Community Engagement Officer

Save the Children, Monrovia, Liberia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st September, 2020


Job Description

BACKGROUND

Breakthrough ACTION Liberia is the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) flagship integrated social and behavior change (SBC) project. The project implementation period is from February 2020 to April 2022. The project is led by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs in partnership with Save the Children, ThinkPlace, and ideas42.

The project works collaboratively with the Ministry of Health (MOH) programs at the national and subnational level, and in complementarity to relevant USAID implementing partners (IPs) to improve the effectiveness of SBC to achieve better, sustainable health outcomes. This activity contributes to the Mission Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Development Objective 3 of "Foundations for growth strengthened through a healthy, productive, and educated population."

Breakthrough ACTION Liberia is implemented in 12 counties to deliver effective, quality SBC activities that will result in improved demand, access, and use of health services. To achieve this goal, the three behavioral objectives are:

Behavioral Objective 1: Significantly influence high impact behaviors related to malaria, maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), adolescent health, nutrition, prevention of infectious diseases, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

Behavioral Objective 2: Develop the SBC capacity in Liberia for innovative behavior change interventions at scale.

Behavioral Objective 3: Strengthen SBC implementation across different thematic areas for improved health outcomes

The role:

The project works collaboratively with the Ministry of Health (MOH) programs at the national and subnational level, and in complementarity to relevant USAID implementing partners (IPs) to improve the effectiveness of SBC to achieve better, sustainable health outcomes. This activity contributes to the Mission Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Development Objective 3 of "Foundations for growth strengthened through a healthy, productive, and educated population."

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor's degree (master degree preferable) in public health, social science or relevant behavioral sciences;
  • At least three years of extensive experience in community mobilization programming and understanding of the Liberia community health system;
  • Experience and familiarity with participatory approaches and tools for training and program implementation at the community level;
  • Good facilitation skills with a variety of audiences and proven experience with participatory techniques;
  • Commitment to working with marginalized and disadvantaged group of people in remote areas;
  • Willingness to travel within the country as needed;
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken;
  • Effective communication skills, both in written and verbal forms in order to establish effective relationships with a wide range of audiences, including at a geographical distance;
  • Computer skills on MS Word, Excel, Power Point;
  • Experience on a USAID funded or integrated health project a plus.

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