Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/37.5 hrs.
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Personnel Area: School of Public Health
With funding from USAID, Breakthrough ACTION will provide technical assistance to the USAID-supported Rwanda Social Marketing Program (RSMP) in formative research and the planning, design, implementation and monitoring of social and behavior change (SBC) interventions. The Senior Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Advisor will work side-by-side with RSMP staff to impart SBC skills for programming focused on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), family planning/reproductive health, and malaria.
The Senior SBC Advisor/Senior Program Officer I provides technical, programmatic and administrative assistance to the implementation of SBC programs in Rwanda. S/he may mentor staff and oversee teams. S/he will build the capacity of RSMP staff and implementing partners to design and implement high-level SBC activities. The Senior SBC Advisor will support the SBC Advisor and relevant staff and demonstrate skills and experiences that complement the existing team.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
The Senior SBC Advisor will work with the Research and Monitoring Advisor and SBC Advisor under RSMP to provide technical assistance regarding the research, design, and implementation of SBC activities developed under the RSMP. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing technical assistance to RSMP and the government of Rwanda to ensure that SBC activities and interventions are implemented with appropriate quality and scale; supporting the government of Rwanda in cataloging and harmonizing SBC messages across partners for priority health areas; and
designing and testing SBC messages, activities, and outputs.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Familiarity with a range of approaches for social and behavior change
Proven leadership skills, as well as success in developing individual and institutional capacity for SBC (experience strengthening SBC within public sector structures strongly preferred).
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Master's degree (M.A., MHS, MPH) required (e.g., public health, marketing, communication, social sciences)
Five years related experience required. Additional relevant experience and/or training may substitute for some education.
Six-ten years of experience designing and implementing SBC programs for low and middle income countries
Master or doctoral concentration in social and behavior change
Demonstrated expertise in at least two of the prioritized health areas (e.g., MNCH, FP/RH, malaria), including focused experience with SBC in the context of health service delivery.
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