Technical Advisor II, Social and Behavior Change

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 7 April 2021
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 7 May 2021
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Job Description

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Advisor II for an anticipated global award.

**This position is subject to project award and funding.


FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Technical Advisor II – SBC to provide technical and scientific leadership to those designing and implementing social and behavior change (SBC) strategies, programs or tools. Provides technical advice based upon expertise and knowledge of evidence-based SBC methods and strategies, current practice, and established operational and research standards to ensure quality and rigorous design. Builds SBC capacity in country-level, regional or global program staff. Assesses current SBC technical, scientific, managerial and operational efficiencies at the program, regional, or global levels as appropriate. Provides guidance to ensure that SBC program implementation adheres to appropriate technical standards and guidelines and that programs are technically sound. May evaluate SBC proposal design and protocol development to ensure design is sound and based upon evidence- based practice. Provides global scientific leadership by staying current of evolving SBC technical standards, guidelines, and program developments in area of expertise. Responsible for sharing best practices in SBC and contribute to the knowledge base through participation in scientific forums and technical networks. Shares new knowledge/evidence and best practices through collaboration with relevant departments and personnel.

This position will be based in Washington, DC.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership in SBC, including leadership in design, development, planning, and implementation and reporting.

  • Coordinate inputs into SBC research activities, advising on research questions and design, contributing to data collection instruments, and contributing to results interpretation.

  • Provide technical leadership and support to country-level SBC activities, including development and execution of SBC design and capacity building activities.

  • Provide oversight and guidance to ensure technical assistance project implementation and workplans are conducted as planned, targets and technical requirements are met, and deliverables completed in accordance with donor agreements and program objectives.

  • Maintain collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs. Support communication and reporting.

  • Facilitate and ensure technical quality assurance activities are regularly planned and implemented and ensure issues and actions identified are shared and addressed in time.

  • Maintain a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners.

  • Lead the development of global tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.

  • Ensure appropriate and timely technical support to field programs.

  • Ensure the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels.

  • Conduct routine coordination with employees and consultants, on-site and in the field.


  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field. PhD preferred.

  • 8-11 Years of relevant experience in management of and technical direction to SBC projects and/or programs.

  • Has experience contributing to SBC research activities.

  • Has ability to provide technical direction to projects, ensure high quality SBC outputs and impact, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of SBC activities.

  • Thought leadership in SBC and demonstrated experience in advancing the field.

  • Strong new business development experience in SBC.

  • Proficient writing and verbal communication skills.

  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).

  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; French preferred.

  • Demonstrates ability to assess needs within agreed upon duties and considers course of action best to meet those needs.

  • Effectively applies knowledge of SBC to solve range of problems.

This job posting 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.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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About the Organization

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, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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