Closing date: September 23, 2021
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is seeking a dynamic Technical Specialist in Mozambique to support the Country Programs with design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of SBCC (Social Behaviour Change Communication) strategies, as well as building the capacity of GAINs partners and their frontline workers in SBCC, fulfilling the food and nutrition portfolio’s vision. This role is offered on an initial fixed term contract of up to 24 months, with the possibility that this might be extended for a longer term thereafter.
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially the most vulnerable to malnutrition.
About the Role
The purpose of the Technical Specialist, SBCC is to provide technical assistance for designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating SBCC strategies. Additionally, they will be accountable for delivering capacity-building to GAINs partners and their frontline workers in SBCC. They will ensure best practices and global learning to inform effective SBCC strategies, frameworks, tools and materials for GAIN programme interventions. The role will be mainly based in Maputo, Mozambique but includes regular travel to the country provinces.
The Technical Specialist will report to the Head of Programmes, GAIN Mozambique.
Specific Responsibilities include;
- Providing technical direction to define SBCC approaches and activities to mainstream the promotion of better diets through GAIN programs
- Developing SBCC packages (framework, tools, messages, and materials) on diversified, balanced, and nutritious diets
- Developing detailed implementation plans for SBCC interventions for GAIN and its partners, ensuring high quality and a timely delivery against intended objectives
- Building SBCC capacity of GAIN, its partners, and their frontline workers by providing SBCC Training of Trainers (ToT) and regular technical guidance and support to staff through mentoring, coaching and on-demand technical assistance
- Providing oversight to the SBCC program components, to include field visits to partners to oversee implementation, providing on-site feedback on required improvements and effectively following up on identified action points
- Collaborating with GAIN project managers and technical specialists
To be considered for this position, it is essential that you have experience in an SBCC programme implementation, ideally gained from working within the private sector or through collaboration with private sector partners. You should have demonstrable field experience in the development sector, or practical experience in SBCC and the designing, setting up, monitoring, evaluating and impact assessment of SBCC and Demand Generation processes. Applicants should possess a broad knowledge of the nutrition-food security nexus, public health and community development relative to Mozambique.
In addition, you will need to hold a Masters’ degree in communications and marketing management/ social science/ economics/ business, or an equivalent level of experience. Fluency in English and Portuguese (written and spoken) is essential.
About our Offer
The salary on offer for this role is $28,276 per annum.
GAIN has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance. In addition, GAIN offers a total of 37 days holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme and competitive insurance cover including health, travel and life assurance.
We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that includes flexible working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling.
GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments and promotion. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.
This advert closes on 22nd September 2021. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.
Applicants must have the existing right to live and work in Mozambique. Please note that GAIN are currently unable to sponsor working visas.
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued. We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.
How to apply
To apply, click on the following link: https://jobs.gainhealth.org/vacancies/745/