PATH Social Behavior Change Officer Jobs 2021 – Zambia Jobs

PATH Social Behavior Change Officer Jobs 2021 – Zambia Jobs. PATH Zambia programme looking for “Social Behavior Change Officer“. Applicants with a Bachelors’ degree in social science may apply on or before 18 June 2021.

PATH is an international, nonprofit global health organization based in Seattle, with 1,600 employees in more than 70+ offices around the world. Its president and CEO is Nikolaj Gilbert, who is also the Managing Director and CEO of Foundations for Appropriate Technologies in Health, PATH’s Swiss subsidiary.

PATH Social Behavior Change Officer Jobs 2021

The PATH has published a job vacancy announcement on 22nd April 2021 for qualified Zambia’s to fill in the vacant post of Social Behavior Change Officer to be based in Katete, Zambia.

Recruiter Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)
Position Social Behavior Change Officer
Location Katete, Zambia
Country Zambia
Total Vacant Post 01
Qualification Bachelors’ degree in social science
Experience Required At least 5 year
Application Deadline 18 June 2021

PATH Job Vacancy 2021

Job Purpose: PATH seeks to recruit a Social Behavior Change Officer (SBC Officer) who will be based in Katete. The SBC Officer will form part of a team which will operate in 7 Pre Elimination districts of Chadiza, Chipata, Chipangali, Katete, Kasenengwa, Petauke and Sinda.  The SBC Officer will form part of the “Malaria Pre-Elimination Team” and will report directly to the Malaria Pre-Elimination Coordinator. The SBC Officer will provide district and community level specialized technical guidance on proven approaches for social behavior change with the goal of increasing uptake and utilization of malaria services. S/he will have primary responsibility for oversight district and community SBC activities. S/he will work collaborate with other relevant SBC staff and partners working on malaria elimination efforts for enhanced coordination of SBC activities. S/he will also work with other program officers to provide general support to the PHO and DHO staff to coordinate, supervise and monitor malaria SBC interventions at provincial, district and community levels.

Responsibilities:

  • Support implementation coordination, supervision and monitoring of SBC interventions and activities to support the malaria pre-elimination agenda.
  • Support the development and implementation of the SBC approaches such as mass media, interpersonal communication, community engagement and mobilization, information communication technology advocacy and other strategies.
  • Support the development of program and activity tools to support district and community level SBC interventions.
  • Support PAMO Plus contracted civil society organizations to strengthen their capacities to implement SBC interventions.
  • Provide leadership and oversight to PAMO Plus contracted civil society organizations (CSOs) through regular supervision and monitoring.
  • Provide support to DHO, CSOs and other partner organizations and existing traditional structures to plan and integrate SBC community interventions and implement community engagement activities.
  • Work with community groups and outreach workers to map and monitor community action and increase participation in and uptake of malaria services; provide ongoing mentoring and support.
  • Coordinate community capacity strengthening activities and organize program review meetings.
  • Document best practices and prepare regular weekly and monthly plans and progress reports.
  • Participate in preparation of work plans and other project technical documents as required.
  • Provide technical assistance to the DHOs and Health Facility Staff in organizing community meetings/events and orientation of Community Based Volunteers and other community members.
  • Conduct other activities as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
  • Collaborate with Community Engagement & Mobilization Officers working on the ANC surveillance and ProACT study in Chadiza District.

Qualification:

  • Essential: Bachelors’ degree in social science or equivalent experience in public health or any other health-related field.
  • Desirable: A Master’s Degree in a relevant field is an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 5 year(s) of relevant experience in programs related to social behavior change, community engagement and mobilization is required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite —specific competence in the use of word processing, presentation, and email software required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in planning and facilitating community level activities and training.
  • Experience working on the USAID-funded project is an added advantage.
  • Must be innovative and a team player.
  • Ability to travel within the target districts and provinces up to 60% of the time.

Other Details

  • Contract Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Company Location: Zambia, Chipata
  • Language: Fluency in local languages of Eastern Province
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply PATH Social Behavior Change Officer Jobs 2021

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to this link Click Here

The Closing Date: 18 June 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Particulars Details Link
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Official Website www.path.org