Overview

Pact is implementing a USAID-funded project entitled Swaziland Ready, Resourceful, Risk Aware locally known as (InsikayaKusasa). The objective of the project is to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), adolescent girls (AG) and young women (VW) in Swaziland. The project will result in mitigation of the impact of HIV, reduction in new HIV infections, and improved HIV clinical outcomes for the above target groups.

Position Summary: The SBCC Manager will provide specialized technical expertise on SBCC material development, program implementation and direct supervision of DREAMS Coordinators (Xs) and Girl Power Ambassadors (GPAs). This includes overall leadership and guidance on the development and adoption of SBCC materials, development and implementation of demand creation approaches, leadership of all SBCC-related trainings and engagements, social media engagement, and quality assurance. This position will be based at Pact in Mbabane with significant field work.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead implementation of the SBCC strategy for the Insika project
  • Conceptualize, design, and lead the development/adaptation of all SBCC related components of the project, including job aids, SBCC materials and messages segmented by audience.
  • Develop and lead implementation of demand creation approaches, including training of Mentors on demand creation especially related to HTS, PrEP, family planning, and condoms uptake among AGYW Develop and adapt media and technology-based approaches to further reinforce messages among OVC and AGYW (WhatsApp, Facebook, U-report, and Radio)
  • Strengthen social media presence and engage/supervise an AGYW Social Media Champion to support the role out of approved strategies.
  • Support and monitor the DREAMS Coordinators to coordinate DREAMS programs at the regional level and across implementing partners in the region, including engagement with other PEPFAR DREAMS partners
  • Support the DCs and GPAs to ensure continuous collection/documentation of AGYW stories to reinforce SBCC messaging and increase project engagement by AGYW (including participation in DC/GPA monthly meetings at community level)
  • Identification of peer influencers among AGYW beneficiaries to promote service uptake and reinforce existing SBCC messaging
  • Lead training/orientation of partners on job aids and any other SBCC materials and strategies as and when the need arises
  • Collaborate with Pact Technical teams and IPs to address implementation challenges and develop solutions for improved project delivery and reach at community level
  • Represent Pact as part of the Insika project as required
  • Contribute to the development of the annual plan, ensuring responsiveness to stated objectives
  • Work with finance staff to appropriately budget for yearly activities and monitor the budget.

Qualifications, Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Development Communication or a related field, or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience in public health and behavior change communication
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience required in HIV prevention behavior change communication
  • Experience developing evidence based technical content for SBCC communication materials
  • Experience working with adolescent girls and young women strongly required.
  • Proven experience in HIV, gender and community health projects.
  • Experience in designing and facilitating trainings

Salary:

Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications.

All candidates must meet the minimum qualifications to apply. Applicants are invited to submit their applications via email including a resume, cover letter, references and salary history to: swazirecruit@pactworld.org.

The deadline is February 29, 2021.

Please be advised that only short listed candidates will be contacted.