Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Specialist
Based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reports to the Chief of Party
Who we are
PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting family planning and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, malaria, tuberculosis, nutrition, water, sanitation, and hygiene. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services, health systems strengthening, behavior change communications, monitoring and evaluation to empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. PSI has programs in more than 65 countries. For more information, please visit www.psi.org.
We are looking for dynamic candidates with significant technical experience and expertise in social and behavior change (SBC) for the position of SBC Specialist for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded SBC project. The project is in support of the Mission’s health sector goal of ensuring that Cambodians seek and receive high-quality health and social services at decreased financial hardship through sustainable systems. The project will accomplish this result through two specific objectives: 1) strengthened public sector systems for oversight and coordination of SBC at the national and provincial levels; and 2) improved ability of individuals to adopt healthy behaviors. The project will work primarily in the areas of maternal and child health (MCH), tuberculosis (TB), and malaria with attention to other health areas, such as family planning, nutrition, water and sanitation (WASH), or other development sectors, as other funds become available.
The SBC Specialist should have significant experience with and knowledge of evidence-based SBC methods and strategies; use of rigorous monitoring and evaluation techniques to create real-time feedback loops; and experience working with advertising agencies, marketing firms or other creative professionals. Our ideal candidate has deep experience with SBC projects in developing countries, a passion for knowledge sharing and capacity building, and a positive and action-oriented attitude.
Confirmation of the position is contingent upon award, and the estimated start date is March 2018.
Sound like you? Read on.
What are we looking for?
What would get us excited?
A Capacity Builder. You are eager to share your skills and technical knowledge with others, and have a track record of working with project team members, government staff, and others to build capacity in SBC. You know not only how to execute high-quality SBC projects on your own, but how to set-up systems and processes to enables others to do it as well.
Strong technical leadership. You believe in the power of behavior change, and have worked on both large and small projects that have used this approach with demonstrated impact. You possess strong technical skills and deep knowledge in SBC that you can and have applied across different health areas. You have solid understanding of quality standards in SBC and can hold your own in a room with other specialists in this area, diplomatically defending unconventional approaches to longstanding problems.
You have experience working with diverse stakeholders on a project, from Ministries of Health, to partners, to private companies. You acknowledge and understand the viewpoints of each group yet are able to make tough calls and communicate constructive feedback, no matter the group.
Applications to be submitted no later than October 20th 2017.
Please Apply online at: http://www.psi.org
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.