USAID Behavior Marketing Specialist Job Placement – FHI 360

Organisation: FHI 360
Funding Source: United
States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
Job ID: 17803
About FHI 360:
FHI 360 is a leading global development organization dedicated to
improving lives around the world. Our professional staff includes experts in
education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society and
environment as well as cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research,
applied science, behavior change and Technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities
to address today’s diverse and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360
operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.
About USAID Project:
FHI 360 implements the USAID-funded integrated health services project in
Northern Uganda. The project will work to increase utilization of HIV/AIDS,
MNCH, malaria, nutrition and TB services.
Job Summary: The Behavior
Marketing Specialist will offer timely technical assistance to a five-year,
USAID-funded, integrated health program in Uganda. The incumbent will be
responsible for overseeing activities that address key demand side behaviors
related to expanding health options. S/he will provide strategic, technical,
and managerial guidance to the program.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
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The incumbent provides technical oversight and
assistance to the project in the areas of SBCC, capacity strengthening,
community mobilization, and advocacy.
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Ensures behaviour change efforts are
evidence-based, community-driven and in line with provisions of the award.
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Takes lead and contributes to the development of
behavior change strategies for a variety of focal audiences and technical
areas.
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Leads and contributes to the planning, design,
and implementation of behavior change activities at community and institutional
levels.
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Develops and tests materials, working with and
providing direction to creative agencies.
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Designs, drafts, tests, finalizes, places, and
monitors mass and other media in support of program activities.
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Serves as a technical resource in behavior
change for staff, partners/grantees/subcontractors. Provides training, support,
and direction to strengthen approaches, materials, and activities.
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Manages and provides technical support toward
the process of documentation of best practices and develops and distributes
case studies and project briefs to highlight behavior change activities.
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Drives and provides assistance toward the
development of project deliverables, work plans, and reports. 
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Offers technical and scientific leadership to
those designing, and implementing technical strategies, programs or tools in
specific technical areas. Provides technical advice based upon expertise and
knowledge of evidence- based methods and strategies, current practice, and
established operational and research standards to ensure quality and rigorous
design. Builds capacity in country-level, regional or global program staff.
Assesses current technical, scientific, managerial and operational efficiencies
at the program, regional, or global levels as appropriate. Provides guidance to
ensure that program implementation adheres to appropriate technical standards
and guidelines and that programs are technically sound. May evaluate proposal
design and protocol development to en sure design is sound and based upon
evidence- based practice. Provides global scientific leadership by staying
current of evolving technical standards, guidelines, and program developments
in area of expertise. Responsible for sharing best practices in their field of
expertise and contribute to the knowledge base through participation in
scientific forums and technical networks. Shares new knowledge/evidence and
best practices through collaboration with relevant departments and personnel.
May be required to coordinate and work with a diverse group of organizations,
such as; the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), district health
staff, several international and national development partner organizations,
and the USAID mission in order to complete work.
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Provide technical leadership in a specific
technical component and/or program wide activities.
·        
With technical oversight, provide technical
leadership in design, development, planning, implementation; and capacity-
building of specific technical components of programs.
·        
Actively participate in resource development
activities.
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Responsible for accomplishing assigned job
responsibilities, and following the standards and practices of the department
and division.
·        
Responsible for planning and scheduling own work
flow and timetables, within area and function guidelines.
·        
Identifies areas for improved efficiency or
effectiveness within prescribed parameters, and institutes enhancements to
procedures.
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Maintains a constructive dialogue and technical
exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners.
·        
Builds and maintains collaborative relationships
with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and
other NGOs.
·        
Develops tools for the design and implementation
of specific technical components.
·        
Ensures that project implementation adheres to
the appropriate global strategy and remains technically sound.
·        
May serve as a departmental resource on
procedural, administrative and operational issues.
·        
Provides broad global technical leadership to
multiple components for moderate to complex programs.
·        
Defines and develops solutions for major
business or functional challenges.
·        
Contributes to planning and making
recommendations for department/program/project concept, operations, and/or
implementation.
·        
Influences design and scope of initiatives and
programs.
·        
Reviews, analyzes and evaluates the
effectiveness of programs/projects and makes recommendations for enhancements.
·        
Develops strategies and tools for the design and
implementation of specific technical components.
·        
Ensures the quality of implemented technical
activities and systems at all levels.
·        
Represents the organization and/or Institute to
external entities at professional meetings and conferences.
·        
Maintains collaborative relationships with donor/client
organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs and
consistently maintained and viewed as a knowledgeable resource in their
technical area.
·        
Continually maintains a dialogue and technical
exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners.
·        
Coordinates with employees and consultants,
on-site and in the field for situations that is less routine and more unusual.
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Note: Advancement to TAIII is appointed by
Senior Management.
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Strategic focus for all programs independent of
degree of complexity.
·        
Leads a large complex division of the
organization and is accountable for developing the division’s strategic and
operational plans, goals, and policies.
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Contributes to and executes parts of the
strategic and operational plans of the organization.
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Leads through subordinate directors and managers
and other direct reports, all of whom are management.
·        
Responsible for financial matters within the
division.
·        
Typically serves as a member of the senior
management team.
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Considered a technical expert in their field by
internal and external entities.
·        
Communicates organization-wide strategies and
priorities to functional leaders who will develop strategic and operational
plans and policies for their own areas.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
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The ideal candidate for the USAID Project FHI
360 Behavior Marketing Specialist job placement should hold a Master’s Degree
or its international equivalent -Knowledge/Information Services,
Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social
Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
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At least eleven years’ experience in a
specialized technical/medical field of study.
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Considered an expert in their technical field of
study or knowledge area.
·        
Informed of current program developments in
division/unit/technical area.
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The applicant should have experience in
overseeing and leading projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the
successful implementation of activities.
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Familiarity with donor/client funded programs
and corresponding regulations and communication styles.
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Written and published materials related to
technical area e.g., journal articles, job aids, training curricula, and other
tools.
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Previous experience in specialized
technical/medical field of study.
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the USAID FHI360 project in the
aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.
Please specify source i.e. theugandanjobline.com website in your application
and quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your
application, CV/resume including salary requirements.
Deadline: 11th
November, 2016
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