Social & Behavior Change Communication Officer US Non-profit Jobs – Food for the Hungry (FH/U)


Job Title:    Social & Behavior Change
Communication Officer (SBCC)

Organisation: Food
for the Hungry (FH/U)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to:
Project Coordinator


About US:

Food for the Hungry
(FH/U) is a Christian international relief and development organization
currently operating programs in Asia, Latin America and Africa with support
offices in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, United States of America and
Japan. In Uganda since 1989, FH is operational in the Districts of Adjumani,
Kitgum, Lamwo, Kole, Kween, Mbale, Namutumba and Amudat implementing programs
in four main sectors of Education; Food Security and Livelihoods;
Health/Nutrition and Disaster Risk Reduction; with the Head office located in
Kampala. FH’s primary goal is to end all forms of poverty worldwide.


Job Summary: The
Social Behavior Change officer will lead the planning and roll out of community
dialogues and FHU behavior change modules, male engagement activities, and
other related activities in the WFP Nutrition project in Palabek, Lamwo.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

In close
coordination with the Project Coordinator, IYCF Assistants and Community
Nutrition Volunteers, identify and take lead in the mobilization and
sensitization of target communities for community dialogue and engagement
activities in sanitation and hygiene practises as well as IYCF materials.

collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary program
planning, development, resource availability and management activities function
smoothly and efficiently.

of IYCF Assistants and Community Nutrition Volunteers to ensure completion of
work plans and troubleshooting of challenges.

in the budget planning and ensure the compliance and the optimal appropriation
of allocated program funds.

with other actors such as the District Health teams, Community development offices,
CSO networks and community structures for partnership and collaboration geared
towards strengthening community level Behaviour Change Communication to
influence implementation as a means to achieve GHG BCC agenda.

and submit Weekly updates, monthly activity reports and quarterly reports in
quality and timely manner with active participation in monthly review meetings
and trainings.

In close
collaboration with the Nutrition Coordinator, MEAL officer, conduct formative
research and conduct outcome monitoring on community dialogue and male
engagement activities.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Social Sciences, Development studies,
Adult and Community education with extensive practical experience of not less
than 3 years implementing community engagement interventions. Master’s degree
in the related field will an added advantage.

experience in community mobilization and management of community level
activities Prior training on gender theory and work on gender issues a
significant plus

experience preferable with a busy NGO implementing Health or Social Change
related activities in Northern Region.

should possess good facilitation skills with knowledge on adult learning
approaches; because the position entails working with illiterate communities to
help them learn, adopt and sustain new behaviours

have motorcycle riding skills with a valid and clean permit and be willing to
access communities by motorcycle


Note: Employment
with FH offers an attractive package which include a good salary commensurate
to one’s role, hardship allowance depending on location, a good medical
insurance package for the staff and dependents, Provident fund, GPA and
provision for other statutory requirements. FHU is an equal opportunity


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position
applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies of not
more than 2MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone
numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of
three referees, addressed to: The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry
Uganda Email: Please note that only short-listed
candidates will be contacted. Consider your application unsuccessful in case
you do not hear from FH by 25th March, 2021.


Deadline: Monday 8th March, 2021 by 4:30pm


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