Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Lead

  • Full Time
  • Zomba

FHI 360

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, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities, and countries we serve.

FHI 360 seeks qualified candidates for the position Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Lead for an upcoming, USAID-funded nutrition and food security program in Malawi. The duration of the project is five years and the position will be based in Zomba, Malawi. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360 and final USAID approval of the candidate.

Position Description

The SBC Lead will provide strategic leadership over the design and implementation of SBC activities across the project.

Key Responsibilities:

Oversee programmatic and technical aspects related to SBC activities ensuring SBC efforts are evidence-based, community-driven and in line with provisions of the award
Provide strategic leadership to design, plan, and implement SBC activities across the project
Lead formative research and the development of a SBC strategy and implementation plan
Lead the development of SBC tools
Oversee the monitoring of activity progress related to SBC to ensure a consistency and coherency across interventions
Work with external stakeholders including host country government, international donors, multilateral organizations, and the private sector

Minimum Requirements:

Seven (7) years of progressively increasing technical responsibility leading to a senior level of expertise in SBC is required
Master’s degree or its international equivalent in a relevant technical areas, such as International Communication, Social and Behavior Change Communication; Social Marketing; Public Health, Health Communication; Health Promotion; or Social Sciences, is required
Demonstrated understanding of a range of SBC approaches that address change in social norms, structures, and individual behaviors
Strong understanding of local cultural practices, social networks, and gender and age dynamics strongly preferred
Knowledge of agricultural, livelihood, and/or food security programming is preferred
Experience with international donor projects required; experience with USAID and Food for Peace preferred
Excellent written and verbal English communication skills; knowledge of local languages preferred
Strong intercultural supervisory and team building skills and experience
Mentoring and facilitation skills preferred
Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow
Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office)

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FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may register online through FHI 360’s Career Center at or through the Employment section at Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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