Sr. Tech Advisor Social & Behavior Change

Job Type
Full Time
Job ID
Date Posted
USA or Africa
Company Information
Food for the Hungry

Responsible for overall technical support to the social and behavior change (SBC) project activities. FH in coordination with The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) seeks to work with a consortium of partners in the humanitarian space to reach zero-dose children and missed communities in fragile settings, which include areas plagued by conflict, across the Sahel and Horn of Africa Regions. This role will be supported by FH’s Health and Nutrition, and SBC units to build the capacity of consortium members for formative research and SBC programming to identify and address behavioral determinants associated with caregivers’ decision-making and utilizing immunization services for their children.

FH Heartbeat
At Food for the Hungry, we operate under a set of guiding principles we call “The Heartbeat.” This includes our Values, Vision and Purpose, which serve as the explanation of who we are and how we work as an organization. Together we follow God’s call responding to human suffering and graduating communities from extreme poverty.

Principal Responsibilities
• Develop a set of SBC tools that are adapted for use in conflict-affected and fragile settings.
• Use a human-centered design approach to identify the capacity-building and consultation mechanisms that best suit the needs of consortium partners (e.g., virtual forums, in-person training of trainer workshops, podcasts).
• With the partners, develop a set of formative research tools that are adapted for use in conflict-affected and fragile settings.
• Build the capacity of field staff of the coalition partners, MOH, faith leaders, local NGOs, and community-based organizations (CBOs) in the use of formative research (FR) and SBC tools using partners’ preferred capacity-building mechanisms.
• Regularly update the FR and SBC tools and capacity-building mechanisms per feedback from users and emerging evidence over the four-year life of the project.
• Adapt and disseminate FR and SBC tools and capacity-building mechanisms for use in other FH countries.
• Other duties as assigned.

Job Level Specifications
• Vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a Christian commitment to serving the poor and in full agreement with FH’s Christian beliefs expressed in The Heartbeat.
• Excellent people skills; must be able to relate to and effectively communicate with people from different cultures within the organization.
• High integrity and a strong sense of professional ethics.
• Able to self-manage a diverse and dynamic set of responsibilities, proactively solve problems and / or suggest viable solutions while advancing goals and objectives.
• Demonstrated computer operating skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office products, Google platform, and virtual technologies such as Zoom, Skype and/or GoToMeeting.
• Excellent training and speaking skills in development and/or relief programs.
• Ability to sit /stand at a computer for up to 8 hours a day doing repetitive motions on a keyboard. • Able to lift up to 25 lbs. individually or up to 50lbs as a team lift.
• Ability to travel up to 25% of time per year in the region and internationally, to insecure countries or locations.

• Minimum of four years of experience in backstopping major donor funded MCH, nutrition, or immunization programs.
• Experience working with community health projects in the global south preferred.
• Experience training and using effective Formative Research and SBC information products, methods, and tools (e.g., WHO’s Behavioral and Social Drivers, Gender Analysis, Designing for Behavior Change, Barrier Analysis, Social Listening, Participatory Learning and Action, Journey Mapping, Care Groups, PD/Hearth, QIVCs, statistical surveys for monitoring SBC adoption) preferred.
• Experience organizing in-person and virtual trainings, conferences, and events using dialogue-education principles and methods preferred.
• Experience using human-centered design in development or humanitarian settings preferred.

• Bachelor’s Degree required.
• Master of Public Health (MPH) or Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) preferred.

Proficiency in spoken and written English. French is a plus. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Safeguarding Policy
FH strives to provide an environment free from sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation and abuse and harassment. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat and safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

Typically, successful candidates are hired at a salary rate up to midpoint of the range, based on relevant experience, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

(for USA):
Medical, Dental, Vision - employee benefits paid
401K with up to 4% employer match
Paid commuter benefits
11 paid holidays
Flexible telecommute policy
Paid day off for your birthday
An application and resume through our online system is required.