Regional SBCC Project Manager – NGO Job Vacancy Ethiopia 2019

Posted on: Monday May 27 , 1:01 PM , 2019
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Job Title

Regional SBCC Project Manager



Place of Work




Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization Scale

No. of Positions

01 (One)

Length of Contract

One-year possibility of extension

Project Overview:


Growth through Nutrition) – is five year multi-sector nutrition project in Ethiopia (2016-2021). It is a follow-on Activity to USAID’s flagship multi-sector nutrition project—Empowering New Generations to Improve Nutrition and Economic opportunities (GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION). Save the Children in partnership with its Government partner’s (FMoH, RHB, RB of agriculture and natural resource and livestock, BOWE and BOE) and International NGOs and local NGOs drives the implementation of Growth through Nutrition using a powerful, multi-sector platform comprised of evidence-based nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions.


The purpose of the USAID Growth through Nutrition activity is to improve the nutritional status of women and young children in the four productive regions with a focus on the first 1,000 days from pregnancy to a child’s second birthday—the critical window of opportunity for a child’s growth and development. The development hypothesis for this Activity is: if sustained access to diverse, safe, and quality foods is achieved and optimal nutrition, WASH, and agriculture behaviours are adopted and quality nutrition services are utilized and access to WASH products and services is improved and multi-sector coordination and GOE capacity to implement effective nutrition and WASH programs is strengthened, then the nutritional status of women and young children will be improved. Growth through Nutrition has four essential cross-cutting elements:  Gender equality and women’s empowerment, a rigorous learning agenda, sustainable approaches, and convergence/overlay of multi-sector nutrition interventions (e.g. agriculture, livelihoods, education, health, humanitarian assistance) and WASH activities in the same geographic areas.

USAID Growth through Nutrition will build on GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION’s investments in 83 Agricultural Growth Program (AGP) (food secure) and 17-non AGP (food insecure) and will target at least 80 food secure woredas and 20 food insecure woredas (PSNP and emergency hot spot woredas) in USAID/Ethiopia’s Feed the Future Zone of Influence of Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray.


Reports to: Senior Program Manager

Staff Directly Reporting to this Post: TBD

Functional relationship– SBCC Advisors

Job Summary:


The Regional Social and Behaviour Change communication project manager will lead the SBCC planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting at regional level.  The position holder manage local NGOs and closely works with Growth through Nutrition regional team, regional and zonal, to provide technical and support for the behavioural change communication and social mobilization objectives of the Project.  With support from GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION SBCC team in Addis Ababa, He/she will lead the development and/or adaptation of SBCC approach and materials to regional context to be used for community conversations. This may include pretesting, creative concept testing, translation and development of SBCC media, messages and materials adapted for use in the region. He/she ensures that community conversation and education efforts of Growth through Nutrition are cascaded to the target communities in keeping with developed strategies and plans.  He/she will manage   Local NGOs, ensure regional SBCC activities are harmonized with other partners, lessons from growth through nutrition SBCC approaches were documented and shared.   

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Responsible to roll out and oversee GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION SBCC activities in the region, including support for the development /adaptation of SBCC materials in coordination with GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION SBCC team and partners

  • Manage the local NGOs implementing the SBCC activities of the project.

·         Ensure that GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION SBCC strategy and activities are well understood by the relevant regional/zonal /woreda sector bureaus

·         Participate in regional  SBCC working group to harmonize existing materials or develop new materials

·         Leads planning and organization of SBCC workshops, trainings, and site visits.  Maintains regular communications with GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION’s SBCC team in Addis to provide feedback and suggestions from the region.

·         Provides technical support to program staff and partners agencies on community and social mobilization to increase support and local community involvement; provide technical support regarding GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION SBCC interventions to Local NGOs and regional Nutrition and Livelihood Coordinators, health workers, health extension workers and DAs. Serves as a technical resource in SBCC for staff and partners to strengthen approaches, materials and activities.

·         Work closely with other thematic managers and senior program managers to ensure coordination among partners, SCI   nutrition and resilience projects and Growth through Nutrition technical specialists to ensure quality of project implementation and timely completion of the activities.

