Save the Children is seeking a Social Behavior Change Lead for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Zimbabwe. The DFSA will seek to sustainably improve food and nutrition security and resilience among poor and chronically vulnerable households and communities in the selected regions. The estimated implementation timeframe for the DFSA is 2020-2025.
Hiring is contingent upon successful award of the project and USAID approval of the candidate.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
The proposed program will be an integrated, multi-sectoral food and nutrition security intervention. The Social Behavior Change Lead will oversee the design, planning and implementation of SBC activities. The SBC Lead is responsible for supporting SBC interventions across the activity by playing a lead role in guiding formative research; developing a SBC strategy and implementation plan; supporting the development, testing and production of tools and job aids; and monitoring the progress of activities to ensure a consistent and coherent execution of interventions. Effective engagement of communities is central to SBC in order to address community priorities, to help prioritize behaviors and address harmful social and gender norms for solutions that last. The SBC lead will identify theory and evidence-based strategies, including interpersonal communication (IPC), participatory small group, household and community mobilization, to reduce social and behavioral risk factors that lead to adverse health, livelihoods and resilience outcomes. This position will work closely with all technical advisors, particularly with the Gender, Youth, and Social Dynamics Lead, and the Food Security Technical Coordinator to identify the most vulnerable audiences; and ensure quality implementation of cross-cutting SBC approaches to reach and improve nutrition, health, livelihoods and resilience outcomes.
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