Ministry of Health Behaviour Change Communication Specialist- TB Program Jobs in Uganda

Ministry of Health Behaviour Change Communication Specialist- TB Program Jobs in Uganda


Job Purpose

  • The Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Specialist will offer technical support in the behaviour change communication assessments using qualitative methods working closely with TB/HIV and TB control programmes and other partners.

  • The BCC Specialist will review the Social/ Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) and community
    engagement strategies, information, education and communication (IEC) materials and the gaps in S/BCC for TB/ HIV and TB prevention and control/elimination.

  • She/he will document the process, issues, challenges and recommendations for improvements/scaling up social and human behavior change health sector interventions in the country.

    Key Functions

  • Provide technical support in the assessments of behaviour change communication in order to
    develop culturally appropriate and harmonized S/BCC strategies and tools for the high-risk crossbordern populations.

  • Review the behaviour change communication and community engagement strategies, knowledge
    base information, education and communication (IEC) materials, practices and the gaps in BCC for
    TB/ HIV and TB control and elimination in the region with emphasis on the border region and among high risk populations and offer practical recommendations to respond to the gaps.

  • Support the development of research that inform Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices for prevention of TB.

  • Support the development of health promotion materials for prevention of TB/HIV.

  • Document the process, issues, challenges and recommendations for improvements/scaling up IEC/BCC and community mobilization interventions in the priority regions/districts.

  • Provide expertise in Behavioural Health Science methods for monitoring and evaluation of BCC, community mobilization and advocacy including specific components working with mobile populations and high-risk populations.

  • Support preparation of and participate in relevant project meetings.

  • Develop a stake holders and advocacy engagement plans geared towards prevention of TB in the Country.

  • Support the design, rollout and monitoring of community engagement activities

  • Provide support capacity building on BCC, community mobilization, advocacy for the national TB/HIV and TB programmes and partners.

  • Collect information within and outside the TB and Leprosy Division that will be used in
    communicating news, lessons learned, best practices, and research findings to each relevant
    audience.

  • Assist in technical reporting to the donor and other relevant partners, and in dissemination of results to wider audiences.

  • Ensure timely effective Health communications within the TB
    & Leprosy division and with
    stakeholders at all level.

  • Establish effective relationships with TB/HIV programmes, partners, donors and communities.

  • Develop quarterly work plans in consultation with the Assistant Commissioners Health Promotion,
    Communication & Education and TB & Leprosy Divisions and submit reports to relevant offices.

    Qualifications

  • The applicant should possess a master degree in the following fields; Health Promotion, Health
    Communication, Public Health or other relevant fields in Behavioural Health Sciences.

  • The applicant should also possess a Bachelors in Behavioural Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Development Studies. Training in communication is an added advantage.

  • Experience backed with evidence-based theory and research aimed at addressing public health sector behaviors changes at individual, community, and societal levels preferably in TB/HIV and TB control.

  • Experience in conducting qualitative study design, training of qualitative researchers, data collection, data analysis and write up is desirable.

  • Demonstrated working experience of 5 years in the field of Behavioural Health Sciences including
    planning and programming for Social behavioural change communication and community engagement
    for health issues.

  • Demonstrated Experience in the field of health communication for capacity building (training, TA, facilitation) for TB/HIV and TB control related programmes is added advantage.

    Competencies

  • Proven teamwork, partnering skills (facilitating dialogue and communications across diverse sectors, institutions, and geographic administrative levels)

  • Excellent writing, oral and visual presentation skills; training skills Ability to assess priorities and competently complete a variety of activities with a high level of accuracy and timeliness.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to initiate and implement activities with minimal oversight and supervision.

  • Community mobilisation

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc.) and the Internet

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Ministry of Health Behaviour Change Communication Specialist- TB Program Jobs in Uganda

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