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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Social Behavioral Change Communication Coordinator - SBCC Coordinator Jobs at Population Services International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Social Behavioral Change Communication Coordinator - SBCC Coordinator 

Jobs at:
Population Services International (PSI) 

Deadline of this Job:
Friday October 19th, 2018.

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 15 October 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

We are Population Services International (PSI) Uganda, branch office of the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to affordable products and services. There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.
Join us!
We are looking for suitable candidates who will fill a number of positions within the Maternal and Newborn (MaNe)-Kampala Slum Project to be implemented in partnership with Kampala Capital City Authority and Makerere University School of Public Health. The objectives of this project are to:
  • Empower the urban poor pregnant mother to be able to recognize illness and make timely decision to seek care for herself and her baby;
  • Ensure that the quality care she needs is accessible by harnessing and collaborating with the widely available private providers and
  • Improve referral linkage between primary level facilities and the referral hospitals so that poor mothers and newborns can get timely and effective emergency care.

Reports to: Implementation Team Lead
Job summary:
The SBCC Coordinator will be responsible for implementation of SBCC Strategy and interventions of the MaNe Kampala slum project. He/she will use the latest models and innovations based on project learnings in SBCC to drive strategy and deliver gains in product and drive uptake on Maternal and Newborn services in project areas by the target audience
Your contribution:
  • Lead the development and execution of the overall SBCC strategic strategy of the MaNe project.
  • Prepare and implement SBCC guidelines and standards that highlight the strategic direction based on evidence shared by the evaluation & learning team, policy makers and other stakeholders.
  • Develop, execute and track SBCC budgets for behavioral change communication activities aimed at creating demand for the Maternal and Newborn services.
  • Liaise with Project Franchise Coordinator, Quality Improvement teams, KCCA and MakSPH to understand programmatic needs and expectations to be accomplished through SBCC for the development of appropriate strategies.
  • Document implementation processes and outcomes for all demand generation interventions for the MaNe project and develop case studies for publication and sharing best practices and success stories.
What would get us excited?
The basics
Bachelor’s degree in Social humanities e.g. Social sciences, Social Works, Development studies, Communication. Experience Experience of at least 3 years in development and implementation of SBCC systems preferably in health.

Key personal competences
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft office Suite and report writing
  • Ability to engage communities in designing and implementing a program with an opportunity for flexibility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with good communication skills
  • Analytical and result-oriented
  • Customer focused with good interpersonal skills to engage with people at all levels – government, donor and community.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to be innovative and moving with current social trends.
Job application procedure
Please deliver your resume (CV), copies of certificates, references, and cover letter clearly indicating position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”, to the PSI Uganda Office Reception, addressed to the People and Culture Manager, PSI Uganda, at Plot 3 Mackenzie Vale - Kololo, P.O. Box 8082 Kampala. Or send it to by email to: 
Deadline for receipt of applications:
1:00 pm or 13:00 hours (East African time) on Friday October 19th, 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
PSIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breast feeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status