We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of SBC Advisor in Addis Ababa.
The SBC Advisor will be a senior-level member of the project team and will work with relevant sectors, government, regional and local partners, non-governmental organizations, community organizations, others to increase demand and a supportive enabling environment for priority health behaviors. The SBC Advisor will work under the oversight of the DCOP 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 strategies across a range of health and development areas in all phases from formative research through design, media and material production, community mobilization and engagement, and evaluation.
- Provides strategic direction to design and implement SBC strategies in coordination with Government counterparts.
- Ensures engagement, health outcomes, and gender inclusion for women, youth and marginalized populations
- Strengthens capacity of local partners and stakeholders in SBC.
- 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 agreements.
- Master’s Degree and 5-8+ 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 Ethiopia.
Specific Knowledge Requirements:
- Strong understanding of current state of health priorities within Ethiopia with knowledge of state of the art social and behavior change models and strategies and their practical application.
- Knowledge of evidence-based, innovative, and practical solutions to communication challenges in developing countries.
- Field experience in developing and implementing SBC projects and programs in Ethiopia 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 SBC interventions.
- Demonstrated strong technical, programming, and management skills.
- Proven ability to work as an effective team member.
- Excellent oral/written communication skills in English and one or more local languages. 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: English and one or more local languages.
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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