Behavior Change and Communication Specialist – Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), January 2019
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall by conversing chimpanzees and inspiring communities to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the lives of people, animals and the environment, we strongly believe everything is connected and everyone can make a difference.
The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) is a reputable and rapidly expanding non-governmental organization committed to wildlife research, conservation. socio-economic development and environmental education. The Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (JGI-TZ) was founded in 1977 by Dr. Jane Goodall. The JGI Tanzania with its partners – USAID and many others makes a difference through landscape and communrty-cantered conservation, chimpanzees research projects, environmental education to young generation, the innovative use of science and technology, we work closely with local communities in Tanzania, inspiring hope through a collective power of individual action.
JGI Tanzania is currently seeking to recruit suitably qualified and competent Tanzanian to fill the following vacant position:
Job Vacancy: Behavior Change and Communication Specialist
Work Station: Kigoma
Reporting Line: Deputy Chief of Party
Job Overall Summary:
Behaviour Change & Communication Specialist will work closely with technical team (Project Officers) to ensure successful design and implementation of the LCWT behaviour change campaign. The Job holder will work closely with M&E specialist and Project Officers to collect and document project implementation information and will be responsible for making sure that overall LCWT program progress is communicated in timely and effective manner across all project partners and stakeholders.
The successful candidate must be a middle-level professional with a proven track record of successfully designing, implementing, and managing USAID-funded conservation projects in geographical locations similar to western Tanzania.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to:
- Responsible for LCWT communications activities: serve as the main technical support to LCWT Behavior Change Campaign;
- Design conservation promotion campaigns using behavior change and social marketing best practices.
- Facilitating designing and dissemination of behavior change and communication materials;
- Oversee campaign implementation to ensure it is being delivered on time and in Ine with set objectives and allocated budget:
- Develop annual work plan, summary report and adaption plan for oehavior change campaign
- Work closely project staff, partners, external consultants to design campaign malenals. events etc
- Ensure sound campaign financial management including accurate and consistent budgeting, spending projections and financial reporting;
- Work with LCWT M&E staff to design monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of behavior change and communication, produce reports and adaptation recommendations;
- Create and implement LCWT Communications Plan with all related partners and project staff including written, electronic and visual content, such as Story of the Project Report, presentations, written briefs and other relevant communications matenals;
- Coordinate the media involvement and participation including
- drafting press releases, press briefings and organizing media coverage for events;
- Monitor and record media coverage of LWCT Project and develop communication mechanisms to provide timely, and consistent project updates including media exposure and project visibility to key stakeholders and partners;
- Ensure adherence to USAID’s Branding and Marking plan and obtain approval from USAID before media production;
- Work with LCWT M&E staff in developing success stones and disseminating BCC materials for target audience
Minimum job Requirements & Qualifications:
o At least Bachelor’s degree in mass communication, social marketing, sociology, behavior change, or other similar field; o Proven experience implementing behavior change and sooal marketing campaigns aimed at promoting landscape conservation; o Proven experience of impacting target audience that resulted in modification of attitudes and values; o Extensive communication and presentation skills especially ability to communicate with rural communities, o Working with multiple stakeholders and multidisciplinary project team; o Expenence working in villages in Tanzania; o Excellent writing skills for social media and publications content are a must;
o Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, team environment:
o Excellent inter-personal skills;
o Experience in working with media or preferably a member of the media;
o Fluent in English and excellent communications, presentation and inter-personnel skills;
o Willingness to abide by JGI Values and Code of Conduct; o Ability to critically evaluate quantitative and qualitative data to inform campaign activities; o Fluency in English or Swahili languages; o Ability and willingness to travel to the remote field areas.
All applications should be submitted together with the most recent Curriculum Vitae (resume), copy of relevant certificates, testimonials, three names of reputable referees, day-time telephone number or e-mail address, and should be send to the following e-mail address: email@example.com.
Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.
Deadline will be 8/01/2019: Five (5) days from the first date of advertisement.
JGI Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, national or tribal origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, and marital status.
QUALIFIED WOMEN ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY