FHI 360

Technical Advisor - Social and Behavior Change Communication

FHI 360

Technical Advisor - Social and Behavior Change Co…

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  Technical Advisor - Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) for an anticipated five-year USAID/Nepal Kathmandu Valley Clean Air Program. This program will seek to reduce air pollution in the Kathmandu Valley, and potentially other areas of Nepal, by addressing the sources of air pollution through: 1) building the capacity of and providing technical assistance to government to increase adherence to environmental regulations, use data for solution identification, and drive policy formulation, enforcement and implementation; 2) strengthening existing and new civil society and community networks, particularly those representing marginalized communities, to advocate and advance public interest on improving air quality; 3) and establishing private sector partnerships. Under focus are 2, the program will work to catalyze citizen awareness of and action on air quality by strengthening individual knowledge and self-efficacy to adopt new personal and household-level ways of reducing air pollution emissions. The program will use various channels (including community forums and social media) to disseminate messages and drive community mobilization.

This position is subject to project award, funding, and USAID approval.
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 …

Technical Advisor - Social and Behavior Change Communication

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : Senior Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Kathmandu
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Jun. 07, 2021 23:55 (2 weeks, 2 days ago)

Job Specification

Education Level : Master
Experience Required : More than or equals to 7 years
Professional Skill Required : Interpersonal Leadership Decision Making Communication Multitasking Time Management
Other Specification
  • Advanced degree in behavior change communication, social marketing, behavioral economics, mass communication or field related to SBCC
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience in management of and technical direction to social marketing, communication or SBCC projects and/or programs preferably in countering air pollution, climate change, environment or related development areas
  • Experience in preparing scopes of work and managing creative, media and research agencies, and consultants
  • Experience planning, implementing and monitoring social media-based communication strategies
  • Knowledge and experience in planning and conducting consumer and/or evaluation research studies and message/materials pretesting
  • Knowledge and experience in planning and managing capacity building programs e.g. developing training modules or tools, planning and managing training activities
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt implementation based on data or information from monitoring of activities
  • Thought leadership in SBCC and demonstrated experience in advancing the field
  • Strong new business development experience in SBCC
  • Experience with working in USAID projects is preferred
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication skills in English and fluency in Nepalese
  • Qualified female candidates and candidates from ethnic minorities, socially excluded and disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply

Job Description

Reports to: Principal Investigator

The Technical Advisor - SBCC will provide technical and scientific leadership in designing, implementing and evaluating the project’s SBCC strategy. S/he will support the Principal Investigator in providing technical advice and lead initiatives with government stakeholders and partners based upon expertise and knowledge of evidence- based SBCC methods and strategies, current practice, and established operational and research standards to ensure quality and rigorous design. The Technical Advisor – SBCC will build SBCC capacity in country-level, government, partners, civil society and project / program staff; assess current SBCC technical, scientific, managerial and operational efficiencies at the program, regional, or global levels as appropriate and provide guidance to ensure that SBCC program implementation adheres to appropriate technical standards and guidelines and that programs are technically sound.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership in the design, development, execution and evaluation of an SBCC strategy, ensuring the project’s activities use a systematic planning process that is evidence-based and reinforced through a coordinated, shared vision among partners, key stakeholders, and the Government of Nepal
  • Lead development and preparation of annual workplans for the SBCC components of the project
  • Oversee planning and implementation of specific SBCC activities
  • Lead design and implementation of SBCC activities to build broad stakeholder and civil society support in Nepal, incorporating  gender equality and social inclusion components as appropriate, for achievement of project goals and objectives to reduce air pollution
  • Manage selection, technical guidance and monitoring of external agencies for creative design, production, and research/media monitoring
  • Work with the project’s M&E Specialist to track whether program SBCC activities are achieving the project’s indicators
  • Oversee planning and implementation of relevant formative and evaluation research studies
  • Oversee preparation and quality of required donor reports, quarterly and annual project reports, activity reports, research reports and other related documentation
  • Support activities to leverage private sector engagement for SBCC
  • Provide global scientific and thought leadership by staying current of evolving SBCC technical standards, guidelines, and program developments in area of expertise
  • Responsible for sharing new knowledge and best practices in SBCC and contribute to the knowledge base through participation in local, regional and global partner and technical networks, scientific forums and other knowledge-sharing platforms
  • Ensure the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels


Applying Procedure

Interested candidates are invited to apply through the https://www.fhi360.org/careers as soon as possible, but no later than June 7th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed as they are received on a rolling basis.

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