Multi Sectoral Social & Behavior Change Advisor – USAID Grant Jobs – World Vision International  

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Organisation: World
Vision International
Reports to:  Technical
Advisor Technical Assistance/Capacity Building
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to
make it so.”
Job Summary:
The Multi Sectoral Social & Behavior Change Advisor – USAID Grant will be
responsible for providing overall technical support to the Social and Behavior
Change project activities within the project in close collaboration with the
other project consortium members He/she will be very key in the process of
strengthening and streamlining multisectioral Social and Behavior Change
structures at National and regional level.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Strengthen multi
sectoral coordination mechanisms
·       
Support
SBCA project to identify the different multi sectoral Social and Behavior
Change (SBC) coordination mechanisms in Uganda at national, regional and local
levels
·       
Support
CCP and other partners in assessing coordination structures – identifying
strengths, weaknesses, needs etc. – and develop proposed support mechanisms
·       
Actively
participate in strengthening and coordination meetings and major health SBC TWG
meetings at the national level as well as functionalizing and establishing
linkages with similar structures and at regional and district levels.
Integration of SBC
in ongoing programs
·       
Facilitate
SBC capacity assessments for the coordination bodies, IPs and MoH including
District health departments and other local structures
·       
In
conjunction with the Technical Advisor Capacity building, and other SBCA teams,
develop capacity building/strengthening plans for the different actors
identified and according to capacity needs/gaps
·       
Provide
technical guidance and planning expertise in the mainstreaming of SBC using
targeted models such CVA, Channels of Hope, Timed and Targeted Counselling,
Stepping Stone Methodology etc. thus creating demand and applied in ongoing
partner activities
·       
Develop
and/or review programme activity concept notes to ensure implementation is
aligned to project theory of change and address key SBC technical needs
·       
Provide
regular short-term technical assistance (STTA) to SBCA teams, IPs, MoH and
other partners as may be required or as agreed to.
·       
Maintain
good working relationships with all key Stakeholders – MoH, Prime, IPs,
Regional and District leadership, DHO, CSOs, Donor and Beneficiary Institutions
to ensure their full support for the implementation of SBCA activities.
Documentation,
Reporting and Learning
·       
Work
closely with CCP and all SBCA teams, and MOH/DHEHP and other partners to design
SBC communication materials and strategies
·       
Worked
with the M&E department and support project communications and field
assistants to make sure that all communication strategies and activities are
effectively monitored and evaluated and activities are adjusted or adapted
according to findings to ensure maximum impact.
·       
Provide
technical guidance in the design and implementation of inclusive health
communication interventions
·       
Provide
technical guidance on reporting and documentation of SBC activities in both
donor & internal reports to the organization and stakeholders.
·       
Work
with the Gender specialists to support advocacy activities aimed at ensuring
gender issues are mainstreamed across all partner activities
·       
Develop
and disseminate technical resources (e.g., training materials, SBC plans,
strategy documents, work tools) and advocacy interventions.
·       
Support
in documenting all information related to project success, innovations and
promising practices and disseminate through appropriate mechanisms such as the
“Experience Lab” or other mechanisms.
·       
Work closely
with SBCA project partners, and WVU Evidence and Learning team to determine,
develop operational research and M&E plans, assessments and, evaluations as
required
·       
Plan and
participate and/or facilitate and ensure documentation for regular field
monitoring visits to project areas, IPs and and other project partners to
monitor utilization of acquired/agreed SBC knowledge or plans and provide STTA
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal applicant for the World Vision International Multi Sectoral Social &
Behavior Change Advisor – USAID Grant job must hold a Post graduate
qualification in public health, International relations and or other related
fields
·       
At least
Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Social Work & Social Administration,
Development Studies, Social or Behavioral Sciences, Public Health, or related
fields;
·       
At least
five years of INGO field experience in a similar position/project: project
management, proposal development (program narratives and budgets) and donor
reporting.
·       
Knowledge
of USAID regulations, procedures and requirements very important
·       
Experience
and expertise supporting in Behavioral change communication for health and
health systems strengthening will be particularly an important consideration.
·       
Experience
closely working with coordination structures at Ministry and local government
level
·       
Good
understanding of Uganda’s health system including current priorities
·       
Excellent
organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail
a must
·       
Ability
to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player
·       
Willingness
to travel to the field as and when needed
·       
High-level
of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required
·       
Work in
a multisectoral/ multicultural team- patience, cultural sensitivity and
application of contextual understanding in day to day work
·       
Ability
to work with tight deadlines for information needs
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae. Apply online by visiting World Vision International’s
e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

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