FHI360 Senior Social and Behavior Change Communication Advisor in Kigali, Rwanda

The Senior Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Advisor will be a senior member of the project team and will work with the private agricultural sector, government, regional and local partners, non-governmental organizations, community organizations, others to increase availability of access to animal source food (ASF) products via a transformative process whereby households in target geographic zones (to be determined) will be assisted to transition from no or limited livestock/ASF production to intensive market engagement and households will be engaged in nutrition behavior change strategies to increase ASF demand.

The Senior SBCC Advisor will work under the oversight of the Chief of Party to provide specialized technical assistance to design, implement, monitor, and coordinate SBCC and demand generation interventions.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical assistance, direction and leadership related to the development and implementation of SBCC/demand generation/marketing strategies for ASF in all phases from formative research through design, media and material production, community mobilization, and evaluation.

  • Responds to the specified deliverables and goals of contracts and grant agreements, ensuring achievements in a timely manner and in full support and compliance with FHI 360 contractual agreement.

  • Leads the development of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, and all other reporting requirements.

  • Supervises a team of 2-3 junior and mid-level SBCC staff, and oversees the work of consultants and subcontractors, as required.

  • Liaises with and manages partner organizations involved in country program activities and builds capacity of local organizations and stakeholders through the development and implementation of capacity assessments, training courses, and other activities.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 6-10 years of experience in implementing and managing international health/development, demand generation, marketing, social and behavior change programs and projects in developing countries, with experience working in Rwanda.

  • Strong understanding of current state of agricultural industry and market in animal sourced food marketing with knowledge of state of the art social and behavior change communication models and strategies and their practical application to improving consumer demand for animal sourced food products and/or nutrition.

  • Knowledge of evidence-based, innovative, and practical solutions to communication challenges in developing countries.

  • Field experience in developing and implementing SBCC projects and programs in Rwanda and/or other central African that have demonstrated impact, at scale.

  • Understanding of widely accepted formative research, pretesting, and monitoring and evaluation methodologies for effective demand generation, marketing and SBCC interventions.

  • Demonstrated strong technical, programming, and management skills.

  • Proven ability to work as an effective team member.

  • Excellent oral/written communication skills in English, French and one or more local languages.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills, and experience working in collaboration with the private sector, government, partners, donors, and NGOs.

  • Ability to set priorities while multi-tasking, and meet deadlines.

  • Language requirements: English, French and one or more local languages

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