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Posting Title:Senior SBC Technical Advisor
Job Location: United States of America
Skill Required: Project/program Management,
Preferred Experience: 7 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 06th Jan, 2021

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Job Description

FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Technical Advisor II – SBC for an upcoming proposal that will provide technical and scientific leadership to those designing and implementing social and behavior change (SBC) strategies, programs, or tools. Provides technical advice based upon expertise and knowledge of evidence-based SBC methods and strategies, current practice, and established operational and research standards to ensure quality and rigorous design. Builds SBC capacity in country-level, regional, or global program staff. Assesses current SBC technical, scientific, managerial, and operational efficiencies at the program, regional, or global levels as appropriate. Provides guidance to ensure that SBC program implementation adheres to appropriate technical standards and guidelines and that programs are technically sound. May evaluate SBC proposal design and protocol development to ensure the design is sound and based upon evidence-based practice. Provides global scientific leadership by staying current with evolving SBC technical standards, guidelines, and program developments in the area of expertise. Responsible for sharing best practices in SBC and contribute to the knowledge base through participation in scientific forums and technical networks. Shares new knowledge/evidence and best practices through collaboration with relevant departments and personnel. **This position is contingent upon award and will be based in Washington, DC.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership to division-managed technical assistance projects, including leadership in design, development, planning, and implementation and reporting.
  • Lead the design of SBC research activities, including advising on research questions and design, supervising the design of data collection instruments, data collection, and analysis, and contributing to reporting writing and results in interpretation.
  • Provide technical leadership and support to country-level SBC activities, including development and execution of SBC design and capacity building activities.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to ensure division-managed technical assistance project implementation and work plans are conducted as planned, targets and technical requirements are met and deliverables completed in accordance with donor agreements and program objectives.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs. Manage communication and reporting with donors of assigned division-managed projects.
  • Facilitate and ensure technical quality assurance activities are regularly planned and implemented and ensure issues and actions identified are shared and addressed in time.
  • Responsible for accomplishing assigned job responsibilities and following the standards and practices of the department and division.
  • Participate and lead SBC’s new business development activities.
  • Maintain a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners.
  • Lead the development of global tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely technical support to field programs.
  • Ensure the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels.
  • Conduct routine coordination with employees and consultants, on-site and in the field.


  • Master’s Degree required (although Ph.D. preferred) or its international equivalent in Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences, International Development, Human Development, or related field.
  • Minimum 8-11 years of relevant experience in the management of and technical direction to SBC projects and/or programs.
  • Has experience contributing significantly to SBC research activities.
  • Has the ability to provide technical direction to projects, ensure high-quality SBC outputs and impact, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of SBC activities.
  • Thought leadership in SBC and demonstrated experience in advancing the field.
  • Strong new business development experience in SBC.
  • Proficient writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; French preferred.
  • Demonstrates ability to assess needs within agreed upon duties and considers the course of action best to meet those needs.
  • Effectively applies knowledge of SBC to solve a range of problems.
  • Must be able to travel approximately 15%.


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