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Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Lead

Application deadline 20. Jun
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Job Level
Management level
Work Type
Full Time
Highest Qualification
Years of Experience
10 years
Other Dar es Salaam District Dar Es Salaam

Position dependent on funding approval

Job summary:

The Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Lead, will provide technical support and strategic guidance for the design and implementation of evidence-based SBCC activities to improve maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN), in selected regions of Tanzania for an expected USAID-funded Cooperative Agreement. 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.

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 of 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 impact and modify SBCC approaches as needed.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Advanced Degree in nutrition, health education, communication, or related field. Some course work or qualification in public health behavior change preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in international nutrition/public health programming with emphasis on SBCC and community nutrition programs including MIYCN.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the design and implementation of evidence-based behavior change strategies, approaches, materials, etc.
  • 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 in formative 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 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.

The Lead will provide technical support and strategic guidance for the design and implementation of evidence-based SBCC activities.

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