Job at RWANDA BIO-MEDICAL CENTER : Communication Specialist WB-SPRP (Contract) ( Deadline:15 November 2018 )
The SBCC Specialist will perform the following responsibilities.
• Prepare and facilitate a Knowledge Attitude and Practice (KAP) Survey on nutrition, hygiene, early learning, parenting among fathers and mothers with children under 6 years;
• Develop a Social Behavior Change Communication Strategy based on the findings of the KAP survey, the Early Nurturing Survey and other available source of data;
• Ensure successful implementation, coordination and monitoring of the SBCC planned activities for the Rwanda Stunting Prevention and Reduction Project;
• Providing technical guidance in the development of information, education and communication (IEC) materials, adverts and any other tools for health related campaigns;
• Providing technical support and guidance to the social cluster aligned ministries and other nutrition implementing partners involved in Rwanda Stunting Prevention and Reduction Project and other health promotion program interventions;
• Planning and working closely with Local/Community Leaders, Civil Society Organizations (SCOs), Faith Based Organizations (FBOs,) in the planning process and implementation of the nutrition program and the Rwanda Stunting Prevention and Reduction Project at district and community level;
• Providing technical guidance in development of plans of community level outreach programs in schools, health facilities, and communities; and follow up their implementation and reporting, document the best practices and lessons learn for the orientation of the next step;
• Designing, plan and facilitate training, workshops, and meetings for health promotion technical working groups from central to decentralized level;
• Consistently review the approaches used to disseminate SBC nutrition messages, as well as provide technical input with the development of quality and appropriate messages through the National Health Promotion Technical Working Group;
IV. Qualifications, Experience and Competences
• Hold a Master degree or equivalent in Public Health, Health Promotion or Communication;
• Possess relevant professional experience of a minimum of 3
– 5 years in Social Behavior Change Communication implementation experience, preferably in health, nutrition or early childhood development;
• Have strong interpersonal, communications, and leadership skills;
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Substantial working experience in SBCC in development projects and programs. Successful experiences of project funded by the World Bank is an advantage.
• Be familiar with the Rwanda health promotion or community mobilization context shall constitute an advantage.
• Be conversant with computer equipment (Word, Excel, Power Point, Graphic design, Internet, etc.).
• Excellent spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of Kinyarwanda and French would be an asset.
• The Social Behavior Change Communication Specialist will work closely with all project’s Implementing Agencies and Government Counterparts in performing the foregoing tasks, including NECDP, Districts, and NGOs. In this respect strong communications skill are will be necessary.