Senior Social Behavior Change Advisor
Jobs at:Three Stones International Rwanda Ltd
Deadline of this Job:
25 October 2021
Date Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
The Three Stones International Rwanda (TSIR) Senior SBC Advisor will work with other consortium partners led by Catholic Relief Services in order to achieve the overall objectives of the INECD Activity. The Senior SBC Advisor will have a functional reporting line to the Deputy Chief of Party and directly reports to Three Stones International’s Director of Programs. The SBC Advisor will be responsible for providing overall technical assistance for the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of SBC strategies across the INECD Activity, as well as coordinating with and building the capacity of TSIR Senior Cluster Officers and implementing partners based in the districts. The Senior SBC Advisor will be responsible for managing a team of approximately 4 officers. Well versed in the Rwanda context, especially in Nutrition, ECD, and Inclusion, the Advisor, working with a dedicated TSIR team, will develop an overall SBC strategy for the activity, engaging with local communities and implementing partners in the 10 project districts as well as national level stakeholders, especially the National Child Development Agency (NCD Agency), and the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC). Once the SBC strategy is approved and finalized, the SBC Advisor will be responsible for oversight of strategy implementation, leading regular monitoring of implementation, engaging at the national and policy level to provide updates on SBC strategy performance and dissemination of results, and adapting the SBC strategy to new emerging evidence, utilizing innovative approaches to enhance the strategy and INECD’s ability to reach the most marginalized populations. This is a Kigali- based position with anticipated travel up to 40% of work hours.
Job responsibilities include:
• Take full ownership of the SBC strategy design, leading design and implementation of SBC related activities in the workplan and in the budget;
• Ensure the utilization of best practices, established national SBC strategies and guidelines, available quantitative data, and global learning to inform the development of effective SBC strategies, frameworks, and tools;
• Provide technical leadership in the development of effective communication tools using adult learning, demonstrations, barrier analysis techniques, successful counseling, individualized behavior goal setting, and peer influencing approaches for caregivers;
• Take responsibility for national-level networking, engaging in thematic working groups, interacting with policymakers and stakeholders on SBC related components of INECD;
• Provide oversight on approval processes through the Rwanda Compass for SBC for SBC resources and materials by collaborating with the Health Promotion and Social Determinants Technical Working Group (HP&SD TWG);
• Supervise TSIR senior cluster district officers;
• Work with the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Project Officer and Data Manager to lead the analysis of data related to SBC, identify issues and challenges and take the lead in implementing action plans to address the issues and maintain the successes of the SBC achievements;
• Lead the process of documenting lessons learned and best practices, development of briefs and articles for publication and success stories in relation to SBC programming;
• Lead the development and implementation of the SBC framework, tools, messages, and other materials;
• Develop detailed respectful care implementation intervention, based on findings and evidence from formative research and other SBC-oriented assessments and ensure high quality and timely delivery of project deliverables against objectives and targets.
• 10+ years of relevant technical experience, working at the national policy level, is mandatory
• Minimum M.A./ MSc (PHD preferred) in International Development and program design, Social Behavior Change Communication, Public Health with an emphasis on ECD, Nutrition, or Inclusion
• Demonstrated experience in managing large scale SBC programs at a national level
• Familiarity with emerging behavior change approaches, including behavioral science, behavioral economics, nudges, gamification, and Human-Centered Design
• Demonstrated skills in adult-learning methodology, capacity building trainings approaches, and barrier analysis and problem-solving exercises
• Experience engaging with national-level government ministries and agencies, especially MIGEPROF NCDA, MoH RBC with knowledge and experience in engaging with decentralized structures as well
• Experience managing USAID funded project activities in Rwanda with an understanding of USAID policies and procedures (highly preferred), or those of other donors, donor-funded projects, community-based projects, or corporate social responsibility projects
• International NGO management understanding and experience as well as understanding and experience working with local organizations and partners
• Demonstrated experience leading a multicultural team and creating a collaborative, empowering environment
• Strong management skills are required, along with the ability to work well in a team environment
• Experience with event/conference planning and coordination/oversight for dissemination, validation, and coordination and learning events
• Outstanding work ethic, self-motivated, and ability to set tasks and work independently to achieve goals and targets
• The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of independence and adapt to change
• Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda is required
• Demonstrated skills and experience in qualitative and quantitative research including ability to comprehend and contextualize global literature and articulate formative research into concise policy objectives. Experience in statistical and qualitative software is a plus.
• Skills in program management software and Microsoft suite / Google accounts and online communications platforms
• Rwanda citizenship/ or Rwanda permanent residency is required
Additional skills (preferred)
• Established relationships with behaviour change thought leaders to facilitate access to emerging approaches and to identify appropriate leverage opportunities across Activity portfolio
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 120
Level of Education: Postgraduate Degree
Job application procedure
Applicants who meet or exceed the outlined qualifications are encouraged to visit our website before applying to determine if Three Stones International Rwanda is a good match: www.threestonesinternational.com.
We consider ourselves entrepreneurs and are looking for creative people who are self-motivated, able to work independently as well as with a team, and who are full of ideas and enthusiasm. Please email a cover letter and CV, and contact information of three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Job Application: Sr. SBC Advisor” in the subject line. Questions and clarifications about the role are welcome.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applications will be accepted until October 25, 2021 at 5pm Kigali time. Salary offering will be commensurate with experience and placed on the TSIR internal salary scale.
Three Stones is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Women are especially encouraged to apply.
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