FHI 360

Social and Behavior Change Specialist (Jordan Community Health and Nutrition)

FHI 360

Job Description

FHI 360 seeks a Senior Social Behavior Change (SBC) Specialist for the anticipated USAID/Jordan Community Health and Nutrition Activity. This activity aims to improve the nutritional status of children under five and pregnant and lactating women in target areas in Jordan over a five-year period. The Senior SBC Specialist will provide strategic leadership over the Design and implementation of SBC activities across the project. Key Responsibilities: In close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and other actors:
  • Lead formative research and the development of SBC related strategies;

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight in the planning and implementation SBC activities across the project;

  • Oversee development of SBC related tools and materials;

  • Monitor activity progress to ensure consistency and coherence across interventions and with other major in-country actors; and

  • Work closely with external stakeholders, including the Jordanian government, multilateral organizations, and the private sector.

Minimum Requirements: 
  • Seven years of progressively increasing technical responsibility leading to a senior level of expertise in SBC;

  • Master’s degree (2 years of applicable experience can be substituted for a Master’s degree) or its international equivalent in a relevant technical area, such as International Communication, Social and Behavior Change Communication; Social Marketing; Public Health, Health Communication; Health Promotion; or Social Sciences;

  • Demonstrated understanding of a range of SBC 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;

  • Experience with international donor projects preferred;

  • Excellent written and verbal Arabic and English communication skills;

  • Strong intercultural supervisory and team building skills and experience;

  • Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow; and

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

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