Social Behaviour Change Communication Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya - LVCT Health

Position Title: Social Behaviour Change Communication Officer


LVCT Health is an established Kenyan NGO that is renowned for the implementation of health programs at scale in Kenya. Through its vision of Empowered, Healthy and Resilient Communities, LVCT Health is a leader in designing and implementing innovative HIV prevention and treatment approaches, sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence programs reaching the most vulnerable populations. LVCT Health works with the government and other stakeholders at the national and county levels.

LVCT Health is part of the USAID’s MOSAIC (Maximizing Options to Advance Informed Choice for HIV Prevention) project with a vision that after five years women in Sub-Saharan Africa will have access to multiple, effective biomedical prevention options that meet their changing needs and desires; that health systems will be enabled to support informed choice and effective use through policies, programming and differentiated service delivery; and that cost, impact and targeting guidance will be in place to support efficient use of resources. We are looking for a dynamic well qualified and motivated individual to join our great team by filling the following vacant position.

Job purpose

The overall responsibility of the SBCC Officer will be to develop and lead SBCC activities for the MOSAIC project and across LVCT work. Specific Roles & Responsibilities

• Lead the development of the MOSAIC SBCC strategy in collaboration with LVCT Health Communication and knowledge management and project team

• Coordinate the implementation of the SBCC strategy for PrEP technologies

• Work closely with LVCT Health CKM team to coordinate communications and media activities including development of appropriate SBCC messages, placement of messages on select mass media and appropriate new media platforms.

• Coordinate knowledge and lessons sharing on SBCC interventions with, adolescents and young people project teams and relevant stakeholders

• Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary program planning, development, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.

• Routinely oversee IEC materials development, adoption of existing messages and determination for media placement.

• In collaboration with CKM team, contribute to documenting experiences, preparing reports, presentations, briefs and articles for publication.

• Conduct validation and testing of communication strategies

• Support national level development and implementation of demand generation initiatives

• Undertake capacity building activities to increase the effectiveness of LVCT Health and project staff, partners to implement demand creation programming among target populations

Represent LVCT Health and the project in external SBCC activities where applicable

• Contribute to timely and appropriate reporting

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

• Must possess at least a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Mass Communications, Sociology, Marketing, Health Communication etc.)

• A Master’s degree in the aforementioned field will be an added advantage

• Proven working experience and history with PEPFAR (USAID, CDC) funded initiatives including Mass Media, New media, Digital media, Interpersonal communication etc.

• Demonstrated expertise in strategic communication principles and practices and solid mastery of health behavior change theory grounded in applied field applications.

• Knowledge and experience in designing and implementing evidence-based behavior change approaches that incorporate the role of products, social factors and environment in facilitating change.

• Must possess good communication skills with ability to build and maintain relationships with different stakeholders to enable the exchange of information among stakeholders

• Excellent written and oral presentation skills

• Experience in gender and gender norms highly desirable

• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Adobe suite

• Should demonstrate positive attitude and behavior that aligns to program values

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications and CValong with a cover letter expressing interest and indicating Salary history and expectations to .The position applied for and reference number should be clearly indicated on the subject line and cover letter: Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

The closing date is June 28,2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

LVCT Health is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit our website for more information about the organization.

LVCT Health DOES NOT CHARGE any fee whatsoever in any part of the recruitment process

LVCT Health is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, stigma and discrimination of individuals of various diversity, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. LVCT Health expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Failure to adhere will result in disciplinary action