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Sunday, February 7, 2016

SOCIAL BEHAVIORAL CHANGE COMMUNICATION (SBCC) SPECIALIST



Job Title: Social Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) Specialist
Background
Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. Across program areas, Plan’s activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive.
Position Description
Plan is seeking applicants for the position of Social Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) Specialist on theUSAID-funded Zambia  Community HIV Prevention project. He/she will represent Plan International on this consortium; reporting directly to the project’s HIV Prevention Advisor with a dual reporting line to Plan’s Program & Strategy Manager.  In his/her position, the SBCC Specialist will also have a dotted reporting line to the Program Manager, Plan USNO.
Responsibilities
  • Develop the Z-CHPP SBCC strategy for reaching priority population
  • Develop/design health promotion strategies that support evidence-based messaging and community-based behavioral change interventions
  • Provide technical assistance to ZCHPP local sub-partners to enhance and scale up community-led outreach activities
  • Ensure Plan’s Child Centered Community Development and child protection principles are fulfilled during project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting.
  • Ensure that SBCC approach is integrated into all areas of the project including implementation.
  • Contribute to the project’s documentation on success stories, best practices, etc.
  • Keep track of the developments and continued review of ZCHPP and national policies in the area of on SBCC
  • Ensure the SBCC component design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting are aligned to ZCHPP’s Project objectives and expected results.
  • Contribute to the development of SBCC indicators and oversee the inclusion of gender-disaggregated data in the project’s M&E framework
  • Support project evaluations and ensures that reporting of project activities are done in a proper and timely manner
  • Develop/contribute to project documentation and reporting requirements such as work plans, quarterly report, success stories, etc.
  • Build the capacity of local partners to implement/roll out evidence-based SBCC activities and reach target audiences
  • Support and train community led SBCC interventions such as community dialogues, community theater groups, change agents and school health club
  • Raise children’s right /protection awareness within Plan and amongst partners and community members
Key Qualifications and Skills
  • Degree in Development studies/Social sciences or related discipline.
  • A Master’s Degree or higher will be an added advantage
  • 10-15 years working experience in the above fields.
  • Extensive experience in information education communication and targeting to ensure that appropriate messaging reaches the appropriate audiences.
  • Extensive experience in the implementing community mobilization activities such as the community dialogues, participatory theater education, and the Stepping Stones training package on gender communication and HIV.
  • Strong knowledge of effective social behavior change  communication and health promotion strategies and participatory approaches
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • Excellent networking and partnership skills
  • Excellent grasp of programming concepts specifically in SBCC
  • Proven leadership, interpersonal skills and cross-cultural skills; and ability to build and motivate diverse teams
Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Further, Qualified Zambian nationals, including those living in the diaspora, are additionally highly encouraged to apply.
To apply please send a cover letter, USAID 1420 biodata form, and resume in English through the email address to jobszambia@plan-international.org.
The deadline for applications is Friday 12th  February, 2016.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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