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Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Communication


Published by Jobstanzania on 3:44:00 pm

Africare is a leader among private, charitable U.S. organizations assisting Africa. Africare is also the oldest and largest African-American founded organization in the field. Africare’s programs address needs in the principal areas of Agriculture & Food Security, Nutrition, Health, Humanitarian Assistance, Youth Empowerment. Throughout its 45 year history, Africare has reached over 40 million people across the continent with innovative, sustainable, culturally appropriate and life-changing projects to improve the quality of life in communities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Africare’s 500 staff members operate in 13 countries across Africa. Headquarters is based in Washington, DC where the Executive Office, Programs and Business Development, Finance, Human Resources and Administration, Fundraising and Development, and the Governance Departments are based.

Summary:

Africare is preparing to respond to the anticipated RFP for a USAID multi-year project aimed to improve Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition (MICYN) in selected regions of Tanzania. The purpose of the project will be to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age, especially pregnant and lactating women, adolescents, and children under five.

We are seeking to identify highly qualified individuals to possibly fulfill the role of the Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Lead in Dar es Salaam. This individual will provide technical support and strategic guidance for the design and implementation of evidence-based SBCC activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and refine as needed all relevant SBCC related tools and materials in close collaboration with technical staff, stakeholders, and donor.
  • Strengthen the capacity of project staff, implementing partners, stakeholders and others in implementing SBCC interventions in the project.
  • Provide overall strategic direction for nutrition SBCC-activities.
  • Develop and manage the SBCC team work plans and budgets, ensuring consistency with the Project’s strategic direction and priorities.
  • Ensure timely, quality delivery on assigned activities, including management of budgets related to those activities.
  • Contribute to and provide inputs on the annual work plan, required project reports, baseline data, tools and indicators for monitoring and evaluation, collection/sharing of lessons learned.
  • Manage the development of evidence-based program standards, guidance, and tools that reflect global best practice in nutrition SBCC and promote widespread application and use of these standards.
  • Lead efforts to build capacity in the design and implementation of sustainable, high impact, and high- quality nutrition SBCC programs.
  • In collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, identify key gaps, best practices, and promising new approaches for nutrition SBCC.
  • Document lessons learned related, evaluate the impact and modify SBCC approaches as needed.


Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • ·Advanced Degree in nutrition, health education, communication, or related field.
  • ·Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in international nutrition/public health programming with an emphasis on SBCC and community nutrition programs including MIYCN.
  • Knowledge and experience in the design and implementation of evidence-based behavior change strategies, approaches, materials, etc.
  • Excellent GOAT
  • Prior field-based work experience designing or implementing nutrition and or health SBCC programs.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, and in cross-cultural settings).
  • Demonstrated success in working with local government and NGO stakeholders, and experience in capacity building.
  • Strong record of fostering new and effective partnerships including participation in technical advisory groups, international consultations, boards, etc.
  • Research skills, preferably informative and or “operations” research.
  • Experience delivering technical assistance in developing country settings, on both facility and community-based MIYCN programs.
  • Demonstrated success in applying SBCC theory and approaches in field settings.
  • Experience overseeing the technical quality of programs integrating nutrition into maternal and child health, family planning, food security/livelihoods.
  • Ability to develop and apply monitoring and evaluation plans to determine program results and monitor impact.
  • Written and oral proficiency in English.
  • Knowledge of USAID and other donor policies, strategies, and program priorities preferred.



Method of Application

Applications should include a CV and cover letter. In the cover letter the candidate should describe his or her motivation for the position and highlight relevant experience.

Please send detailed CVs to recruitment@afri-cares.org and include the title to the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

Africare is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to workplace diversity


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