Centre for Behaviour Change and Communication (CBCC) Africa is a Kenyan organisation dedicated to providing locally driven comprehensive Social and Behaviour Change (SBC) solutions across different sectors using evidence-based programming, continued innovative approaches, and strengthened partnerships. We have demonstrated expertise in SBC programme design, planning, implementation, evaluation, training, capacity strengthening and research. CBCC Africa is committed to achieving transformation of communities as well as creating lasting and impactful societal change through our contribution to SBC policy and practice in Kenya and the rest of Africa.
About USAID ADVANCING NUTRITION PROJECT
USAID Advancing Nutrition is the Agency’s flagship multi-sectoral nutrition project, led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), and a diverse group of experienced partners. Launched in September 2018, USAID Advancing Nutrition implements nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners. The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement, and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition. Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity, supporting behaviour change, and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity, and advance development.
CBCC Africa is a sub-awardee of the Advancing Nutrition project which focuses on improving the health and nutrition of women and children, with a focus on outcomes within the 1,000-day window from pregnancy to a child’s second birthday. The specific objectives of the project are to; improve the uptake of high impact nutrition behaviours and practices among 4,000 caregivers of children under 2 years through innovative social and behaviour change (SBC) approaches; strengthen the capacity of 75 service providers through health facility, community and farmer group platforms to deliver quality information and services; and strengthen the coordination and capacity of county and sub-county level managers for improved maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) action.
CBCC Africa is seeking to recruit a Project Officer to be based in Kakamega County, Western Kenya.
Reporting directly to the Programme Manager, the Project Officer will be the direct linkage to beneficiaries at the field level. He/she will support field implementation of all the activities, innovations, and locally relevant strategies in consultation with the core county teams and provide continuous monitoring and technical assistance
- Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan
- Organise capacity building activities for the county department of health and agriculture staff, community health volunteers and farmer leads to improve the uptake of high impact nutrition behaviours and practices among caregivers of children Under-2 years and their social influencers
- Support organisation and facilitation of county-based workshops with key multi-sectoral stakeholders
- Coordinate nutrition messaging to caregivers and farmer groups on desired nutrition behaviour
- Support Ministry of Health staff to implement innovative Social and Behaviour Change participatory initiatives at community level to enhance uptake of high impact nutrition behaviours
- Ensure work plan objectives, activities and project implementation are completed on schedule, on budget and are measurable while ensuring highest level of quality
- Support county and sub-county department of health to revitalize and/or establish the nutrition technical forum (NTF) and multi-sectoral platform (MSP) for strengthening nutrition coordination
- Represent CBCC Africa in relevant meetings at county, sub county and ward levels, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging of relations with all stakeholders, and the community
- Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team in project monitoring and evaluation activities including undertaking of baseline and endline assessment, and developing monitoring reports and relevant documents
- Contribute to accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and CBCC Africa’s standards and established schedules
- Share case studies, human-interest stories, documentaries, and other related materials with MEAL department
- Participate in and support organization of milestone meetings for monitoring of the progress of the programme such as review meetings at county level
- Lead in generation of county-level database of relevant health and nutrition policies, programmes, partners, research studies, social and behaviour change materials and other relevant project documents
- Collect complaints and feedback during field activities and ensure that these are shared with MEAL officers for updating of the CFRM database
- Carry out other tasks as required by CBCC Africa leadership ensuring overall success of the project
Knowledge and skills
- Degree in one of the following fields: Agriculture, Nutrition, Community development, Sociology or any other related development fields. A diploma in combination with 2 years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university degree
- Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in direct implementation of donor-funded projects at the site level, interacting directly with beneficiaries, mobilisation, etc.
- Experience working with stakeholders at various levels and strengthening partnerships
- Proficiency in planning, organization and report writing
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Knowledge of at least one of the local languages spoken in Western Kenya is an added advantage
How to apply
If you would like to join CBCC Africa team, please quote the position and reference number in the subject matter and send your CV, application letter and three work related referees through email@example.com
The closing date for submitting applications is August 25th, 2021 at 5 p.m. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.