Aga Khan Foundation SBCC Program Officer, iMH-CARE, Jobs in Uganda

Aga Khan Foundation SBCC Program Officer, iMH-CARE, Jobs in Uganda

About Us

  • For nearly 50 years, AKF has been partnering with communities, governments and local leaders to harness the best from people from all backgrounds to improve the quality of life.

  • The Foundation’s work is rooted in core values of self-reliance, pluralism, and respect for human dignity.

  • AKF is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks.

  • The AKDN’s integrated approach makes long-term investments, builds permanent institutions and cultivates an active civil society, impacting tens of millions of people annually in 30 countries.

  • Alongside its sister AKDN agencies, the AKF implements innovative, community-driven solutions that are based on decades of experience, learning and evaluation.

    Position Description

  • This position will support the implementation of the Integrated Primary Care Model for Mental health in a Decentralized System in Uganda (iMH-CARE Uganda) program, specifically ensuring on the ground execution of activities under component 1 interventions.

  • iMH-CARE will be implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation Uganda (AKFU) in partnership with YouBelong Uganda (YBU).

  • Together, we will design and deliver a comprehensive mental health system strengthening project in Kampala and Wakiso districts of Uganda.

  • The project will develop a range of population wide and targeted SBCC interventions to sustainably increase demand for mental health prevention, treatment and support services in Kampala and Wakiso, from January 2020 to December 2022.

  • The Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Officer will implement on the ground day to day activities, training sessions, sensitization workshops and community activities designed under the project’s communication strategies.

  • This position requires an exemplary and innovative person with hands-on experience in working with communities, mobilization, monitoring, and reporting of social, health and SBCC programs.

  • S/he will play a supporting role in the execution of SBCC interventions; hence this will require a self-driven, energetic person willing to learn and adapt to new challenges.

  • The person should have the capacity to work collaboratively with members of the community and partners.

  • He/she will uphold the high image and core values of the organization, with outstanding professionalism, social conduct, and personal presentation.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute workplans and activities derived from the
    project’s SBCC strategy

  • Facilitate training sessions for Village Health Teams as interpersonal communication agents

  • Coordinate with the respective District Local Governments, interpersonal communication agents and key partners to ensure that SBCC strategies are effectively and efficiently implemented in the targeted districts.

  • Provide regular project progress and results, success stories and lessons learnt, and flag quality concern issues; through timely weekly and monthly reports to the Program Coordinator.

  • Work with the M&E team, and consultants on the ground to support M&E activities such as the baseline and end-line surveys, focus group discussions etc.

  • Collaborate with partners, community leaders and members, health workers to deliver the program on the ground

  • Perform other relevant duties as and when assigned, by the SBCC Program Coordinator, and Senior Management Team.

    Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field e.g. Public Health, Development Studies, Mass Communication, Commerce (Marketing), Business Administration, or other related degree.

  • At least 2 years’ relevant experience in community engagement, social and other development project activities. Experience in health and SBCC programming will be an added advantage,

  • Strong community mobilization skills are required

  • Training and facilitation skills are desired

  • Team player with the ability to work within a multi-cultural environment

  • Working knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.

    How to Apply

  • Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity with AKF should submit a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of three professional referees by 10th January 2020 via e-mail to

  • with ‘SBCC Program Officer’ in the subject line.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • “"AKF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.”

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