Social Behaviour Change Consultant

Benue, Enugu, Kebbi and Osun State

The SBC consultant is responsible for coordinating state level SBC activities on the nutrition and gender campaign.

Job Duration

September – December 2021

Responsibilities

  • Provide SBC leadership for the state mobilization team on the community engagement workstream of the campaign; working closely with Farmer Satisfaction Representatives (FSRs) and Influencers
  • Serve as the campaign’s liaison with key stakeholders and ensure community activities are implemented accordance to approved campaign strategy, work plans and scheduled deliverables, to realize stated goal. 
  • Ensure program design and implementation address gender roles within the local society and cultural context.
  • Support coordination of the team responsible for respective roles in the nutrition and gender campaign
  • Assist with coordinating media component of the campaign, including media monitoring of outlets engaged to broadcast the campaign
  • Participate in pretesting activities and prepare report as needed.
  • Ensure SBC materials are available in the state and distributed across LGAs for community activities
  • Plan and facilitate monthly team meetings with FSRs
  • Write reports and document success stories relating to the campaign
  • Ensure data management and documentation
  • Provide administrative oversight for the state team
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Technical expertise, Experiences, Skills and Knowledge:

  • BSc degree or higher in public health, communications, Agric extension or related field
  • At least 3 years of experience leading social and behavior change activities to improve nutrition and gender outcomes for women and children.
  • At least 5 years of experience implementing behavior change and community mobilization campaigns and linking nutrition with agricultural activities.
  • Strong experience in training and mentoring;
  • Gender designing and implementing gender-sensitive programming
  • Ability to take initiatives with minimal supervision.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, with the ability to think and act strategically
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in written and oral communications. The ability to communicate complex issues
  • Advanced independent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working on international donor-funded projects is preferred;
  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and effectively culturally diverse individuals
  • Strong computer skills: proficient with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word and Power point)
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and the local Nigeria language of the state being applied for is an asset.