Senior Technical Advisor, Social and Behavior Change Communication USAID Project Careers – University Research Co. LLC (URC)


Job Title:    Senior Technical Advisor,
Social and Behavior Change Communication

Organization: University Research Co. LLC (URC)

Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda

Reports to: Director Community Systems, SBCC,
Gender & Youth


About US:

University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company
dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health
education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services
(CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.



University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the
USAID’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda
Activity (USAID’s RHITES EC). The purpose of this project is to support the
implementation of a comprehensive, integrated investment in regional health,
HIV/AIDS and nutrition assistance. This five-year activity targets 12 districts
in East-Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million
through a district-based integrated package of quality health, HIV/AIDS,
nutrition, and child development services. .


Job Summary:  The Senior Technical Advisor, Social and
Behavior Change Communication is responsible for 1) managing all phases of
development and implementation of SBCC strategy and activities in the RHITES-EC
project; 2) guiding SBCC team members in implementation, as well identifying
technical assistance and training needs to support team members; 3)
strengthening URC’s SBCC capabilities through program development efforts and
contributions to successful integrated implementation; 4) staying informed of
and applying evidenced-based SBCC innovations and best practices to the USAID
RHITES-EC project ; and 5) defining and supporting USAID RHITES-EC knowledge
management activities in the areas of SBCC and integrated health services.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Provide strategic level guidance and technical
support to SBCC team in the USAID RHITES-EC project

In coordination with other components’ teams and
technical advisors, guide the process of developing and deploying communication
and SBCC interventions and measuring/ monitoring the results, including
communication and behavioral outcomes

Promote and support the development of quality
job aids and other materials to support technical implementation.

Participate in communities of practice on
technical areas, SBCC, and related subjects

Actively contribute to knowledge management,
which may include documenting relevant findings and success stories.

Facilitate exchanges among team members and
partners through SBCC technical work groups and SBCC technical knowledge groups
to strengthen capabilities.

Oversee the implementation of SBCC strategy
interventions, activities and materials, as well as monitoring and evaluation
of communication and behavior outcomes.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant for the Senior Technical Advisor,
Social and Behavior Change Communication job must hold a graduate degree in
Public Health, behavioral sciences, health communication, health promotion and
education, nutrition, or related field (or its equivalent).

At least ten years of experience in SBCC as
applied to global health/nutrition programs.

Experience in leading strategic planning for and
providing technical support to programs that integrate health/nutrition and BCC
programs and health promotion and health education.

Experience in communication and behavioral based
measurement and evaluation (M&E).

Experience with qualitative research methods
used in pretesting of concepts, materials and interventions.

Superior ability to apply research to program
design and improvement.

State of the art knowledge of SBCC theories,
approaches, and interventions.

Demonstrated ability to develop creative
programs, networks, linkages with clients and collaborating organizations.

Exceptional writing skills (to include report,
and technical writing experience) in addition to strong editing and
organizational skills.

Outstanding interpersonal and communication
skills. Ability to work well in a team.

Familiarity with USAID programs and initiatives,
the Global Health Initiative, and PEPFAR.

Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, pay
attention to details and handle a variety of efficiently and effectively.

Fluency and ability to work professionally in
English and (desirable) one Ugandan regional language.

Ability and willingness to travel to the field
approximately 50% of the time


Desired Experience & Qualifications

Experience with USAID, PEPFAR and or other donor

Experience collaborating and developing
partnerships with Ministries of Health/National Programs, District Local
Governments, donors, NGOs, and/or other stakeholders on HIV/TB and/or RMNCH
initiatives in alignment with national strategic plans.

Experience in managing quality improvement
interventions and technical/institutional capacity building programs.

Experience working within Uganda is strongly


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified applicants should hand deliver OR
send via E-mail their complete applications with a
cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact
information for 3 professional references addressed to:


Senior Human Resource Officer,

University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,

Plot 1 Bridge Lane, Mpumudde Division,

P.O. Box 5053, Jinja, Uganda


Deadline: 28th August 2020


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