Social & Behaviour Change Advisor (Portuguese)

Position: Social & Behaviour Change Advisor (Portuguese)

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Maxixe, Inhambane, Mozambique

Deadline: October 1, 2018

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: October 1, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

10 Months | Start Date between Aug-Oct 2018 (flexible)

As the Social Behaviour Change Advisor, you will work closely with the SANI Mozambique team to develop context-specific behaviour change and communication strategies related to nutrition norms to improve household nutrition practices. Your work will involve supporting staff to do community-based assessments, and developing behaviour change strategies with target groups to ensure that nutrition-focused education activities are designed with, and for, the community in which they will be implemented. This work will draw upon your experience using participatory appraisal tools and approaches, as well as conducting qualitative research to inform program interventions, preferably in rural, low-resource settings. You also have the skills and experience to work with staff to pull together a community-level nutrition analysis, and develop associated learning products for a range of stakeholders.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Map, review and monitor food and nutrition security priorities, policies and objectives

- Review the National Nutrition Policy and Strategic Plan and assess their implications on the SANI project

- Coordinate the development of a nutrition research agenda and oversee its implementation

- Provide nutrition policy direction and guidance to key stakeholders

- Identify issues of nutrition at national and district levels, as well as best practices from SANI

Essential Academic Qualifications:

-Review baseline research report

-Develop draft SANI-specific MIYC SBCC strategy

-Support staff to conduct community-level nutrition analysis

-Collate assessment findings and pull together project-level analysis on nutrition status & norms for target communities

-Finalize and train colleagues on SBCC strategy and monitoring plan for community-based nutrition activities for Mozambique using community nutrition reports

Essential Professional Background:

-Experience in developing social and behavior change communications (SBCC) strategies

- Experience designing behavioral interventions/SBCC messages and interventions towards health objectives;

- Use of epidemiological and other health-related data in SBCC program design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation;

- Nutrition/health related qualitative research.

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