Job at Plan International : Senior SBCC Specialist (Deadline: 09th March 2018)

Job at Plan International : Senior SBCC Specialist (Deadline: 09th March 2018)

Job at Plan International : Senior SBCC Specialist (Deadline: 09th March 2018)

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And its girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners in more than 70 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan’s International’s purpose is to strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality of girls. As a leader in the global movement for girls’ rights, a 5 Year Global Strategy (2017-22) sets our ambition to together, take action so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive. Have focused programming and evidenced based influencing and value based and mission driven leadership are two (2) of the four (4) enablers to make this happen. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

Plan International has been operating in Rwanda since 2007. In the past ten years Plan International Rwanda has an extensive portfolio that covers a variety of areas in both development and emergency contexts that is Operating in 3 Districts and in six refugee camps. There is a growing diversity of partnerships and grants as well as projects funded by the sponsorship programme.

Senior SBCC Specialist


  • Plan International is a consortium partner on for the USAID-funded Hinga Weze project. Hinga Weze is a five year project that seeks to sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ income, improve nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food systems to the changing climate.
  • The Senior SBCC Specialist will lead SBCC activities across the Hinga Weze project.

Dimensions of Role:

  • The Senior SBCC Specialist will be responsible for leading social behavior change communications (SBCC) efforts to operationalize gender equality and nutrition throughout programming. This position will work with the Hinga Weze project team to identify key behaviors that could increase gender equality, nutritional outcomes, agricultural productivity, and access to markets and finance. The position will develop communications interventions to promote positive behaviors.
  • The Senior SBCC Specialist will be responsible for ensuring the quality of the theoretical design of the communications activities, and the creativity and impact of the communications interventions themselves. Finally, the position will work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Unit to ensure that the impact of the behavior change activities is measured and evaluated for constant learning, adaptation and improvement.


  • Hinga Weze Program office, Kigali, Rwanda


  • This position will report directly Senior Nutrition Specialist.

Typical Responsibilities – Key End Results of Position:


  • Provide strategic leadership and vision for Hinga Weze’s SBCC interventions.
  • Represent Hinga Weze before stakeholders and oversee the implementation of SBCC activities throughout the target districts.
  • Establish and maintain a productive relationship with key stakeholders, including government officials, NGOs, and community groups for smooth implementation.


  • Work collaboratively with Hinga Weze project staff and Plan International regional staff to ensure proper financial projections, reporting, spending, and compliance with project terms and conditions.
  • Ensure all SBCC deliverables are met on time and of high quality.
  • Promote and support the dissemination of best practices among the project teams.
  • Contribute to timely, accurate, and appropriate reporting of program activities and results to the donor, including progress reports and annual reports

Communication and working relationships:


  • This position reports directly to the Senior Nutrition Specialist, Hinga Weze and will sit in the Nutrition and SBCC Unit. However, this position will be required to collaborate across the Hinga Weze project, working closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Unit, the Agricultural Productivity Unit, and the Business, Market and Finance Development Unit. This position will also work closely with the Hinga Weze field staff at the Provincial and District level to ensure smooth implementation of SBCC activities.
  • This position will also collaborate closely with Plan International staff from both the Plan International Rwanda and Plan International USA office.


  • The post holder will make all possible efforts to maintain strong relationships with existing/recent partners and also ensure that Plan International Rwanda and the Hinga Weze project are well represented. This will include activities such as representing Hinga Weze at technical working groups, working with relevant government ministries and staff, and collaborating with other implementing partners.

Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:


  • Relevant bachelor’s degree required; Masters in Communications, Marketing, or a related field strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in designing and implementing successful, replicable, and sustainable SBCC activities
  • Experience developing high-impact SBCC tools and materials
  • Demonstrated experience providing technical assistance to USG-funded SBCC projects
  • Understanding of USAID food security and nutrition interventions; Feed the Future experience preferred.
  • Strong work experience with local and international organizations in Rwanda, including both private and public partners
  • Ability to design and implement high quality SBCC strategies and activities
  • High level of computer proficiency Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills
  • Coaching, mentoring, training, and facilitation skills
  • Fluent speaker of French, Kinyarwanda, and English
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and intense pressure to perform
  • A team player accustomed to building team capacity and developing communities of learning among project staff and other partners

Behaviours (Plan International’s Values in Practice)

We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people.

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities. Engages and works well

Physical Environment and Demands:

  • This position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda, with time divided between the Hinga Weze project office, and the Plan International Rwanda Country Office. The position will require field visits to the target districts in Eastern, Western, Southern and Northern Provinces.

Level of Contact with Children:

  • Min contact: Minimal interaction directly with children.

Please send your updated CV and one page cover letter in English to: [email protected] the closing date for applications is the 9th of March,


Female candidates are encouraged to apply


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