Provincial Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Manager

Posted Date 1 month ago(1/8/2024 3:39 PM)
Job ID
2023-5654
Location
PK-Karachi | PK-Lahore | PK-Peshawar | PK-Quetta
Category
International Positions
Employment Status
Full-Time

Overview

Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University, USA. For more than 40 years and in over 150 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego is dedicated to improving the health of women and families in developing countries.

 

Jhpiego seeks multiple Provincial SBCC Managers based at provincial level to provide assistance to prepare HPV vaccine introduction and use in Pakistan. Under the supervision of the Project Lead, the Provincial SBCC Manager will perform the following activities:

Responsibilities

  • Overall oversight and leadership for the planning and preparation for HPV introduction at the provincial level
  • Work closely with the Project team lead and other technical team members to carry out a targeted baseline, midpoint, and endline assessments of community, family, and health worker knowledge, perceptions, and practices related to HPV vaccine introduction to continuously monitor impact of SBCC strategies
  • Modify ineffective strategies based on regular feedback mechanisms at the community and provider levels
  • Analyze demand for potential HPV vaccine amongst adolescent girl, parent, community and religious influencers, provider behavior in responding to needs for HPV vaccine, especially in communities where a large proportion of girls in the target age groups do not attend school
  • Spearhead collaborative development and implementation of a social and behavior change communication strategy to increase the acceptability of HPV vaccine and practice of optimal behaviors, developed based on local analyses and using a mix of effective communication channels
  • Regular local engagement, using a variety of strategies, at the community and household level with both male and female caregivers to build trust and confidence in the HPV vaccine and the health system
  • Present and share lessons, best practices and successes related to SBCC and community mobilization with partners and Government of Pakistan in order to institutionalize practices for scale-up.
  • Coordinate and provide technical Support to program staff to create linkage of Community Health Workers (CHW) and health facility staff in the program areas and create sustainable mechanisms
  • Collaborate with community program officers and Communications/Publicity officer (s) to ensure documentation of successes, challenges, and lessons learned in the implementation of Community and IEC/BCC programs in Jhpiego Pakistan
  • Provide technical support in writing and/or reviewing materials and publications related to community and IEC /SBCC
  • Participate in studies/assessments, implementation, Monitoring and supervision of community and IEC/SBCC activities
  • represent the project in  sub-national technical working groups and meetings
  • Lead appropriate sections of annual work planning and reporting requirements of the program
  • Contribute to/coordinate with the project’s M&E activities to ensure that the project meets set targets in accordance with national and international standards
  • Cultivate strategic relationships and alliances with other partners working on preparation of the HPV vaccine introduction
  • Perform other duties as directed

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or preferably advanced degree in public health, social sciences etc.
  • At least 6 to 7 years of work experience with programs focused on community health and SBCC with progressively increasing responsibilities
  • Baseline understanding of current international evidenced-based best practices and key guidance on immunization, SBCC and community mobilization
  • Knowledge and experience developing social and behavior change communication strategies, tools, and materials
  • Self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability) and the ability to project a professional, consistent image of confidence, integrity, and competence.
  • Proven ability to work in a team
  • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good command on MS office
  • Local to the district or province of selection
  • Proficiency in English, Urdu, and local language
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally about 30- 50% of time.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and note that the successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.The position will be closed for further applications once it is successfully filled. We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis, so we encourage interested candidates to apply at their earliest convenience. Thank you for your interest in joining our team.

 

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Failure to follow the instructions of applying, your application would be denied.

 

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at www.jhpiego.org

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