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Social and Behavioral Change Technical Advisor

Catholic Relief Services – Zambia Country Program

This is a Full-time position in Lusaka posted 02/05/2022.

Social and Behavioral Change Technical Advisor Jobs in Catholic Relief Services – Zambia Country Program Lusaka vacancies in Lusaka at Catholic Relief Servi

# Job Description

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the
United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic
identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as part of
our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who
share our values and commitment to serving those in need. Since 2000 CRS
Zambia has been implementing several programmes to support vulnerable
Zambians. Its recent programming areas include nutrition, agriculture, food
security, HIV/AIDS, WASH, financial inclusion, and early child development.

With support from UNICEF, CRS is working with District Nutrition Coordinating
Committees DNCCs to implement the SUN II/ MCDP2 programme in Chipata and
Lundazi districts to deliver nutritional messages through the Nutrition
Support Group model a main community-based platform for which the convergence
of multisector nutrition interventions is possible. The Model aims at
promoting the adoption of positive health and nutrition practices and
consumption of nutrient dense, protein rich foods, with a focus on reducing
stunting levels.

CRS is looking for applicants to fill in the position of Social and Behavioral
Change Technical Advisor under the SUN II/ MCDP2 to be based in Lusaka

Job Summary:

The Social and Behavioral Change TA will provide technical assistance in the
areas of Nutrition and Health with a particular focus on nutrition for the SUN
II MCDP 2 project. The Social and Behavioral Change TA will focus primarily on
nutrition especially maternal and child nutrition and will have significant
experience in the application and use of proven behavior change models. S/he
will work closely with his/her counterpart TAs in other sectors to ensure
close integration of activities to jointly advance the SUN II strategy agenda.
The Social and Behavioral Change TA will be the focal point for behavior
change programming related to the Nutrition Support Group NSG.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

Technical Assistance, Training and Program Monitoring

Provide technical assistance to CRS SUN II program in the development,
implementation, and monitoring of nutrition related programming to ensure high
quality, effective delivery of nutrition interventions and messages that will
result in changing the social behaviours of targeted household members. This
shall include, but not be limited to, the following responsibilities:

–>Ensure stakeholder engagement with regards to the behavioral change approach.
–>Interface on behalf of CRS with key line ministries at national level, the SUN II implementing partners, UNICEF and, whenever appropriate with UN agencies to ensure that the Nutrition Support Group model is developed in manner which responds to the needs of the stakeholders
–>Contribute to the development and implementation of strategies, standards, tools, and best practices in Social and Behavior Change that effectively engage partners, donors, and GRZ.
–>Provide technical guidance to SUN II to identify and design appropriate health and nutrition approaches including were applicable the utilization of the Nutrition Support Group.
–>Participate in project monitoring and evaluation, analysis, and course-corrections to meet objectives.
–>Support synergies of SBC interventions among sectors to positively influence health outcomes.
–>Integrate the use of health behavior change models into other sectors to sustain project results.
–>Work closely with the NSG TA to capture areas of refinement in the NSG facilitation guides
–>Contribute to capacity strengthening by working closely with the NSG TA to advise on training components and developing training strategies for the behavioral change refresher trainings
–>Working closely with the MEAL Team, develop and capture variables that demonstrates social behaviour change amongst the targeted households

Leadership in Nutrition

–>Provide vision for Nutrition programming in SUN II
–>Provide guidance during the re-design of the NSG curriculum
–>Contribute to strategic program plans within the project with particular emphasis on Nutrition.
–>Assist with the testing of new Health /Nutrition tools developed by the Sun II project.
–>Work closely with other TAs to promote integration of Nutrition programming and use of proven Behavior Change Communication models across multiple sectors.
–>Familiarity with donor Nutrition-related strategies and serve as a resource person on all aspects of SUN II Nutrition strategies.
–>Conduct regular technical visits to SUN II districts to support effective of ongoing Nutrition activities.

Networking and Alliance-Building

–>Excellent relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings.
–>Facilitate and lead project sharing learning and collaboration for nutrition based on evaluations of nutrition SBC activities within SUN II.
–>Represent CRS Zambia and actively participate in donor and professional workshops, meetings, and working groups on Social and Behavioral Change Nutrition related SBC.

Basic Qualifications

–>Master’s Degree in development studies, nutrition/ food science, public health, behavioral economics, social marketing, communications, psychology, or another related field required.
–>Minimum of 5 years’ experience in international nutrition/health development either as a technical advisor or health program manager
–>Experience in the design of approaches intended to improve food security and nutrition.
–>Experience in program design/management, program quality and performance assessment as part of ongoing efforts to improve aid effectiveness.
–>Demonstrated application of technical principles and concepts in social and behavior change, communication, or social marketing. General knowledge of other related disciplines and programmatic sectors within CRS to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
–>Experience in mentoring, coaching, facilitation, and training applying adult learning principles and practices.
–>Experience with program monitoring and evaluation, including applying data collection tools and methodologies, data analysis, and data presentation.
–>Proficient in MS Office packages Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks

Required Languages – English. Knowledge of other local languages is an added

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 40 %.

–>Willingness to travel extensively and at short notice

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

–>Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
–>Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with local stakeholders.
–>Ability to contribute to written reports
–>Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
–>Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
–>Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

Agency-wide Competencies for all CRS Staff

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and
used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve
the desired results.

Continuous Improvement & Innovation
Builds Relationships
Develops Talent
Strategic Mindset
Accountability & Stewardship
Supervisory Responsibilities


Key Working Relationships:

Internal: CRS Zambia Head of Programs; SUN II Project Director; Technical
Advisors for Nutrition Support groups; Program Managers, MEAL Team.

External: Collaborate with UNICEF donor, Government of Zambia Key line
ministries, other national and international NGOs, and the National Food and
Nutrition Commission and DNCC Coordinators and Sector Heads.

SAFEGUARDING Disclaimer Clause:

This job description is not an exhaustive list of skills, effort, duties and
responsibilities associated with the position. CRS’ recruitment and selection
procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults
from abuse and exploitation.

Important Note: By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS
requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to
actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking.
Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject
to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references
will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-
related topics.

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include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is May 8,2022. Only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted for an interview.

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