Job Opportunity at Tanzania Communication and Development Center (TCDC), SBCC Regional Officer

Job Opportunity at Tanzania Communication and Development Center (TCDC), SBCC Regional Officer

Designation: SBCC Regional Officer 

Report to: Field Operations Manager

Directorate: Programs

Location: SONGWE

Start Date: October 2021

GENERAL INFORMATION  

Tanzania Communication and Development Center (TCDC) is a non-government organization  established in 2013 with the registration number 00NG0/00006483. TCDC’s vision is creating  empowered households and communities that are happy and healthy and our mission is to improve the  health and wellbeing of households and communities by equipping them with the skills, tools and  mindset needed to live happy and healthy lives.

TCDC implements community mobilization at scale and provides support in designing evidence-based  SBCC campaigns and activities. TCDC’s approach is effective by deploying “external interventions’  such as media, as well as “community initiated” interventions like mid-media and community level  actions through community based organizations (CBOs), village health workers and volunteers.

TCDC has been implementing community mobilization activities supporting numerous national health  campaigns including HIV/AIDs (testing and counselling, care, treatment and optionB+), Malaria,  Reproductive Maternal and Neonatal Child Adolescence Health(RMNCAH), Voluntary Medical Male  Circumcision (VMMC), nutrition, Tuberculosis (TB) and Family Planning. The TCDC staffs are  composed of mix experience in designing, implementing, managing and evaluating social behaviour  change communication, public health, community mobilization and social marketing programs within  and outside Tanzania.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: 

Job Purpose 

He/she is responsible for overseeing regional implementation of WASH SBCC activities in the Songwe  region and contributes to an overall goal by Strengthening Social Behaviour Change Communication  strategies and enhances strong collaboration with government and other stakeholders in the assigned  region.

SBCC Of cer will work with Local Government authorities; WASH stakeholders, Key community  in uencers, youth network and SWACH clubs, and Community Health Workers (CHWs) to implement  SBCC strategies in line with project strategic plan and training materials that promote adoption of  WASH positive behaviour.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Planning: 

 

  • Initiate and assist the planning process with Local Government Authorities (LGAs), WASH  Stakeholders & partners in Songwe Region
  • Liaison with the regional/district government staff particularly Health Promotion coordinators,  Community development of cers, Education of cers plan implementation of community  mobilization activities in support of WASH objectives.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual work plans, timelines, budgets and reports for TCDC  • Involve into regional as well as district planning session to share annual TCDC work plan to be  incorporated into Regional Health Management team plan.
  • Develop and administer regional work plan
  • Overseeing implementation of program activities in the region
  • Plan route plan for mid media activities in collaboration with regional and district health promotion  officers.
  • Participate in national, regional, district invited or organized events
  • Assist in the preparation of CBO’s work plans, timelines, budgets and reports

 

Organizing: 

 

  • Build capacity of the volunteers (CHWs & CLTS) through effective coaching and supportive  supervision to enhance their project managerial skills.
  • Coordinate NGOs/CBOs activities and ensuring the outputs are delivered on time and in  accordance with their contract.
  • Coordinate for RHMT/CHMT members to attend Radio discussion program. • Maintain a data base of all partners, their contacts and location, interact regularly to present TCDC’s  strategic issues and clari cation.
  • Liaise with the district government staff particularly district heath promotion of cers to ensure  mutual collaboration between Councils/districts.
  • Advocate for community SBCC WASH activities buy in by regional and district leaders through  regional and district health promotion of cer.
  • Acting as TCDC representative in the region meetings, and maintaining strong links with the  community leaders, government, NGOs, CBO, and other stakeholders also to Advocate and  in uence government bodies, NGOs, CBO and partners on the organization activities at regional  level and ensure there is good working relationships between government, private partners in  reaching project goals.
  • Perform any other work related duties as assigned by your immediate supervisor.

 

Monitoring & Evaluation: 

 

  • Support volunteers (CHWs & CLTS) by conducting support supervision visit on monthly basis to  identify areas requiring support and as appropriate seek assistance when needed and Provide  regular and timely feedback to high level management as needed on key challenges hindering  implementation of the program and suggest solutions for improvement
  • Coordinate and monitor all TCDC’s SBCC campaigns/activities including mid media activities in the  region
  • Collect and compile quality and timely regional monthly operations reports and disseminate to all  stakeholders in the region as well as provide solutions/plans that would lead to improved or  continued performance of the program activities.
  • Provide report for supportive supervision and on-going monitoring activities
  • Share project success story or stages of behaviour change in the project
  • Properly use all community event guide lines to monitor  eld activities
  • Reviewing data received at regional of ce before submission to M & E unit for analysis and  nal  consumption to donor and other stakeholders
  • Present qualitative and quantitative results to regional and districts stakeholders. • Utilize qualitative and quantitative research results from internal and external sources for better  programming and implementation of campaign activities in the region.

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

 

  • Degree quali cation in social science-related studies, international development or other related   elds required.in; coordination and management of similar projects; Public health education and  behavioral change communication; Proven experience in implementing behavioral change  communication projects, focusing promoting positive adoption of WASH related behaviours.  Proven experience in implementing at least two WASH projects that include a strong behavior  change communication component.
  • Strong project management experience and  nancial/budget analysis skills. • Personnel management experience is required
  • Three years (3) experience in management, program planning and multi-cultural and remote  personnel management experience
  • Ability to become a thought leader in the  eld
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills a must
  • Ability to develop well-written, cohesive analyses and reports
  • Track record of building strong client and stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to identify and understand issues and opportunities, compare data from different sources to  draw conclusions, use effective approaches for developing appropriate solutions, take action that  is consistent with available facts and probable consequences, communicate with and seek  guidance from regional program management team
  • Ability to generate innovative solutions in work situations
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required
  • Willingness to be based in regions and to travel to remote rural locations.

 

HOW TO APPLY 

1. Please send your application letter and CV to the below email address no later than Monday,  October 18th, 2021.17:00hrs. Please clearly indicate the speci c region you are applying for in the  subject line of the email.

2. Email Address: tcdcjobs2018@gmail.com 

3. Only candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be contacted.

4. TCDC is an Equal Opportunity, Af rmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We  are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all quali ed applicants and  employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender,  disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political  af liation in any employment decisions.

5. Any attempt or communications to TCDC Management or staff through phone calls, sms, text,  emails and other means will automatically be disquali ed from this opportunity. All communications  should be automatically be disquali ed from this opportunity. Communications should be  channeled to the provided of cial correspondence email above

Please note that:  

Any supporting documents are to be provided by applicants only upon request by the selection  panel.

Tanzania Communication and Development Center (TCDC) 

Mikocheni B-Plot No 22, House No MKC/MCB/993 Mbuni Street P.O. Box 105170  

Dar-es-Salaam, 

Tanzania

www.tcdctz.org 

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