Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Lead - Malawi

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 16 November 2018

Job Description

Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Lead to support its Development Food Security Activity in Malawi. The position will be based in Malawi. The SBC Lead will provide strategic leadership over the design and implementation of SBC activities across the activity. CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than fifteen years of experience in Malawian agriculture.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership to design, plan, and implement SBC activities across the activity;
  • Lead formative research and the development of a SBC strategy and implementation plan;
  • Lead the development of SBC tools;
  • Oversee the monitoring of activity progress related to SBC to ensure a consistency and coherency across interventions;
  • Work with external stakeholders including host country government, international donors, multilateral organizations, and the private sector.

Key Qualification:

  • Seven (7) years of experience designing and implementing SBC interventions required, experience conducting such programming in Southern Africa is strongly preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant technical areas, such as international development, communications, public health, or a related field is required, a Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Demonstrated understanding of a range of SBC approaches, including approaches that address change in social norms, structures, and individual behaviors;
  • Strong understanding of local cultural practices, social networks, and gender and age dynamics strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge of agricultural, livelihood, and/or food security programming is preferred;
  • Experience with international donor projects required, experience with USAID and Food for Peace preferred;
  • Strong oral and written English skills required, knowledge of local languages preferred.

About the Organization

CNFA is a not-for-profit international agricultural development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to increasing rural incomes by empowering farmers and rural entrepreneurs. CNFA assists smallholders in increasing household-level food security and nutrition through improved agricultural practices, introduction of new varieties, diversification of crop production, food preservation and storage, development of farmer-based organizations, and strengthened linkages to markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 43 countries.

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