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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Behaviour Change Communication Career in Uganda at Malaria Consortium

Job Title: Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Specialist- Visceral              
Leishmaniasis Project
Recruiter: Malaria Consortium
Project: Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL)
Location  Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports To: Project  Director

Malaria Consortium is one of the world's leading non-profit organisations dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. The organisation works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.  Malaria Consortium is a global leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria, the control of neglected tropical diseases and the promotion of child health.

 Job Summary: The BCC Specialist will offer technical leadership in behaviour change communication for this multi-country, high profile, high value project, working closely with host country governments and other partners.

Formulate BCC VL strategies and then adapt them for each of the four targeted country contexts based on best practice.
Work with staff in each country to ensure the quality implementation of BCC activities.
Lead the preparation and implementation of a communication plan for the project.
Be responsible for gathering information within and outside the organisation that will be used in communicating news, lessons learned, best practices, and research findings to each relevant audiences.
Participate in the dissemination of research findings to District Health Teams, Ministry of health (MoH) and other development partners on the impact of the interventions

Work with other communication professionals within the organisation to ensure that project communication and advocacy activities are streamlined and coordinated. This will include coordinating and keeping abreast with other NTD projects.
Develop and maintain systems for monitoring progress on ongoing communication activities and assist with communications research as required.
Offer technical guidance and training on BCC to Malaria Consortium and partner staff.
Oversee BCC activities of project partners
Perform any other duties as required

The applicant should possess an advanced degree in development, communications, media, broadcasting, public health, social sciences or other relevant fields

Skills and Experience:
Good understanding and familiarity with development communications issues and solutions, particularly in public health
Experience of public health BCC related to case finding and demand creation
Excellent writing, reporting and and presentation skills
Highly organized and able to work successfully in a team that is geographically dispersed.
Familiarity with public health principles
Extensive understanding of Aid effectiveness and utilisation of the principles in project design and Implementation
Project management and planning skills
Able to delegate efficiently and technically support teams with no direct line  management responsibility over them
Strong skills in negotiating with and engaging Ministry of Health Officials
Familiarity with data collection tools for tracking dissemination metrics
Familiarity with production processes and technologies for various media, including: print, video, the Intranet, and other electronic media
Experience with graphic design, or website content management
Experience working with neglected tropical diseases
Experience working in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and/or Uganda

 How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV, a covering letter explaining how and why you are suited to the role, and the contact details of three professional referees to HR.Recruitment@malariaconsortium.org.

NB: A detailed Job Description/Profile of the position is available here.

Deadline: 27th October, 2013