Social Behavior Change Lead

12477-17R12028
Malawi
08-Feb-19

WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL

POSITION DESCRIPTION

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR CHANGE LEAD

WORLD VISION

POSITION DESCRIPTION

KEY POSITION INFORMATION

Job Title

Social Behavior Change Lead, Malawi

Grade Level

17

Reports To

National Director/Chief of Party/Deputy Chief of Party

Department/Group

Food Security and Livelihoods

Location

Malawi

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.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Activities

End Results Expected

% Time

Spent

  1. Act as a subject Matter expert in Social Behavior Change

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.

15

  1. Act as a stewardship in Implementation and collaborations with stakeholders

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

15

  1. Assist in Policy Development and analysis

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.

15

  1. Act as subject matter expert and adoption of best practices

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

10

  1. Act as capacity Building leader

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.

10

  1. Responsible for Project Implementation and Champion Monitoring and Evaluation of project outputs

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.

15

  1. Work closely with stakeholders and partners in attaining project strategic goals

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.

15

  1. Attend to any other duties as assigned

Perform other duties as required.

Smooth running of the program activities.

5

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.

  1. A master’s degree in a social science discipline with a minimum of seven years of progressively increasing technical responsibility leading to a senior level of expertise in SBC is required.

  2. 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 catalyzing community action.

  3. Demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of sources.

  4. Demonstrated understanding of a range of SBC approaches, including approaches that address change in social norms, structures, and individual behaviors;

  5. Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  6. Experience with local cultural practices, social networks, and gender and age dynamics.

  7. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  8. Ability to work with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  9. Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.

  10. Ability to achieve results through partners.

List additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position.

  1. Minimum 7 years’ progressive experience with a large scale working with international NGO/inter-governmental agency.

  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

  3. Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

  4. Knowledge of agricultural, livelihood, and/or food security programming is preferred;

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

Function

Deputy Chief of Party

National Director / Chief of Party

Hiring of Subordinates

Approve (note1)

Approve (note2)

SBC design and strategy

Approve (note1)

Approve (note 2)

Setting SBC Performance Agreements

Approve (note 1)

Approve (note2)

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)

Approve

N/A

Annual Vacation

Approve

Informed

Travel Plans

Approve

Approve

Travel Expense Report

Approve

N/A

Annual Budget

Approve

Consulted

Strategy

Approve (note 1)

Approve

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

CORE CAPABILITIES:

Required

Preferred

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

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

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

Subordinate Titles:

# of staff in Unit

WASH Manager

     

     

MCHN Lead

     

     

     

Total

     

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Check if this position recommends hiring or termination of subordinate.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

List and describe all contacts (do not include your direct supervisor or subordinates) required in order to efficiently accomplish this position. Begin with the most important contacts. Be specific (e.g. UN leaders, strategic directors or subject matter experts from other NGOs, or other technical specialists from key arenas, etc.)

Contact

(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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