FHI 360 seeks a Social and Behavior Change (SBCC) Specialist for a USAID Guatemala nutrition, maternal and child health (MCH), and family planning (FP) program. The project will facilitate clinic to community and household linkages to promote the uptake of high impact practices to improve maternal, newborn, and child health. These practices include improved nutrition practices address malnutrition and stunting, increased uptake of family planning, management of postpartum hemorrhage and hypertension, among others. This position requires comprehensive understanding of and experience in the following core technical areas: nutrition, maternal child health, family planning, behavior change and gender. The SBCC Specialist will oversee and provide technical leadership in the design, implementation and monitoring of appropriate communications interventions across program technical areas in close cooperation with technical staff, the Chief of Party, implementing partners, stakeholders, USAID and other donors operating in Guatemala.
- Identify barriers and develop and refine as needed all relevant SBCC related tools and materials in close collaboration with technical staff, stakeholders and USAID.
- Design materials and interventions that are inclusive and tailored to literate, semi-literate and illiterate populations via a variety of communication channels.
- Conduct training sessions for project staff to strengthen capacity in behavior change methodologies and their integration and application/use.
- Work closely with technical staff to integrate relevant messaging into and manage the use of SBCC tools and materials across project.
- Contribute to and provide inputs of annual work plan, required project reports, baseline data, tools and indicators for monitoring and evaluation, collection / sharing of lessons learned.
- Provide technical assistance to project staff, implementing partners, stakeholders and others.
- Document lessons learned related, evaluate impact and modify SBCC approaches as needed.
- Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent - Economics, Education, Environment, Health, Human Development, Information Science, International Development, Social Sciences or Related Field.
- Typically requires 5-8 years of managing data collection and technical assistance experience.
- Minimum 5 years’ experience working in communications or behavior change in Guatemala.
- Experience developing behavior change initiatives in a combination of health and nutrition, family planning, maternal and child health, and gender initiatives.
- Applied knowledge/use of evidence-based behavior change practices.
- Experience as a trainer and demonstrated success in sharing information to target populations and communities, as well as for stakeholders, implementing partners, USAID and other donors.
- Demonstrated capacity to develop and disseminate information through a variety of behavior change-oriented communications channels tailored to literate, semi-literate and illiterate populations.
- Written and oral proficiency in Spanish.
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.
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