Social & Behavior Change Communication (sbcc) Coordinator

Publication date: Sep 15, 2021
  • Function: Marketing / Communication / PR
  • Nb position: 1
  • Types of contracts: indifferent
  • Academic level: bachelor level +5
  • Experience: 4 to 5 years
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Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. 

Oxfam in Algeria Sahrawi Refugee Camps

Oxfam has operated in the Sahrawi refugee camps since 1975 and has established itself as a key humanitarian actor in the area. Oxfam has developed a multi-sectoral approach spanning WaSH, Food Security and Youth, with a cross-cutting commitment to advocacy and to the humanitarian, development and peace nexus.

To reduce widespread dependence on humanitarian aid, especially food distributions, as well as to encourage more sustainable and efficient access to nutrition, Oxfam is working with over 500 Sahrawi refugee families to improve small-scale, agro-ecological farming. Oxfam seeks to establish self-sustaining associations of farmers to collectively sell their produce on the local market. Through its support to families, Oxfam is piloting several water-efficient, innovative irrigation techniques to optimize agricultural production in the harsh desert environment.

The majority of Sahrawi refugees remain dependent on humanitarian aid while the nutrition status worsens across the camps. Oxfam’s food security programme promotes access of vulnerable refugees to fresh produce, in complementary to the WFP dry food basket. In conjunction with broad distributions, Oxfam will pilot targeted distributions to 8,000 refugees with particular health and nutritional vulnerabilities. Oxfam maintains its distribution of gluten-free flour to the celiac population in the camps.

There are a number of causes to malnutrition in the Sahrawi refugee camps, including widespread food insecurity and other structural issues (e.g. poverty, limited livelihood opportunities, limited diversity in the dry food bag distribution). Alongside structural issues, social behaviors and attitudes also have a negative impact on nutritional outcomes. The root causes to such behaviors and attitudes include lack of information, social norms and mental models in addition to the structural issues mentioned above. By showing that malnutrition can be manifested in behaviors and attitudes, it is essential to bring about a social and behavior change communication approach to activities which promote positive nutritional knowledge and practices. Therefore, Oxfam in Algeria is seeking to employ an experienced Social & Behavior Communication (SBCC) Officer for its Food Security Program in the Sahrawi refugees camps in Tindouf, Algeria.


Technical :

  •  Overall project management, including supervising staff, ensuring technical quality.If you believe your qualifications meet the requirements, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile to
  • Closing date: Friday 24 September 2021
  • Due to the volume of applications we receive, regrettably, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

  •  Ensure the planning, implementation and overall monitoring of the project in order to achieve the set objectives.
  •  Participate in program design and development of implementation activities (strategic planning, program presentation, advocacy and policy meetings), as appropriate.
  •  Use of the studies already undertaken to gain a deeper understanding of the SBCC challenges to be addressed and of the social and behavioral drivers that facilitate or act as barriers to uptake of desired behavior(s).
  •  Provide vision and direction for the implementation of the Care Group Model to Oxfam team, local authorities and external stakeholders.
  •  Liaise with relevant technical personnel to coordinate the development and diffusion of communication tools, including media products which promote key behaviour change messaging.
  •  Coordinate monthly monitoring of SBCC outputs, endline and baseline assessments.
  •  Develop and implement the project communication strategy.
  •  Ensure budget planning and monitoring of project expenses.
  •  Ensure compliance with Oxfam procedures and standards in project implementation as well as donor contractual obligations.

Coordination :

  •  Coordinate with various nutrition and SBCC experts, whether internal to Oxfam or external;
  •  Coordinate with partners and local authorities for the implementation of project activities;
  •  Coordinate with Oxfam departments (Administration, HR, logistics, MEAL ...) to ensure compliance with Oxfam procedures and standards;

Management :

  •  Manage 4 Project Assistants (Care Group Supervisors) who will in turn manage 12 Promoters, who will in turn manage 72 Care Group Volunteers. Ensure a strong project management structure, providing support and guidance at various levels;
  •  Conduct all project reporting;
  •  Keep a log of all lessons learnt during the project.
  •  Frequent visits to the field, taking time to visit Care Groups, staff, volunteers, as well as local health authorities and stakeholders;
  •  Promote Oxfam’s safeguarding commitments and standards in the context of the SBCC project.

Other : 

  •  Work flexibly and take on additional tasks as may be delegated to meet programmatic objectives.
  •  Participate in team and internal coordination meetings and in workshops organized at country level.


Education & Experience :

  • Master’s degree in public health; social studies, social anthropology, communications and media, development studies, or a related topic will also be considered.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in Project Management.
  • Relevant technical knowledge, skills and extensive work experience in: public health; nutrition; coordinating the development of communications tools and materials; M&E.
  • Experience developing training modules and capacity building.
  •  Good written and verbal communication skills in French, English and Arabic.
  •  Experience in undertaking similar work at the community-level.
  •  Excellent understanding of gender and development issues.
  •  In depth understanding of project cycle management, Logical Framework Analysis, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and communication strategies/tools.

Key Attributes :

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.
  • Good facilitation skills and able to accommodate different views, understanding and experience of participants.
  • Proven experience in conducting similar training particularly for I/NGOs employees.

Organisational Values :

  • Accountability Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Empowerment Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
  • Inclusiveness We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

If you believe your qualifications meet the requirements, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile to

Closing date: Friday 24 September 2021

Due to the volume of applications we receive, regrettably, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

« Cette offre d'emploi a expirée »

Location: Algeria, Tindouf


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