Technical Director for SBC

USAID Social and Behavioral Change for Malaria

RFI 72065621

Job Description


Position Title: Technical Director for SBC

N´weti is a well-referenced, dynamic Mozambican organization working since 2008 to bring about positive social and behavior change in relation to Malaria, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), HIV, gender-based violence (GBV), family planning and other health areas. N´weti´s social and behavioural change work catalyzes social mobilization and advocacy by increasing public dialogue, shifting harmful norms, influencing health-seeking behavior, and generating demand for health services and community action. We seek qualified candidates for the position Technical Director, SBC, for an upcoming, USAID-funded comprehensive social and behavior change (SBC) program. Availability of the position is contingent upon issuance of a USAID Request for Applications, and selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval


Position Description

This individual will directly assist the Chief of Party in the design, implementation, and management of SBC interventions. S/he will be responsible for: (1) ensuring the quality of SBC strategies, materials, and interventions; (2) coordination with relevant USAID-funded and other donor-funded health projects; and (3) overseeing capacity and systems strengthening efforts. S/he must be a senior SBC technical expert with sufficient expertise and experience to design and implement comprehensive SBC interventions and related capacity strengthening efforts. Expertise in malaria SBC is strongly preferred.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical oversight and assistance to the project in the areas of SBC, capacity strengthening, community mobilization, and advocacy.
  • Ensures SBC efforts are evidence-based, community-driven and in line with provisions of the award.
  • Leads and contributes to the development of SBC strategies for a variety of focal audiences and technical areas.
  • Leads and contributes to the planning, design, and implementation of SBC activities at community and institutional levels.
  • Develops and tests materials, working with and providing direction to creative agencies.
  • Designs, drafts, tests, finalizes, places, and monitors mass and other media in support of program activities.
  • Develops and improves upon tailored training curricula for a variety of focal groups and implementation of cascade trainings with partners.
  • Serves as a technical resource in SBC for staff, partners/grantees/subcontractors. Provides training, support, and direction to strengthen approaches, materials, and activities.
  • Oversees and provides technical support toward the process of documentation of best practices and develops and distributes case studies and project briefs to highlight SBC activities.
  • Drives and provides assistance toward the development of project deliverables, work plans, and reports.


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Masters degree or its equivalent in Social and Behavior Change Communication; Social Marketing; Public Health, Health Communication; Health Promotion; or Social Sciences.

Minimum 5+ years relevant experience in designing and managing health communication with progressively increasing responsibility in: (1) designing, managing, and implementing complex, large scale SBC programs involving multiple stakeholders and implementing partners in LMICs; (2) individual and institutional capacity strengthening for SBC;

  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership for large projects focused primarily on social and behavior change;
  • Demonstrated experience in incorporating youth and gender in SBC programming
  • Experience and knowledge of Malaria, gender and other health programs preferred;
  • Experience working in a USAID or other donor-funded project. A solid understanding and appreciation of USAID and USAID project processes, procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong intercultural supervisory and team building skills and experience;
  • Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow;
  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office);
  • Minimum of three years of experience supervising professional staff;
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills.


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