District Mobilization Officer Job at Population Services International (PSI) - Jobs in Uganda

District Mobilization Officer

Location:  Uganda


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 14 December 2020

Hiring Organization  Population Services International (PSI)

JOB DETAILS:
DISTRICT MOBILIZATION OFFICER
DEPARTMENT: SOCIAL BEHAVIOR CHANGE
BASED AT: JINJA SATELLITE OFFICE
REPORTS TO: SOCIAL BEHAVIORAL CHANGE
COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR
START DATE: JANUARY 2021 [ANTICIPATED]

WHO WE ARE
With over 50 years of experience, working in over 50 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

JOIN US!
We are looking for a suitable candidate to take on the role of District Mobilization Officer. This position will lead the implementation of all Social Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) efforts with a focus on increasing uptake of Family Planning (FP) particularly permanent methods for both women and men in the assigned project area in line with the program objectives and donor requirements. .

YOUR CONTRIBUTION
Social Behavior Change for demand generation
• Lead the implementation of social behavior change activities across the implementation districts in line with the permanent methods demand creation strategy.
• Lead the implementation of a communications initiative to increase awareness and acceptance of permanent methods in the project area.
• Conduct routine analysis of multi-level SBCC efforts including eHealth platforms, community engagement and in turn create, execute and document Data to Action plans.
• Participate in the review of data collected from the field and in any assessments for learning and program improvement.
• Distribute, track and reconcile IEC materials in the project area in line with the supply chain management procedures.

Planning and Quality Assurance:
• Contribute to all SBC planning, SBCC strategy development and review processes including co-creation and iteration processes.
• Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual work plans and budgets for the execution of all demand creation related activities in the project area.
• Collect and compile monthly, quarterly or any reports relating to the program and submit these in a time.

Advocacy, PR and partnership development
• Build and maintain advocacy/networking efforts amongst relevant stakeholders particularly Districts and other RH Partners.
• Innovatively engage stakeholders to support uptake of FP services particularly permanent methods in both public and private sector facilities.
• Build capacity (Training, Mentoring and coaching) of the village health teams to increase informed demand for FP methods particularly the permanent methods in the project area.

Knowledge management
• Maintain records of all SBCC activities, events, minutes of meetings held and ensure these are shared routinely.
• Document and share best practices as agreed upon behavior change indicators in the implementation districts with implementing partners and PSI.
• Routinely monitor progress on the implementation of the permanent methods demand creation strategy and flag areas for improvement.
• Document and share quarterly SBC/demand creation learnings with the SBC coordinator.

Risk Management:
• Implement risk management activities to mitigate operational and financial risks.

• THE BASICS
• Degree in Development Studies, Communications, Public Health, Community Psychology, Social Sciences.
• Additional training in Public health, Project Planning and Management, Monitoring and evaluation, SBC is an added advantage
• A minimum of three years’ experience in community engagement, working with rural communities and engaging local partners including local government


WHAT WOULD GET US EXCITED?
• Excellent interpersonal and public communication skills, organizational skills, with a problem-solving attitude and as a self-starter who works both independently and as a collaborative team player.
• An ability to plan/schedule work activities independently, with minimum supervision.
• Experience in community mobilization and engagement including young people to participate in programs.
• Experience of budgeting and handling finances to deliver project activities.
• Experience working with young people for SRHR programming and ehealth platforms.
• Demonstrated ability to work with various partners including MoH, Local governments, CBOs and other NGOs.
• Strong understanding of health services standards particularly through a health promotion lens.
• Good report writing and presentation skills coupled with good knowledge of Ms Office programs including Word, Excel and power point.
• Proficient social media user across all key channels including Office 360, Facebook and WhatsApp.


WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
• Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
• Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
• Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
• Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
• Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt.
• Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin.


Job Education: Not Specified


Job Experience: Not Specified

Application procedure

Interested candidates should email their cover letter addressed to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, PSIU, and an updated CV ONLY to apply@psiug.org , copy recruitment@rcsconsult.net  indicating the Job title in the subject of the email.
Applications should reach us not later than 5.00pm (1700H) on Monday December 14th, 2020.
Applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible!
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Date Posted: 2020-12-09

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