Social Behavior Change and Communication specialist


August 30, 2023


1 year contract with possibility of extension

Social Behavior Change and Communication specialist

About Sight and Life Rwanda

Sight and Life Rwanda is humanitarian organization officially registered at the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB), with registration “No 186/RGB/20”. The organization is headquartered in Kigali Heights Complex, in the district of Gasabo, City of Kigali.

Programs and Projects

Sight and Life Rwanda is leading the implementation of 5 projects across food systems and livelihoods including:

  • The Nutrition in City Ecosystems (NICE) funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC),
  • The Project Innovation in Nutrition (PIN) funded by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) with major focus on food safety with prevention of aflatoxin in Maize.
  • The livelihood project associated with the Sustainable Development Goals partnership (SDGP) Increased Maize Value Chain Efficiency in Rwanda
  • The SUN Business Network (SBN), co-chaired with the World Food Program (WFP).

Sight and Life Rwanda seeks to hire highly qualified, dedicated, and experienced individual for the position of Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) specialist. The position will be based at Head Office _Kigali reporting to the Country Director.

Purpose of the assignment

Sight and Life Rwanda aims to systematically apply interactive theory-based and evidence-based communication process, and strategies to address tipping points for change at the individual, community, and social levels.

The Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing social behavior change communication strategy to engage other community stakeholders with messages on supporting the adoption of nutritious foods. The SBCC specialist will lead the creation and dissemination of SBCC guidelines and   advocacy messages on existing food systems channels.

Expected outcome

  • Quality SBCC strategy to improve nutrition literacy will be developed.
  • SBCC messages will be developed and disseminated.
  • SBCC awareness campaigns will be organized and conducted.
  • Annual Implementation Plan and Monitoring Evaluation and Learning plan will incorporate SBCC activities.
  • Success stories will be collected, documented, and shared with the donor and other relevant stakeholders.
Key tasks/activities
  • Lead the design and implementation of a multi-layered SBCC strategy with the aim of engaging projects beneficiaries and stakeholders on adoption of nutritious foods and improvement of nutrition literacy.
  • Design and implement a comprehensive, SBCC campaign to raise awareness and on the importance of using local produced foods in preparation of balanced diets.
  • Develop comprehensive communication tools and SBCC campaign materials and activities, using evidence-based theories.
  • To liaise with the project team members ensuring SBCC related activities are well monitored, and key indicators are well tracked.
  • Capacity building and technical support and training to the projects’ field staff and other implementors or stakeholders at community level.
  • Design communication materials for TV and Radio for SAL projects in country and global events by developing short documentaries, success stories, lessons learned, quality photos, and videos.
Required education
  • Master’s degree in behavior change communications, journalism, and other related social sciences fields.
  • Bachelors’ degree, preferably in behavior change communications, or other related social sciences fields.
Experience Requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in designing, planning, and implementing SBCC activities at community level.
  • Have at least 5 years working experience in communication, developing and rolling out SBCC strategy, reporting, production of communication materials.
  • Experience in undertaking activities aimed SBCC and Capacity Building for diversified audiences.
  • Experience in developing and implementing SBCC tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize workload, responding to multiple demands and meet tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment.
Submission Procedure

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their motivation letters and CVs to not later than September 3rd, 2023, at 23:59hrs Kigali time. The title of the email must include: “Social Behavior Change and Communication specialist (SBCC) for Sight and Life Rwanda.”