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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

2 Social Behavior Change Officer (SBC Officer) Jobs at JSI - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
2 Social Behavior Change Officers (SBC Officer) 

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
September 21st, 2018.

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 10th September 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 


About the Company
John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a leader in the field of international public health, is currently recruiting for a various position for the USAID-Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango (USAID-RHITES-N, Lango) Project. USAID-RHITES-N, Lango will improve the use of integrated health services in Northern Uganda’s Lango region and strengthen the health system to sustain gains made by earlier projects. USAID-RHITES-N, Lango will contribute to improving key population-based national health indicators; build the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally-driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria, nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional, district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence locations. RHITES-N, Lango is a five-year contract. The JSI team includes Amref Health Africa, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge Group.

Job Title: Social Behavior Change Officers (SBC Officers)
Number of position: 2 position
Report to: Behavior change communication specialist Bccs)
Contract terms: Fixed Term

Key responsibilities:
  • Conduct post-training follow-up, mentoring and implementation
  • Monitoring and evaluation/ collecting data on SBC implementation
  • Coordinate with district health educators and other district health teams
  • Support in exposing and orienting district health educator to RHITES program
  • Help facilitate the linkage between the services and community programs
  • Work with local media and cultural and religious leaders to broadcast messages encouraging health seeking behaviors
  • Pretesting and dissemination of IEC materials
  • University Degree in Communication, Journalism, Social work, community psychology
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience
  • Experience working with the community-based organization
  • Working with international NGO
  • Any communication training e.g. counseling, SBCC etc
  • Knowledge of local language, district, and area
Job application procedure
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements, should send their applications by email to addressed to the Human resource Manager attaching their application letters and CV to not later than September 21st, 2018. JSI is an equal opportunity employer so women are encouraged to apply.