Social & Behavior Change Specialist

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United Nations Children's Fund


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The Social and Behavior Change Specialist reports to Emergency Manager for general guidance and supervision with technical oversight of SBC Chief. The Specialist provides leadership, technical and operational support for developing a systematic, planned and evidence-based strategy and process for SBC as an integral part of programme development, planning and implementation. Through communication and engagement, as well as the empowerment and participation of stakeholders, communities, children, civil society partners, and government counterparts, s/he promotes measurable behavioral and social change/mobilization. This subsequently contributes to the achievement of sustainable and concrete results in improving children’s rights, survival and wellbeing in the country. SBC in Cox’s Bazar is the custodian of Accountability to Affected Population (AAP) portfolio through which cross-sectoral feedback mechanism is coordinated. The SBC Specialist will provide guidance and leadership for the implementation of AAP through Information and Feedback Centres (IFCs) in collaboration with humanitarian agencies and implementing partners.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Generate & Use Evidence: Generate and utilize research, data, and evidence to inform the design, measurement, and monitoring of SBC programs and outcomes in both development and emergency contexts and to build the evidence base for SBC.  
  • Design, plan and implement: Design, plan and implement SBC and AAP activities that are backed by social and behavioural evidence and strong engagement and participation mechanisms in both development and humanitarian contexts.  
  • Advocate & Build Partnerships: Support operationalization of SBC by advocating for SBC, adoption of AAP principles and approaches, mobilizing resources, coordinating across stakeholders, sectors and teams, and partnership building.  
  • Build Capacities Promote continuous learning, strengthening, and scaling up in SBC and AAP for both development and humanitarian contexts through capacity building for UNICEF staff and partners.

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The following minimum requirements:

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: Economics, Health education/promotion, Behavioural sciences, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field.  
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: social development programme planning, social and behavior change, communication for development, public advocacy or another related area.  
  • Fluency in English is required. 

Source: https://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/571437

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