SBCC Officer

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BACKGROUND:  

Amref Health Africa in Tanzania (Amref Tz) is a non-profit public health organization supporting  the Government of Tanzania to address public health issues including maternal and child health,  HIV, TB, Malaria and Nutrition in Tanzania since 1987. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation (EGPAF) has strategically selected Amref Tz as its sub grantee under its recently  awarded U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Tanzania’s Comprehensive Client  Centered Health Program – HIV and Tuberculosis (CH3P-HIV&TB) -Northern Activity. Under C3HP,  EGPAF and its partners offers USAID a responsive and forward-thinking approach that will  address the evolving needs of the people of Tanzania as they relate to HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and  family planning (FP) services across each continuum of care. Under the C3HP, Amref Tz brings its  deep expertise on strategic community engagement for improved health outcomes, and will  work to ensure community services are reaching target populations, specifically women and girls,  children, young people, and other vulnerable groups. The C3HP-HIV&TB Northern will be  implemented for five years (2021 – 2026) in five regions including Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Manyara,  Singida and Dodoma regions. The C3HP team will collaborate with the Ministry of Health,  Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC), and the President’s  Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG), Regional and Districts Local  Governments’ Authorities to ensure increased demand for and use of quality HIV, TB, and FP  services, leading to improved health outcomes. With this, Amref Tz is announcing the following  positions to be filled for this project: 

Position: SBCC Officer (5 posts)  

Reports to: Regional Strategic Results Manager  

Location: Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Manyara, Dodoma, Singida 

Job Summary :  

S/he will spearhead, coordinate and implement routine SBCC activities in the  implementation site be positioned in project region and will provide. S/he will collaborate  with R/CHMT throughout the implementation and ensure key HIV services & TB  integration community interventions are executed timely 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Provide leadership and technical expertise to design, develop and monitor HIV/TB  community based SBCC strategies for the project in collaboration with the government  and selected institutions, through a mentoring, learning by doing approach 
  • Support the development of innovative new approaches to SBCC, including use of  Information and Communication Technology 
  • Support design and implementation of SBCC-specific capacity building activities Participate in the development and testing of community level SBCC materials and  interventions, as needed 
  • Support community advocacy activities by regional and district leaders  Support SBCC activities using various IEC and media channels through regional and district  health promotion officer. 
  • Coordinate, monitor and oversee all community based SBCC campaigns/activities in the  project region 
  • Document project results and impacts in various forms, including media stories, lessons  learned, case studies, client satisfaction, etc. 
  • Collaborate with LGAs and partners to strengthen government systems and human  resource capacity to monitor MOHCDGEC approved evidence-based SBCC platforms Collaborate with other technical specialists and stakeholders beyond the project to  ensure coordination of materials and communication message strategies and avoid gaps  and overlaps. 
  • Represent the project, as directed, in any working group, committee, or task force  addressing SBCC at region and district level. 
  • Prepare the monthly SBCC project reports and submit to the regional strategic Manager  for further reporting 
  • Identify short-term technical assistance needs and guide the identification of consultants  and agencies that can contribute to the development of SBCC strategies, activities and  materials 
  • Support preparation of SBCC component of project annual and quarterly workplans Prepare quarterly and annual reports as required, detailing the performance of the SBCC  program, including reports and others as directed 
  • Gather feedback on implementation of SBCC strategies in project districts and provide  technical support and corrective actions, when necessary. 

Required Qualification/Experiences/Skills:  

  • Degree qualification in social science-related studies, international development or other  related fields required in; coordination and management of similar projects; Public health  education and behavioral change communication; 
  • Proven experience in implementing behavioral change communication projects, focusing  on creating demand for community and facility-based health services and  Proven experience in implementing at least two health projects that include a strong  behavior change communication component. 
  • Three years (3) experience in management, program planning and multi-cultural and  remote personnel management experience 
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills a must Ability to develop well-written, cohesive analyses and reports 
  • Track record of building strong client and stakeholder relationships Ability to identify and understand issues and opportunities, compare data from different  sources to draw conclusions, use effective approaches for developing appropriate  solutions, take action that is consistent with available facts and probable consequences,  communicate with and seek guidance from regional program management team Ability to generate innovative solutions in work situations 
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required 
  • Willingness to be based in regions and to travel to remote rural locations.

How to Apply:-  

If you meet the criteria given above and interested in the vacancies, please send an application letter and CV combined in as one PDF document indicating your present employer and position,  daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees. All interviews will be conducted at Amref Health Africa country Office in Dar es Salaam for shortlisted applicants. To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30 HOURS December 08, 2021. The subject line of your job application email should mention the job position that you are applying as it appears in this advertisement. Failure to do that your application may not be easily retrieved.  All correspondences and applications should be emailed to: j [email protected]  

  1. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking  environment policy; Women and People with disability are encouraged to Apply  
  2. “Amref Health Africa is committed to the principles of safeguarding in  workplace and will not tolerate any form of abuse, wherever it occurs or  whoever is responsible”  
  3. Note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any fee at  whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process.
  4. Any Applicant attempting or communicating to the Amref Health Africa  Management or Staff through phone calls, sms, text emails and other means will  automatically be disqualified from this opportunity. All communications should  be channelled to the provided official correspondence email above  
  5. Amref health Africa –Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be  contacted.