Behaviour Change Officer (HPC/HPE 2) [Not Vacant]

Job Purpose

The incumbent has specific responsibility to manage the behaviour change communication effort, develop policy guidelines for health promotion activities and implement health promotion programmes.

 

KEY OUTPUTS

  • Behaviour Change programmes
  • Behaviour modified
  • Evaluation tool developed
  • Advice provided
  • Counselling services
  • Policies and guidelines developed

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

  • Collaborates with Director, Health Promotion and Education and other senior managers in the design and implementation of programmes aimed at behaviour modifications.
  • Plans and monitors the implementation of health education programmes at the national, regional and parish levels.
  • Develops a mechanism to conduct analytical evaluation of materials distributed with the view to maintain community interest and to improve service delivery.
  • Utilizes evaluation and research findings when making recommendations for the development and implementation of behaviour change strategies.
  • Maintains effective interaction with the Regional Health Authorities to ensure the successful implementation of programme activities, to facilitate the process of achieving the programme goals.
  • Provides information on the performance of behaviour change programes and make recommendations to Director, Health Promotion and Education Senior managers within the Ministry of Health and the regional Health Authorities, in order to facilitate informed policy decisions.
  • Evaluates behaviour change programmes to determine their efficiency and effectiveness, and make recommendations for improvement or cancellation.
  • Develops theoretical models addressing interpersonal factors, institutional factors and community factors for health promotion.
  • Participates in the establishment of counselling services in communities, schools etc.
  • Submits monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the progress of the behaviour change programme to the Director, health Promotion and Education.

 

PERFORMANCE STANDARD

  • Programmes developed and implemented
  • Behaviour modified / positively  impacted
  • High level of performance is demonstrated.
  • Deadlines are consistently met.
  • Reports prepared and submitted by established deadlines
  • Frequent attendance and participation at relevant seminars and conferences

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or equivalent 
  • Post graduate training in Behavioral Sciences or Health Education          

AND

  • Minimum of six (6) years working experience in health education or communication or in a related field.

                                              or

  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience

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Interested persons may apply in writing accompanied by resumes. Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to:
Director
Human Resource Management & Development
Ministry of Health
10A Chelsea Avenue
Kingston 10
jobs@moh.gov.jm

Please note that responses will be sent to short- listed applicants only.