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Behavior Change Lead

FHI 360

FHI 360

South Sudan
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024


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. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities, and countries we serve.

FHI 360 seeks qualified candidates for the position Behavior Change (BC) Lead for an upcoming, FCDO-funded education program in South Sudan. The duration of the project is five years, and the position will be based in Juba. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to FCDO approval. The Behaviour Change Lead will be responsible for the development, implementation, and management of contextually appropriate sectoral and whole of programme behaviour change activities. The BC Lead will assess existing behaviour change activities and work with relevant internal and external stakeholders to develop a programme plan for behaviour change activities. The role holder will be part of the Senior Leadership Team and will report directly to the Team Leader.

Position Description:

The BC Lead will be an integral member of the project team overseeing programmatic and technical aspects related to BC interventions to ensure they are evidence-based, community-driven, and in line with requirements of the award. The BC Lead will:

  • Provide technical leadership to the project to ensure integration of BC in program activities across the project at all levels.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of evidence-based, community-driven BC interventions that will lead to positive social and behavior change.
  • Ensure BC is integrated into project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system.
  • Identify successful practices in the project that can be showcased in publications, project communications materials, and conferences.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and apply tools to identify key influential actors in focus communities around the issues of education and issues which may be barriers to a successful implementation of the programme.
  • Manage and quality assure the design, development and implementation of behaviour change activities, ensuring relevant content guidance from internal and external stakeholder.
  • Collaborate with MEL team to develop appropriate indicators to monitor progress and evaluate the impact of behaviour change campaigns against programme goal and end of programme outcomes.
  • Design and implement a Behaviour Change Communications campaign that will include both social dialogue and multimedia approach to building consensus around community led solutions increasing access for all children to education in targeted communities.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of a holistic BC strategy aligned with project goals.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of formative research to inform the development of BC activities.
  • Lead the design of culturally sensitive and compelling community engagement activities, including implementation tools and materials, aligned with BC strategy objectives.
  • Provide training and on-going coaching to project staff and partners to use the project’s implementation tools and materials to plan and implement community engagement activities.
  • Collaborate with creative agencies and other consultants to develop and implement multi-channel campaigns, which might include radio programs and community theater, aligned with BC strategy objectives.
  • Coordinate on-going monitoring activities to assess the implementation quality of BC activities and apply learnings strengthen the implementation and/or adjust the BC strategy to address gaps and emerging needs.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of any evaluations, including baseline, mid-line or end-line studies, to measure the impact of BC activities on objectives (as outlined in the BC strategy).
  • Prepare regular reports on BC activities and contribute to project reporting requirements, such as quarterly and annual reports.
  • Other assigned tasks to support the Learning Advisor to successfully execute FHI 360’s workplan activities.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's degree equivalent required in a relevant social science discipline, such as International Communication, Social and Behavior Change Communication, Social Marketing, Public Health, Health Communication, Health Promotion, or Education, Social Sciences, is required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of increasing technical responsibility leading to a senior-level of BC expertise.
  • Experience working in South Sudan.

Specific Knowledge Requirements:

  • Demonstrated understanding of a range of BC approaches that address change in community norms as well as individual behaviors, and that go beyond messaging to catalyze community action.
  • Strong understanding of local cultural practices, social networks, and gender and age dynamics strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in behaviour change and communication.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills appropriate to a variety of media and audiences.
  • In-depth knowledge of education systems in South Sudan is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and transmit his/her vision to partners and colleagues.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills, knowledge of local languages preferred.
  • Strong intercultural supervisory and team building skills and experience.
  • Mentoring and facilitation skills preferred.
  • Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume workflow.
  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in Microsoft Office).
  • Fluency in English required, fluency in additional/local languages preferred.

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.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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