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Advisor, Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Employment Opportunity - Save the Children International

Job Title:            Advisor, Social and Behavior Change (SBC)
Organisation: Save the Children International
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs for over 90 years. 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 by 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, 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 over 300 persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.

Job Summary: The Advisor, Social and Behavior Change (SBC) provides strategic direction and technical management for the planning and implementation of cross cutting SBC strategies and interventions. The SBC Advisor will design the overall SBC strategy and integrated umbrella campaign. S/he will ensure that all SBC activities support the achievement of maternal and child health, nutrition, WASH, adolescent health and livelihood targets in four eastern districts of the Karamoja sub-region. The position will be responsible for the timely delivery of all SBC related activities based on state of the art SBC practices and capture lessons learned. The SBC Advisor will oversee and manage the work of three SBC Coordinators and take a technical leadership role in coordination with all project staff and partners to adhere to the SBC strategy and approach. S/he will work closely with project technical and management staff to generate stakeholder inputs, develop implementation plans and suitable knowledge management and measurement.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the Save the Children Advisor, Social and Behavior Change (SBC) career opportunity should possess a Bachelor's degree. Post-graduate education (master's or higher) preferred.
·         At least seven to ten years of experience required in health communication, public health promotion, health or behavioral sciences, or related field and demonstrated experience in management of large, community-based and inter-disciplinary teams.
·         Extensive experience implementing SBCC, health promotion, social marketing, Family Planning, MCH, nutrition, water, sanitation, and hygiene or similar programs in Uganda;
·         Proven ability to design effective behavior change campaigns, including community engagement and experiential activities in Uganda; prior experience working in Karamoja sub-region highly desired
·         Demonstrated abilities and experience in SBCC strategy and materials development (a minimum of 7 years), implementation and monitoring and evaluation of SBCC interventions; (innovative radio and experiential program design preferred, e.g, trained in radio diaries production)
·         Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate;
·         Familiarity and understanding of USAID policies and procedures, or those of other donors, or those of donor-funded projects or community-based projects;
·         Demonstrates Save the Children's core values of accountability, collaboration, integrity, ambition, and creativity.
·         Willingness to be based in the Karamoja sub-region for months at a time, with frequent travel to project offices and field sites within the sub-region

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the title link below.

Deadline: 15th October 2017

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