Social and Behavior Change / Communication Officer: The Manoff Group, Inc. (TMG)

Social and Behavior Change / Communication Officer: The Manoff Group, Inc. (TMG)
Deadline: 7 January 2019

About The Manoff Group, Inc.
For the past 40 years, The Manoff Group, Inc. (TMG) has been an international leader in designing and assisting the implementation of programs that effectively promote good nutrition and allow populations to enjoy improved nutritional status. TMG is a leader in social and behavior change communication (SBCC). Its innovative Behavior‐Centered Programming approach is a practical methodology for realizing measurable and sustained behavior change at the individual, community and organizational levels. Integral to our work is policy advocacy, capacity development among stakeholders, and behavioral monitoring and evaluation to strengthen a program’s impact on nutrition.

Project Summary
TMG is seeking qualified applicants with experience in implementing food security, nutrition, and agriculture programs such as Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP) or Multi‐Year Assistance Programs (MYAP) for the USAID Amalima Project. Amalima builds on existing communal initiatives in order to sustainably improve household food security and nutrition by improving access to and availability of food, community resilience to shocks, and nutrition and health among mothers and children in the districts of Tsholotsho, and Bulilima, Gwanda and Mangwe. This position will report to the SBCC Advisor and is based in Bulawayo with frequent travel to rural areas within program districts (approximately 50% of the time).

Position Summary
Provide ongoing support to field staff and volunteers to implement a program‐wide social behavior change strategy, community mobilization, and communication activities, through supportive supervision and onsite technical assistance; Under the direction of the SBCC Advisor, liaise with Team Leads and Field Officers to coordinate implementation of community‐level communication activities; Participate in continuous quality improvement activities focusing on community mobilization and communication, through ongoing assessments, in‐service trainings, and updates of communication materials and aids; Conduct trainings on community mobilization, behavior change communication, and use of communication materials; Participate in research and learning activities, including focus group discussions and in‐depth interviews on agriculture practices, infant and young child feeding, and water, sanitation, and hygiene; Other duties, as required.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in one of the following or related fields: health education and/or communication, international public health, agriculture, agricultural marketing, anthropology, or other social sciences; Demonstrated knowledge of behavior change in rural agricultural development, including women’s empowerment, male engagement, and promotion of improved practices; Demonstrated success in applying behavior change theory and approaches in applied field settings; High‐level writing skills; Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience working with government entities, UN agencies, PVOs or NGOs, preferably in nutrition‐sensitive agricultural development; History of engagement with USAID‐funded initiatives is highly desirable; Excellent written and verbal English language skills; proficiency in Ndebele required; Female candidates are encouraged to apply

To apply
Please send a CV and a cover letter to manoffgroup@manoffgroup.com with ‘SBCC Officer’ in the subject line.

The Manoff Group, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. TMG complies with all applicable laws. TMG provides excellent benefits and a salary commensurate with experience.

Created: December 20, 2018
Category: Ngo, Social Services
Expiry Date: Jan. 7, 2019