International NGO Jobs – Behavior Change & Communications Officer BCC at Marie Stopes

Organisation: Marie Stopes
International (MSI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Project
Coordinator
Ref: 008/08/2015
About US:
Marie Stopes
International (MSI) is a global non-profit organisation providing personalised
contraception and safe post-abortion care services to women and girls. Our
local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in
communities across 37 countries. The services we provide give a woman the power
to choose when she has children so that she is free pursue her plans and dreams
for herself and her family.
Job Summary: The Behavior
Change & Communications Officer BCC Officer plans, implements and achieves
periodic communication objectives in accordance to the BCC, marketing and
distribution strategy and within pre-agreed budgetary limits while utilizing
the available human resources optimally.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The incumbent takes overall responsibility for the
proper functioning of the marketing and behavior change communication
activities that is implementation of focused and innovative community
information activities and accountability for funds allocated towards these
activities.
·        
Manages the design, production and distribution of
BCC messages and materials in liaison with the project coordinator.
·        
Identifies and collaborates with various
Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and Community Based Organisations (CBOs)
with Reproductive Health and STD/HIV/AIDS related  activities to develop a collaborative network
for distribution and information sharing and dissemination.
·        
Makes sure that the target population is
specifically addressed by the communication campaign.
·        
Conducts community sensitisation campaigns in
liaison with CBOs. NGOs Local Councils and community leaders.
·        
Conducts community 
and brand promotions in order to create a positive image of the
HealthLife voucher brand
·        
Ensures that communication campaigns take into
account the different market conditions in urban and rural areas of Western
& Eastern Regions.
·        
Ensure the safe custody of all inventories of all
communication messages and materials.
·        
In charge of the preparing and submitting relevant
reports on BCC  and marketing activities
to the project coordinator from time to time.
·        
Ensure smooth, timely and focused implementations of
activities by seeking advice and guidance from the project coordinator and by
working closely with other team members.       
·        
Ensure proper accountability for funds allocated
towards BCC activities.
Key Performance Indicators:
·        
Quality of BCC Material produced.
·        
Number of NGOs and CBOs identified within the month
·        
Level of relevance of communication material to the
target population.
·        
Number of sensitisation campaigns carried out with
in the month.
·        
Timely report writing
·        
Low incidences of loss of BCC Materials.
·        
Timely execution of BCC activities
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should hold a University Degree or
Health Sciences or similar;
·        
A minimum of four years’ experience managing
Community /District Level projects, three years’ middle level experience in
management.
·        
Past exposure and experience working in health
service provision especially Family planning, material child health or
community Health areas.
·        
Working knowledge of clinical Health Service
Provision, Family Planning, Community Outreach and social marketing an added
advantage
·        
Ability to work in deadline driven/results
orientated atmospheres
·        
Excellent oral, written and editing abilities.
·        
Ability to work in deadline driven/results oriented
atmospheres
·        
Able to work as part of the team building consensus
and driving change
·        
Able to think strategically
·        
Good planning and organizational skills
The Behavior
Change & Communications Officer BCC is required to demonstrate MSI Uganda’s
core values of:
·        
Accountability of all staff to each other and our
clients and stakeholders
·        
Equality of opportunity and access
·        
Value for money in the management of our resources
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their electronic
applications including a cover letter, updated CV and academic documents via
E-mail to: jobs@mariestopes.or.ug.
Deadline: 21st August, 2015
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