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Social Behaviour Change Communications Manager

Other Dar es Salaam District Dar Es Salaam
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Business / Employer name
Chama cha Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI)
Company Industry
Job Level
Management level
Work Type
Full Time
Minimum Qualification
Years of Experience
3 years

UMATI, a member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), is a leading non-profit Association providing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Information and services including Family Planning and HIV/AIDS in Tanzania.

UMATI with the Technical assistance from Regional office is implementing the activities of delivery of Health Related Services through public and private health facilities, community health workers as well as Outreach Work, under the project titled “WISH2ACTION”.

JOB TITLE: Social Behaviour Change Communications Manager

RERPORTS TO: UMATI - WISH Programme Director



To provide technical guidance on programming and SBCC strategy and activity implementation in Tanzania including strategic use of media, interpersonal communication, dialogue and community mobilization


Behaviour Change Communication Strategy and Materials Development

  • Provides strategic direction and leadership in social and behavior change communication to meet UMATI and donor requirement and targets/goals
  • Work closely with technical team on the design, planning, and implementation of a comprehensive SBCC strategy
  • Contribute to message, communications material, community communications and activities development in accordance with the SBCC project strategy, to increase access to family planning emphasizing the importance of gender-based norms and promoting the concept of rights-based informed choice.
  • Manage and monitor SBCC interventions implemented by project staff and partners, on a daily basis
  • Take lead in development , pretesting and roll out of BCC materials such as success stories, newsletters, BCC messages and other IEC for effective implementation

Program Management

  • Contribute to formative, quantitative and client-centered research to identify key health behavior determinants targeted by the project.
  • Collaborate with program, finance and administrative staff.
  • Ensure program implementation is on time, target and budget, using effective M&E systems to reach desired impacts.
  • Create and maintain systems ensuring effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely and informative reporting in line with donor and DFID policies and procedures.
  • Work closely with the project team to ensure coordination of planned activities and resources allocation
  • Contribute to documenting experiences, prepare report and articles with a view to publish them

Partnership Management and Support

  • Identify and work with the SBCC project partners together with the Programme SBCC Advisor to develop messages based on the results of formative research to impact the target population.
  • Implement the best local and international practices in, reproductive health and family planning, as well as the strengthening of positive gender norms;
  • Contribute to building relationships with donors, and developing project proposals and publications;
  • Handle key relationships with national and local partners in SBCC activities for the WISH project

Organizational Learning

  • Build the institutional capacities of Programme staff in the implementation and monitoring of evidence-based SBCC initiatives to increase the overall knowledge and lead to greater understanding of priority health issues while promoting positive behaviors for health and strengthening the demand for key health services;
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor


  • An advanced degree in public health, health communications, or a related field;
  • Demonstrated success in generating innovative and effective behaviour change or marketing solutions.
  • Previous experience in the development and implementation of Social Behavioural Change Communication strategies and programs.
  • Experience in leading the implementation of community based interventions.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying barriers to behavior change and developing sound communication plans that include innovative strategies to address them.
  • Familiarity with best practices in social and behavior change communications;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various partners including donors, MoH, Local governments, CBO's and NGO's.


  • Minimum of 3 years of programmatic and technical experience in SRH/FP and a minimum of 3 years of experience in SBCC technical assistance in RH/FP programs managing community-level SBCC programs in Tanzania;
  • Knowledge of family planning and other public health-related fields
  • Knowledge and understanding of current theories and SBCC best practices. DFID funded projects preferably and other donors;
  • Experience in development and implementation of SBCC activities including the use of mass media, social media, interpersonal communication, advocacy and social mobilization.
  • Hands-on experience in the development of SBCC strategies, of messages and materials specific to the context of Tanzania to fight against gender inequalities and social norms.
  • Knowledge of local languages and command of English is an asset


  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and initiative to develop innovative approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, including public speaking, take direction, assume leadership, and make rational decisions while working remotely from country leadership
  • Ability to train and facilitate dialogue among a diverse group of individuals with various skills set and work styles.
  • High motivation, initiative, and adaptability.
  • An ability to work successfully in remote and challenging settings with limited resources.
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel and Power Point).
  • Diligence and attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.


  • The candidate must adhere to the safeguarding reporting and monitoring requirements of this role
  • The candidate must be pro-choice

To provide technical guidance on programming and SBCC strategy and activity implementation in Tanzania including strategic use of media, interpersonal communication, dialogue and community mobilization

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