Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Specialist PEPFAR NGO Careers - PACE

Organization: Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education (PACE)
Reports to: Community Engagement Technical Advisor
Duty Station: Uganda

About Us:
Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education (PACE) is the local branch of Population Services International (PSI), one of the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

About PEPFAR Project:
PACE is part of a consortium that is implementing a (5+ years) project aimed at reducing the HIV incidence, and mortality related to HIV and TB and develop capacity for the region and the country to plan, coordinate and sustain HIV epidemic control. The program will accelerate Epidemic Control in Mubende Region under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In partnership with Mildmay Uganda and support from CDC, PACE’s primary role will be to PACE’s to strengthen community systems to yield high HIV case finding, linkages and community based support for retention in HIV care and prevention.

Job Summary: The Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Specialist will be tasked with the development and oversee implementation of BCC strategies and capacity building for partners under Project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provide strong technical and managerial leadership in the development of effective BCC strategies, frameworks and oversee detailed implementation and tracking for the CDC Mubende project;
  • Build BCC technical capacity of the CDC Mubende partners CBOs and peer educators to carry out effective local level BCC using proven approaches;
  • Develop periodic SBCC work plans and budgets and reports in a timely manner;
  • Work closely with other actors such as the District Health teams, CSO networks for partnership and collaboration geared towards strengthening community level BCC;
  • The incumbent will also identify and support documentation of best practices, and use them to profile the impact of local level BCC, promote learning and lesson sharing within the CDC Mubende project and with other actors;
  • Take lead in the development , pretesting and or solicit relevant SBCC materials and roll out of BCC materials for effective project implementation;
  • Provide ongoing support supervision to the districts local government, partner CBOs, partner key population networks;
  • Organize periodic coordination meetings to review progress, and supervise data collection and management of local level BCC efforts;
  • Support the design, implementation of the BCC monitoring and evaluation process including data use to inform program changes, data collection oversight and build the capacity of staff in BCC M&E;
  • Work in liaison with MOH-BCC Technical working group and feed new communication initiatives into the project implementation plan;
  • Design and coordinate implementation of systems & activities for identifying and share lessons learned and best practices with policy and technical stakeholders to promote replication and to enhance sustainability;
  • Ensure that activities at all times comply with relevant policies, legislation, technical and ethical standards. (Risk management).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the PEPFAR Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Specialist job placement should hold a Master’s Degree in Communications, Public Health, Humanities or other relevant field;
  • Additional training in Project Planning and Management is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of six (6) years of professional experience in the design and implementation of behavior change activities at the community level preferably in the field of HIV Health programming;
  • A demonstrated high level of writing skills is required;
  • Excellent interpersonal communications, and organizational skills;
  • Previous experience working with government entities, stakeholder groups, health, local authorities, key & priority populations, NGOs, and community groups.
  • Excellent communication skills with expertise in facilitation and developing materials;
  • Development for health promotion, Advocacy;
  • Previous collaboration and networking skills;
  • Prior experience with data driven decision making for BCC;
  • Excellent writing and documentation skills;
  • Computer literacy skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and report writing;
  • Analytical and Results-oriented;
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidate should deliver updated resumes (CVs) and cover letter clearly indicating position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”, to the PACE Head Office Reception, addressed to Head of People and Culture, PACE, at Plot 3 Mackenzie Vale, Kololo, P.O. Box 27659 Kampala. You can also deliver your applications to;

  • PACE Eastern Region (Mbale) – Plot 10 Bungokho Road Senior Quarters, Mbale Town.

  • PACE Northern Region (Lira) – Plot 52 – 54, Police Road, African Quarters, Lira.

  • PACE Western Region (Mbarara) – Plot 560, Kashari Block Ruharo, Mbarara.

Deadline: 7th July 2017 by 2:00pm (EAT)


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