Technical Advisor for SBCC

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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: Technical Advisor for SBCC (1 post) 

Reports to: Technical Advisor for Community Engagement 

Location: Dar es Salaam (C3HP HQ) 

Job Summary

The Technical Advisor for SBCC will be the technical lead on implementation of   SBCC interventions to improve social norms for healthy behavior and increase   engagement of communities and citizens for quality health service deliver. S/he   will be responsible for overseeing regional implementation of HIV/TB SBCC   activities and contributes to an overall goal by Strengthening Social Behaviour   Change Communication strategies and enhances strong collaboration with   government and other stakeholders. S/he will supervise and monitor project   activities from central, regional and district and will be involved in program   planning and reprogramming of project activities as per project performance and   adjustments. Providing expert technical guidance and inputs behind the project’s   strategies, and work plan activities, so as to ensure that the project’s interventions   and messages are locally relevant, culturally appropriate, and address the   country’s prioritized HIV/TB SBCC needs.  

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Provide HIV/TB technical SBCC leadership, guiding the development and   implementation of SBCC strategies, approaches, messages and activities. Provide guidance in utilization of existing SBC materials developed in partnership   with the MOHCDGEC Health Promotion unit and through ensure all national SBCC   materials for Community and facility are being scaled up in all project regions.
  • promote access to existing SBCC platforms such as , NAWEZA, SITETEREKI, and   FURAHA YANGU campaigns, using unique Message delivery methods to each   subpopulation
  • Working closely with other project technical staff to oversee and inform   the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV/TB SBCC   interventions supported by the project.  
  • Generate new ideas and innovations in our approaches and thinking in relation to   SBCC interventions for HIV prevention, testing, and treatment and TB drawing on   good practice and evidence from elsewhere.  
  • Lead in developing plans and budgets for all project supported SBCC materials   according to needs such as such as posters and leaflets, adapting targeted   campaigns, community theater, and utilizing radio spots.  
  • Work closely and collaborate with other USAID sister projects and ensure they are   involved and engaged in the development of all HIV/TB related strategies,   messages and activities and participate in the regionalization of supported SBC   communication products.  
  • Foster a strong working relationship with the project’s primary partner the   Government of Tanzania, to secure their technical inputs and buy in behind project   supported HIV/TB SBCC strategies, messages and activities.  
  • In this regard, act as the project’s focal person for NACP, TACAIDS and NTLP,
  • Provide HIV/TB technical advice including guidance during the adaptations of   regional level SBCC strategies, which will include mass media, print, outreach, and   orientation activities to partners, local government and organizations.
  • Work closely with the regional teams and the SBCC officers to document and  submit quarterly project success stories.  
  • Represent the project during all donor, GoT and implementing partners HIV/TB   technical meetings and workshops  
  • Identify and adapt best practice SBCC processes, implementation guidelines, job  aids and IPC tools.  
  • Collaborate with the government and USG implementing partners to identify and  ensure where feasible their HIV/TB SBCC needs are being addressed. Contribute to quarterly reports, annual reports, and work plans.
  • Maintain excellent Government, stakeholder, creative agencies and partner  relations.  
  • Other duties as assigned  

Required Qualification/Experiences/Skills  

  • Master’s degree in relevant field (MBA, MPH) in marketing and/or communications or  related field and 7-9 years of related experience; OR Bachelor’s Degree and 9-11 years of  related experience. 
  • At least 6 – 7 years’ work experience with a public health, development or marketing  organization, of these at least five years should be at management level capacity, leading  the development and implementation of BCC/SBC initiatives. 
  • Expertise and experience in senior capacity working with print, mass media, ICTs and  other electronic media required. 
  • In addition to possessing communication capacity, technical expertise in research analysis  and application preferred.
  • Knowledge of public health issues in two or more of the following areas strongly  preferred; HIV/AID, Family Planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health,  Malaria and TB. 
  • Must be a confident communicator and presenter. 
  • Must be Fluent in spoken and written English including Swahili. 
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills are essential, including ability to present  concepts verbally. 
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work effectively with a variety  of audiences and organizations essential. 
  • Must be self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management Knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Office essential 

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.




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