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Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Lead

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full Time
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Public Health
  • Deadline:
    August 22, 2022

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization, dedicated to the  reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest  countries. Concern is currently recruiting the below post: 

Job Code: 22-024-NH (You must quote this code on your application) 

Job Title: Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Lead (x1) 

Location: Montserrado County 

Reporting To: Technical Director 

Responsible For: Social Behavior Change Communication Officers 

Contract duration: Open-ended 

Job Purpose: The Social Behavior Change Communication Lead will lead the design and implementation of high-quality Sanitation Social Behaviour Change  Communication intervention in selected counties of intervention. The Social Behavior Change Communication technical lead is a Social Behavior Change  Communication specialist with skills in developing Social Behavior Change Communication strategies, implementation of guides, participatory materials development,  media buying, and placement as well as working with multiple stakeholders to deliver quality results.  

Specific Responsibilities: 

Provide leadership and technical assistance to consortium partners to design, implement high impact gender and age appropriate Social Behavior Change  Communication interventions through Interpersonal Communication (IPC), community & mass media, provide Social Behavior Change Communication input in the  project design and formative research including; desk review and other qualitative analyses to explore gaps and update social determinants of sanitation uptake,  coordinate with consortium partners, County authorities and other stakeholders to review and update National Social Behavior Change Communication sanitation  Strategy, conduct participatory meetings with stakeholders (government, consortium partners, IPs, and others) to review existing Social Behavior Change  Communication strategy and determine focus for project strategy, provide technical assistance to the Government and partners to launch, rollout and monitor the  strategy through IPC, community and mass media, lead the development of prototype concepts based on Social Behavior Change Communication strategy and regional  uniqueness to be used in program implementation, conduct targeted media buying and placement of SBCC content based on data and the Social Behavior Change  Communication strategy to address key barriers identified through research, work with the research partner to provide Social Behavior Change Communication input  in the project research, monitoring and evaluation, represent the project in relevant technical meetings and events and make presentations when required, prepare  and submit reports including; status reports, quarterly and annual reports as well as status reports. 

Representation and Advocacy 

Develop and maintain good professional relationships with relevant ministries, international agencies, NGOs, partners, service providers and other stakeholders  working in the equality and gender at national/District level, assist in the development of effective, innovative actions in advocacy (related to SBCC) to achieve a larger  and more sustained impact through programmes, represent Concern in national, county and district level relevant meetings, consortia working groups and other  workshops, and coordination forums.

Experience & Qualification:  

BSC degree in Public Health, management or related field. 

5 years experience in designing and implementing Social Behavior Change Communication programs. 

Experience in planning and management of programs in Liberia, including experience in implementing/managing WASH programmes Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience of having worked with County Authorities 

Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience of developing Behaviour Change Communication projects. 

Strategy campaign and brand development; digital and social media; use of entertainment education and innovative ways of engaging youth. Knowledge of family planning 

Possessing a driver’s license and motorbike riding skills or willingness to learn 

How to apply:  

By email to: liberia.hr@concern.net with the JOB CODE 22-024-NH Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Lead clearly in the SUBJECT  LINE.  

By Hand to: HR Department, Concern Worldwide, Building Number-5 Andalucía’s Complex Compound Number-2, Between 6th & 7th Streets   Sinkor Beachside, Behind Home City Furniture Store, Monrovia.  

 JOB CODE 22-024-NH Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Lead clearly indicated on the envelope. 

Applications must include the following: 

JOB CODE 22-024-NH Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Lead 

A letter of application stating why you believe you are the best suited for the position. 

A copy of your CV (maximum 4 pages) giving active daytime contacts. 

Names and addresses of two (2) work-related referees with professional e-mail addresses. 

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 17 hour GMT on Monday 22nd August 2022. 

FEMALE APPLICANTS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY 

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED. 

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies 

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child  Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants  from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards  of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the 

day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will  be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern  Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and  agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with  vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting  checks, including criminal background checking.  

Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all sections of society.  While all applicants will be strictly assessed on their individual merit, qualified women are particularly  encouraged to apply.