Associate Director, Social & Behavior Change (SBC) & Community Health (NHTAP Project)

  FHI360/ NHTAP Project
Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1698
Date Posted:Jun 1, 2019
Reference:505
Closing Date:Sep 30, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:8 - 10 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About FHI360/ NHTAP Project:

Founded:  

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Associate Director, SBC and Community Health (NHTAP project).

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director, SBC and Community Health for an anticipated multiyear USAID National Health Technical Assistance Program (NHTAP) in Afghanistan. The activity aims to improve health outcomes through improved utilization of high-impact, sustainable, accessible, and quality health and nutrition services across Afghanistan. The program will enhance the Afghan Ministry of Public Health’s capacity to support the health systems and policies required to provide high-quality services across Afghanistan and ultimately improve health outcomes among Afghans nationally.

Job Summary:

The Associate Director, SBC and Community Health will be an FHI 360 employee working in and placed at the NHTAP office in Kabul. Under the guidance of the Technical Director, the Associate Director, SBC and Community Health will lead and manage coordination, mentorship, and implementation of community-based service improvement and SBC activities across EPHS and BPHS partners and also monitor consortium partner supportive supervision quality and provide focused technical assistance as needed to EPHS, BPHS and consortium partner teams. 

Skills Required:

Project ManagementMicrosoft Office SkillsData AnalysisProblems Solving Skill Strong Communication Skills Team Working skills

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

  1. Experience in designing and implementing in projects that include strong community-level health or SBC component is required.
  2. Experience in providing technical assistance to project/government staff working on community-based health or SBC projects desired.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite required.
  4. Able to analyze and interpret data, identify errors, and prepare reports.
  5. Able to problem solve and develop and implement corrective action as needed.
  6. Familiarity with implementation science and application of program evidence to providing guided technical assistance and mentor ship.
  7. Familiarity with communications research and appropriate methodologies for behavior change program evaluation.
  8. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Dari, and Pashto.
  9. Qualified female candidates particularly encouraged to apply.
  10. Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team unit. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Direct all SBCC activities in close coordination with the Technical Director.
  2. Support the NHTAP project to develop and implement SBC and community health activities in all phases of the project and help develop, maintain, and follow the milestones set in the work plan for SBC and community health activities.
  3. Support the development of new approaches and advancement of SBC and community health activities.
  4. Responsible for sharing best practices in community-based reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health, nutrition, tuberculosis prevention/diagnosis/treatment, and preventive medicine overall to contribute to the knowledge base.
  5. Responsible for participating in policy and strategy for community-based care through collaboration with relevant departments and personnel and through participation in scientific forums and technical networks.
  6. Responsible for sharing best practices in SBC for health overall and evidence on new channels and approaches, particularly for ICT, to contribute to the knowledge base.
  7. Responsible for participating in policy and strategy for SBC and health promotion through collaboration with relevant departments and personnel and through participation in scientific forums and technical networks.
  8. Manage the development and review of SBC communication, advocacy and ICT strategies, tools and technical resource materials (e.g., training materials, operations and mentor ship plans, strategic documents, job aids) in collaboration with key stakeholders to support meeting NHTAP project objectives.
  9. Ensure high level technical assistance is provided to public sector partners and work with MoPH and BPHS partners to develop/revise relevant community health implementation and mentor ship strategies, integrate evidence-based practices, and participate in capacity development of BPHS partners to conduct high quality field-based training, implementation, and supportive supervision.
  10. Ensure high level technical assistance is provided to public sector partners and work with MoPH and BPHS partners to develop/revise relevant strategies, integrate SBC, and co-design communication and messaging content.
  11. Lead and ensure the process through which community level interventions and SBC materials are pre-tested, proven effective and used efficiently and by the correct target group.
  12. Collaborate with other technical specialists and stakeholders beyond the project to ensure coordination of materials and community health and communication strategies and avoid gaps and overlaps.
  13. Provide the needed field support to ensure community health and SBC activities are implemented with quality and fidelity by the subcontractors.
  14. Assume lead management role and direct responsibility for activities that develop or expand the community-based package of health services or revise existing materials in direct coordination with key stakeholders.
  15. Ensure harmonization with central and provincial government and BPHS partners for community health and SBC activities and track assignment completion and hand-over of responsibility as capacity is built.
  16. Work closely with private sector actors and professional organizations to engage them in SBC activities anticipated by the project.
  17. Supervise the project team to build partners and subcontractor capacity in the areas of community health and SBC implementation.
  18. Work closely with other clinical teams of the NHTAP project to ensure proper dissemination of messages and community-based interventions and technical assistance approaches through the available and new platforms.
  19. Carry out other technical (i.e. field operational plan and oversight for community-based service implementation, identification of channels, adaption of messages, etc.) program or senior managerial tasks as assigned by the Technical Director.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in health communications, public health, social sciences, international development, public policy, or a related field.
  2. 8 - 10 years of experience in relevant field.
  3. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a supervisory or management position. 

Job Keywords:

Associate Director, Social & Behavior Change (SBC) & Community Health (NHTAP Project)
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