Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Coordinator
Job ID: 190000B4
Locations: Lagos and Jigawa
Employee Status: Fixed Term
- As a member of the GSK Team, the SBCC Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of State Project Manager in the successful implementation of the GSK Project at the State level.
- Overall, the SBCC Coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of SBCC related interventions and to liaise with the relevant Government counterparts at the State level.
- The SBCC Coordinator will concerted efforts for raising awareness on Childhood Pneumonia and its thematic areas at family/community and state levels.
Scope of Role:
- Reports to: State Project Manager
- Dimensions: State – based
- Staff directly reporting to this post : 0
Key Areas of Accountabilities:
- Support the development of the project’s SBCC strategy.
- Responsible for planning of SBCC interventions, in the form of annual, monthly and/or weekly workplans as requested.
- Ensure the day-to-day implementation of the SBCC work plan activities in the State.
- Responsible for preparation, planning and facilitation of SBBC related trainings and other activities such as World Pneumonia Day, World Breast feeding week as agreed in the annual work-plan.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationship with the other projects in the State, namely those implementing SBCC and MNCH/Nutrition interventions. This synergy should include, regular consultation on matters such as but not limited to work-planning, review meetings and joint supportive supervision visits.
- Represent SCI and/or the project in relevant State level meetings.
- With support from the COP/PM and/or other senior programme staff, assist on advocacy activities that target decision-makers in the State.
- Contribute to communications and media work as required.
- Comply with the requirements of Save the Children’s child protection policies, comply strictly with security procedures and other staff policies.
- Responsible for the accomplishment of the project’s deliverables on SBCC.
- Develop timely, quality State level reports on activities, project results, case studies and lessons learned for SBCC interventions within the project.
- Support the preparation, coordination, and execution for special technical events, and donor’s visits.
- Participate in meetings, seminars, debriefings and other technical meetings.
- Participate in the design and implementation of assessments and evaluation studies, trainings, and workshops.
- Support the work of consultants in the States as needs arise with technical and programmatic guidance from the COP/PM and TAs.
Competencies for this Role
- Takes personal responsibility and holds others accountable for delivering our ambitious goals for children, continually improving their own performance or that of the team/ organisation.
- Level required: Skilled
Problem Solving & Decision Making:
- Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information
- from within or outside the organisation.
- Level required: Skilled
Working Effectively with Others:
- Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives;
- Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.
- Level required: Skilled/Accomplished
Communicating with Impact:
- Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust.
- Level Required: Skilled/Accomplished
Qualifications & Experience
- Education to B.Sc/BA/BEng level in Public Health, or a related subject, or equivalent field experience
- At least 5 years’ experience on implementing SBCC and/or Child Health/Nutrition projects within agreed timescales and budget limitations
- Experience on working in collaboration with Government counterpart
- Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums
- Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
- Excellent communication skills
- A high level of written and spoken English and fluency in local language
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
- Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.
- Experience in formative research and development of community engagement strategy is added advantage
- Previous experience working with INGOs
- Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability in a public health context
- Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
- Experience of training and capacity building
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
Application Deadline 21st February, 2019.