Community Behaviour Specialist Jobs – BRAC Uganda

 

Job Title:        Community Behaviour
Specialist

Organization: BRAC Uganda

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to: Project Head

 

About US:

BRAC is a global
leader in creating large-scale opportunities for the poor. Founded in
Bangladesh in 1972, it is now one of the world’s largest development
organizations, touching the lives of an estimated 138 million people in 11
countries across Asia and Africa.

 

About Program:

BRAC Uganda with
support from the Mastercard Foundation and as part of COVID-19 Recovery and
Resilience Program (CRRP) is looking for a Consultant to oversee the component
of behavioral change so as to improve behaviors, practices and attitude towards
prevention of COVID 19 infections among scholar’s households and communities.

 

Job Summary:  The Behavior Change short term Consultant will
support BRAC Uganda in the design and implementation of behavioral change
communication activities including developing and  dissemination of BCC materials to project
direct beneficiaries, partners and stakeholder. Overall, the consultant will
provide technical support in the development of BRAC Uganda long term BCC
strategy that can be piloted and rolled out within future projects and programmes.
Additionally, he/she will be involved in the implementation of Mental Health
and Psychosocial support activities as indicated in the project proposal.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 

·       Take lead in developing, pretesting and roll
out of community behavioral change communication materials on COVID 19 such as
success stories, newsletters, and messages through various communication
channels, to ensure broad awareness and prevention of COVID-19 especially among
households of BRAC Scholars, alumni, Community Health Promoters and their
communities.

·       To provide effective psycho-social support to
BRAC Scholars, alumni, and Community Health Promoters for improved COVID-19
coping mechanisms within their households and communities.

·       To develop active behavioral change
strategies, models approaches for households and communities of BRAC Scholars,
alumni, and Community Health Promoters for prevention of COVID-19.

·       Undertake formative research to establish
evidence so as to inform community behavioral change interventions and
influence policy calls through publications, and local level advocacy
engagements such as local media engagements

·       Guide the CRRP project to plan and implement
community behavioral change in operational areas and conduct regular support
visits to offer technical backstopping for effectiveness of district level
interventions

·       Build the technical capacity of the CRRP
project staff to carryout effective local level community behavioral change
using proven approaches; work with partners to conduct capacity needs
assessments, trainings, mentoring and coaching for performance.

·       Liaise with other actors such as the District
Health teams, CSO networks for partnership and collaboration geared towards
strengthening community level community behavioral change to influence policy
formation and implementation.

·       Identify and support documentation of best
practices, and use them to profile the impact of local level community
behavioral change, promote learning and lesson sharing within CRRP and with
other actors

·       Provide ongoing support supervision to the
districts, organize periodic coordination meetings to review progress, and
supervise data collection and management of local level community behavioral
change efforts

·       Work closely with Ministry of Health- COVID
technical working group and feed new communication initiatives into the project
implementation plan.

 


Qualifications, Skills
and Experience:

·       The applicant must hold a university degree
in Social/ development discipline, Postgraduate training in Public Health will
be an added advantage.

·       At least five years of field experience in
Social Behavior Change

·       Knowledge in Mental Health and Psychosocial
Support (MPSS)

·       Knowledge of project planning and management

·       Communication preferably in Health
programming

·       Must have strong research, advocacy,
communication skills, facilitation and materials development for health
promotion.

·       Should have strong collaboration and
networking skills

·       Excellent writing and documentation skills.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their application and CV to the
Head Human Resources by email to hrd.uganda@brac.net. The subject must be the
name of the position applied for strictly. Only complete applications will be
accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: Tuesday 29th
September 2020.

 

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