CARE is seeking a Technical Advisor, Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC). The TA will provide technical leadership in the design, implementation and evaluation of Social Behavior Change (SBC) strategies and interventions. S/he will provide capacity building and program support for the Food Nutrition Security (FNS) team, Country Office staff, and partners about best practices in SBC as well as mentor and act as a resource for other staff.
By maintaining expertise and state-of-the-art knowledge in SBC and best practices in the field, the TA will be the central point of contact for the FNS Unit staff in regards to SBCC issues. The TA will engage in SBC organizational networks at different levels. The TA will prepare resources for CARE staff and document the work done in SBCC for dissemination. She/he will provide technical leadership for Nutrition at the Center and other FNS programs as needed based on lessons learned, innovations, promising practices/concepts that are inspired by CARE’s work in the field. This entails:
- Social and behavior change (SBC) leadership for FNS;
- Collaboration with Country Offices;
- Provide technical assistance to other CARE USA FNS teams, (Food Security; Agriculture and Market Systems;
- Research, Learning and Advocacy and to nutrition programming at CARE Canada;
- Resource mobilization.
- Master’s degree or higher in public health, social psychology, health communications or other relevant behavioral/social science field;
- Minimum five years professional experience with behavioral communications aspects of global health;
- Demonstrated understanding of theories and frameworks relating to individual behavior change and broader social responses, and the evidence base for behavioral/ communications interventions and best practices;
- Hands-on experience designing, planning, implementing and evaluating behavioral interventions / communication campaigns;
- Experience designing, planning, executing analyzing and reporting qualitative research, including focus group discussions, barrier analysis, key informant interviews, and other information gathering techniques;
- Experience with developing and testing health/development information, education and communication materials;
- Grant and proposal writing;
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams;
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
- Willingness to travel several times each year to developing countries.