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20 Sep 2020

Social and Behavioural Change Communication Specialist

Job Description

Job purpose:

The SBCC Specialist will operate with a national scope as a member of the core team and will report to the Team Leader. S/he will work to develop a coherent and effective SBCC strategy and monitor results of its implementation through sub-grantees. S/he will provide expertise (guidance and technical support, training, coaching and management) support to the programme team on social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) interventions with particular focus on pre and post bed-net distribution campaigns.

Roles & Key Responsibilities

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  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to the TGF Malaria programme by supporting establishment of standards and quality of SBCC activities.
  • Lead the design and implement SBCC, identify innovative approaches including results measurements, to show achievement of programme targets.
  • Lead, quality assure and contribute to development, roll-out, and evaluation of SBCC strategies and plan; including advocacy for resource mobilisation, programme communication, community dialogues, gender and equity.
  • Provide technical support, training and leadership in the development of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) strategies and support the development of materials such as SBCC tools, training modules and work guidance documents.
  • Advise the programme team in adapting strategies, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of SBCC interventions, including the generic marketing activities.
  • Facilitate the uptake of effective SBCC practices in malaria among the programme team at national level and in programme states
  • Advise and provide technical guidance on innovative SBCC approaches which can expand use of existing and /or proven interventions. Use experiential learning during the programme to improve the effectiveness of SBCC approaches.
  • Identify SBCC capability gaps amongst key partners and initiate relevant and targeted capacity building activities.
  • Build the programme capacity in social mobilisation and behaviour change communications. S/he will work with partners to also initiate and carry out relevant capacity strengthening of our key stakeholders such as Ministries of Health, national partners, media and others related to SBCC.

    Qualifications

  • Postgraduate degree or equivalent in Communication, Marketing, Public Health or related field
  • A minimum of 7-years’ experience in directly relevant experience in improving health-seeking behaviours, including acceptance and use of LLINs
  • Demonstrated ability to support development and implementation of impactful SBCC approaches, such as campaigns, developing and testing of materials, conducting community engagement and activation activities
  • Experience working on Global Fund projects preferred
  • Experience working in South Sudan preferred
  • Demonstrable experience in the use of new and emerging information and communication technologies to reach audiences effectively and at scale

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