Mercy Corps announces vacancy for SOCIAL BEHAVIOR CHANGE COMMUNICATION (SBCC) OFFICER. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree in communication, social sciences, or other related disciplines.
  • At least 1-2 years of relevant experience in working in SBC and/or communications.
  • A solid understanding of SBC strategies and materials and the program context.
  • Experience in SBC material design, developing scripts, producing Radio program, IVR calls.
  • Prior experience with USAID funded projects is preferred.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization skills are necessary.
  • Strong analytical, communication and organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment

Essential Job Responsibilities

The specific duties and responsibilities of the SBCC Officer include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide day-to-day support to the Communications and SBC Manager to implement SBCC activities being implemented by MCN and through national and implementing partners to: 1) increase food availability and access; 2) improve access to sustainable water for productive purpose; and 3) reduce impact of natural disasters. This needs to be done through a human centered design approach to ensure the intervention is inclusive of all groups especially women, Dalits, and other traditionally marginalized groups
  • Provide necessary support in coordinating with Viamo, GESI team, consortium members, and other relevant stakeholders to identify key messages on pertinent topics and to develop any new SBCC materials and content to deliver a clear messaging campaign to engage with marginalized populations
  • Lead the process to maintain an inventory of existing SBCC materials across BHAKARI’s behavioral themes. Support the Communications and SBC Manager in conducting ongoing assessment of the quality of these materials (e.g. clear audience, key message, and strong call to action);
  • Support the Communications and SBC Manager to assess the effectiveness of the interpersonal communication and community mobilization approaches and materials being used by BHAKARI’s implementing partners to promote behavior change.
  • Participate in national working groups along with the Communications and SBC Manager as needed and support national-level efforts on SBC as a means of improving coordination between the multiple development partners

SECURITY

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members and community operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

ACCOUNTABILITY TO PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging participating communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
  • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

OTHERS

  • Mercy Corps as a humanitarian agency is expected to respond as and when a crisis and humanitarian situation engulfs. As an MC employee all staff are expected to be part of humanitarian and emergency response in addition to their regular roles and responsibilities.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Conduct themselves both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned by his/her supervisor and or Country Director.

Supervisory Responsibility: N/A

Accountability: Partnership Manager, Director of Finance & Compliance, Position Description; National Staff Policy Handbook; Code of conduct and Mercy Corps policy and procedures.

Reports Directly to: Communications and SBC Manager

Works Directly with: Communications Officer, Cluster Coordinator, Program Leads, Partner Organizations, other support team members.

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps has been operating in Nepal since 2005, implementing programs in food security, agriculture, market development, financial services, girl’s education, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. We take a systems-based approach in our programming, with the aim of improving the lives and potential of vulnerable individuals and communities across Nepal.

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Application Deadline: December 12th ,2022

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