation, provide on-site
feedback on required improvements, and generate field visit reports with timely
and appropriate follow up on action points.

Identify and support documentation of best practices, and
use them to profile the impact of local level SBCC/ Gender approaches, and
promote learning and lesson sharing .

Represent the project to internal and external partners including
the MoH and other project partners and key stakeholders on relevant SBCC/Gender
technical engagements at national and sub-national levels.

Other duties, as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Community
development, Sociology/ Social or Behavioral Sciences, Development Studies,
Public Health, or related fields; A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

A minimum of five years of SBCC/ Gender mainstreaming
-specific experience in designing, development, implementation, monitoring and
evaluation of approaches and materials as well as related training;

Strong organizational skills, and ability to lead a stream
of work;

Proficient writing and verbal communication skills;

Ability to work independently as well as in cooperation
with a multi-cultural team;

Ability to think creatively and strategically;

Relevant computer software skills (including, at a
minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).


How to Apply:

All interested
candidates should submit their applications to: hr@africachap.org indicating
preferred station (Kenya/Uganda)


Deadline: 26th August 2020


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