Social Behaviour Change Advisor (Malaria)
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Development, Quality and Advocacy/Health and Nutrition
LOCATION: Head Office (Yangon)
Number of Position: 1
CONTRACT LENGTH: Fixed Term
Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the vetting process staff.
Breakthrough ACTION Burma is a USAID/President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)-funded project for implementing proven, evidence-based Social and Behavior Change in Burma/Myanmar to reduce the burden of malaria. It is co-managed by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) and Save the Children (SC).
The Social Behaviour Change Adviser (Malaria) will be responsible for the overall technical leadership and guidance in the development, adaptation and dissemination of the SBC communication strategies, guidelines, and tools and messages related to malaria prevention, treatment and control at the country level. This will involve close working relationship and collaboration with relevant personnel from the Save the Children country office, SCUS, MOH, WHO, PMI-EM implementing partners and other relevant stakeholders. The successful candidate will also provide high-quality technical and programmatic leadership and coordination support to the PMI-Eliminate Malaria (PMI-EM) project implementing partners in the planning and development of malaria SBC project activities, ensuring that Breakthrough ACTION is making a significant contribution to reducing malaria and supporting SBC in Burma/Myanmar.
The position holder will be based in Yangon with frequent travel to the project implementation locations including outside Burma/Myanmar. S/he will report to the Senior Health Quality Advisor.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Senior Health Quality Advisor
Staff reporting to this post: None (currently)
Budget Responsibilities: No financial approval
Role Dimensions: Ability to work across a large and complex portfolio with the role dimensions of
technical leadership and guidance in the development, adaptation and dissemination of the SBC communication strategies, guidelines, and capacity building, coordination with multiple stakeholders
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Program development and quality
- Provide technical leadership and guidance in the development, adaptation and dissemination of the SBC communication strategies, guidelines, and tools and messages related to malaria prevention, treatment and control at the country level
- Support to the PMI-Eliminate Malaria (PMI-EM) project implementing partners in the planning and development of malaria SBC project activities, ensuring that Breakthrough ACTION is making a significant contribution to reducing malaria and supporting SBC in Burma/Myanmar
- Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure technical and programmatic integrity of Breakthrough ACTION Burma and to achieve rapid and sustained project goals, objectives, and target
- Ensure that project is technically sound, evidence-based, and responsive to the SBC needs of PMI-EM stakeholders including the communites
Planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning
- Work with monitoring, evaluation, and learning (ME&L) staff to develop ME&L frameworks and effectively track data/results
- In collaboration with the program and finance team, develop project work plan, micro work plans, and budgets and ensure performance indicators and targets are met, as well as timely completion of activities against work plan deadlines
- Contribute to the development of project reports and monthly progress updates as well as project mid and end reports.
- Assist the project team with the production and dissemination of knowledge products
- Plan and periodically collect relevant information to document success stories and good practices to share with donors and other relevant stakeholders
- Contribute to the design and rollout of SBC related learning agenda to improve the evidence base, inform and influence policy and program decisions in the area
- Conduct capacity building need assessments in the area to identify gaps and needs of PMI-E-M implementing partners, MOH counterparts and other stakeholders including communities.
- Support and facilitate need-based training to the PMI-EM implementing partners staff, educators, and community stakeholders on malaria SBC and related topics.
- Mentor, support, and supervise the project team and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results in the relevant area of concern.
Coordination, partnerships and representation
- Maintain effective and regular communication with the project team, including weekly calls with Breakthrough ACTION to discuss implementation
- Coordinate and collaborate with PMI-EM implementing partners and other stakeholders including MOH, WHO and national and international NGOs to build an SBC capacity strengthening plan for country partners.
- Advise national counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant technical advisory groups with counterparts and partner institutions
- Liaise with other USAID/PMI funded projects in support of malaria prevention and control to ensure high quality programing in coordination with other projects
- Advocate for strengthening of SBC malaria control interventions
- Work closely with project technical team to ensure effective, timely, and coordinated project implementation
- Represent and lead the project and Save the Children in relevant TWGs and coordination forums at national and local levels
- Perform other duties as assigned by SC Myanmar CO
Child Safeguarding Responsibilities:
Ensure that your staff is providing all beneficiaries of your programme with ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
- Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
- Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
- Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
- Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks.
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
- Always acts in the best interests of children
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Minimum of 5 years experiences in designing, planning, and implementation on SBC efforts and/or community level activities, including communication campaigns and trainings, preferably related to malaria prevention, treatment and control programs
- Field experience in developing and implementing SBC projects/tools, preferably related to malaria prevention, treatment and control programs
- Proven experience in undertaking activities aimed at SBC and Capacity Building of implementing partners at national and local levels, , preferably related to malaria prevention, treatment and control programs.
- Experience of working with multiple stakeholders in SBC program and malaria prevention, treatment, and control program
- Experience in information management, including use of health data for analysis purposes
- Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
- Postgraduate degree in Health or Behavioral sciences; A bachelor’s degree with a relevant mix of experience in the area will be considered as indicated below
- At least 5 years experience in SBC activities in malaria prevention, treatment, and control program with relevant Master degree
- At least 7 years experience n SBC activities in malaria prevention, treatment, and control program with Bachelor level degree related to Health or Behavioral sciences
Communication and Technical Skills
- Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
- Excellent personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
- Willingness to travel to field offices and work in difficult environment according to travel requirements
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for children
- Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
- Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All staff has an obligation and a responsibility to:
- Ensure they fully understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures.
- Conduct themselves in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in their personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
- Ensure the way they are carrying out their work is not putting children at risk (or further risk) – this means constantly scrutinizing their work through a child safeguarding lens and talking to children about possible design/implementation “flaws”.
- Promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children in their own and beneficiary families, and community members in general.
- Be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives.
All managers have the above responsibilities as well as ensuring
- Their staff are doing the above.
- That child safeguarding is integrated and given a “voice” in all management processes including recruitment, induction, performance management, team meetings, annual planning processes, field level monitoring, etc
Safeguarding our Staff:
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
How to apply
Closing Date : 18 May 2023 (Thursday)
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