JOB : Behavior Change Communication Advisor AT World Vision International Rwanda, DEADLINE : 01-12-2016
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Behavior Change Communication Advisor
World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs currently in 17 Districts of Rwanda.
World Vision seeks to hire a highly qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of Behavior Change Communication Advisor . This position will be based at the Head Office in Kigali , and reporting to the Chief of Party .
Purpose of the position :
The BCC Advisor will design, implement, manage, and evaluate the effectiveness of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) BCC activities under this program. This position is primarily accountable for IR1 : Demand for Sanitation and hygiene products and services increased. The advisor will, in coordination with the USAID-funded Gikuriro Activity, design and execute BCC approaches and capacity building interventions ; identify best practices ; and document results and lessons learned. This position will also develop advocacy plans and tools to strengthen the policy environment for sanitation at the central and decentralized levels, build the capacity of central and decentralized government officials in WASH, and provide BCC inputs to WASH sector strategic plans.
He will be responsible for providing cross-cutting guidance and technical assistance to project Staff regarding behavior change communication strategy, implementation, and evaluation. S/he will accompany districts and LCSOs to develop tools to deliver key behavior change messages to identified target populations for each area of the project
Communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate quality spiritual life that can be commendable to others.
The major responsibilities :
• Design and coordinate the implementation of activities needed to achieve Isuku Iwacu program goal, including reviewing and analyzing relevant policies and any other legal framework. When and if applicable, carry-out, supervise or coordinate assessments to implement and/or adjust of planned activities.
• Coordinate all BCC activities in Isuku Iwacu targeted districts and provide required technical guidance and training to program staff and target beneficiaries in order to guarantee an integrated program approach across all districts.
• Develop and conduct—with support from Gikuriro supported LCSOs—a rapid and complete analysis of barriers and motivators to change in sanitation, hand washing, and water handling behaviors, including : willingness and ability to pay, desire for a better quality of life, and perceived availability of sanitation and hygiene products in local markets.
• Conduct formative research focusing on motivators and barriers as determined by analysis.
• Work with University of Rwanda to define a behavior statement on use of sanitation and hand-washing facilities and determine target group.
• Ensure that women’s empowerment is addressed by and integrated into WASH interventions, using basic principles of Harvard Tool 3.
• Ensure integration of women’s empowerment principles into BCC strategies.
• Use stakeholder input to develop a BCC strategy and action plans to teach people in targeted districts about sanitation and hygiene rationale, techniques, and products. This includes the drafting and monitoring of action plans with planned activities, schedules and reporting mechanisms.
• Assess opportunity, ability and motivation among communities using the SaniFOAM framework.
• Connect BCC strategy with IR2 and IR3 efforts, and develop and execute required training and technical assistance packages and monitoring schedules and tools.
• Develop skits, documentaries, radio programs, media messages, and posters for strategic locations in communities to enhance homestead action plans.
• Develop a behavior change communication package that contains four main components : defined channels, training of CHCs, a Sanitation and Hygiene Product and Service Manual, and demonstration opportunities.
• Use results of barrier analysis to develop key messages and a training of trainers (ToT) for CHC facilitators addressing ways to overcome identified barriers, make behavior change part of daily practice, monitor progress, and sustain change by linking with post-ODF activities.
• Incorporate sanitation marketing to complement ToT and link these trainings to Gikuriro’s CBEHPP training modules (with input from Gikuriro).
• Support LCSOs and district and sector level staff to conduct cascading training to ASOCs, water user committee members.
• Develop a sanitation and hygiene product and service manual featuring low-cost solutions including savings groups and loan products, for entrepreneurs and MSMEs.
• Work with the Private Sector Development Advisor to develop a ToT for CHC leaders on promoting, marketing, and managing sanitation savings and loans for households in the target districts.
Qualifications : Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training :
Educational level required :
• Master’s degree in Public Health, or a related fields
• 10 years of public health experience, including engagement of government counterparts in coordination, planning, and monitoring.
• In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Rwandan Sanitation and Hygiene operating environment required ;
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of WASH BCC governance structure required.
• Demonstrated understanding of behavior change strategies, including having experience related to research, strategy development, and implementation.
• A proven ability to work collaboratively with and build consensus among private and public sector stakeholders.
• Proven ability to participate in high profile meetings and ability to productively interact with a wide range of organizations (e.g. government, private sector, NGOs, and research institutions).
• Proven experience in undertaking at-scale public health activities.
• Demonstrated understanding of WASH behavior change methodologies
• Demonstrated understanding of behavior change strategies including experience formative research, strategy development and implementation.
• Ability to work independently and effectively within tight deadlines ;
• Proven experience developing high-quality written deliverables, such as training materials, work plans and periodic performance reports.
• Experience working with USAID or other donors
Technical Skills & Abilities :
• Strong organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and detail-oriented, with a proactive planning and execution.
• High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality.
• Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.
• Ability to work collaboratively in teams, build consensus, and effectively coordinate with internal and external actors is highly desired.
• Ability and willingness to travel to target districts.
• Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).
• Fluency in Kinyarwanda.
Working Environment :
• Office based environment with frequent travel to the field ;
• Travel required : up to 50% domestic travel and occasional international travel
• The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience :
How to apply :
Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-rwanda
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The closing date for submission of applications is 1st December 2016 ; no late applications will be accepted
As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks