WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL
SOCIAL BEHAVIOR CHANGE LEAD
KEY POSITION INFORMATION
Social Behavior Change Lead, Malawi
National Director/Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party
Food Security and Livelihoods
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
World Vision seeks a Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Lead for the proposed USAID/Food For Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Malawi.
The SBC Lead will oversee the design, planning and implementation of SBC activities. S/he 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 behavioral change as it ensures local knowledge
and context is combined with key “outside” information for solutions that last.
S/he also provides technical guidance and supervision of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on gender specific issues.
End Results Expected
Serving as a subject matter expert in the area of Social Behavior Change issues. S/He provides technical assistance to the project, including strategy development, participatory SBC materials development, community capacity strengthening and other related technical assistance needs focused on SBC
Social Behavior Change is mainstreamed across all sectors of the program.
Manage the development and implementation of formative research, formative assessments and innovative approaches to increase learning around SBC in collaboration with governments, partners and contractors.
Coordinated technical response in program implementation and strong SBC performance
Support development and updating of the TOC, situation analyses, including gathering and reviewing studies, polices and materials, stakeholder and opinion leader assessments.
Technically sound SBC activities design and implementation.
Identifies best practices from USAID DFSA programs and global work, documents these practices, and articulates key SBC program innovation and learning priorities in updated and effective community mobilization approaches.
Program staff and participants demonstrate learning and adoption of SBC best practices
Leads workshops, training and other capacity building activities to build local and national SBC capacity in project areas.
Visibility and participation in coordination efforts for complementarity with other actors.
Reviewing the technical quality of the program by conducting site visits to project locations and providing technical assistance on program implementation, monitoring progress and evaluating performance, reviewing and analyzing results, and recommending changes in implementation.
High quality of program deliverables and outputs achieved for all SBC related activities.
Collaborate with governments, partners and colleagues to plan, develop, and produce tools and communication vehicles to enhance capacities, policies and systems leading to improved SBC in the target areas
Good donor relations
Support to program goals and implementation by key stakeholders.
Perform other duties as required.
Smooth running of the program activities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Minimum Education, Training and Experience Requirements to Qualify for the Position:
List academic, technical skills or other knowledge required as a minimum qualification for this position.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Skills in participatory data collection and facilitating collaborative problem solving.
Ability to foster commitment and build capacity among activity staff and in-country actors to SBC integration and empowerment.
Strong management and interpersonal skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Mentoring and facilitation skills.
Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
MATRIX MANAGEMENT – DECISION MAKING GUIDELINES
Deputy Chief of Party
National Director / Chief of Party
Hiring of Subordinates
SBC design and strategy
Approve (note 2)
Setting SBC Performance Agreements
Approve (note 1)
Performance evaluation and individual learning and development plan
Feedback and approval (note 1)
Feedback and approval
Daily administration issues (local benefits, travel advances, work permits, etc)
Travel Expense Report
Approve (note 1)
Note 1: makes final decision if no joint decision is agreed with the National Director/Chief of Party
Note 2: Makes final decision when in disagreement with first line of approval
Achieving quality results and service
Practicing accountability and integrity
Communicating information effectively
Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly
Understanding the Humanitarian industry
Understanding WV’s mission & operations
Practicing continuous innovation & creativity
Demonstrating Christ-Centered life and work
Learning for growth and development
Maintaining work/life balance
Building collaborative relationships
Practicing gender & cultural diversity
Influencing individuals & groups
Section II – POSITION DESCRIPTION QUESTIONAIRE
Organization charts of the department/division.
2nd Level Manager’s Title:
Chief of Party
Other Dotted Line Reporting Relationships:
1st Level Manager’s Title:
Deputy Chief of Party/
This Position Title:
Social Behavior Change Lead
Other positions reporting to the 1st Level Manager’s
Government Resilience Coordinator
Food Security and Livelihood Manager
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(within WV or outside WV)
Reason for Contact
Frequency of Contact
(Daily, Weekly, Monthly)
Chief of Party
Strategy alignment, coordination, when there is direct reporting
Weekly or monthly
National GAM Lead
National Office Leadership (will vary depending on office structure)
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