Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Officer

FHI 360 Nepal

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 5+ years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Nov 17, 2022

Job Description

The SBCC Officer is responsible for providing support for SBCC-related project activities under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)- and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) Nepal project in coordination with EpiC Nepal Program, Technical and Strategic Information (SI) units and implementing partner agencies (IPs).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate for creating and updating document repository, contact matrix, documentation matrix, knowledge sharing matrix and providing support for data use/information dissemination.
  • Support to document and publish success stories, two pagers, technical brief, reports, The LINK-Nepal newsletter, accomplishments, and lessons learned documents of the project.
  • Support to prepare quarterly progress report, program, event, training/workshop, and meeting reports, proceedings, and monthly update.
  • Support to ensure the project’s branding and marking requirements, layout/formatting and editing of the documents, reports, and presentations, and ensure the quality and standardization of the project requirements.
  • Support to design, plan, implement and follow up capacity building activities of IPs on SBCC strategies, SOPs, guidelines, and activities.
  • Support SBCC Specialist in the design and development process of IEC/SBCC tools and materials to meet the needs of FHI 360 Nepal IPs and project activities.
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of EpiC Nepal supported special events, including workshops and seminars in consultation and coordination with Administrative Officer.
  • Support to prepare training materials and conduct trainings to the implementing partner agencies staff.
  • Coordinate and support to manage EpiC Nepal online risk assessment and reservation application (ORA)– MeroSathi.
  • Coordinate and support to implement LINK-electronic feedback tool in EpiC Nepal project districts and review the findings for sharing
  • Promote MeroSathi in social media platforms through local social media influencers and work with creative agencies for preparing posts including digital SBCC materials
  • Support online outreach staff to follow-up individuals who have booked for HIV services in MeroSathi and provide assistance to conduct online-offline outreach.
  • Update MeroSathi Facebook profile and engage virtually active individuals through chat box in MeroSathi and conduct one-on-one chat
  • Support to conduct virtual hotspot mapping through dating apps and exploring anonymous groups
  • Develop and pre-testing of social media friendly promotional contents on Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U), HIV self-testing, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), community led testing for HIV, and conduct social media campaigns and prepare report.
  • Produce and ensure use of HIV-related paper-based and/or digital SBCC materials.
  • Maintain databases of the online outreach and other information, communications and technology-related activities including in-house SharePoint repository.
  • Conduct quarterly supportive supervision and monitoring visits to the IPs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Supervisor, Deputy Project Director or Project Director or Country Director.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or Communication with three years of relevant work experience in SBCC or bachelor’s degree in Public Health or Communication and five years of relevant experience
  • Previous experience in I/NGOs and government sector particularly on health communication, behavioral communication or specifically to HIV sector will be an asset
  • Knowledge of designing of promotional social media friendly materials
  • Strong negotiation, coordination, communication, and interpersonal skills (diplomacy, patience, listening and facilitation)
  • Proactive and independent approach to work with willingness to undertake additional responsibilities
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain positive working relationships
  • Resourceful in resolving problems and initiating solutions
  • Fluency in English and Nepali (spoken, written, typing)

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to apply through the  

Final deadline for application is till 5:00 pm November 25, 2022. 

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and oral interview. Any effort to influence the selection process will result in disqualification.