Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Senior Officer, Afghanistan 151 views

Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Senior Officer

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

AFIAT targets policy, mid-level and service delivery agents/actors with a range of technical activities (TA). The program builds on previous USAID TA programs’ legacy while exploring innovative and evidence-based approaches to strengthening care-seeking, access to and quality of proven health and nutrition interventions. AFIAT also enhances the national health system’s resilience and sustainability through improved performance and engagement of the public and private health sectors.

MSH-AFIAT), in collaboration with program partners, is leading the implementation of Objective Three of AFIAT— Enhance Adoption of Optimal Health and Nutrition Behaviors—including leading overall design, development of implementation strategy and guidance and capacity building to local partners in the area of awareness and SBCC. MSH will also contribute to SBCC research and associated studies and surveys.

MSH is seeking a well-qualified SBCC Officer to lead the implementation of the SBCC component of the USAID-funded five-year AFIAT project. The position is based in Kabul, Afghanistan, and open only to Afghan citizens.

Major Activities / Responsibilities:

Technical Activities

The SBCC Officer is a mid-level position. The SBCC Officer will play a key role in supporting design and implementation of all AFIAT’s SBCC activities with technical support from MSH’s HQ staff and under the direct supervision of the SBCC Advisor.

The SBCC Officer will also provide inputs into behavioral research and measurement of SBCC activities outputs, data collection, and impact measurement as needed.

It is a long-term (five-year) position based in Afghanistan, Kabul, with frequent travel to the project provinces.

Coordinate the USAID/AFIAT SBCC program activities closely with the MOPH Health Promotion Directorate and other relevant agencies involved in promoting SBCC activities in Afghanistan.

Actively participate in the MoPH task forces pertaining to SBCC programs and in MoPH working groups delegated to implement and evaluate relevant activities, as defined by the USAID/AFIAT work plan.

Tags

behaviour change

data collection

global health

health promotion

health services

health systems

human resources

oral communication

task forces

transparency

Prepare and give technical presentations on key project activities and achievements as needed.

Collaborate with the Principal Advisor Integrated Health Services/RMNCAH and other team members to fully align enhanced SBCC activities into the Project’s strategic objectives.

Assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the USAID/AFIAT annual work plans

Assist in adequate and timely reporting to MoPH and USAID progress of activities supported by USAID/AFIAT. This will include careful documentation and sharing of lessons learned.

Assist in identifying requirements for technical assistance and develop appropriate scopes of work.

Other duties as assigned by the Principal Advisor Integrated Health Services/RMNCAH.

Carry out additional responsibilities as may be needed or assigned.

REQUIRED MINIMUM

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5 years of directly relevant experience in improving health-seeking behaviours, including prevention, early care-seeking, and nutrition

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Demonstrated knowledge of behaviour change theories and approaches

Demonstrated knowledge of the Afghanistan health sector

Demonstrated ability to develop and implement impactful SBCC approaches and campaigns, including audience segmentation, development and testing of materials, conducting community engagement and activations interventions

COMPETENCIES:

Excellent written and oral communication skills both in local languages and English. Ability and willingness to travel to USAID focus provinces as required.

Fluency in the local language(s) – Dari, Pashto – required

Afghanistan citizenship

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a global health nonprofit that makes foundational changes to health systems to protect people from diseases and improve their health. MSH collaborates with local partners, from the Ministry to the community, to strengthen and complement existing health systems. Since 1971, MSH has worked in more than 150 countries to help ensure sustainable, resilient, and equitable access to quality health care around the globe.

If you are a candidate in need of assistance, an accommodation, or an alternative method to apply for an open position, please email talentacquisition@msh.org or call +1-703-524-6575 to be connected with Human Resources.

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