Social Behavior Change and Communication Officer at John Snow Incorporated (JSI)

Full Time7 months ago
Employment Information
Job Description

The Social Behaviour Change and Communication Officer will report to the SSBC Advisor and provide technical support to the field team in all key SBCC, Gender & RI/PHC programmatic areas.
S/he will work with the JSI team to support the implementation of the HAPPI project according to the approved work plan to ensure the achievement of strategic goals and objectives.
The Social and Behaviour Change Communication Officer’s role will be community-based in JSIHAPPI intervention areas to promote key transformative HPV Vaccination Introduction and RI/PHC awareness programs through adapting RI/PHC behaviour change strategies.

Responsibilities

The Social Behaviour Change and Communication Officer will provide technical expertise in social behaviour change communication areas with a special focus on HPVV and RI/PHC.
Support the SSBC Advisor in the design of the project SBCC model and lead in the implementation of all SBCC campaigns to increase community level of awareness on key RI/PHC behaviour change through various transformative practices and learning processes.
Develop all SBCC training materials, and curriculum alongside a robust messaging plan focusing on RI/PHC behaviour change while ensuring adaptability to local context using appropriate communication tools.
Identify and establish a strong working relationship with other project partners to support the HAPPI project with the intervention communities.
Ensure gender mainstreaming in all elements of planning and implementation of HAPPI activities, communication, and promotion of social inclusion/equity for all women in the intervention communities.
Lead in the planning, coordination, and implementation of RI/PHC activities to promote improved utilization of RI/PHC services.
Oversee the establishment of community-based caregivers group and conduct monthly meetings with care groups to promote improved utilization of RI/PHC among women-pregnant and lactating mothers, young girls(adolescents), caregivers, and women with children under age 5.
Support the STL in a strong community advocacy engagement for SBCC activities and lead all mobilization and periodic sensitization of community members on the HAPPI SBCC activities.
Lead the commemoration of global & RI/PHC events that strongly aligns the HAPPI goals and objectives with a special focus on gender and hygiene.
Share learning and developments on SBCC using various media platforms.
Provide weekly field reports, contribute to monthly Activity Progress Reports, document and share lessons learned, success stories, community feedback as well as general situational awareness within the communities.
Support the Monitoring & Evaluation team to track program activities and deliver surveys, assessments, and other monitoring activities to ensure that interventions are on-track for progress and increased impact.
Work closely with community structures for implementation of all HAPPI programs through effective community mobilization and sensitization for community-led RI/PHC activities with a focus on achieving HAPPI strategic objectives.
Maintain successful relationships between the HAPPI project and community associations, community leaders, and other key stakeholders in the host community while working in the field.
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

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