STARTING DATE: December 2014
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition. GAIN is a Swiss based international organization that mobilizes public-private partnerships and provides financial and technical support to deliver nutritious foods to those people most at risk of malnutrition. The organization is delivering improved nutrition to an estimated 700 million people in more than 30 countries, half of whom are women and children.
Through its Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) program, and in line with GAIN’s corporate MIYCN strategy and scientific evidence, GAIN is implementing an integrated market-based delivery and public sector delivery approach to improve maternal and infant nutrition practices, and maternal and infant nutritional status with the objective to reduce stunting. The project has the following main components.
- Behavior Change: multi-channel behavior change interventions, using mass-media, community activation as well as interpersonal communication with three main messages regarding infant feeding practices; two maternal nutrition messages as well as a message on hand-washing with soap.
- Health System Strengthening: strengthening the delivery of nutrition services through the health system (puskesmas and posyandu), particularly around maternal and child care and nutrition.
- Nutritious Products: improved access and availability of high-quality nutritious products for children and women through the market or through the public delivery system, by the provision of technical assistance to food producers in order to re-formulate products and improve Code compliance.
- Clean water: Improved access to safe drinking water through the availability of low-cost, high quality household storage water filter systems.
Behavior Change Implementation Specialist, Indonesia
The work station will be the project offices in Sidoarjo and Malang. The Behavior Change Implementation Specialist will report functionally to the MIYCN Project Manager and ultimately to the GAIN Indonesia Country Manager.
S/he, with guidance from the MIYCN Project Manager shall oversee and provide technical support to the Executive Agency (EA) during the implementation of the behavior change intervention component of the project in 120 villages in Sidoarjo and Malang. This will include:
- Work with the EA (’s), all levels of government, civil society, private sector and academia to facilitate a supportive stakeholder and policy environment in parallel to implementation.
- Provide leadership, oversight and have overall responsibility for the implementation of the Behavior Change (BC) community level interventions including:
- Project Manage the delivery of the community mobilization interventions of the grant during the scale up phase, to ensure reaching the project goal.
- Collaborate with international behavior change experts, a creative agency, key implementers and the larger GAIN team to translate the maternal formative research into messages and community level interventions in alignment with the larger BC campaign.
- Overseeing the production and testing of TV Commercials and other creative materials to ensure alignment with findings from formative research and key principles for the BC campaign.
- Engaging with and build strong and effective partnerships with key stakeholders at all levels, from national to community level.
- Responsible for documenting experiences, preparing reports, presentations, briefs and articles for publication.
· Minimum 7 years work experience out of which 2 years should have been in implementing community level behavior change interventions and / or designing behavior change programs.· Experience with creating social movements or changing social norms is highly desirable.· Experience in implementing results‐oriented behaviour change programs, preferably in partnership with multiple program partners· Experience in public health and/or nutrition is highly desirable but not essential.
Skills & Attributes
· Demonstrated expertise in behavior change principles and practices.· Strong experience in community level project implementation and management, preferably for BC programs.· Analytical, with the ability to effectively liaise with creative and research agencies and government offices.· Reliable and enjoys working in a multi-cultural, cross functional team with flexible and adaptable approach to work.· Excellent interpersonal and communications skills in both English and Bahasa Indonesia.· Excellent command of written and spoken English. Bahasa Java would be an asset.· Ability to travel minimum 3 days a week to project areas.
· Professional diploma or university degree or equivalent combination of education and behavior change implementation work experience.
If you are interested, please, send your CV and cover letter via: http://jobs.gainhealth.org/vacancies/232/behavior_change_implementation_specialist_indonesia/indonesia/ before 31 October 2014