Social Behaviour Change Officer (SBCC Officer) USAID RHITES-N Project Jobs – Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)

Organization: Uganda
Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)
Project Name: USAID
Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in Northern Uganda
Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-N)
Duty Station: Gulu,
Reports to:  Project
Director – USAID RHITES-North, Acholi Project
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 RHITES-N, Project:
The USAID Regional Health
Integration to Enhance Health Services in Northern Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda
RHITES-N) is a five year project whose aim is to contribute to measurable
improvements in key population-based national health indicators including
maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), HIV/AIDS, Family planning (FP),
tuberculosis (TB), malaria and nutrition. The purpose of the project is to
increase the effective use of sustainable health services in Northern Uganda.
Job Summary: The Social
and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Officer will provide professional
support services in Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) and social
marketing efforts at the project level, including implementing and monitoring
the execution of Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services–North, Acholi
(RHITES-North, Acholi)’s communication strategies and campaigns, guided by the
SBCC Strategy.  This position requires an
innovative person with specific hands on knowledge and skills in planning,
designing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting of SBCC demand creation
campaigns especially in prevention activities. S/he needs to understand 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. 
S/he will play a leading role in the development and implementation 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. 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. 
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Actively
    contribute to the development and implementation of RHITES-North, Acholi’s
    evidence-based demand creation strategies and campaigns.
  • Support
    quality assurance in all Marketing and Communication strategies,
    materials, and activities undertaken in the communication department, and
    ensure, that they adhere to relevant Government of Uganda, USAID, UHMG and
    other stakeholder policies, guidelines and standards.
  • Contribute
    to the concept development, design, testing and pre-testing of all print
    and electronic social behavioural change communication materials that are
    developed and ensure correct branding, oversee dissemination of SBCC
    messages and campaign materials, training/capacity building of other staff
    and oversight of SBCC activities.
  • Execute
    the project’s marketing and communication campaigns at district, community
    and household levels through the engagement of multi stakeholders
    including district and community leaders, SBCC agents, health workers,
    Implementing Partners.
  • Assist
    the supervisor in coordinating the respective project’s social and mass
    media-related activities, including running the social media platform,
    engaging media representatives, district health teams and with other
  • Prepare
    weekly, monthly and quarterly workplans and progress reports on the
    project and document Most Significant Change Stories, innovations and
    lessons learnt during the implementation of the communication activities
    and ensure regular publications.
  • Build
    SBCC capacity of local Civil Society Organizations in Acholi Sub region.
  • Undertake
    any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the USAID Social Behaviour Change Officer (SBCC Officer)
    must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Mass Communication, Commerce
    (Marketing), Business Administration, Public Health, Social Sciences or
    other related degree. 
  • Post
    Graduate training in health communication will be an added advantage.
    (Leadership in Strategic Communication is an added advantage).
  • Excellent
    knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint,
    SharePoint, and Excel). Familiarity with the use survey tools, analysis
    tools and web-based platforms for coordination.
  • Training
    in quantitative and qualitative data collection, (knowledge, attitudes,
    perceptions, surveys, focus group discussions, etc.) is key.
  • Four
    years’ relevant experience working in public health communication
    programming for development/humanitarian projects/programmes 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.
  • Experience
    working with USAID programs will be an added advantage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrable
    results in previous work environment should reinforce claims to this
  • Knowledge
    of public health service delivery especially in North Uganda, community
    engagement and social marketing, and experience in working with community
    health-intervention programs and in dissemination of information through
    different communication channels.
  • Demonstrable
    results in previous work environment should reinforce claims to this
    experience. A 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, and
    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.
  • Flexible,
    innovative, with good record keeping, communication, presentation,
    report-writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Good
    team player with the ability to make positive contributions.
  • Knowledge
    of the local language will be an added advantage.
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. Uganda
Or Deliver the application
documents to the UHMG Office Reception.
Deadline:  28th March 2018 by 16:00 hours (East African time)
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