Save The Children

Social and Behavior Change Advisor

Save The Children

Job Description

The Opportunity:

The role holder will serve on the upcoming Haiti Resilience Food Security Assistance Program funded by USAID/Food for Peace. The program will provide food assistance to help vulnerable communities address the root causes of hunger and malnutrition so people are able to feed themselves in the Long Term. These activities will aim to reduce chronic malnutrition among children under five and pregnant or lactating women, increase and diversify household income, provide opportunities for microfinance and savings, and support agricultural programs that build resilience and reduce vulnerability to shocks and stresses. In close collaboration with technical experts, the SBC Advisor will oversee the Design, planning, and implementation of all SBC activities. This individual will be support SBC interventions across the activities by playing a lead role in guiding formative research; developing a SBC strategy and implementation plan; supporting the development, testing and production of tools and job aids; and monitoring the progress of activities to ensure a consistent and coherent execution of interventions. The SBC Advisor will identify theory and evidence-based strategies to reduce social and behavioral risk factors that lead to adverse health, livelihoods and resilience outcomes. In addition, the Advisor will provide capacity strengthening in SBC approaches as they pertain to nutrition, health, livelihoods, gender norm-change, and resilience-building objectives at the individual, household, community and system levels; and ensure sustainability of the program's SBC strategy and approaches.

This position will be located in Port-au-Prince and is contingent upon donor approval and funding. In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience required in SBC, SBCC, community health, Community Mobilization, participatory training facilitation, health communication, public Health Promotion, behavioral sciences, or related field;
  • Master's degree preferably in communication or marketing; or social science such as sociology, anthropology; will accept degrees in other fields if there is evidence of sustained experience in the fields noted above;
  • Proven experience in social and behavior change related work, including but not limited to strategic, development communications or campaigns, or commercial marketing/advertising. Preference preferably in the field of nutrition or in associated development areas of health or Agriculture;
  • Experience necessary in creative, strategic communication design and media/materials development (mobile phones, print and/or television). This includes pre-testing and production of communications materials;
  • Work experience at the community level in programs that require active engagement with families and the community;
  • Knowledge of the public and private sector (marketing/advertising) communication landscape in Haiti;
  • Experience with the design and implementation of qualitative anthropological/sociological research and /or communication monitoring and evaluation a plus;
  • Prior experience with USAID or development donor funded initiatives is highly desirable;
  • Excellent written and verbal English language skills preferred.
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and Child Protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality Basic Education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

This position is being advertised by Save the Children International for Save US through the Haiti Resilience Food Security Assistance Program.

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