Save the Children Nepal Vacancy : Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners from civil societies and government, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We reached approximately two million populations and invests over 40 million US dollars annually to reach more children than ever before, through programs in Health, Nutrition, Education, Protection and Child Rights and Governance, Livelihood, HIV and AIDS, and Humanitarian crises.
The RCCE officer will support the Social and Behaviour Change Specialist to design, implement, and respond to Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) for COVID-19 – focusing on COVID-19 mitigation and vaccine acceptance. The RCCE officer will coordinate with SBC advisors at Save the Children (SC) US, communications and media team, local field staff, partners, and collaborate with local government officials, influential stakeholders, Nepal Police, child and youth club to ensure the strategic implementation of RCCE actions designed under the project, and also gatekeep community feedback and engagement utilizing an array of SBC and RCCE tools. Targeted and contextual SBC/RCCE tools will be designed, tested, and rolled-out, and training and cascading sessions will also be organized by the incumbent as part of the overall project engagement.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Support SBC Specialist to carry out assessments to help adapt and implement COVID-19 Risk Communications and Community Engagement (RCCE) strategy and interventions including community engagement, two-way communication, trans-media and other relevant activities for COVID-19 mitigation, vaccine acceptance and demand creation.
Work closely with communities to build trust and two-way dialogue between, and amongst communities and drive community collective action for COVID-19 mitigation and vaccine acceptance.
Coordinate with Ministry of Health and Population, National Health Education Information Communications Centre (NHEICC), RCCE Advisory Group, local government, influential stakeholders, youth and child club members, and journalists to curate community engagement activities on COVID-19 awareness and response
Lead the pre-testing of RCCE materials and tools, based on the RCCE strategy, and coordinate with field level focal points to organize consultative message development process to ensure that messages/actions are localized and need-based
Facilitate and organize capacity building and cascading trainings for relevant stakeholders on RCCE and SBC – targeted on COVID-19 mitigation and vaccine acceptance and demand creation.
Ensure that feedback loops are established to engage and listen to target communities, and establish channels of course correction in response to the feedback
Support MEAL to collect qualitative and quantitative data to understand reach, resonance, and impact of the RCCE actions
Document good practices and learnings from the RCCE actions, and collect case studies, anecdotal evidence and insights for reporting and external facing circulation
Support procurement, budget VS actuals throughout the project cycle.
Qualifications and experience : Save the Children Nepal Vacancy
Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Communication, Health Promotion, Journalism, Sociology, or related field
At least 3 years’ experience working on Social and Behavior Change (SBC). Experience working in Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) during public health emergency response and recovery, particularly around community engagement, preferred.
Work experience at the community level in programs that require active engagement with families and the community.
Demonstrated knowledge and background in community mobilization and engagement;
Prior experience in health promotion, health communication, and/or journalism, and basic understanding of M&E would be an asset
Understanding of COVID-19 and vaccination drive in Nepal
Understanding of media landscape, and excellent grasp in media analysis, message development (Nepali and English)
Demonstrated capacity for collaboration including the development of strong external networks and an authentic approach to partnership
Fluent oral and strong analytical, written Nepali and English communications skills is required
Save the Children Nepal Vacancy
Position: Risk Communications and Community Engagement Officer – (2100048E)
Required No.(s): 1
Contract length: Till Feb 2022
Location: Based in Country Office, Kathmandu
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Closing Date: Jun 25, 2021