Description

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries: Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Action Against Hunger-USA has over $60 million in programs, and approximately 1,600 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Social and Behavioral Change (SBC) Coordinator will be responsible for providing overall technical assistance for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of SBC strategies as well as building the capacity of Action Against Hunger USA program team, partners and their frontline workers in SBC.S/he will ensure the utilization of best practices and learning to inform the development of effective SBC strategies, frameworks, tools, materials) for WASH, Nutrition and Health, and Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) sectors, conduct field visits and provide technical recommendations on on-going SBC activities, document innovative activities and good practices.

PURPOSE

The purpose of this position is to provide technical support in Social Behavior Change (SBC) to Action Against Hunger USA program team, partners and to humanitarian and governmental entities in order to improve overall program impact.

Key Activities include:

  • Provide technical direction to define SBC approaches and activities to mainstream the promotion of optimal MIYCN behaviors by frontline workers
  • Provide technical training, strategic advice, and operational support on Social and Behavior Change relating to Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF), sanitation and hygiene and nutrition, and Food Security and Livelihood.
  • Provide oversight to the SBCC program components, including undertaking field visits to oversee implementation, provide on-site feedback on required improvements, and generate field visit reports with timely and appropriate follow up on action points.
  • Build the capacity of AAH team, partners and their frontline workers in SBC, including organizing SBC Training of Trainers (ToTs) and providing regular technical guidance and support for government and Implementing Partners (IP) staff through mentoring, coaching, and on-demand technical assistance.
  • Develop detailed implementation plans for SBC interventions, and ensure high quality and timeline delivery of deliverables against intended objectives, targets, and timelines.
  • Develop SBC packages (framework, tools, messages and materials) on WASH, Nutrition and Health, and Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) sectors for use by frontline workers.
  • Conduct or oversee formative research activities (often specifically Barrier Analysis) and mentor partners and key actors on the use of formative research finding.
  • Ensure adequate coordination for SBC is in place through either establishing and leading or providing substantial support to the AAH country team, Food security, Health, Nutrition and WaSH clusters, or SBC technical working group.
  • Promote and ensure integration of Action Against Hunger gender transformative vision and GBV mitigation good practices within SBC activities

GENDER EQUALITY COMMITMENTS & ZERO TOLERANCE TO ABUSE

  • Foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Promote a safe, secure, and respectful environment for all stakeholders, particularly for children, beneficiaries, and members of staff.
  • Help to prevent any type of abuse including workplace harassment and sexual abuse and exploitation.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect all cultures.

Requirements

DO YOU MEET THE PROFILE REQUIRED CRITERIA ?

  • Master’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Social or Behavioral Sciences, Public Relations, Public Health, or related fields;.
  • At Least 3 years of SBC-specific experience in designing, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of SBCC strategies and materials as well as related training;
  • Experienced in pre-testing and concept testing SBC approaches and content;
  • Strong organizational skills, and ability to lead a stream of work.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluency in Somali language is an advantage.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in cooperation with a multi-cultural team;
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically;
  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).).
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate closely with government staff, effectively manages their expectations, and builds capacity.
  • Strong management skills are required, along with the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Proven abilities to set priorities, to multi-task, and to work collaboratively across technical disciplines

Benefits

Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

HOW TO APPLY

Due to Urgent need to fill this position, Applications will be reviewed on rolling bases.