CRS Social and Behavior Change Lead Jobs in Ethiopia

CRS Social and Behavior Change Lead Jobs in Ethiopia


About the program

  • The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) is seeking applications for funding for development food security activities in Ethiopia from 2020-2025.

  • Drawing on previous experience in managing USAID Food for Peace (FFP) awards in Ethiopia, as well as considerable experience managing and implementing FFP awards globally, CRS will be submitting a proposal in response to the anticipated 2020 FFP Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) Request for Applications (RFA).

  • The proposed program will involve a multi-sectoral response to build resilience and address food insecurity and malnutrition in Ethiopia, with focus on Oromia.

    Job Summary

  • The Social and Behavior Change (SBC) will provide technical advice, guidance, and support to a wide range of program design and implementation issues in line with CRS’ program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable.

  • S/he will design, manage, strengthen, monitor and provide strategic direction to an evidenced-based social and behavior change framework for the DFSA, ensuring a holistic and robust approach to promote sustainable behavior change among participants and stakeholders for reducing food and nutrition insecurity.

    Education and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in a Social Science discipline.

  • A minimum of 6 years of progressively increasing management and technical responsibility leading to a senior level of expertise in SBC required.

  • Demonstrated understanding and application of technical principles and concepts in social and behavior change that goes beyond messaging to catalyze community action.

  • Demonstrated understanding of a range of SBC approaches that address change in social norms and structures, as well as individual
    behavior. Familiarity with local cultural practices, social networks, gender and age dynamics preferred.

  • Experience working in a variety of developing environments preferred; knowledge of the Ethiopian context a plus.

  • Demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis and use of data and information from a broad range of sources in order to ensure the development of effective SBC approaches, messages and tools throughout the project's implementation.

  • Prior experience working with monitoring evaluation personnel to capture SBC information to monitor change and outcomes.

  • Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners.

  • Experience in mentoring, coaching, facilitation and training, applying adult learning principles and practices.

  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management, knowledge-sharing networks.

    Personal Skills

  • 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.

  • Strong strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment

  • Ability to work in a challenging and stressful environment with unexpected challenges Strong written and oral communication skills in English.

  • Strong presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills

  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

    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.

  • Strategic Mindset

  • Integrity

  • Accountability & Stewardship

  • Builds Relationships

  • Develops Talent

  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; CRS Social and Behavior Change Lead Jobs in Ethiopia

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