Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Uganda)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
FHI 360 is an international non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our professional staff include experts in education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society and environment as well as cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research, applied science, behavior change and technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to address today’s diverse and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.
Job Summary: The Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Technical Lead will assist FHI 360 and a consortium of Family Planning (FP) implementing partners in Uganda to lead the design, implementation and monitoring of high quality FP Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) interventions in selected districts of Uganda. The SBCC Technical Lead is an SBCC specialist with skills in developing SBCC strategies, implementation guides, participatory materials development, media buying and placement as well as working with multiple stakeholders to deliver quality results. The position is based in Kampala with occasional travel to intervention districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide leadership and technical assistance to consortium partners to design, implement high impact gender and age appropriate SBCC interventions through Interpersonal Communication (IPC), community and mass media
Provide SBCC input in the project design and formative research including; desk review and other qualitative analyses to explore gaps and update social determinants of FP uptake.
Coordinate with consortium partners, Government of Uganda and other stakeholders to review and update National SBCC FP Strategy.
Conduct participatory meetings with stakeholders (government, consortium partners, IPs, and others) to review existing SBCC strategy and determine focus for project strategy.
Offer technical assistance to the Government of Uganda and partners to launch, rollout and monitor the strategy through IPC, community and mass media.
Manage the development of prototype concepts based on SBCC strategy and regional uniqueness to be used in program implementation.
Conduct targeted media buying and placement of SBCC content based on data and the SBCC strategy to address key barriers identified through research.
Work with consortium partners to map and/or update age and gender specific peer leaders who will work as agents for Small Group Engagements (SGEs) in different regions.
Work with the research partner to provide SBCC in put in the project research, monitoring and evaluation.
Represent the project in relevant technical meetings and events and make presentations when required.
Prepare and submit reports including; status reports, quarterly and annual reports as well as status reports.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the USAID Project Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) job placement should hold a Master’s degree in communication or related field
At least seven to ten years’ experience in designing and implementing SBCC programs.
Previous experience in SBCC and demand generation (interpersonal communication, entertainment education, social media and radio); strategy, campaign and brand development; digital and social media; use of entertainment education and innovative ways of engaging youth.
Knowledge of family planning.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the CHC Project should send a cover letter, copies of their updated CVs, academic transcripts/testimonials and three professional referees to: The Human Resource Manager, FHI 360, Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O. Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 16th February 2018