Chemonics seeks a team leader for the £13 million U.K. Department for International Development’s (DFID) Pakistan Delivering Accelerated Family Planning Behaviour Change Communication (DAFPAK BCC) programme. DAFPAK BBC seeks to target barriers to using modern family-planning methods. The programme will comprise a multi-channel, multi-message, tailored approach to change attitudes and behaviours, targeting a broad range of stakeholders and incorporating cost-effective strategies such as the use of positive deviance. The specific approaches will be informed by research funded early in the programme’s implementation. Messages will be integrated into all opportunities for face-to-face communication at the household and community levels to overcome individual and community-wide barriers where there is unmet need,. These messages will address acceptability and desired fertility, myths and misconceptions, health concerns, the influence of mothers-in-law and husbands, and spousal communication, as well as access barriers through knowledge of service availability. The team leader will lead the overall DAFPAK BCC team and provide technical support to the government of Pakistan, other DAFPAK component teams, and other key stakeholders across the health and family-planning sectors to provide technical support. This position is contingent upon funding. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
- Advanced degree and at least nine years of behaviour-change leadership experience, preferably in the areas of family planning, service delivery, or public health
- Familiarity with Pakistan’s political, social, and cultural context in relation to behaviour change for family planning required
- Experience working in Pakistan strongly preferred
- Proven ability to lead a diverse team, including institutional partners, to achieve results on schedule
- Experience managing donor-funded programmes with national and subnational-level coverage
- Experience using monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning to inform behaviour-change design and ability to dynamically adjust interventions in response to research findings
- Expertise in behaviour-change communication projects with relevance to modern family-planning needs and identifying barriers to usage
- Experience in design and implementation of programme communications strategies in mass media, social media, and group and individual counselling
- Experience designing and implementing community-outreach tools, including 24/7 helplines
- Demonstrated ability to build strong and effective working relationships and local institutional capacity
- Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Please submit applications to the following form: https://bit.ly/2L77Y6T. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
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Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.