Malawi: Social and Behavioral Change Communications Officer

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Malawi
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Social and Behavior Change Communication Officer will support a range of communication activities, including the monitoring of our Radio Distance Learning (RDL) program, the implementation and coordination of radio listening clubs, and the development and dissemination of Social and Behavior Change Communication materials. The function of the Social and Behavior Change Communication Officer will be to specifically support the communication activities of the project, and support the Combination Prevention Senior Technical Advisor as well as the Combination Prevention Manager. These activities will support both the training and capacity strengthening of One Community’s Community Resource Persons (to whom the RDL program is targeted) as well as directly influencing Social and Behavior Change Communication directed at One Community’s target audiences.

The Social and Behavior Change Communication Officer will work out of the project’s headquarters office in Blantyre, and report directly for the Senior Technical Advisor for Combination Prevention. This position will require frequent travel to seven districts across southern Malawi.

Responsibilities:
Radio Distance Learning Program

  • Work with the Research, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning unit to ensure ongoing monitoring of the RDL and a final evaluation at the end of broadcast
  • Coordinate pretest of initial episodes and work with the production agency to integrate feedback
  • Maintain an implementation plan for the development, broadcast, and monitoring and evaluation of the RDL program and ensure that timelines are met at all times
  • Establish and supervise listener clubs among Community Resource Persons, collate feedback from listeners and ensure that feedback is reflected in subsequent episodes
  • Develop a broadcast schedule and work with selected media houses to ensure that the RDL program is broadcast according to schedule
  • Develop support print materials to help listener clubs participate more in the radio program
  • Carry out any other duties that might be required for the effectiveness of the radio program

Social and Behavior Change Communication

  • Keep a directory of all existing
  • Social and Behavior Change Communication materials on HIV/AIDS that are relevant to One Community Programs
  • Coordinate materials adaptation and development efforts
  • Coordinate the distribution of Social and Behavior Change Communication support materials and ensure the documentation of all Social and Behavior Change Communication processes
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public health, mass communications, or related field*
  • Experience working in the design and development of social and behavior change communication materials*
  • Experience working with production agencies to design and develop radio and or TV programs for health and development
  • Excellent skills speaking and writing in English

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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