Several District Mobilization Officer Non-profit Job Opportunities – Population Services International (PSI)

 

Job Title:    District Mobilization
Officer (Several Job Opportunities)

Organisation: Population
Services International (PSI)

Duty Station:  Jinja
Satellite Office, Uganda

Reports to: Social Behavioral Change Communication
Coordinator

 

About US:

With over 50 years of experience, working in over 50 countries,
Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit
social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the
consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front
door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and
shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

 

Job Summary:  We are
looking for a suitable candidate to take on the role of District Mobilization
Officer. This position will lead the implementation of all Social Behavioral
Change Communication (SBCC) efforts with a focus on increasing uptake of Family
Planning (FP) particularly permanent methods for both women and men in the
assigned project area in line with the program objectives and donor
requirements.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Social Behavior Change for demand generation

·       
Lead the
implementation of social behavior change activities across the implementation
districts in line with the permanent methods demand creation strategy.

·       
Lead the
implementation of a communications initiative to increase awareness and
acceptance of permanent methods in the project area.

·       
Conduct
routine analysis of multi-level SBCC efforts including eHealth platforms,
community engagement and in turn create, execute and document Data to Action
plans.

·       
Participate
in the review of data collected from the field and in any assessments for
learning and program improvement.

·       
Distribute,
track and reconcile IEC materials in the project area in line with the supply
chain management procedures.

Planning and Quality Assurance:

·       
Contribute
to all SBC planning, SBCC strategy development and review processes including
co-creation and iteration processes.

·       
Prepare
and submit monthly, quarterly and annual work plans and budgets for the
execution of all demand creation related activities in the project area.

·       
Collect
and compile monthly, quarterly or any reports relating to the program and
submit these in a time.

Advocacy, PR and partnership development

·       
Build
and maintain advocacy/networking efforts amongst relevant stakeholders
particularly Districts and other RH Partners.

·       
Innovatively
engage stakeholders to support uptake of FP services particularly permanent methods
in both public and private sector facilities.

·       
Build
capacity (Training, Mentoring and coaching) of the village health teams to
increase informed demand for FP methods particularly the permanent methods in
the project area.

Knowledge management

·       
Maintain
records of all SBCC activities, events, minutes of meetings held and ensure
these are shared routinely.

·       
Document
and share best practices as agreed upon behavior change indicators in the
implementation districts with implementing partners and PSI.

·       
Routinely
monitor progress on the implementation of the permanent methods demand creation
strategy and flag areas for improvement.

·       
Document
and share quarterly SBC/demand creation learnings with the SBC coordinator.

Risk Management:

·       
Implement
risk management activities to mitigate operational and financial risks.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Development Studies, Communications,
Public Health, Community Psychology, Social Sciences.

·       
Additional
training in Public health, Project Planning and Management, Monitoring and
evaluation, SBC is an added advantage

·       
A
minimum of three years’ experience in community engagement, working with rural
communities and engaging local partners including local government

·       
Excellent
interpersonal and public communication skills, organizational skills, with a
problem-solving attitude and as a self-starter who works both independently and
as a collaborative team player.

·       
An
ability to plan/schedule work activities independently, with minimum
supervision.

·       
Experience
in community mobilization and engagement including young people to participate
in programs.

·       
Experience
of budgeting and handling finances to deliver project activities.

·       
Experience
working with young people for SRHR programming and ehealth platforms.

·       
Demonstrated
ability to work with various partners including MoH, Local governments, CBOs
and other NGOs.

·       
Strong
understanding of health services standards particularly through a health
promotion lens.

·       
Good
report writing and presentation skills coupled with good knowledge of Ms Office
programs including Word, Excel and power point.

·       
Proficient
social media user across all key channels including Office 360, Facebook and
WhatsApp. 

 

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.

 

NB: Applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we
encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible! Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: Monday, 14th
December 2020

 

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