Social and Behavior Change Officers (4 Positions)

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Employer: PSI - Population Service International
Job Title: Social and Behavior Change Officers (4 Positions) Featured job
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somaliland
Category: Marketing


Job title: Social and Behavior Change Officers (4 Positions)

Department: Marketing and Communications

Based: All will be based in Hargeisa with willingness to travel to other project locations in Somaliland and Somalia

Reports to: Marketing and Communications Manager


Who we are?

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - all with unique skills we bring to the job.


Join us!

We are looking for Social and Behavior Change Officers from across Somalia and Somaliland for the SAHAN Demand Creation for Health Services programme funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The focus of this program is to increase community awareness of, and demand for, health services and promote appropriate maternal and child health behaviors. Social and Behavior Change Officers will function as part of the larger team responsible for contextualization and piloting of user-centered interventions to address the maternal and child health design challenges of the programme. They will be responsible for monitoring the performance of these innovative interventions through the pilot phase in the health facility and community.


Sound like you? Read on 

Your contribution

PSI seeks dynamic and pragmatic candidates with experience in health or social and behaviour change programmes, consumer level demand creation for health and working with communities in the Somali context.



        Contextualization and implementation of the User Centered Interventions to solve key health and behavior change issues across Somalia and Somaliland

        Lead the mentorship of partners in the roll out of new interventions including acting as a quality assurance mechanism for PSI’s and the partners.

        Prepare and facilitate orientation and feedback workshops with a diverse set of Somali users, regional and state MOHs and stakeholders.

        Work closely with Health Communications officers and Health Services teams to ensure intervention systems benefit from the synergy of seamlessly functioning simultaneously.

        Engage the MOH to ensure buy in of program activities, adaptation and approval for communication materials.

        Prospect and cultivate partnerships with targeted project health facilities, local women’s organizations, community leaders and other relevant stakeholders. Enlist their support and participation in mobilizing WRA and her influencers to increase demand, utilization and access to reproductive, nutrition, child and maternal health services as delivered by the EPHS

        Performance would be based on behavior change impact within intervention communities in terms of demonstrated behaviour and increased health service utilization

        Shall perform any other duties as may be required by Marketing and communications Manager or the management team.


What are we looking for?



o   University degree in social sciences, health sciences, or related field

o   Fluent in Somali and English 

o   Excellence working collaboratively in teams 

o   Highly creative and open-minded to learning new approaches

o   Demonstrated willingness and ability to work on sensitive maternal health topics and with vulnerable populations.

o   Willingness to travel within Somaliland and Somalia as required in the course of duty.

o   Team player with unwavering professionalism

• Desired:

o   Comfortable with adapting and remaining highly flexible.
o   Community work experience.
o   Natural problem-solver.

Please submit CVs to lately by Thursday 4 thApril, 2019



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