Social Behavior Change Communication Officer

Organization
Global Health Corps
Location
Kampala, Uganda
Job Type
Fellowship
Deadline for Applications
01/17/2018
Contact Information
apply@ghcorps.org

Overview

The Social Behavior Change Communication Officer will be based in Kampala and will work with the Ministry of Health (MOH) team to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate Social Behavior Change Communication interventions. The position will also involve provision of support for resource mobilization efforts for Social Behavior Change Communication interventions, in line with the department’s mission.

Eligible Citizenship: USA
Position Code: G13-Int
Job Function: Advocacy, Communications, Health Promotion / Education
Issue Area: Education / Health Education, Health Financing, Maternal and Child Health

Responsibilities

Working with the MOH team, the Social Behavior Change Communication Officer will:
Explore and document best practices to promote Social Behavior Change Communication in line with existing standards
Monitor national Social Behavior Change Communication implementation
Map all partners working on Social Behavior Change Communication in Uganda
Network with various stakeholders (public and private) to promote the Social Behavior Change Communication agenda at the policy and implementation levels
Disseminate experiences arising from Social Behavior Change Communication interventions in line with the departmental guidelines
Identify funding opportunities for Social Behavior Change Communication activities
Develop fundable research proposals for Social Behavior Change Communication programs and activities
Develop operational plans and budgets for Social Behavior Change Communication initiatives in line with the approved programs and budget lines
Monitor and evaluate impact of Social Behavior Change Communication interventions in various health programs
Prepare monthly and other regular reports of Social Behavior Change Communication activities in line with the departmental guidelines
Oversee community health worker program and act as liaison between key partners

Skills & Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Bachelor’s degree*
Preferred: Bachelor\’s or master’s degree in public health, communications or related field
Demonstrated experience designing, implementing, and evaluating social behavior change communication interventions*
Excellent writing skills, with the ability to present complex topics in accessible language*
Experience researching or analyzing policy or quantitative/qualitative data*
Experience with fundraising or partnership development, especially acting as the lead point of contact for high-level stakeholders like donors or government officials*
Knowledge of USAID and other large donor agency rules and regulations
Experience with or academic training in community health worker programs
Strong presentation skills
Experience in conference and/or high-level meeting planning and organization
Experience working directly with a developing country government
Good analytical and decision-making skills
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to multitask with flexibility and demonstrated ability to prioritize across multiple activities
Experience living in a developing country
Proficiency in MS Office and computer applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

Additional Information

Go to the following link to learn how to apply for the fellowship: https://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/