[TEMPORARY FOR 4 MONTHS WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION]
BASED AT: KAMPALA CAPITAL CITY AUTHORITY – CITY HALL
REPORTS TO: LEARNING AND ADAPTATION LEAD – MANE
WHO WE ARE
Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing
organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead
healthy lives and plan the families they desire. We’re reimagining healthcare, developing
health market systems where more consumer voices, at all income levels, are shaping
the development of increased consumer choices – where technology-driven, affordable,
quality drugs, devices, diagnostics and information move closer to peoples’ communities
and homes. We believe consumer-powered healthcare is a cost-effective sustainable
path toward health for all without financial hardship.
There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We’re a diverse group of professionals
and entrepreneurs with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – all with unique skills
we bring to the job.
Population Services International (PSI) and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) are
implementing a three year grant for an implementation science project (The MaNe project)
funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project is
implemented in the slum communities and informal settlements in the divisions of Rubaga
and Makindye in Kampala city. The project initiates and tests innovative interventions/
approaches to address the demand and supply side barriers affecting illness recognition,
care seeking, effective referral and provision of quality care equitably for better MNH
outcomes in urban slum settings in Kampala city.
We are looking for a suitable candidate to take on the temporary role (with possibility of
extension) of Social Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) Coordinator for the MaNe
Project. The SBCC coordinator will lead implementation of demand creation interventions
for innovations in accredited private for-profit clinics, Respectful Maternal and newborn
care (RMNC) interventions in public health facilities as well as innovations to improve
access to emergency medical services such as the medical call center and availability of
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• Lead the execution of the demand creation interventions as stipulated in the
MaNe project work plan.
• Prepare and implement demand creation guidelines and standards in line with PSI
and donor standards.
• Implementation of targeted home visits and work-place sensitization in high
congregation places through local entertainment, CHWs, peer educators.
• Implement Monthly phone calls & text messages to mothers & spouses about
birth preparedness and available MNH options innovated by the MaNe project.
• Prepare creative briefs for the development of target appropriate IEC and BCC
materials for the MaNe project.
• Leverage material development; awareness creation by CHWs, health providers,
and peer educations; and social media channels to reach to the pregnant women
mapped in Lubaga and Makindye.
• Develop, execute and track SBCC budgets for behavioral change communication
activities aimed at creating demand for the Maternal and Newborn services in line
with the project strategies.
• Liaise with health facilities, community and project team to document and
disseminate key learnings from the demand creation activities implemented
under the MaNe project.
• Collaborate with opinion leaders, target audience social networks to develop, test,
refine and scale-up appropriate SBCC strategies based on evidence.
• Bachelor’s degree in Social humanities e.g. Social sciences, Social Works,
Development studies, Communication.
• Experience of at least 3 years in development and implementation of SBCC
systems preferably in health.
WHAT WOULD GET US EXCITED?
An individual with the following Key personal competencies.
• Computer literacy in Microsoft office Suite and report writing
• Ability to engage communities in designing and implementing a program with an
opportunity for flexibility.
• Ability to communicate effectively with good communication skills
• Analytical and result-oriented
• Customer focused with good interpersonal skills to engage with people at all
levels – government, donor and community.
• Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision.
• Ability to be innovative and moving with current social trends
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
• Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work.
You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
• Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources
available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
• Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the
only way you’ll learn and improve.
• Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for
what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do
it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
• Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit
of the doubt.
• Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization,
just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments
through thick and thin
REQUESTED APPLICATION MATERIALS
Interested candidates should email their cover letter addressed to the Human Resources
and Administration Manager, PSIU, and an updated CV ONLY to email@example.com
indicating the Job title in the subject of the email.
Applications should reach us not later than 5.00pm (1700H) on Monday July 6th, 2020.
Applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to submit
your application as soon as possible!
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals
regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual
orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family
status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical
conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or
uniform service member status or employment status.
**Please note PSI Uganda does not solicit for funds during any recruitment process.