• Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Officer

    Employer: FHI 360 - Rwanda Country Office
    Posted: 26 December 2018
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    Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Officer

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    National Only: Yes


    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 and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states, and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) officer in Kigali, Rwanda.

    Position Description:

    The Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Officer will be a mid-level member of the project team and will work with the private agricultural sector, government, regional and local partners, non-governmental organizations, community organizations, others to increase availability of access to animal source food (ASF) products via a transformative process whereby households in target geographic zones (to be determined) will be assisted to transition from no or limited livestock/ASF production to intensive market engagement and households will be engaged in nutrition behavior change strategies to increase ASF demand.

    The SBCC Officer will work under the oversight of the Senior SBCC Adviser to provide specialized technical assistance to design, implement, monitor, and coordinate SBCC and demand generation interventions.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    Provides technical assistance, direction and support related to the development and implementation of SBCC/demand generation/marketing strategies for ASF in all phases from formative research through design, media, and material production, community mobilization, and evaluation.
    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 agreement.
    Leads the implementation of work plans and related activities. Drafts quarterly and annual reports, and all other reporting requirements as needed.
    Liaises with and manages partner organizations involved in country program activities and assists in the implementation of project activities.
    Minimum Requirements:

    3-5 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 Rwanda.

    Specific Knowledge Requirements:

    Strong understanding of current state of agricultural industry and market in animal-sourced food marketing with knowledge of state of the art social and behavior change communication models and strategies and their practical application to improving consumer demand for animal-sourced food products and/or nutrition.
    Knowledge of evidence-based, innovative, and practical solutions to communication challenges in developing countries.
    Field experience in developing and implementing SBCC projects and programs in Rwanda and/or other central African that have demonstrated impact, at scale.
    Understanding of widely accepted formative research, pretesting, and monitoring and evaluation methodologies for effective demand generation, marketing, and SBCC interventions.
    Demonstrated strong technical, programming, and management skills and Proven ability to work as an effective team member.
    Excellent oral/written communication skills in, French and one or more local languages. Fluency in English a plus
    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: French and one or more local languages. Fluency in English a plus

    FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may register online through FHI 360’s Career Center at http://www.fhi360.org/careers or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org. Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements to MaSmith@fhi360.org January 13th, 2018. Please specify source in your application.



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