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Social Behaviour Change Officer
The SBC Officer will implement Health, Nutrition and adolescent sexual reproductive health (ASRH) SBC related interventions in Samburu. The SBC Officer will support in the designing of the overall SBC strategy and integrated umbrella campaign. S/he will ensure that all SBC activities support the achievement of health & nutrition targets in the project sites. The position will be responsible for the timely implementation of all SBC related activities based on state of the art SBC practices and capture lessons learned. The SBC officer will also take a leading role in coordination with all project staff and partners in the consortium to adhere to the SBC strategy and approach in their respective Counties. S/he will work closely with project technical and management staff to generate stakeholder inputs, support in development of implementation plans and suitable knowledge management and measurement.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
Technical assistance and capacity building
- This staff will be the primary driver of developing the SBC approach, branding campaign platforms and working with all purpose leads (Governance, health & nutrition, WASH and Livelihoods) to ensure they are using state-of-the-art SBC approaches linked to the overall strategy and work with them on the development of SBC content (i.e. trigger videos, forum theatre, experiential fairs, radio diaries, experiential and participatory learning) as appropriate.
- Mobilize and engage with communities through the MOH structures including Community Health Services and other change agents in the project to address negative social determinants to health and nutrition.
Capacity Building, Mentorship and development
- Build the capacity of USAID Nawiri field staff to be able to support and oversee the community change agents’ engagement with the community members. Support in the identification and development of innovative approaches for changing the attitudes, perceptions, and practices around decision-making for health and nutrition outcomes, at multiple levels and scales (e.g. individual, HH, community, public and private sector institutions, etc.)
- Lead and motivate the community own resource persons (e.g. CHVs) to ensure effective project implementation.
Representation and advocacy
- Represent NAWIRI in relevant internal and external fora as required.
- Represent Save the Children in relevant internal and external fora as appropriate
- Work closely with the Health and Nutrition team and any other project and operations teams in advocating for the survival of the child in line with the Country Strategic Plan and global strategy of Save the Children
- Work with consortium members to further Save the Children’s mission for children.
Assessment, monitoring, evaluation and documentation
- Participate in the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID, MOH and County health teams and the project staff
- Prepare narrative reports for the donor(s) and Save the Children as required, ensuring these are of a high quality and submitted for review in a timely manner. This will involve compilation of information from a range of project staff and MoH partners
- Facilitate appropriate dissemination of research findings and good practices documentations in the project internally and externally to donors, governments, consortium partners and other key actors for immediate and sustainable development of children in Kenya
- Escalate complaints and feedback of a serious nature to field manager/Technical Head and child safeguarding focal point.
Contract Duration: 8 months
Number of Vacancies: 1
Work Location: Baragoi (Samburu)
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or related field.
- Experience implementing SBC, ASRH, health promotion, social marketing, child health, nutrition or similar programs in Kenya. Knowledge of and ability to implement using the Human Centred Design (HCD) would be an advantage as experience in water, sanitation, and hygiene.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience required in health communication, public health promotion, health or behavioural sciences, or related field and demonstrated experience in community-based and inter-disciplinary teams.
- Demonstrated ability to implemented effective behaviour change campaigns, including community engagement and experiential activities in Kenya; prior experience working in Northern Kenya highly desired
- Demonstrated abilities and experience in SBC strategy and materials development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of SBC interventions.
- Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff.
- Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate;
- Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in a team
- Familiarity and understanding of USAID & FFP policies and procedures, or those of other donors, or those of donor-funded projects or community-based projects;
- Outstanding report writing skills
- Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English communication skills is required
- Qualified candidates from Samburu County are encouraged to apply.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/jobs We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.