; Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Senior Officer | Jobs in Afghanistan

Basic Information

Vacancy Number: R661
Title: Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Senior Officer
Category: Healthcare/Medical
Duration: One year (Extendable)
Exp.: 2021-03-10
Jobs no: 1
Salary: As per NTA Salary Scale
Gender: Male/Female


Organization: (MSH) Management Sciences for Health (AFIAT)
Location: Kabul, AF


Work Experience: Minimum of 5 of directly relevant experience Years



Minimum of Bachelors degree in a relevant field


  • Minimum of 5 years of directly relevant experience in improving health-seeking behaviours including prevention early care-seeking and nutrition

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:                       

  • Demonstrated knowledge of behaviour change theories and approaches
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Afghanistan health sector
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement impactful SBCC approaches and campaigns including audience segmentation development and testing of materials conducting community engagement and activations interventions 


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills both in local languages and English. Ability and willingness to travel to USAID focus provinces as required.
  • Fluency in the local language(s) – Dari Pashto - required
  • Afghanistan citizenship


Duties & Responsibilities


AFIAT targets policy mid-level and service delivery agents/actors with a range of technical activities (TA). The program builds on previous USAID TA programs legacy while exploring innovative and evidence-based approaches to strengthening care-seeking access to and quality of proven health and nutrition interventions. AFIAT also enhances the national health systems resilience and sustainability through improved performance and engagement of the public and private health sectors.

MSH-AFIAT) in collaboration with program partners is leading the implementation of Objective Three of AFIAT— Enhance Adoption of Optimal Health and Nutrition Behaviors—including leading overall design development of implementation strategy and guidance and capacity building to local partners in the area of awareness and SBCC.  MSH will also contribute to SBCC research and associated studies and surveys. 

MSH is seeking a well-qualified SBCC Officer to lead the implementation of the SBCC component of the USAID-funded five-year AFIAT project. The position is based in Kabul Afghanistan and open only to Afghan citizens.

Major Activities / Responsibilities:

Technical Activities

  • The SBCC Officer is a mid-level position. The SBCC Officer will play a key role in supporting design and implementation of all AFIATs SBCC activities with technical support from MSHs HQ staff and under the direct supervision of the SBCC Advisor.
  • The SBCC Officer will also provide inputs into behavioral research and measurement of SBCC activities outputs data collection and impact measurement as needed.
  • It is a long-term (five-year) position based in Afghanistan Kabul with frequent travel to the project provinces.
  • Coordinate the USAID/AFIAT SBCC program activities closely with the MOPH Health Promotion Directorate and other relevant agencies involved in promoting SBCC activities in Afghanistan.
  • Actively participate in the MoPH task forces pertaining to SBCC programs and in MoPH working groups delegated to implement and evaluate relevant activities as defined by the USAID/AFIAT work plan.
  • Prepare and give technical presentations on key project activities and achievements as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Principal Advisor Integrated Health Services/RMNCAH and other team members to fully align enhanced SBCC activities into the Projects strategic objectives.
  • Assist in the development implementation and monitoring of the USAID/AFIAT annual work plans
  • Assist in adequate and timely reporting to MoPH and USAID progress of activities supported by USAID/AFIAT. This will include careful documentation and sharing of lessons learned.
  • Assist in identifying requirements for technical assistance and develop appropriate scopes of work.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal Advisor Integrated Health Services/RMNCAH.
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as may be needed or assigned.

Submission Guideline

Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates should go apply through the below link and submit an application form for positions they are suitably qualified for.


Please click the employment opportunities tab and select Afghanistan from the list of countries. A list of positions will appear please select those you wish to apply for. Candidates who do not apply through the above-mentioned link will not be considered for the shortlist. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race color religion sex sexual orientation age national origin citizenship physical or mental handicap. 

Note: The deadline for applications is for two weeks. However interviews of suitable candidates may begin as applications are received. Please apply early. 

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