• Behaviour Change Communications (BCC) Specialist at Society for Family Health

  • Posted on: 23 February, 2012 Deadline: 8 March, 2012
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  • Society for Family Health (SFH) is the leading implementation organisation of the five- year USAID Expanded Social Marketing Project in Nigeria (ESMPIN) in partnership with Population Services International (PSI), BBC World Service Trust and Association for and Family Health (ARFH). The ESMPIN project aims to substantially increase access to and coverage of modern contraceptives through private sector channel in Nigeria using tested social Marketing approaches. The project was contracted in April 2011. SFH seeks candidates for the position of:

    Behaviour Change Communications (BCC) Specialist
    Location: Abuja

    Responsibilities
    • Oversee the development, management and implementation of a communication strategy to increase use of Health products and practice of health behaviours
    • Oversee implementation of a communication strategy to effectively influence behaviour change at the individual, community and political levels
    • Oversee and manage a wide variety of interventions from mass media advertising campaigns to small groups and interpersonal communications
    • Oversee development and management of a strategy to build the capacity of Nigerian organisations and government counterparts in BBC programming
    • Effectively collaborate with all key partners and stakeholders throughout the life of the project
    • Oversee the development and harmonisation of development program messages, IEC materials and related training curriculum
    • Develop in coordination with partners a mass media dissemination and monitoring plan 
    • Supervise a team project staff and create professional development opportunity
    Qualifications/Experience
    • Minimum 8-10+ years experience in two or more large-scale marketing and BBC programmes
    • Masters’ degree in Public Health or other relevant Health or behaviour change communications discipline
    • Experience with implementing BBC in the context of FP/RH/MCH/Malaria and behaviour change interventions and different levels in 2 or more developing countries
    • Demonstrated technical and successful expertise in a relevant mix of designing, managing, and evaluating health programmes through social Marketing , as well as small group and IPC activities that had led to correct and sustained use of methods, services and socially-marketed products 
    • Familiarity with different cultural, social and religious identities in Nigeria and/or in a similar African setting
    • Excellent organisational, teamwork and multitasking capabilities
    • Fluency in English required
    • The successful candidate will also have excellent analytical, interpersonal, organisational, and cross-cultural skills; demonstrated ability to perform and prioritize a variety of tasks on short within designated deadlines; able to maintain efficiency in a face-paced work environment; excellent team work skills and a demonstrated capacity to produce results.
    Compensation & Benefits
    The compensation package for this position is very attractive and designated to attract, motivate and retain talented candidates

    Method of Application
    A one-page application letter, addressed to the Assistant Director-HR, clearly providing evidence of competencies required for the job, current remuneration, as well as a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae indicating clearly your Valid telephone numbers and e-mail address and current contact address should be sent within 2 weeks of this publication to esbcc@sfhnigeria.org.
    Candidate without minimum requirement need not apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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