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Senior Advisor - Community Engagement & Linkages/ SBCC

Tanzania

  • Organization: Pact World
  • Location: Tanzania
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-15

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At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Department

Programs - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.

Position Overview

Reporting to the DCOP, is responsible for all aspects of the technical activities and services. S/he will work collaboratively with the Sr. Community Engagement Specialist and Technical Director to design and implement SBCC campaigns and community level interventions to increase provider and end user uptake and adherence to health control interventions and to facilitate individual acceptance of and community mobilization around health interventions. This position is based in Tanzania and is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities

  • Formulate project SBCC objectives and develop strategies for their achievement.
  • Develop comprehensive Family Planning/Reproductive Health and/or Maternal Newborn Child Health tools and SBCC campaign activities, using evidence-based theories and methodologies, in close collaboration with the Health communications unit of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Elderly and Children( MOHCDGEC).
  • Leads the development and implementaiton of DBCC, IEC, and interpersonal counseling strategy and activities
  • Provide day-to-day management of the project’s SBCC and community level activities.
  • Manage the work of any research firms, advertising agencies, public relations experts, production vendors, community mobilizers, and/or consultants hired by the project to assist with SBCC or community level work. This includes building capacity of local implementing partners to implement quality and successful SBCC work.
  • Collaborate with other technical specialists and stakeholders beyond the project to ensure coordination of materials and communication message strategies and avoid gaps and overlaps.
  • Ensure that SBCC materials are pre-tested, proved effective and used efficiently and by the correct target group.
  • Help develop, maintain, and follow the indicators set in the workplan for SBCC and community-level activities.
  • Work with M&E Advisor to monitor and evaluate the progress and impact of SBCC activities.
  • Contribute to regular quarterly and annual reports to the client.
  • Document project results and impacts in various forms, including media stories, lessons learned, case studies, client satisfaction, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Other tasks as required to achieve the Program Objectives and Expected Results.

Basic Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Development Communications, Media, Broadcasting, Public Health, Medicine, Social Sciences (such as Medical Anthropology), Education, or other field related to the concerns of the project.
  • At least nine (9) years of experience in projects of similar or related nature, size, and complexity, with national or local governments, NGOs, or donors; with preference given to a candidate who has actually worked in devolved health settings.
  • Demonstrated understanding and familiarity with development communications issues and solutions, especially in public health.
  • Familiarity and understanding of USAID policies and procedures (highly preferred), or those of other donors, donor-funded projects, community-based projects, or corporate social responsibility projects.
  • Proven abilities to set priorities, to multi-task, and to work collaboratively across technical disciplines.
  • Possess outstanding professional reputation and have strong demonstrated interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills.
  • Willingness to travel within the country as needed.
  • Oral and written English language required, additional knowledge of local languages preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Tanzanian National preferred.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.

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