Health Education/Communications Advisor

Position: Health Education/Communications Advisor

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Ethiopia

Deadline: December 30, 2017

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: December 30, 2017

Full Description

Brief Description:

Location Harrar, Ethiopia

Start Date Oct - Dec 2017 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

The over-all purpose of this placement is to provide technical support for establishment /strengthening of community nutrition education platforms, development/adaption of nutrition behaviour change communication materials, and implementation in East Harrarghe Zone through capacity building and system strengthening in East Harrarghe Government sectors and community based organizations who are working with zonal nutrition coordination committee, through Haramaya University.

As a volunteer, you will:

Assist the assessment of main social barriers for proper nutritional practices

Support the establishment/strengthening of community education strategies and platforms to address the social barriers

Assist the design and development of appropriate nutrition social behavior change communication (SBCC) materials

Support the effective implementation of community level SBCC for nutrition activities, gather success stories & lessons learned and share with partners

Assist in the development of the nutrition SBCC capacity of local partners and the community

Essential Academic Qualifications:

-MA. degree in of the following fields of study:

-Behaviour Change Communication/health education/promotion, Communication for Development, Communications, Behavioral Science.

Essential Professional Background:

-At least three years work experience in designing nutrition/& or health education interventions.

-Demonstrated work experience in capacity development for social behavior change communications

-Experience on assessment of social barriers for optimal nutrition is an asset

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