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RCCE Advisor Full-time Job

2023-01-18 22:56   Medical & Healthcare   Addis Ababa   208 views
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Job Description

About FHI 360:

FHI 360 is a non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, and technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.


The FHI-360 managed, USAID Healthy Behaviors Activity, with its partners the Consortium of Action Aid Ethiopia; Zeleman Communications, Advertising, and Production; and Fraym, works to increase sustained adoption of appropriate health and nutrition behaviors in Ethiopia using evidence-based, theory-informed social and behavior change (SBC) strategies. Geographically, this demand creation for COVID 19 prevention and vaccine rollout activity implements in Amhara, Benishangul Gumiz, Gambela, Oromia, Sidama and SNNP regions with more than 28 woredas.


We are currently seeking a short term (one year) qualified candidates for the position of RCCE Advisor for COVID -19 demand creation, prevention, and vaccine rollout activity.


Job Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to strengthen COVID-19 Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) and clarifying information about eligibility and addressing vaccine hesitancies at community level in collaboration with USAID – COVID-19 implementing Partners, regional and national coordinating bodies. This position expected to provide adequate technical advice, coordination (at national and regional), and support to improve capacity for COVID-19 vaccine demand creation and other preventive measures in different level.


General objective

To strengthen national and regional capacity for COVID-19 prevention and integration and RCCE to impact positive social and behavioral changes on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and other preventive practices.  




  • Provide strategic leadership over the design and implementation of SBC/RCCE activities across the national and regional COVID-19 Coordination and implementing bodies.
  • Lead the development of a project SBC strategy and implementation plan to address COVID-19 and other public health emergencies risk behaviors and risk factors.
  • Oversee programmatic and technical aspects related to comprehensive, multi-layered SBC activities, ensuring SBC efforts are evidence-based, community-driven and in line with provisions of the award
  • Lead the development of SBC tools and materials
  • Oversee monitoring of activity progress related to SBC to ensure activities are on-track to meet targets
  • Coordinate SBC interagency integration and collaboration including with regional bureaus, government sectors, international NGOs, UN agencies, multilateral organizations, and the private sector
  • Technical lead the work of USAID – COVID-19 IPs at national and regional levels pertaining SBC and others as required
  • Develop and implement training courses on SBC and other capacity strengthening activities.
  • Support media (social and mainstream) engagement, outreach campaigns and briefing activities
  • Facilitate SBC trainings, review meetings, workshops, and other mandatory events
  • Work other SBC activities as assigned by USAID-Healthy Behavior Director, and teams  


Reports to:  USAID-Healthy Behavior Activity SBC Director

Duration: One year (with possible extension)

Location: FHI 360, Addis Ababa


Applied Knowledge & Skills:


Core competencies required

  • Able to work well both independently and with diverse teams to deliver desired results.

  • Good communication, networking, and organizational skills
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Able to manage frequent in country travels (65% time)

    Functional Knowledge and Skills

  • Hands-on SBC experience in emergency settings such as disease outbreak and disasters at national level.
  • In-depth knowledge of PHE management, national COVID-19 policies, and strategies
  • Excellent negotiation skills and ability to engage with health authorities, regional bureaus and implementing partners
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills is required
  • Mentoring, capacity building and facilitation skills preferred.
  • Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume workflow.




There are 31 FHI 360 development competencies, of greatest focus for this particular job will be:

  • Project Management (Planning and Time Management) - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks (sets objectives/goals/measures). Breaks down work into steps, schedules, task/people assignments. Marshals people, time, and resources efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner and orchestrates multiple activities at once.
  • People Management (Making Others Great) – Facilitate professional development of staff by providing challenging, learning assignments and opportunities. Shares and solicits feedback monthly at the very least. Helps establish compelling development plans. Assigns responsibility and accountability for tasks/decisions. Monitors process, progress, and results. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best.
  • Creating and Managing Systems and Processes – Recognizes the need for standardization and balances client and organization need in systems design. Anticipates the effects of process change on people while optimizing task efficiency and simplicity.
  • Employees are expected to possess or have high potential for the development of these three fundamental competencies.


Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Demonstrates the ability to assess needs within agreed upon duties and considers course of action best to meet those needs.

  • Effectively applies knowledge of technical area to solve a range of problems.
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop solutions to problems that cannot be solved using existing methods or approaches.
  • Faulty decisions/ recommendations /failures to complete assignments will normally result in serious delays to assigned projects resulting in considerable expenditure of additional time, resources, and funds.
  • Decisions and actions impact primarily workflow, project processes and timeframes.
  • Problems encountered are varied, requiring review of practices and precedents to resolve.
  • Problem solving involves evaluating and resolving discrepancies with data, analyses, processes, etc. within prescribed guidelines.
  • Policies or guidelines exist for most problems; others must be referred to by a supervisor or more senior professional.


Supervision Given/Received:

  • May supervise junior staff members.
  • Coordinates own workflow and sets individual priorities.
  • Works under general guidelines for completion and accuracy as determined by the supervisor.
  • Accomplishes results through lower-level staff managers or through experienced staff who exercise independence in their assignments.
  • May manage a centralized functional area of activity.
  • Serves as mentor to more inexperienced technical staff.
  • Typically reports to a Director.

Job Requirements


  • Undergraduate degree (BSc) in Public Health/Nursing, Education, Sociology, Psychology, Health Education, and promotion with master’s in public health; Behavioral sciences; Social Psychology or Health Education and Promotion or related fields from an accredited institute.  Training in SBC or RCCE is mandatory.



  • At least eight years’ work experiences in Risk Communication and Community Engagement with senior level expertise in at national EOC level of public health emergency (COVID-19, Cholera, …) preparedness and response.
  • Demonstrated understanding and mastery of a range of SBC/RCCE approaches that addresses social norms, policies, services, and structures to impact behaviors at households and communities.
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art SBC models, strategies, and practical application at community level to achieve measurable improvements in strengthening participation and real time communication to build trusts and dispelling rumors, misinformation, or disinformation.
  • Understanding and functional proficiency of widely accepted formative research, pretesting, and monitoring and evaluation methodologies for effective SBC interventions.
  • The experiences of material designing, production, dissemination, and monitoring of utilization


Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.


Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.


Travel Requirements:

  • 10% - 25%

How to Apply

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.


FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

And interested candidates are encouraged to apply through RCCE Advisor (myworkdayjobs.com) on or before January 31, 2023. Please don't apply through Ethiojobs.

Femal candidates are highly encouraged to apply.



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Jan 31, 2023


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