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Behaviour Change Communication & Intervention Officer (2 Positions)

Date Posted: Jan 21, 2021

Job Description

Background

Banja La Mtsogolo (BLM) is a Malawian Non-Governmental Healthcare Organization established in 1987. BLM provides quality Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare including HIV/AIDS information and interventions. BLM is a senior member of the Marie Stopes International (MSI) Partnership which works in 43 countries. BLM exists to improve quality of life in Malawi through family planning and reproductive health care services. BLM serves over 800,000 clients annually and makes a significant contribution to national family planning objectives. The organization has national coverage, operating through 24 clinics, and numerous outreach clinic sites.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant position of BCCI Officer (2 posts) to be in Salima and Thyolo


Position: Behaviour Change Communication and Intervention (BCCI) Officer (2 Positions)




Role Purpose


The BCCI Officer is responsible for mid-level leading of effective and efficient planning, prioritization, implementation, documentation, monitoring and evaluation of BLM’s Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Behavioural Change education, community mobilisation and demand creation communication strategies.


Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement effective and efficient Sexual and Reproductive (SRH) Behavioural Change Communications (BCC) education and demand creation team tailor made action plans.
  • Coordinate and manage a network of Reproductive Health Assistants (RHA) community based agents in implementing effective Interpersonal Communication (IPC) demand creation and education strategy as well as RHA incentive scheme.
  • Securing, organisation and management of corporate client SRH education and service demand creation for outreach teams
  • Coordinate and provide periodic reporting of Sexual and Reproductive (SRH) Behavioural Change Communications Interventions (BCCI) progress reports and analysis to Operations Directorate.
  • Support BCCI Manager in formulating and delivering community mobilization, education and general community outreach strategic plans for effective promotion and uptake of SRH services in impact communities and BLM Centres.
  • Support in concept development, creative design, testing and production of effective and efficient BCCI products, services and demand creation and education tools.
  • Compile monthly and quarterly reports for BLM service channels informing progress status and identifying opportunities on SRH education and demand creation programs.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by Demand Creation Manager and Director of Programs and Operations.


Key Competencies and Qualifications

  • Degree in Media for Development/ mass communication/ Community Development or any related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in “Changing Mindsets” communications with at least 2 years’ experience in practical community mobilisation preferably with poor and hard to reach communities
  • Effective team leadership, planning and organisation is a must
  • Hands-on skill sets in modern audio, visual, graphic design, photography and motion picture software will be an advantage.
  • Experience working with young people will be a plus.


Skills and Experience

  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead others
  • Understanding of key issues around reproductive health (HIV/AIDS, Family Planning, Maternal Health)
  • Pro-Choice
  • Strategic thinker with experience in developing and implementing interactive communication concepts.
  • Outgoing, adaptable, driven, diplomatic, liberal.
  • Analytic, Persistent, driven, decisive, meticulous and results oriented,
  • Energetic, high integrity, enthusiasm.
  • Highly self-sufficient, innovative, inspirational and persuasive
  • High degree of proficiency in modern media and community mobilisation
  • Collaborative approach to teamwork, strong personal commitment to the goals of BLM and the vision to put it into practice would be desirable.
  • Able and willing to travel extensively.


Personal Attributes


  • Highly self-sufficient & self-serving,
  • innovative,
  • inspirational and persuasiveness,
  • collaborative approach to team working,
  • strong personal commitment to the goals of BLM and the vision to put into practice.


Contract start date:


The incumbent will be required to start performing their duties mid-February 2021.


Reporting Line:


The incumbent will be reporting to the Demand Creation Manager


How to apply

If you are interested and you meet the above requirements, please send your curriculum vitae and cover letter including names and contact details of at least three traceable referees as follows:

  • One reference from your current employer or most recent employer
  • One reference from your previous employer
Or

  • One reference from your last employer and
  • One reference from your last but one employer

All applications should be addressed to:

The Human Resource Director

Banja La Mtsogolo

P.O. Box 1854

LILONGWE.


E-mail: recruitment@banja.org.mw


to reach him not later than Tuesday 26th of January 2021.

“Our organization is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and therefore expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment”

BLM is an equal opportunities employer. No canvassing of any kind is allowed


Skills Required


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Job Detail

  • Location
    Salima
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    2
  • Apply Before
    27 Jan, 2021

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