PATH Zonal Social And Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Officer, Targeted and Tailored COVID-19 Vaccination Jobs in Ethiopia

PATH Zonal Social And Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Officer, Targeted and Tailored COVID-19 Vaccination Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity.

By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

PATH in Ethiopia is currently implementing various high impact projects with the aim of saving and improving the lives of the most vulnerable and underserved women and children in the country.

PATH Ethiopia seeks to recruit four (4) qualified and experienced Zonal social, and behavior change communication (SBCC) officer for the targeted and tailored support to increase COVID-19 vaccination. This project will support the government of Ethiopia to fully vaccinate 70 percent of the total population.

The Zonal SBCC officer will be based in project implementation zones and is responsible to coordinate the overall communication and demand generation activities of the project. The Zonal SBCC officer will report to the Regional Technical Officer.

S/he will be working closely with the national and regional project leadership team and provide technical support at project implementation zones and woredas on advocacy, social mobilization, and program communication activities of the project.

The job is located either in Afar, Amhara, Benshangul Gumz, Dire Dawa, and Oromia. Please indicate your location on the cover letter.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate implementation of gender- sensitive, context tailored and inclusive SBCC strategy and interventions in COVID-19 mass vaccination that fit for targeted group

  • With the support from SBCC advisor, organize and facilitate advocacy workshop, social mobilization, community engagement and communication interventions at project zones, woredas and sites

  • In collaboration with zonal mass vaccination officer, support overall SBCC approach in COVID-19 mass vaccination project areas.

  • Coordinate and facilitate the implementation of gender- sensitive and context tailored communication strategies in COVID-19 mass vaccination project sites

  • Coordinate and provide technical support on communication and demand generation activities to project implementation areas

  • Coordinate and support zonal and woreda Communication TWG to develop plans and activities to promote COVID-19 vaccination in low
    performing communities, IDPs sites, refugee camps and special target groups to increase demand and uptake for COVID-19 vaccine

  • Organize advocacy and social mobilization activities to engage influential leaders, decision makers, and social mobilizers at zonal, woreda and community levels

  • Conduct supportive supervision, on-the-job training, and other capacity building activities to zonal & woreda EPI officers, health workers, social mobilizers and other hotline counselors on demand generation activities including risk communication plan on COVID-19 vaccination

  • Coordinate monitoring and evaluation activities for AEFI, demand generation and risk communication activities for the COVID-19 mass vaccine delivery including conducting rapid assessment for awareness, acceptance, hesitancy, and trust around the COVID-19 vaccine project implementation areas.

  • Closely work with regional project team to document lessons learned, success stories and best practices.

  • And any other activity as requested by the supervisor

    Required Experience

  • BSc or higher in public health communications, and or other relevant behavioral/social science field.

  • Minimum eight (8) years’ experience in public health programming, policy or research, with at least five (5) years’ experience in the area of immunization and maternal/child health programs.

  • Experience on managing a comprehensive behavior change program

  • Formal training in and demonstrated understanding of theories and frameworks relating to individual behavior change and broader social responses, the evidence base for social and behavioral/communications interventions and best practices

  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with government and key stakeholders

  • Skilled in successfully working with geographically dispersed teams and working in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, including cross-cultural teams.

  • Substantial experience in social and behavior change programming required.

  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to write, read and speak local language of the duty station is a plus.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; PATH Zonal Social And Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Officer, Targeted and Tailored COVID-19 Vaccination Jobs in Ethiopia

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