Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Specialist

International Rescue Committee

Task title: Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Expert

Company: International Rescue Committee

Task description: The International Rescue Committee reacts to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and assists individuals to make it through and restore their lives. Established in 1933 at the demand of Albert Einstein, IRC uses life-saving care and life-altering support to refugees required to get away from war or catastrophe. At work today in more than 40 nations and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC brings back security, self-respect and intend to millions who are rooted out by dispute or catastrophe. IRC blazes a trail from damage to house.


The IRC has actually been present in Nigeria because 2012 when the company reacted to flooding in Kogi state. In February 2014 the IRC moved into Adamawa State in NE Nigeria to provide humanitarian interventions through a multi-sectoral, incorporated approach for dispute impacted populations. IRC Nigeria now runs a nation workplace in Abuja and field workplaces in Mubi and Yola of Adamawa State, Maiduguri and Monguno of Borno state and Damaturu of Yobe State. Presently, IRC Nigeria executes programs main healthcare, nutrition, ecological health, females’s defense and empowerment, defense, kid defense, education, food security & incomes

Task Overview/Summary

HeRON Project Introduction

USAID/FCDO Health Strength of Northeast Nigeria (HeRON) is a health system reinforcing project in Borno and Yobe states supports delivery of quality incorporated main health care, reproductive, maternal, newborn and kid health services, to improve evidence- based decision making, responsibility at all levels of service delivery.

IRC leads a consortium of humanitarian and development carrying out partners (Action Versus Appetite – AAH/ACF, Society for Household Health Nigeria).

The Project team is working work together with states and city government authorities, reinforcing their capability to efficiently deliver quality incorporated main health care, reproductive, maternal, and newborn and kid health and nutrition services.

The vision for this project is to guarantee combination into the health system structure of both states to support a health system reinforcingapproach HeRoN will thus promote a versatile health system reinforcing approach through constant engagement with the appropriate stakeholders and improvement of support efforts that will permit the program to implement efforts throughout the health systems pillars.

Scope of Work

The function of the task is to: Lead the development of a Social and Behavior Change Communication and Advocacy strategy to be embraced by the HERON Project, while similarly supporting the States in enhancing their need production approach/ techniques for health care services at the neighborhood level, focusing on promoting social change by favorably affecting knowledge, mindsets, and social standards. This strategy would be utilized to improve the capability of HERON teams and the neighborhood structures such as the CHIPS to carry out awareness raising about crucial health and nutrition habits and the significance of looking for prompt care. Eventually, the SBCC strategy will intend to improve advocacy and mobilization for social action

This position will run for 6 months.

Significant Obligations:

In Cooperation with federal government and neighborhood stakeholders, perform a developmental assessment resulting in the development of a SBCC strategy notified by insights, data, and evidence (this will consist of analysis of the circumstance prior to the setting, existing circumstance, and obstacles).

Literature evaluation on the existing circumstance and concluded evaluations of Social media network Analysis (SNA) and Political Economy Analysis (PEA) to much better comprehend the significant barriers and facilitators to social and behavior change concerns that impede or facilitate the need for health services.

Analysis of the findings to develop a clear vision of the SBCC strategy, obstacles in the context and those impacted by the obstacles, adding to habits, influencers, and entry points.

Identifying audiences making classification reliable to comprehend the activities, channels, and messages that are most proper for a provided socio-cultural context that finest matches the numerous recognized groups for effects.

Identify and develop a linkage with the objective to address specific level change and change within wider ecological and structural level.

Identify Techniques to promote provider behavior improvement and improve the quality of client- health provider interactions, while reinforcing linkages in between neighborhoods and health facilities.

Identify and welcome SBCC strategy elements that promote inclusivity in health services gain access to, specifically for individuals coping with specials needs and other marginalized groups

Support the consortium partners, LGAs and Health Facilities to implement the SBCC techniques established.

Develop and implement a tracking and examination plan to compare the results of program Vs its goals and determine elements that added to or constrained the accomplishment of the SBCC objectives.

Conduct a dissemination workshops with partners and States/ LGAs stakeholders to present the industrialized SBCC techniques and engage the stakeholders on a roadmap for contextualization and application.


