Social and Behaviour Change

United Nations Children's Fund

Lusaka, Zambia

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Media and Communication

The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country's children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.

Under the direct supervision of the UNICEF Social and Behaviour Change Officer, and in day-to-day interactions and coordination with the UNICEF International SBC Lead Consultant, the selected national consultants will support the Health and EPI teams of the MoH at provincial and district levels) in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of ACSM/RCCE strategies, plans and activities. The consultant will provide technical support to the Provincial Health Offices (PHOs) and partners on evidence based and quality designing, planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the Advocacy, Communication, Social Mobilization (ACSM) and Social Behaviour Change (SBC) interventions on Health and Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) demand generation to enhance the uptake of polio, COVID-19, and other immunisation services in Zambia. Overall aim is to strengthen subnational and local level systems and structures to strengthen evidence generation and it’s applications to further improve and adapt ACSM/SBC interventions; strengthen the roles and responsibilities related to leadership, guidance and coordination of the Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Coordination Subgroup to improve effectiveness, focus and synergies among all other RCCE subgroups; and the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) /Incident Management System (IMS) structures ranging from Polio, Measles, COVID-19 and Cholera at provincial and district level.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will need to have…  

  • University degree in social science, Communication, Health Promotion, International Studies, Development Studies or a related technical field in SBC/ Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE).  
  • At least 3-5 years’ relevant experience and product knowledge on social behaviours change, social mobilization, risk communication and community engagement
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of communication for development, knowledge, and experience with collecting data and designing evidence-based SBC strategies, as well as risk communication and communication engagement are essential
  • Proven experience in Public Health Emergencies and SBC interventions planning and coordination is an asset
  • Strong communication skills in English (spoken and written).