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Social Behavior Change Lead
Deadline: 29 November 2019
Who we are
GOAL is an international non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political humanitarian organisation dedicated to work towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food, water and sanitation, healthcare and education. Since 2002, GOAL has implemented humanitarian and developmental programs across Zimbabwe. GOAL has positioned itself as a leading NGO in Emergency Response, Livelihoods, Nutrition and WASH with a strong geographic focus and influence in Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe and a rapidly expanding footprint in urban resilience, WASH and livelihoods interventions.
Career Opportunities with GOAL
GOAL is an equal opportunities employer to all individuals seeking possible employment with the organisation. We are looking for suitably qualified, highly competent and motivated individuals to be part of the GOAL Zimbabwe team on a fixed term duration. Interested employment seekers are invited to apply for the following position in a project to be confirmed upon availability of funding.
General Description of the role
The SBC Lead will oversee the design, planning and implementation of SBC activities. The incumbent will be responsible for supporting SBC interventions across the activity by playing a lead role in guiding formative research, developing a SBC strategy and implementation plan; supporting the development of tools and monitoring the progress of activities to ensure a consistent and coherent execution of interventions. Engaging communities is an important part of social and behavioural change, as it ensures local knowledge and context is combined with key “outside” information for lasting solutions. The SBC Lead must have a demonstrated understanding of a range of SBC approaches that address change in social norms and structures as well as individual behaviors, and that go beyond messaging to catalyse community action.
The ideal person should possess the following
Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in a social science discipline with at least six years of progressively increasing technical responsibility leading to a senior level of expertise in SBC is required; Demonstrated understanding and technical expertise in a range of SBC approaches that address change in social norms and structures as well as individual behaviors that go beyond messaging to catalyze community action; Familiarity with local cultural practices, social networks, and gender and age dynamics preferred; Familiarity with USAID food security and resilience programming, especially Food for Peace programming, is preferred. Previous experience in Zimbabwe is a plus; S/he must have conceptual and research skills, with ability to think strategically; Proven ability to develop effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external clients, particularly USAID, government counterparts at all levels, local organizations, private sector counterparts, and program partners; Management, communication and organizational skills (attention to detail is required); flexibility and capacity to multi-task; Excellent written communication, knowledge management and documentation skills required; Strong tool/ curriculum development and training skills; Ability and willingness to travel frequently; Excellent written communication and presentation skills in English; Knowledge of local languages preferred.
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