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Employer: FHI 360
Located in: Mali, International
Degree Required: Bachelors
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally-driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Advisor in Bamako, Mali.
The Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Advisor will be a senior-level member of the project team and will work with Government of Mali to help improve demand for and use of health services through improved community engagement and individual and household adoption of healthy behaviors. The SBCC Adviser will work the private sector, government, regional and local partners, non-governmental organizations, community organizations, others to address prevailing social and cultural norms, behavioral barriers with the goal of improving health seeking behaviors.
The SBC Advisor will work under the oversight of the Chief of Party to provide specialized technical assistance to design, implement, monitor, and coordinate SBC and demand generation interventions.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Provides technical assistance, direction and support related to the development and implementation of SBC/demand generation/marketing strategies for addressing harmful social and cultural norms that serve as barriers to health-seeking behavior and increase the demand and uptake of targeted health interventions (family planning, malaria, maternal/child health and nutrition) all project phases from formative research through strategy design, media and material production, community mobilization, and evaluation.
Responds to the specified deliverables and goals of contracts and grant agreements, ensuring achievements in a timely manner and in full support and compliance with FHI 360 contractual agreement.
Leads the implementation of SBC strategies, work plans and related activities. Drafts quarterly and annual reports, and all other reporting requirements as needed.
Liaises with and manages partner organizations involved in country program activities and assists in the implementation of project activities.
5-7 years of experience in implementing and managing international health/development, demand generation, marketing, social and behavior change programs and projects in developing countries, with experience working in Mali.
Specific Knowledge Requirements:
Strong understanding of one or more of the health topic areas listed above with knowledge of state of the art social and behavior change models, theories, strategies and their practical application to improving or shifting health-seeking behavior.
Knowledge of evidence-based, innovative, and practical solutions to communication challenges in developing countries.
Field experience in developing and implementing SBCC projects and programs in Mali and/or other African countries that have demonstrated impact, at scale.
Understanding of widely accepted formative research, pretesting, and monitoring and evaluation methodologies for effective demand generation, marketing and SBC interventions.
Demonstrated strong technical, programming, and management skills.
Proven ability to work as an effective team member.
Excellent oral/written communication skills in one or more local languages. Fluency in French required.
Demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills, and experience working in collaboration with the private sector, government, partners, donors, and NGOs.
Ability to set priorities while multi-tasking, and meet deadlines.
Language requirements: French and one or more local languages. English a plus.
Conseiller en matière de changement social et de comportement (SBC)
Description du poste:
Le conseiller en matière de changement social et de comportement (CSC, ou SBC en anglais) sera un membre de haut niveau de l'équipe de projet et collaborera avec le gouvernement du Mali pour aider à améliorer la demande et l'utilisation de services de santé en améliorant l'engagement de la communauté et l'adoption de comportements sains par les individus et les ménages. Le conseiller de la CSC travaillera avec le secteur privé, les gouvernements, les partenaires régionaux et locaux, les organisations non gouvernementales, les organisations communautaires, entre autres, pour s’attaquer aux normes sociales et culturelles en vigueur et aux obstacles comportementaux dans le but d’améliorer les comportements relatifs à la santé.
Le conseiller SBC travaillera sous la supervision du chef de projet (COP) afin de fournir une assistance technique spécialisée pour la conception, la mise en œuvre, le suivi et la coordination des interventions SBC et de génération de la demande.
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This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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Posted on 06/25/2019
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