Job Title: Behaviour Change Communications Specialist
Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Duration: Six months renewable
Date: 5 September 2016
The 117 call centre was launched in 2012 as part of Free Healthcare Initiative. During the Ebola outbreak, the line was repurposed as an emergency hotline for the response and was structured into a national call centre and district alert centres to better serve its purpose.
Since November 2015, when Sierra Leone was officially declared Ebola-free by the WHO, the 117 Alert System has been in a state of transition away from supporting an active emergency response to supporting a period of heightened surveillance and a strategy called Resilient Zero. It has been identified that there is an imminent need for a social mobilization component to accompany this new strategy in efforts to disseminate key messages regarding 117 call centre and its use.
The Behaviour Change Communications Specialist is expected to lead social mobilization efforts in all districts. Efforts for behaviour change will be community led as well as stakeholder directed. In addition to this, the specialist is expected to develop a framework of BCC activities including details such as scheduled personnel, budget, and indicators. The BCC Specialist will also be expected to evaluate BCC activities and track progress.
Interested candidates should e-mail a CV, cover letter and contact details for three referees to