Immunization SBCC Officer (Strengthening Routine Immunisation Project)

at Save The Children
Location Semera, Afar, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 22, 2020
Category Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB

Description

ROLE PURPOSE:

The incumbent of this position represents Save the Children values and principles in interactions with staff and external audiences. These values and principles include commitment to the mission of Save the Children, team orientation, quality management and leadership development, introducing systems and procedures to strengthen staff motivation and productivity.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

·       With guidance from the LDSC-Strengthening Routine Immunization Project Manager, support the implementation of the project demand creation activities in the location

·       Closely work with key RHB and other key stakeholders to develop and implement locally relevant and feasible SBCC strategies for immunization service

·       Support the design and implementation of SBCC related assessments in the project areas

·       Contribute to the development and review of SBCC messages / materials in collaboration with other program staff, relevant Governmental offices, Partners and community representatives.

·       Support development and review of relevant training materials and job aids.

·       Organize and execute community SBCC campaigns in collaboration with other stakeholders.

·       Support the design of appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools for SBCC activities in collaboration with other stakeholders, Project Manager, M&E Officer and technical advisors

·       Support assessments of barriers on immunization service uptake in the implementation areas

·       Support the evaluation and documentation of the impact of SBCC activities in collaboration with other stakeholders

·       Participate in all Save the Children initiated as well as multi-stakeholders’ advocacy activities, forums and networks aimed at raising the profile of immunization issues as assigned

·       Undertake regular documentation of activities including lessons learned and success stories.

·       Document lessons learned, and write case stories in immunization related community mobilization activities and report on a regular basis

·       Prepare and submit regular updates and reports to Immunization Project Manager as per agreed frequency and formats

·       Conduct regular field visits to undertake, support, monitor and document BCC activities in the implementation areas

·       Participate in joint field visits, review meetings and planning meetings.

Job Requirements

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • B.SC degree in the fields of Public Health, Nursing, Health Education, Social Sciences, Communications, Psychology   or related field
  • 2-3 years’ relevant experience with at least two years in an NGO environment implementing SBCC activities and preferably in the immunization program
  • Computer literacy in all the Microsoft Office applications, and internet literacy are required
  • Experience in research, including qualitative methodologies is required
  • Experience in working with multicultural team and complex projects
  • Strong interpersonal Skills and customer handling
  • Very good skill in Communication
  • Ability to work in team, strong negotiation and analytical skills; ability to multitask and work under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to extensively travel to project implementation woredas
  • Understanding of the local culture
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. The duty station of the position holder will be in Asayita. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

 

Applying Instructions

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at:

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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