Behavior Change Communication (BCC) Consultant

The Carter Center

About the organization

Our Mission
The Carter Center is guided by the principles of our Founders, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. Founded, in partnership with Emory University, on a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering, the Center seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health:
• The Center believes that people can improve their own lives when provided with the necessary skills, knowledge, and access to resources.
• The Center emphasizes action and measurable results in the lives of the people it seeks to help.
• The Center values the courage to break new ground, fill vacuums, and address the most difficult problems in the most difficult situations.
• The Center recognizes that solving difficult problems requires careful analysis, relentless persistence, and the recognition that failure is an acceptable risk.
• The Center is non‐partisan and it seeks to work collaboratively with other respectable organizations

Duties

Background

The South Sudan Guinea Worm Eradication Program (SSGWEP), supported by The Carter Center (TCC), is seeking a consultant to support in updating its existing communication strategy “It Pays to Report Guinea Worm,” Information, Education and Communication (IEC)/Health Education materials, and develop/update associated training tools. This position reports to the TCC South Sudan Senior Country Representative (SCR) and is under the overall supervision of the Director of the SSGWEP at the South Sudan Ministry of Health. This is anticipated to be a 2-3 month consultancy. The consultancy will primarily be based in Juba, South Sudan, with travel to Guinea worm endemic communities.

Deliverables
1. Develop/update the SSGWEP communication strategy, ensuring localized messaging around Guinea worm disease eradication in South Sudan.
2. Produce, update, and contextually modify Guinea worm (GW) disease IEC materials to ensure the communication of appropriate messages to target audiences. This includes, but is not limited to GW: flipchart, ID, posters, video clips, jingles, songs, etc. These materials must be informative and motivational, and ensure cultural context is considered.
3. Work with the appropriate departments to identify any artists (graphic) and printers needed to update the materials. Ensure softcopies and versions are owned by the program. All materials produced must be owned by the program.
4. Develop a training manual for implementors/facilitators

Qualifications

• Master’s degree in communication arts, Public Relations, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education, Public Health, or other relevant technical fields;
• Demonstrated expertise and experience (at least 3-5 years) in communications, development, or related field;
• Demonstrated skills in planning BCC (behavior change communication) strategy, implementation, and monitoring.
• Proven capacities in strategic communications, community organizing, community-based participatory approaches, and stakeholder coordination.
• Proven ability to develop and update IEC materials.
• Demonstrated skills in planning and facilitating trainings.
• Proven ability to produce high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines.
• Ability to work with multiple stakeholders.
• Computer skills in MS Office.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively and independently.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated capacity to lead and work effectively as a team.
• Proven international work experience; work experience in South Sudan is desirable.
• Good knowledge and familiarity with public health.
• Fluency in English is required, additional languages are an asset.

Salary

4,000-5,000/month

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

How to apply:
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to [email protected]. The subject line ought to include: Application South Sudan BCC Consultant.
All documents should be in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) or PDF format. Materials in other formats or applications without required materials will not be considered. In the body of the e-mail, please indicate where you saw the job posting.
Only finalists will be contacted.

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