Social Behaviour Change Communication Officer (Harare)

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Social Behaviour Change Communication Officer (Harare)

  • Post Date:February 25, 2021
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. World Vision Zimbabwe is committed to the safeguarding of staff, children and communities that we work with, preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promote the welfare of children, youth, adults and individuals with whom World Vision engages with. World Vision expects all staff to share this commitment through our conduct and behavior. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work with us. If you share the same vision and values, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Position Title: Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Officer
Locations: Harare
Deadline: 5 March 2021

Please be advised that the position is contingent upon contract award and client approval.

Purpose of Position

The SBCC Officer will work under the supervision of the Project Coordinator (Malaria) who will have the overall responsibility of coordinating. The SBCC Officer will implement all project activities related to the Global Fund project in collaboration with the local leadership and regularly attend relevant meetings including Malaria Working Group meetings.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provides technical assistance in the development and implementation of rigorous social and behaviour change communication strategise for improving uptake of malaria and other areas in all phases from formative research, through design, media and materials production, and evaluation.
  • Oversee IEC material development based on rigorous application of Social and Behavior Change Communication principles and current best practices.
  • Support community and stakeholder sensitisation
  • Responds to the specified deliverables and goals of the project and ensuring completion of tasks and materials development in a timely manner and in full support and compliance with donor requirements, including branding and marking rules.
  • Responds to specified SBCC requests from MOHCC and donor
  • Compile relevant reports and strategic documents timely and to the expected quality.
  • Oversees the work of consultants and subcontractors, as required.
  • Implementation of capacity assessments, training courses, use of SBCC materials and other capacity strengthening activities.
  • Work with the M&E and Media Advisors to generate information to inform social and behavior change communication materials
  • Maintain an up to date data base of materials produced and distributed.
  • Manage grant funds in line with the Global Fund and MOHCC’s requirements

Knowledge and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion, Public Health, Environmental Health, Social Science
  • At least 3 years’experience responsible for similar role
  • Knowledge of state of the art social and behavior change communication models and strategies and their practical application to malaria and health in general
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of evidence-based SBCC materials particularly print media.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based, innovative and practical solutions to communication challenges in developing countries.
  • Clean class 4 driver’s license.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

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