3 USAID Project Social and Behaviour Change Communication Officer Job Opportunities – Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)

Organization: Uganda Health
Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)
Project Name: USAID/Uganda
Social Marketing Activity
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Social and
Behaviour Change Communication Manager
About US:
Uganda Health
Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee, whose Vision is
“A good life for all Ugandans.” We envision a Ugandan society with good life,
when products and services in Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria and Child
Health are accessible, affordable and effectively utilized by all those in
need.  Our Mission is “To improve the
quality of life of Ugandans, through the provision of superior and affordable
health care solutions.”  Our Core Values
are; Integrity, Transparency, Accountability, Teamwork, Excellence,
Flexibility, and Equity.
About USAID Project:
UHMG was
awarded the USAID/Uganda Social Marketing Activity, a four-year cooperative
agreement for a health sector-wide program. The program’s goal is to contribute
to a reduction in new HIV infections, total fertility, maternal and child
mortality, malnutrition and malaria, and to improve access to family planning.
This four-year activity aims to improve utilization of and increase the uptake
of health-related social marketing products and services among under-served
Ugandan consumers and communities in rural and urban areas.
Job Summary: The Social and
Behaviour Change Communication Officer will provide professional support
services in Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) at the project level,
including implementing and monitoring the execution of UHMG’s communication
strategies and campaigns, guided by the SBCC Strategy. The Social and Behaviour
Change Communication Officer will play a leading role in the development of
SBCC intervention strategies and frameworks, hence this will require a
self-driven, seasoned, and experienced person with skills to manage and oversee
these technical areas.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Significantly contribute to the development and
updating of UHMG’s Social and Behavior Change Communication strategy, on the
basis of qualitative research and analysis of survey results and other data.
Actively participate in the development and
distribution of SBCC/IEC collateral, materials and services with AdAgencies, Printing
and Production services, and Community Activations, for quality production and timeliness
for both print and broadcast materials.
Co-ordinate the concept testing and pre-testing of
all communication materials that are developed.
Work closely with the Procurement team to ensure
development and timely procurement of IEC materials.
Work in liaison with the supervisor, develop and
oversee dissemination of SBCC messages and campaign materials,
training/capacity building of other staff and oversight of SBCC activities.
Execute the project’s communication campaigns, i.e.
Above-The-Line (mass media) communication, Community Interpersonal
communication, and Social Media Communication campaigns.
Disseminate targeted communication materials that
increase public knowledge about benefits of adhering to healthy behaviours, and
carry out community sensitization campaigns for targeted beneficiaries.
Utilize Communication and Branding Guidelines in the
day-to-day implementation of integrated project communication activities and
results-oriented interventions, monitor progress, and ensure adherence to set guidelines.
Support in the documentation of project case
studies, lessons learnt, advocacy campaigns and project reporting.
Work closely with the respective District Local
Governments, VHTs, and key partners to ensure that Above-The-Line (mass media)
communication, Community Interpersonal communication, and Social Media
Communication campaigns and interventions are effectively and efficiently
implemented in the targeted districts.
Technically support quality assurance in all
Communication strategies, materials, and activities undertaken in the communication
department, and ensure, that they adhere to relevant USAID, UHMG, MOH, and
other key stakeholder policies, guidelines and standards, and are approved by
the relevant regulatory bodies.
Technically support the supervisor in coordinating
the respective project’s media-related activities, including organizing
meetings with media representatives, editors, senior columnists, owners of
media channels/newspapers and with other stakeholders.
Develop success stories and lessons learnt during
implementation of the communication activities, and ensure that regular
publications (case studies, project updates, newsletters, etc.) are printed,
and updated in a timely and consistent manner.
Prepare and send weekly, monthly and quarterly
progress reports on the project’s communication activities.
Prepare and send periodic status reports to the
supervisor for project monitoring and evaluation.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants should hold Bachelor’s Degrees or
higher in Mass Communication, Commerce (Marketing), Business Administration, Public
Health, or other related degree.
Possession of Post Graduate training in health
communication will be an added advantage.

·         A minimum of four years’ relevant experience working in public health communication programming for development/humanitarian projects/programs in a donor environment, in managing social behavior change communication campaigns, and in monitoring public health communication-related projects of similar scope in a social marketing field.
Demonstrated handling of BCC interventions and
hands-on experience in driving targeted SBCC campaigns, and in communication
stakeholder management, digital marketing tools, and social media is essential
Working knowledge of public health service delivery,
community outreaches and social marketing, and experience in working with
community health-intervention programs and in dissemination of information
through different communication channels.
Significant experience in working with national and
community SBCC intervention programs; Specific hands-on knowledge and skills in
planning, designing, implementing and monitoring SBCC programs especially in prevention
approaches is mandatory.
Demonstrable results in previous work environment
should reinforce claims to this experience.
Additional training in quantitative and qualitative
data collection, (knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, surveys, focus group
discussions, etc.) is key.
Previous experience working with USAID programs will
be an added advantage.
The Social and Behaviour Change Communication
Officer requires an innovative person with specific hands on knowledge and
skills in planning, designing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting of SBCC
programs especially in prevention activities, with an understanding of social
cultural and economic issues related to health.
The person should be results driven and able to
deliver on set targets, with networking capabilities and able to manage
competing priorities.
The person should have the capacity to work under
minimum supervision with resilience, and maintain a clean and transparent SBCC
implementation system as per set procedures.
Computer literacy i.e. Proficiency in relevant
computer applications and databases, with practical skills and experience
Highly self-motivated, focused, disciplined
professional, with the drive and dynamism to work under pressure with competing
deadlines, and possess the ability to make an immediate impact.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical
and result-oriented skills
Prior experience in managing objectives with the
customer in mind.
Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility,
tactful, ability to plan, organize and measure outcomes of interventions.
Exemplary and honest, with a high level of energy
and integrity, and able to work under minimum supervision.
High degree of flexibility, innovativeness
Good record keeping skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Good report writing, and interpersonal skills.
Team player with the ability to make positive
S/he should be detail- and results-oriented, have
strong conceptual, analytical, and reporting skills, with expertise in information
gathering, analysis and timely reporting, be proactive in instituting
innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective interventions, and work dedicatedly
to fulfill the organization’s goals, while upholding the Core Values of UHMG.
How to Apply: 
If you believe
you match the requirements listed above, please deliver your resume (CV),
copies of certificates, references, and cover letter clearly indicating
position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”
Send to:
The Human
Resource Manager,
Uganda Health
Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG),
Plot 20-21,
27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda.  Kampala.
Or Deliver the application
documents to the UHMG Office Reception.
Deadline:  8th December 2017 by 16:00 hours (East African time)
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