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Intern – Social and Behavior Change Communication
(SBCC) 

[Two positions]  

The SBCC Intern will work under a Jhpiego Senior SBCC Advisor to support the demand creation team of the USAID SAFE VMMC Project. S/he supports mapping of communities to localize strategies and helps to refine interventions for specific age groups with a focus on reaching adolescent boys and men ages 15-29 years old. S/he promotes adapting best practices, leverages community intelligence and utilizes available resources to integrate effective age- and population-specific interventions. S/he assists in SBCC training, materials development and monitoring and evaluation and coordination with the larger USAID SAFE VMMC team, Regional and Community Development Officers (R/CDOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Volunteer Community Advocates (VCAs) to incorporate sustainable VMMC demand creation strategies at the regional, district, facility and community levels.


Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. For more than 46 years now, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families. By putting evidence-based health innovations into everyday practice, Jhpiego works to break down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations. Jhpiego, implementing a number of projects in Tanzania, wishes to recruit the following intern positions, available for immediate filling.

About the USAID SAFE VMMC Project, Tanzania

Jhpiego expects to implement a one-year scope of work to support the Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania (APHFTA) contracted by USAID to implement the Sustainable Access for Expanded Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services (SAFE VMMC) Project. USAID SAFE VMMC Project will support VMMC activities in Iringa, Morogoro, Njombe, Singida and Tabora regions. Jhpiego is recruiting for the following internship positions to support the USAID SAFE VMMC Project.

Project Duration: October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare SBCC activity plans, coordinate travel logistics within and outside Jhpiego, organize printed materials, stationeries and equipment required.
  • Participate in SBCC training activities including supporting trainers during group sessions, administering pre-and post-training assessments and result analysis, participant registration and payments, and leading after action reviews (AARs).
  • Participate in supportive supervision of VCAs assigned to health facilities providing VMMC services, follow up implementation of targeted age plans (TAPs) and guide VCA facility teams to develop and implement remedial action plans (RAPs).
  • Identify demand creation challenges, successes and lessons, and recommend changes in SBCC approach or tools to improve efficiency and progress towards achieving target.
  • Contribute to project documents including training materials, assessment tools, data analysis, data visualization, presentation slides, activity reports, success stories and conference abstracts.
  • Support other Jhpiego projects and activities as assigned by your supervisor. Jhpiego aims to create opportunities for you to expand your workplace and program exposure and skills.
  • Select a topic on the most significant change (MSC) you have experienced as a young professional from your internship and how you will use your MSC lessons and skills to build your career. Jhpiego will require you to write an essay of 1,000 words at the end of your internship.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Recent graduate with diploma or higher qualification in community development, sociology, communication, project management, public health or other social sciences.
  •  Willingness to volunteer and learn marketable skills, and gain workplace experience.
  • Availability to start immediately during November.
  • Willingness to commit at least four months to support the SAFE Technical Assistance.
  • Ability to travel for field activities over extended periods in Iringa, Morogoro, Njombe, Singida and Tabora regions for at least 60% of the time.
  • Resident in Dar Es Salaam, Iringa or Tabora.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in Kiswahili and English skills.
  • Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability).
  • Knowledge using MS Office especially Word and email.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Recent graduate with diploma or higher qualification in nursing, medicine, health administration, public health or other allied health sciences.
  • Willingness to volunteer and learn marketable skills, and gain workplace experience.
  • Availability to start immediately during November.
  • Willingness to commit at least four months to support the SAFE Technical Assistance.
  • Ability to travel for field activities over extended periods in Iringa, Morogoro, Njombe, Singida and Tabora regions for at least 60% of the time.
  • Resident in Dar es Salaam, Iringa or Tabora.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in Kiswahili and English skills.
  • Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability).
  • Knowledge using MS Office especially Word and email.


If you believe you are the ideal person we are looking for, please submit your application letter describing why you are the right candidate for this position, a curriculum vitae detailing your experience and three (3) professional referees. Please send the application through email: HRTZ@jhpiego.org 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The closing date for applications is 21st November, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Caution to the applicants:

There have been some bogus adverts online that require candidates to apply through some email addresses of public domains e.g. Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc. Kindly note: HRTZ@jhpiego.org

is the address to use all the time. Please ignore any of those adverts. We also do not charge any application fee nor entertain any meetings or telephone calls.

If shortlisted, you will get an official call from our office and receive required steps. If you suspect any wrong – doing kindly write to the Manager, Human Resource through inquiries.tz@jhpiego.org



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