Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Global Communities,Social and Behavior Change Communication Specialist Jobs in Rwanda

Social and Behavior Change Communication Specialist
The mission of Global Communities is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe. Global Communities is seeking a Social and Behaviour Change Communication Specialist for the anticipated USAID Rwanda HingaWeze Activity.  The objective of the program is to sustainably increase smallhold
er farmer incomes, improve the nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food system to the changing climate.
The Social and Behaviour Change Communication Specialist will provide leadership, coordination and technical assistance in social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) to a large-scale agriculture and nutrition project in Rwanda that will facilitateincreased use of improved climate sensitive agriculture technologies, improved agriculture marketing and post-harvest handling practices and increased access to, purchase of, and consumption of nutrient-rich foods by mothers and children 6-24 months in smallholder farming families.
S/he will provide guidance and technical inputs to support the effective use and implementation of gender-sensitive SBCC strategies, activities, media and materials that promote priority behaviours and social norms. S/he will provide state-of-the-art technical inputs into the design, pretesting, development, production and dissemination of materials, and support related training activities.
Education: Master’s Degree in Communications, Behavioral Sciences, Health Promotion, or the Social Sciences
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in implementing BCC/SBCC programs, ideally in agriculture, nutrition, health or related technical areas;
  • Experience in community mobilization and working effectively with local NGO/CSOs
  • Demonstrated familiarity with a variety of SBCC media formats: including low-literacy print materials, audio materials, audio-visual materials, music/dance/drama and other traditional and performance arts, social media, radio, television, video and promotional materials. Familiarity with/exposure to cell phone videos, SMS text messages, and social media (Facebook, twitter, etc.) desired but not required;
  • Advanced understanding of the media and materials design and development process, particularly within the context of SBCC and/or strategic communication
  • Proven ability to work in a team, with good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to motivate colleagues, partners and creative agencies.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent spoken and written English; spoken and written Kinyarwanda preferred
  • Previous experience working with smallholder farming communities, and in nutrition-specific and/or nutrition-sensitive programming in the health and/or agriculture sectors highly desired but not required
Rwandan citizens are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter to the email address listed below
•           Email: Localrecruitment@globalcommunities.org
Deadline for submission is November 19, 2016.

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