AMREF Project Officer (Social Behavior Change & Communication) Job in Kenya

Project Officer – Social Behavior Change & Communication
 
Purpose of the Job:

To provide technical support in the implementation of Behavior Change and Communication activities, identify and design appropriate strategies to address barriers to SBCC change.
 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Providing technical support to the Community Health Workers (CHWs), Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs), TBAs and District/County health teams to design BCC services in line with each county needs.
  • Developing strategies to address local beliefs and practices that hinder uptake of ANC, new born care practices and maternal health and nutrition by working with TBAs, CHWs, and CSOs.
  • Providing capacity building for various teams to enable them design and implement effective MNCH activities.
  • Targeting men and elders who enforce the cultural practices that prevent women from receiving modern health care BCC messages.
  • Identifying and engaging with custodians of culture and work with CHWs and TBAs to advance adoption of key MNH practices at community level.
  • Working with partners to mainstream/address underlying issues including gender, human and legal rights, and harmful traditional practices among others.
  • Support the Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) and District/County Health Teams in translation of key IEC materials into the local languages.
  • Assist in preparation of quality monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project as per donor requirements.
  • Provide technical support in development and writing of concepts and proposals for research, documentation and fund raising.
  • Support in the development/adoption of SBCC tool kits
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Social Sciences its equivalent.  
  • Must be ICT proficient.  
  • At least four (4) years relevant work experience in BCC and health promotion field.  
  • The candidate should have proven abilities in mainstreaming gender, human and legal rights.  
  • Experience in community mobilization, advocacy and collaboration with key stakeholders are essential.  
  • Should be a team player, work under minimum supervision and a good communicator.
This is a challenging opportunity for dedicated and highly motivated professionals.  
If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health for Africa, please quote the position and reference number (KCO/MI/004/2012) in the subject matter and send your CV and application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to recruitment@amref.org

The closing date for submitting applications is Friday, 20th July 2012. 

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.


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