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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • Previous collaboration and networking skills;
  • Prior experience with data driven decision
    making for BCC;
  • Excellent writing and documentation
  • 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
  • PACE
    Northern Region (Lira)
    – Plot 52 – 54, Police Road, African Quarters,
  • PACE
    Western Region (Mbarara)
    – Plot 560, Kashari Block Ruharo, Mbarara.
Deadline: 7th July 2017
by 2:00pm (EAT)

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