3 USAID NGO Social Work Degree Jobs at Social and Behaviour Change Communications and Community Mobilisation Specialists ( 3 Postions) at Save the Children

Location: Mbarara, Uganda
Save the Children is a partner on the Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). SPRING’S overarching vision is to prevent stunting, and work with women and children on reducing anemia. To meet its mandate, SPRING will provide technical assistance to accelerate action on nutrition policies; build the capacity of countries to design, and implement nutrition programs at scale with a focus on sustained social and behaviour change; build the evidence base for multi-sectoral, nutrition-centered approaches; and evaluate the effective delivery of a core package of high impact nutrition interventions. SPRING will support the establishment of new standards for nutrition programming, and will contribute to the global learning agenda by testing promising innovations and documenting country-specific experiences. These actions will be undertaken in partnership with a range of actors at global, regional, and national levels, with a particular focus on the community. SPRING will strengthen, design, and Implement quality country programs and build on field experience and research activities to improve and expand the evidence base, methods, and global standards for nutrition programming.
Save the Children seeks to fill the following vacant positions under the SPRING Uganda Nutrition Project and applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons.
Duties & Responsibilities:
·         The Social and Behaviour Change Communications and Community Mobilization (SBCC/CM) Specialist is a key member of the team responsible for the development and implementation of a community-based social and behaviour change communications strategy and related country activities focused on preventing malnutrition in the community under the SPRING/Uganda nutrition project.
·         The SBCC/CM Specialist will assist in developing and implementing activities that lead to a strengthened community-based nutrition approach in Uganda in a particular district covered by this project
·         The SBCC/CM Specialist will work in close collaboration with the SPRING District Nutritionist as well as with members of the district nutrition team, strategic information advisors, NGOs, district development officers and other relevant stakeholders fn Implementation of preventive services at community levels
·         The SBCC/CM Specialist will serve as a direct link between SPRING/Uganda and other implementing partners in the district working on the community wide preventive of malnutrition.
·         The SBCC/CM Specialist is supervised by the Social and Behaviour Change Communications-Nutrition Advisor.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         A minimum of a Bachelors’ degree in Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration, Community Development, Community Psychology, Public Health or Nutrition. Master’s degree in the relevant field is an added advantage.
·         At least 4 years of proven experience in Implementing community-based nutrition or related programs/ interventions
·         Experience working in social behaviour change programs or related activities—formative research, strategy development
·         A proven track record that demonstrates leadership skills, project management, budget and resource management experience, and client relationship management capability.
·         Demonstrated program management competency and effective communication skills in working with district government, and implementing partners.
·         Team player with ability to work with staff, partners and beneficiaries of different backgrounds.
·         Attention to detail and excellent written and oral communications and negotiating skills: proficiency In English and Runyakitara/Rufumbira.
·         Strong self-motivation required, with a commitment to quality work and openness to learn and implement new skills
·         Computer literacy skills – MS Office applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Spread sheets.
Save the Children is the world’s Leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and try achieving results at scale. In Uganda, we implement programmes in six thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health and Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda Currently. Save the Children has a staff complement of 150 people and operates within a budget of approximately 20$ million each year. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfill their potential. In 2010, we reached more than 100 million children around the world.

How to Apply:
Applications with detailed CV indicating 3 referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors and copies of academic testimonials/ certificates should be submitted to;
The Head of Human Resources & Administration
Save the Children
Plot 68/70, Kira Road
P.O. Box 12018
Kampala. Uganda
Or on email: recruitment@sciug.org
Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 28th September, 2012
For More Ugandan Jobs, Please Visit http://ugandanjobline.blogspot.com   or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline  

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.