Job Description

DATE: October 2019

Health Communications Officer (Two Position)

Social Marketing

Based in Qardho Region

Reports to the SBC coordinator

Who we are

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

We are looking for Health Communications Officer from across Somalia and Puntland for the SAHAN Demand Creation for Health Services program funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The focus of this program is to increase community awareness of, and demand for, health services and promote appropriate maternal and child health behaviours. Health Communications Officer will function as part of the larger team responsible for contextualization and piloting of user-centered interventions to address the maternal and child health design challenges of the programme. They will be responsible for rolling out and overseeing the performance of these innovative interventions through the testing and pilot phases of the SAHAN program.

Sound like you? Read on

Your contribution

PSI seeks dynamic and pragmatic candidates with experience in health or social and behavior change programmes, consumer level demand creation for health and working with communities in the Somali context

Your contribution

DATE: October 2019

You will:

  • Assist SBCC in setting IPC sites and targets for their territory;
  • Lead the selection and recruitment of IPC agents
  • Ensure targets and IPC objectives are achieved in their area;
  • Ensure accurate and timely tracking and reporting of targets through MIS;
  • Ensure IPC Agents are fully competent in the use of M&E and other reporting systems;
  • Work with the SBCC to ensure that high quality communications and promotional materials (e.g. flipcharts, radio and TV campaigns, data collection tools, brochures, IPC Agent uniforms, badges, etc) and other materials are developed and produced.
  • Engage the MOH to ensure buy in of program activities, adaptation and approval for communication materials at regional level.
  • Provide and/or organize training and refresher training for their team, in technical, programmatic and operational areas, as needed;
  • Supervise one-on-one and group IPC activities, including home visits and group discussions, at community centers, homes and other relevant settings, with each IPC Agent at least once a month;
  • Make sure the quality and content of IPC activities are at optimum standards as per PSI curriculum, approach and key messages;
  • Prospect and cultivate partnerships with targeted project health facilities, local women’s organizations, community leaders and other relevant stakeholders in view of collaborating on IPC activities, and enlisting their support and participation in mobilizing women and increasing demand and utilization and access to reproductive, nutrition, child and maternal health services as delivered by the


  • Collect and review all IPC activity tracking forms and reports.
  • Performance would be based on behavior change impact within their communities in terms of effective referrals and service utilization as well as number of IPC agents who achieve their targets.
  • Perform any other duties as required by SBCC or PSI Som management team.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a leader with extensive knowledge and experience in maternal and child health, Behavior change communication, community mobilization and advocacy.

  • Nurse, Midwife or Community Health Extension worker with a degree or diploma.
  • Has at least three years professional experience as a team leader / in a supervisory role;
  • Relevant community-based experience in Maternal and Child Health, training and/or communication;
  • Strong sense of responsibility and ability to work with minimal supervision

DATE: October 2019

  • Prior IPC experience, group facilitation and mentoring experience strongly preferred;
  • Prior experience in Inter Personal Communication and a supervisory / coaching role strongly preferred.

Got what it takes?

If you think you are a great fit we would love to hear from you. Please send an email with a brief background on yourself and a CV to somjobs@psi.org with “Health Communications Officer” in the subject line by October 20, 2019.

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PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.