ACDI/VOCA

Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Specialist, Egypt

EG-Cairo
Type
Long-term

Overview

ACDI/VOCA is an economic development organization that fosters broad-based economic growth, raises living standards, and creates vibrant communities. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA has worked in 146 countries since 1963. Its expertise is in catalyzing investment, climate smart agriculture, empowerment & resilience, institutional strengthening, and market systems.

 

Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Specialist, Egypt

ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Specialist for the anticipated USAID funded Feed the Future Egypt Value Added Solutions (EVAS) Activity. EVAS will have a strong focus on assisting Egypt's small farmers export horticulture produce that meet international standards. The Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Specialist is expected to be directly involved in the design and implementation of social and behavior change communications strategies in the project. He/ She will support project objectives through SBCC strategy, especially related to nutrition and gender and youth inclusion messaging.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a project-wide nutrition social and behavior change strategy and coordinate with the project M&E team to put in place effective monitoring and evaluation indicators to evaluate the effectiveness of these strategies.
  • Support project objectives through SBCC strategy, especially related to nutrition and gender and youth inclusion messaging.
  • Conduct formative research to inform the social and behavior change communication strategy, including but not limited to barrier analysis, market segmentation, identification of existing messaging materials, identifying priority and influencing groups, etc.
  • Provide guidance and support for project staff on how to implement social behavior change communication strategies.
  • Lead and train project team on how to conduct barrier analyses as a method for identifying behavior change-related messaging for the project.
  • Contribute to the preparation of a yearly implementation plan - outlining the concrete actions to be taken by each strategic objective, with outputs and outcomes, related to SBCC.
  • Write success stories and reports on SBCC approaches or interventions and provide examples of successes, challenges, lessons learned and recommendations.
  • Collaborate with other projects, organizations, and institutions that are implementing similar SBCC-related activities in country.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, behavioral economics, nutrition, sociology or other related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 7 years of practical and management experience in social and behavior change communication theory and techniques, preferably with knowledge of USAID’s SBC approach.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing social and behavior change communications strategies.
  • Experience conducting barrier analyses preferred.
  • Technical knowledge in gender and development, particularly related to food security, agricultural value chains/market systems, and nutrition-integrated agriculture.
  • Experience with research methods and conducting field based assessments.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in Arabic required. Proficiency in English preferred.

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