Behavior Change and Training-of-Trainers Specialist Careers - The Water Trust (TWT)

Organisation:  The Water Trust (TWT)
Duty Station: Masindi, Uganda

About US:
The Water Trust (TWT) develops and implements Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects to combat disease and poverty in the developing world and allow people to live empowered lives of dignity. TWT collaborates with the local government, village leaders, and community members to enable village, schools, and health centers to create access to safe water, latrines, and hygiene education. Since 2008, TWT has implemented more than 300 projects in Western Uganda, benefitting more than 120,000 people. Headquartered in New York, TWT aims to be a leader in pioneering innovative new approaches to help foster healthy communities.

Job Summary: The Behavior Change and Training-of-Trainers Specialist will serve as the  subject matter expert on behavior change, helping to develop new program strategies and curriculum, as well as train staff to successfully deliver the new strategies for health and hygiene promotion. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious professional with behavior change expertise to play a lead role in the program design and staff training for several innovative new projects. The incumbent will provide technical support in developing culturally-appropriate and harmonized social behavior change communication (SBCC) and community engagement strategies.  The jobholder will also take lead in the development of information, education and communication (IEC) materials to implement these strategies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of developing and coordinating a training program for TWT Community Development Officers
  • Providing technical support in the implementation of TWT's social program
  • Carrying out regular field monitoring visits to assess progress and identify technical problems and/or implementation issues, recommend solutions, and implement modifications as required.
  • Provide expertise in social science methods to set up and implement monitoring and evaluation of SBCC and community engagement strategies, identifying successes and setbacks, documenting lessons learned, and contributing substantively to program design discussions.
  • Collect information within and outside the organization that will be used in communicating news, lessons learned, best practices, and research findings to relevant audiences.
  • Assist in technical reporting and sharing lessons learned with donors and other relevant partners.
  • Liaise, coordinate, and share information with national NGOs, international organizations, donors, and government officials.
  • Ensure timely and effective communication within the organization and with stakeholders at all level

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Degree in Social Sciences, Behavior Change, Behavioral Science, Communications, Public Health or related field.
  • A minimum of three to five years of professional experience with NGOs.
  • Demonstrated success designing, implementing and evaluating SBBC strategies and leading teams in public awareness raising campaigns.
  • Strong knowledge of applied learning techniques, curriculum design, and facilitation for both training-of-trainers and end users.
  • Working knowledge of government standards.
  • Previous experience or knowledge of various social behavior change and community based/managed approaches, such as the Participatory Risk and Vulnerabilities Community Assessment, Children's Hygiene and Sanitation Training, and Village Savings and Loan Association methodologies.
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Self motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as to work autonomously when required
  • Confident communicator, able to command respect from a wide range of people
  • Fluent in English.
  • Computer literacy skills with proficiency in MS Word, Excel.
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, and planning skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Service oriented, customer focused approach.
  • In possession of a valid riding/driving permit.   
  • Ability to speak local languages in the project area.
  • Working experience with an international NGO.
  • Previous experience working in Masindi and/or Kiryandongo is desired

How to Apply:
All candidates who so desire to join The Water Trust in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.

Deadline: 26th July 2016

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