MSI - Management Systems International

Bamako, Mali

Project Summary: 

MSI Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Project (PMEP) is seeking a health behavior change communication specialists to participate in the mid-term performance evaluation of the Integrated Rural Program to Improve Nutrition and Hygiene in Mali. The program aims to improve the nutritional status of women, and children under two years of age through the implementation of integrated water, sanitation, hygiene and nutrition activities at the community level. This mid-term performance evaluation is intended to identify needed improvements in the current program as well as to inform the design of future nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programming. 


Position Summary:

The behavior change communications specialist will support the evaluation by bringing a deep understanding of health communication strategies and tools, especially as they relate to behavioral change programming. The evaluation is expected to start in November, 2017. The specialist will be expected to travel to Bamako, Mali as well as other regions.


  • Review all relevant documents required to understand the evaluation and summarize findings from the review in a document review matrix.
  • Conduct a robust secondary analysis of various databases and documents under the team leader’s guidance.
  • Participate in a team planning workshop (TPW) in Bamako to finalize the evaluation design and develop data collection instruments and data collection and analysis plans.
  • Lead field research activities, including supervising field researchers, to collect high-quality data.
  • Analyze the content and implementation strategies of various communications and capacity building tools.
  • Participate in data analysis and report writing.
  • Contribute to a debriefing session with USAID/Mali.
  • Undertake other tasks required for the successful completion of the study under the direction of the team leader and PMEP staff.


  • Master’s degree in the fields of public relations, health communications, behavior change communication, or a related area preferred.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in behavior change communication and development of BCC materials.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working in the development sector, USAID experience preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working in the health sector, specific experience in WASH, nutrition, and agriculture-related projects is a plus.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience with qualitative data collection in the field
  • Prior experience evaluating health communications programs or strategies preferred.
  • Prior experience implementing or evaluating social and behavior change communications projects preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze communication methods and strategies.
  • Good organization skills with an ability to produce high quality work under deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal communication skills and ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and French required.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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