Social and Behavior Change Advisor

Social Solutions International

About the organization

Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions) is a Hispanic and woman-owned business emphasizing quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide.

Duties

The SBC Advisor (Advisor) will work as part of the SBC Team and will provide technical leadership to GH/PRH’s SBC project(s) and activities; provide technical assistance to the PRH Office and USAID Missions on SBC and field implementation; and collaborate with other SBC technical staff to address questions and issues concerning social and behavior change. The Advisor will receive day to day guidance and technical direction from the SBC Team Lead, as the USAID point of contact.

The SBC Advisor will be responsible for:

Providing technical leadership to SBC projects and other PRH projects as applicable;

Providing SBC support to Missions;

Providing SBC expertise to PRH and GH Bureau;

Providing technical expertise;

Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

Master’s degree or higher in public health, social psychology, health communication, behavioral economics, or other relevant behavioral/social science field.
Minimum 7 years’ experience in global health, including substantial experience in SBC and/or social marketing, with at least 2-3 years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
Formal training in and demonstrated understanding of theories and frameworks relating to individual behavior change and broader social responses, the evidence base for SBC interventions and best practices, and familiarity with the current SBC literature.
Hands-on experience designing, implementing and evaluating SBC interventions, with experience in FP/RH-related behavior change strongly preferred.
Experience working on multi-sectoral programming, including cross-cutting aspects such as gender and population, environment, and development (PED) programming, preferred.
Strong project management skills.
Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, including cross-cultural teams
Experience with USAID programming and evaluation functions and procedures both in USAID/Washington and in USAID missions preferred.
Ability to travel internationally.
US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

Salary

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Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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