Participate at program coordination conferences with consortium and carrying out partners

Minimum/ Secret Deliverables: The post holder will anticipate to:

Prepare and present a beginning report to the HeRONteam The report showing the understanding of the task and information a breakdown of activities, timelines, and method/approach to be utilized.

Undertake main and secondary data collection through qualitative and quantitative methods.

Evaluate and analyze data and afterwards prepare a draft of the desk evaluations and share with the HeRON Team and the secret stakeholders for evaluation.

Go over any spaces in the draft with the HeRON Project team and develop methods of attending to the spaces if any.

Prepare SBCC strategy and advocacy, crucial messages, communication handbooks, tools, and IEC products

Organize and perform orientation training of fitness instructors’ workshop in close intermediary with the HeRON Team and send matching training report.

Prepare and send SBCC MEAL plan and feedback channels

The task will need travel to and possible staying in the target project places in Northeast Nigeria.

Secret Working Relationships

Position Reports to:

  • Line Manager: Deputy HeRoN Team Lead
  • Dotted line/ Technical reporting: HeRON Consortium Team Lead

Position straight Monitors: N/A

Secret Internal Contacts: Governance Manager and Senior Citizen Managers Consortium Finance

Secret External Contacts:

HeRON Executing partners (Program Personnels)

Ministry of Health, State Agencies, City Government Health Authorities, HeRON Technical Staff seconded to MoH, Health Facility personnels, Neighborhood Leaders, and Members, CHIPs Networks, WDCs Members.

The IRC is searching for a specific with considerable experience carrying out developmental SBCC evaluations, SBCC strategy and advocacy development projects, in addition to establishing and technically supporting SBCC standards and application. Experience with nation scenarios comparable to that of Borno and Yobe States, dealing with comparable jobs.

Particularly, the effective candidate ought to have:

Bachelor’s degree in behavior change, interactions, Marketing, Social sciences.

Master’s degree is needed

A minimum of 5 years of expert experience carrying out SBCC programs or encouraging on social and behavior change interventions.

Experience creating and performing quick developmental SBCC research study and MEAL associated to social and behavior change.

Outstanding social abilities needed, consisting of strong expert communication ability.

Previous experience supporting the development of behavior change techniques, products and projects that provided quality outcomes (Especially dealing with SBCC techniques for health system reinforcing jobs).

Advocacy and networking abilities with a broad series of stakeholders consisting of federal government and economic sectors, media business, civil society, NGOs, and global cooperation.

Openness to working collaboratively with a varied team

Experience operating in a role to build capability of others

Strong composed and spoken English ability

Experience operating in Borno and Yobe state, and conversant in regional language is an advantage

Previous experience in exercising SBCC techniques for health system reinforcing jobs

Shown Supervisory/Leadership Competencies:

Versatile, diplomatic and have ability and desire towork under pressure of work

A fully grown individual of high expert discipline and ethical stability, proactive and able to work under tension as the circumstance might dictate.

Computer/Other Tech Requirements:

Complete expert proficiency in Windows, Microsoft Workplace Suite, and digital media

Standards of Specialist Conduct the IRC and IRC employees need to comply with the worths and concepts detailed in the IRC Method – Standard Procedure. These are Stability, Service, and Responsibility. In accordance with these worths, the IRC runs and implements policies on Recipient Security from Exploitation and Abuse, Kid Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Work Environment, Fiscal Stability, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking personallies, and a number of others.

Gender Equality: IRC is devoted to narrowing the gender space in leadership positions. We offer advantages that provide an allowing environment for females to participate in our labor force consisting of adult leave, gender-sensitive security procedures and other helpful advantages and allowances.

Workplace: This position is based at Maiduguri IRC field workplace

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC thinks about all candidates based upon benefit without regard to race, sex, color, nationwide origin, faith, sexual preference, age, marital status, veteran status, special needs, or any other particular safeguarded by relevant law.

Anticipated salary: Remuneration is Attractive

Place: Maiduguri, Borno State

Task date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 22:19:06 GMT

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