Senior Technical Advisor Social and Behavior Change


Job Description

CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental Human Rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for Gender Equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.

In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with Disaster Relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.

Overview of position

The Senior Technical Advisor will oversee the technical activities and staff on a USAID-funded social and behavior change (SBC) project in South Sudan. S/he will lead in the Design, implementation and monitoring of SBC interventions while ensuring they are in accordance with the quality requirements of the project. The responsibility extends to promoting learning within the project and with other USAID partners working in South Sudan.

This SBC Advisor will lead key activities and have overall responsibility for SBC implementation. S/he will possess both deep applied experience in SBC and demonstrated abilities in leadership; strategic thinking; application of best practices, gender integration and innovations in SBC. The SBC Advisor will integrate learnings from global best practices, s/he will provide strategic direction for SBC programming, while proactively engaging and convening a broad range of donors and implementers in advancing the practice of SBC in South Sudan. The SBC Advisor will be required to travel in South Sudan, and internationally, as needed.

Role objectives

Key Responsibilities & Tasks: Technical Leadership and Innovation
  • Provide cutting edge leadership and innovation for SBC
  • Oversee the integration and use of approaches such as human-centered design and behavioral economics, digital strategies, and gender and youth-focused strategies
  • Provide leadership and oversee the locally based team
  • Manage SBC initiatives, including branded campaigns, entertainment-education, and toolkits
  • Ensure communication channels and systems are in place to understand the needs and feedback from other implementing partners and stakeholders in S. Sudan
  • Develop SBC strategies and provide technical assistance in Family Planning, Maternal and Child Health, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Recommend processes and mechanisms to improve efficiency and impact
  • Lead shifts in approach as needed based on the reports and data
  • Ensure that gender is at the forefront of all SBC activities, including design, planning, implementation, and monitoring
Management and Oversight
  • Supervise staff, conduct staff appraisals and develop capacity strengthening plans
  • Provide leadership for activities, including supervision of the overall team
  • Ensure project compliance in line with USAID and our client's rules and regulations
  • Represent the project at relevant forums at national level; and provide support to the Community Engagement team to undertake similar roles effectively at regional and lower levels
  • Lead in the development of the project’s strategic documents including work plan and quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports
  • Compile program reports as required
  • Seek, select, engage, and monitor qualified consultants and agencies to provide technical assistance in support of the project
  • Any other relevant duties as assigned by the Team Leader or as agreed/assigned during meetings with the broader project team
Partnership and Coordination
  • Develop partnerships with relevant institutions to strengthen/implement project activities
  • Liaise with key line Ministries as necessary
  • Respond to USAID requests related to progress against targets and provide other programmatically relevant information in a timely fashion
  • Coordinate with other staff to ensure strategic project management
  • Attend meetings and represent the SBC initiatives of the project in all relevant levels of government officials, partners, donor, NGO and private sector representatives
Capacity strengthening and training
  • Provide mentorship to technical staff
  • Ensure all staff have the technical knowledge to complete their job duties
  • Provide training opportunities to staff as appropriate
  • Co-facilitate training workshops, including agenda, curriculum, manuals and materials necessary to appropriately train individuals
  • Train and oversee staff on the project manuals and technical information
  • Mentor local NGOs subcontracted by the project on technical areas
  • Provide support to and build the capacity of partner organizations and existing traditional structures to design and implement community engagement activities
Carry out field visits as needed and work with staff in a collaborative manner to increase their technical capacity   Project reporting

This role reports to the Team Leader.

Key competencies

  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ professional experience in delivering Social Behavior Change programs with progressively increased responsibility working for health technical assistance programs or other health related services.
  • A Master’s degree in Medicine, Social Sciences, Public Health, Communications or other relevant degree or a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of professional experience in delivering SBC and professional experience working in mid to senior management positions.
  • South Sudanese national.
  • Excellent past performance references.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of management expertise and technical experience;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills;
  • Experience in successfully engaging the private sector;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of management expertise and experience;
  • High level of interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders;
  • Excellent skills and experience in collaborative working relationships with senior level government leadership;
  • Experience with integration of gender and youth Analysis into health projects and services; and,
  • Required oral and written fluency in English.Team management
  • This role will manage and oversee the locally based team.
Further information

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.
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