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Social and Behavior Change Advisor (Proposal Recruitment


Job Description

Position – Social and Behavior Change Advisor (Proposal Recruitment

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Classification:  Project Funded

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

Child Safety:  Level 2- Limited Contact


Save the Children is seeking Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Advisor candidates for several upcoming opportunities to lead and manage all aspects of health/nutrition programming within Ethiopia.

The SBC Lead will oversee SBC activities’ design, planning, and implementation.  S/he will be responsible for supporting SBC interventions across the activity by playing a lead role in guiding formative research; developing an integrated 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.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

·       Develop and implement SBC–related qualitative and quantitative formative research together with the MEAL team to inform the SBC strategy development.

·       Lead SBC strategy development and provide technical guidance and coordination for the participatory design and implementation, particularly at household and community levels (includes: interpersonal communication, mass and social media- community mobilization and advocacy; capacity strengthening; monitoring and learning) in close collaboration with SBC colleagues from SCUS.

·       Provide technical guidance for the development, adaptation, field testing, and effective use of state of-the art SBC approaches, materials, tools and job aids in support of improved outcomes in nutrition, health, livelihoods and resilience outcomes nutrition, MCH, livelihoods and resilience-building.

·       Train and mentor staff on the implementation of the strategy, approaches, tools, and job aids.

·       Support the development of effective SBC M&E indicators and evaluation designs.

·       Lead material and activity field testing design and implementation in collaboration with SCUS SBC colleagues.

·       Support capacity strengthening and strategies to improve community-led advocacy and community mobilization in support of addressing the nutrition, health, health, livelihoods and resilience needs of the poorest and most underserved, and gender norm change.

·       Foster and maintain effective, professional relationships with a broad range of community, public, and private sector counterparts.

·       Identify and supervise technical deliverables of SBC consultants, design agencies and mass media production houses.

·       Ensure timely and quality completion of all relevant program deliverables and reporting.

Document SBC and community mobilization approaches, successes and challenges to support programmatic and sector-wide learning

Generate timely information regarding SBC strategy effectiveness, feeding this information into collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) processes and leading necessary adjustments

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


§  Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

§  Holds suppliers accountable to deliver on their responsibilities


§  Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and takes responsibility for their own personal development

§  Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

§  Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale


§  Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

§  Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.


§  Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

§  Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach


§  Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence


§  Displays consistent excellent judgement

Job Requirements


  •  Master’s degree in a social science discipline
  •     Minimum of 7 years of progressively increasing technical responsibility leading to a senior level of expertise in SBC is required, with demonstrable time and experience working on maternal and child health or nutrition programming, including but not limited to strategic engagement, development communications or campaigns, or commercial marketing/advertising and community engagement/community capacity strengthening
  •     Demonstrated experience in the development of integrated social and behavior change strategies
  •   Experience managing creative, strategic communication design and media/materials development (mobile phones, print and/or television). This includes meaningfully engaging stakeholders and community collaborators in the design, pre-testing, production and refinement of communications materials
  •   Experience working at community level in programs that require active engagement and co-creation with families and the community in similar contexts
  •     Experience with designing and implementing qualitative anthropological/ sociological research and/or communication monitoring and evaluation a plus
  •  Strong capacity to write including but not limited to: strategies, reports, documentation, success stories
  •  Demonstrated excellence in participatory facilitation
  •  History of engagement with USAID or development donor funded initiatives is highly desirable


  • Strong leadership; communication and time management skills

Experience with multi-sectoral nutrition projects such as USAID ENGINE or USAID Growth through Nutrition


Generic Competencies

·  Child Rights: Promotes an enabling environment for participation, and accountability to children

·  Be the Innovator: Promotes innovation to find new and better approaches to driving progress for children

Deliver Results at Scale: Promotes a clear focus on impact in a project and programme design, management, and oversight

Generic Competencies

  • Being the Voice of Children: Promotes evidence-based policy and public engagement that includes the voices of children and their communities
  • Advancing Equality & Inclusion: Displays a commitment to ensuring everything we do considers the most deprived and marginalised children and adolescent
  • Building & Strengthening Partnerships: Promotes working with diverse partners as critical to delivery

Child Rights: Promotes the rights of children in own work and in work with colleagues and peerS,

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI’s global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Gender Equality Policies, supported by relevant procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SC Health and Safety policies and procedures.

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. The duty station of the position holder will be in Addis Ababa This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organization
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


How to Apply

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at http://www.savethechildren.net/careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should apply using the below link:



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