INTEPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER


SFH seeks an experienced individual for the position of, Interpersonal Communications Officer (IPC) The Officer will be responsible for the development, management and implementation of IPC and demand generation activities to promote Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) service. This includes crucial roles such as planning, designing, implementing and monitoring of behavior change communication (BCC) activities. The IPC Officer will lead in designing interpersonal communication (IPC) strategy and information, education and communication (IEC) materials, training and regular field monitoring and supervision of Communications Coordinators (CCs), Communications Assistants (CA) and community based mobilizers (HPs) to strengthen the quality of the IPC program.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support IPC Manager in developing the long term vision and strategic plan for the development IPC strategies for SFH/Zambia’s demand generation program on VMMC
  • Plan, implement and evaluate IPC strategies for the VMMC program
  • Monitor the IPC activities on a monthly basis. Explore, develop and establish evaluation and monitoring tools to provide necessary improvement in IPC activities
  • Periodically evaluate the cost-effectiveness of IPC and ensure sustainability over time
  • Monitor and evaluate incentive programs for community based mobilizers
  • Coordinate with National and local level government bodies for planning, implementation and monitoring of demand generation activities in public health facilities
  • Coordinate with Communications Officer in designing and developing IEC materials as per the BCC strategies defined
  • Coordinate with procurement department in procuring required materials for IEC and promotional materials
  • Develop standard operation procedures (SOP) for carrying out field based activities and to further strengthen SFH/Zambia’s community based BCC program
  • Review and revise existing IPC training module for CCs, CAs and HPs
  • Conduct field supportive supervision visits to ensure strategies are implemented effectively
  • Train/orient CCs and CAs on new BCC/IPC strategies as well as on new policies and provide technical support and feedback on queries related to the program strategies
  • Review work-plan, budget and training activities
  • Regularly participate in department strategic and implementation planning as required. Assist in compiling, writing and generating department reports
  • Any other activities as assigned by the supervisor
Qualification:
  • Bachelor, Business Administration or Health Education, Social Sciences
  • Minimum 3 years of similar work experience
  • Experience in the development, implementation, training and evaluation of behaviour change communication plans (preferably in the community level)
  • Ability to understand and use research data to inform program design
  • Strong human resource management, motivational and presentation skills
  • Enthusiasm and a desire to make a positive impact as a team leader and team player
  • Effective spoken and written communication skills in both English and local language
PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATION AND CV TO: HumanResource@sfh.org.zm or send to The Human Resources Director, Society for Family Health, Plot No. 549, Ituna Road, P.O Box 50770, Lusaka- Clearly indicate “IPC OFFICER APPLICATION”
Closing Date: 17th August 2016.
No sending of Academic and Professional certificates at this stage”
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