Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Coordinator

Lusaka, Zambia, Full Time Nil

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. Our Vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.  In Zambia, Save the Children works in the following Thematic areas: Education, Health& Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance and Child Poverty; including Humanitarian response.  Save the Children wishes to invite qualified individuals to apply for the following position:
Position:     Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Coordinator – COVID-19 Vaccine Demand  Creation – (x 1 position)
Duty Station:   Mongu
Role Purpose: The  RCCE Coordinator –COVID -19 vaccine demand Creation will support the Country Office’s Programme team in the areas of  Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE)  and demand creation for the COVID-19 vaccine, and ensure that Save the Children’s RCCE work contributes to increased demand and uptake of the  COVID-19 vaccine in Kaoma and Mongu districts of Western province. She/he will provide leadership for coordination with other SCI projects and local partners in the development of district and community RCCE work plan and implementation of RCCE activities on COVID-19 vaccine demand creation in the two districts of Western province in order to increase demand and uptake of COVID-19 vaccination.
The incumbent will be reporting to: Technical Specialist –Health and Nutrition
Role Dimensions:
The RCCE Coordinator will work closely with Save the Children’s projects in Western province, Provincial Health office, District Health offices, District Education Board Secretary (DEBS)’s office, Local leadership and Strategic partners such as  World Vision Zambia and Zambia Centre for Communication Programme (ZCCP) in demand creation for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Technical Leadership

Foster and establish productive working relationship with DHO staff.
Provide technical oversight, strategic direction, coordination, and support to the implementation of  RCCE activities on Demand creation for the COVID-19 vaccine
Convene RCCE meetings, ensuring effective collaboration and coordination with strategic partners
Support District Health offices and DEBs to increase demand and uptake for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Support the District Health offices to develop, adapt, and review COVID-19 SBCCs materials such as Leaflets, Posters and job aids, and training materials and other community engagement tools for program implementation.
Provide leadership for capacity building of frontline health workers, community leaders, and Peer educators in community engagement approaches such as Save the Children’s Step by Step approach
Keep updated a repository of approved resources that can be shared with other partners
Effectively managing relationships of MoH and partners
Conduct supportive supervisory visits to community structures and ensure that all SBCC methodologies incorporates two way communication between health promoters and community members.
Identify and document program successes, best practices, challenges and lessons learntSupport MOH to manage changes during implementation of RCCE activities in line with project requirements.Management
 Contribute to the analysis, synthesis, and reporting of program outputs and results in close collaboration with the M&E team, and ensure incorporation of lessons-learned into ongoing implementation;
Submit routine reports for the two districts in line with project’s reporting requirements.
Coordinate with other consortium partners such as ZCCP in the implementation of activities in the two district
Represent SCI  at GRZ, MOH and other relevant stakeholder meetings at Provincial and District level, as may be appropriate

The post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Qualifications and Experience

Degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Nursing or other related Health degree
Post graduate qualification in Communication for development, Public Health or related field will be an added advantage
Minimum of 5 -7  years of experience in a Social Behavioral Change Communication programming, Coordination, planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation
Previous working relationships within donor funded  programs and with key multilateral agencies, and bilateral donors;
Demonstrated ability to work within a multi-faceted health development program in collaboration with  MOH personnel at provincial, district and health facility levels, and local partners;
A demonstrated track record in community engagement approaches and Participatory methodologies, training and development of community bulletins;
Familiarity with evidence-based COVID-19 vaccine RCCE interventions and best practices for vaccine demand creation that are the focus of this project;
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform;
Proven leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills.
Strong knowledge of the Zambian health system.
Previous experience working in Western Province

Child safeguarding:
Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.
How to Apply: follow this link or click the apply button.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 28th February 2022. Only short listed candidates will be notified.
Save the Children reserves the right to re advertise if suitable applicants are not found.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer.  Women are encouraged to apply.