Social and Behavior Change Communication Specialist

FHI 360 Nepal

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…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 3+ years
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Mar 29, 2022

Job Description

The SBCC Specialist is responsible for leading and managing all SBCC activities under the PEPFAR- and USAID-supported Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) Nepal project. The SBCC Specialist works closely with the EpiC Nepal Program, Technical and Strategic Information (SI) and other specialized units and provides technical assistance to EpiC Nepal implementing partner agencies (IPs), the Government of Nepal and other collaborating partners in a structured, systematic and effective manner.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate on SBCC related meetings at national level on behalf of EpiC Nepal.
  • Provide overall national leadership in development of national SBCC-related policy, strategy, program implementation, monitoring, and evaluation for the National HIV Program.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with other SBCC technical leaders in Nepal working in Government and collaborating partners in development work.
  • Provide country office leadership for development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Epic Nepal’s SBCC-related policies, strategies, training curriculum and program activities.
  • Ensure EpiC Nepal SBCC strategies and relevant guidelines and activities are reflected in sub-agreements with IPs and align with the National HIV Program.
  • Ensure effective implementation of EpiC Nepal SBCC strategy, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines through timely technical assistance and regular follow up supportive supervision and monitoring of IPs in coordination with Program, Technical and SI Units.
  • Design, plan, implement and follow up capacity building activities of IPs on SBCC strategies, SOPs, guidelines and activities.
  • Provide technical assistance to Team Leaders and Program Officers in documentation of project activities, success stories and case studies.
  • Oversee and manage the design and development process for information education and communications (IEC)/SBCC tools and materials to meet the needs of FHI 360 Nepal IPs and project activities.
  • Conduct ongoing background research on global and regional best practices and prepare and provide regular technical updates on cutting edge SBCC practices to FHI 360 staff, Government counterparts and collaborating partners on SBCC-related global issues including innovative ideas for programs.
  • Create a repository of resources with updated SBC theory, best practices and global case studies.
  • Keep updated on FHI 360, USAID and other donor regulations regarding production, branding, marking and documentation needed for all SBCC-related work.
  • Contribute to the development of EpiC Nepal annual work plans and program designs.
  • Provide overall support and supervise SBCC Officer.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Supervisor, Project Director and Country Director.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s degree in public health or health communication, health promotion or related social science
  • Three years’ minimum work experience in SBCC including training and facilitation. Experience on information communications and technologies (ICT)/online/virtual interventions preferred.
  • Strong negotiation, coordination, communication and interpersonal skills (diplomacy, patience,
  • Proactive and independent approach to work with willingness to undertake additional responsibilities
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain positive working relationships
  • Resourceful in resolving problems and initiating solutions

How to Apply

Final deadline for application is 5:00 p.m. April 15, 2022.

This job posting 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.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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