Program Officer โ€“ SBC & COVID

  • Added Date: Monday, 20 September 2021
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021

CTG overview:

  • CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements. In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.

Overview of position:

  • Breakthrough ACTION is a 5 year cooperative agreement funded by the USAID to lead their Social Behavior Change (SBC) programming around the world. Breakthrough ACTION is a partnership led by the Johns Hopkins Center for communication programs in collaboration with Save the Children, ThinkPlace, ideas42, Camber Collective, International Center for Research on Women & Viamo. The project works in partnership with govt's., civil society & communities to implement creative & sustainable SBC programming, nurture SBC champions, mainstream new techniques, technologies, advocate for strategic & sustained investment in SBC.
  • In South Sudan Breakthrough Action will focus their efforts on family planning, maternal, child health, water, sanitation & hygiene & the COVID-19 response through innovative evidence based SBC interventions. In addition, Breakthrough Action will support capacity strengthening of key stakeholders in their ability to design, implement & evaluate SBC activities.

Role objectives:

  • The incumbent will provide technical guidance & capacity strengthening for SBC to the project in the application of SBC approaches in the design & roll out of high quality SBC interventions, especially discovery, definition & design of activities. They should have knowledge in communication theory, behavioural economics & human centered design.
  • Support the Sr. SBC Program Officer to help lead SBC initiatives & serve technical authority for Breakthrough ACTION South Sudan.
  • Support the design, planning, implementation, monitoring of social, behavior change & risk communication programming.
  • Assist with development, review, pretesting, refinement, & finalization of SBC materials & tools.
  • Lead the design, planning, implementation, monitoring of social & behavior change programming for vaccine demand creation in partnership with a design firm.
  • Lead activity, materials, tools development review & pilot testing in partnership with a design firm.
  • Establish & maintain effective working relationships with the Ministry of Health (MOH) at national & district levels.
  • Ensure SBC & demand creation activities are implemented in coordination & harmonization with MOH & other relevant platforms & documents at all levels.
  • Ensure timeliness & high integrity of activity implementation in accordance with the work plan.
  • Monitor, ensure all SBC, demand creation activities, any challenges are documented & reported on a regular basis.
  • Generate media briefs, reports, success stories & other program documentation.
  • Stay abreast of technical updates.
  • Maintain frequent, open, ongoing communication with program team members in all locations (country & headquarters offices).
  • Share new, creative ideas, embrace ambiguity, be optimistic & create innovations rooted in peopleโ€™s actual needs to explore lots of different possibilities for prototypes & solutions.
  • Engage in the Risk Communication & Community Engagement (RCCE) technical working group to support COVID-19 activities.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Project reporting:

  • This role reports to the superviser.

Key competencies:

  • Masterโ€™s Degree in any of the following Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics Research Methods, Design, Communication or Behavioural Science with relevance to SBC programming, research, monitoring & evaluation or Bachelorโ€™s Degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 5 yearsโ€™ experience public health, epidemiology, biostatistics research methods, design, communication or behavioural science.
  • Strong knowledge of MOH structures at national, district, & community level.
  • Experience with community engagement.
  • Previous experience of working for SBC / SBCC or health communication programs is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in SBC programming including message & material design.
  • Oral & written fluency in English.
  • Previous experience working in risk communication, especially COVID-19.
  • Have a strong grasp of research methods & data analysis, both quantitative & qualitative.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, & collaboration skills.
  • Possession of excellent leadership skills to be used for consensus building & mentoring.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Self starter that can work under minimum direction in a highly collaborative, team based environment.
  • Has a passion for problem solving & believing that all problems are solvable.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

Team management:

  • This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

This vacancy is archived.

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