·         Ensure the integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment,  a rigorous learning agenda, sustainable approaches, and most importantly convergence/overlay of multi-sector nutrition interventions (e.g. agriculture, livelihoods, education, health, humanitarian assistance) in the same geographic areas

·         Coordinate and collaborate with other projects/programs of Save the Children, working on nutrition and livestock / agriculture-nutrition issues in areas of BCC and advocacy to ensure synergy, sharing of technical resources, learning and mutual support.

·         Conducts supportive supervisions and provide responsive support to assure quality and timeliness of activities at regional, district and ward levels. Provides mentoring to community facilitators leading community conversations.

·         Work closely with M&E team to ensure regular and timely monitoring and reporting of SBCC data and responsive feedback to improve program performance.

  • Develop regional SBCC component budgets and integrate SBCC costs into the GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION budgets
  • Participate in assessment of existing local community mobilization, community conversation and other SBCC efforts in GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION target areas
  • Work with SBCC team to organize communication activities such as workshops, focus group seminars, and other training activities among project partners including local NGOs, local community groups to improve quality of SBCC service delivery;

·         Participate in regular review meetings, joint supervisions and other GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION led activities relevant to nutrition areas.

·         Actively contribute to GROWTH THROUGH NUTRITION’s documentation, dissemination and sharing of lessons learned, research findings, best practices and success stories in SBCC

  • Provides assistance with generating reports and feedback forms related to SBCC from the field.
  • Ensure appropriate staff management within area of responsibility
  • Prepare weekly/biweekly updates, monthly and quarterly ,bi annual and annual  report and submit on timely manner to the senor  program  manger
  • In collaboration with M&E coordinator, ensure that appropriate documentation of beneficiary profiles, inputs, trainings and nutrition and health related case stories
  • Prepares periodic reports related to his/her assignment
  • Act as a focal person for layering and convergence
  • Performs other related tasks as required.

Job Requirements

·         A BA or BSc Degree in Communications, Health Promotion, Community Development, Social Sciences,

·         A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in SBCC programs, ideally in nutrition, health or related technical areas.

·         Experience with SBCC materials development and and/or adaptation strongly preferred

·         Experience working effectively with local NGO/CSOs/FBOs

·         Experience working in respective region with pastoralist and agro-pastoralist populations

·         Proven ability to work in a team, with good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to motivate community leaders, health extension workers, AEWs.

·         Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching

·         Willingness to work with district government officials, local NGO/CSOs and frequently travel to rural communities

·         An understanding and commitment to Save the Children values

·         Strong results orientation

·         Proven ability to manage a complex and demanding workload

·         Excellent spoken and written English and local languages

·         Good computer skills (particularly Excel, Word) and internet skills

·         Expected to make decisions on well-established procedures, under close supervision

·         Able to solve problems by selecting the most suitable procedure or method within guidelines and precedents; direction sought when solutions not within established guidelines or precedents.

·         Female applicants are highly encourged



·         40-50 percent



SC Values are: AccountabilityAmbitionCollaborationCreativity and Integrity. To meet the value system the post holder is expected to demonstrate the following Competencies on ongoing bases

Leading ( align with Ambition, Integrity collaboration and creativity)

·         Leading and Inspiring Others: Demonstrate leadership in all our work, role models our values and articulates a compiling vision to inspire to achieve our goals for children

·         Delivering result: Takes personal responsibility and holds others to account to deliver our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/ organisation.

·         Developing Self and Others: Invest time and energy to actively develop self and others to help realize their full potential and to build the organization capability for the further.

Thinking ( align with Ambition, creativity, Collaboration and Creativity)

·         Applying technical and professional expertise: Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organisation.

Engaging ( align with Collaboration, Creativity,  

  • Working effectively with others Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives; knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.
  • Communicating with Impact: Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust with other


Deadline: June 3, 2019

Submit  A CV (not more than 3 pages),    A cover letter (not more than one page),  A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process through Save the Children Online Job Application Portal

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