FHI 360

Washington, D.C., United States

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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: Technical Advisor


Provides technical and scientific leadership to those designing, and implementing technical strategies, programs or tools in Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC). Provides technical advice based upon expertise and knowledge of evidence- based SBCC methods and strategies, current practice, and established operational and research standards to ensure quality and rigorous design. Builds SBCC capacity in country-level, regional or global program staff. Assesses current SBCC technical, scientific, managerial and operational efficiencies at the program, regional, or global levels as appropriate. Provides guidance to ensure that SBCC program implementation adheres to appropriate technical standards and guidelines and that programs are technically sound. May evaluate SBCC proposal design and protocol development to ensure design is sound and based upon evidence- based practice. Provides global scientific leadership by staying current of evolving SBCC technical standards, guidelines, and program developments in area of expertise. Responsible for sharing best practices in SBCC and contribute to the knowledge base through participation in scientific forums and technical networks. Shares new knowledge/evidence and best practices through collaboration with relevant departments and personnel. May be required to coordinate and work with a diverse group of organizations, such as; the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), district health staff, several international and national development partner organizations, and the USAID mission in order to complete work.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership in SBCC and/or program wide activities, including: technical leadership in design, development, and planning,
  • Provide technical leadership in development and execution of SBCC capacity strengthening strategies.
  • Participate and lead SBCC new business development activities.
  • Responsible for accomplishing assigned job responsibilities, and following the standards and practices of the department and division.
  • Responsible for planning and scheduling own work flow and timetables, within area and function guidelines.
  • Identifies areas for improved efficiency or effectiveness within prescribed parameters, and institutes enhancements to procedures.
  • Maintains a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs.
  • Develops tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.
  • Ensures that project implementation adheres to the appropriate global strategy and remains technically sound.
  • May serve as a departmental resource on procedural, administrative and operational issues.
  • Ensures appropriate and timely technical support to field programs.
  • Ensures the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels.
  • Conducts routine coordination with employees and consultants, on-site and in the field.
  • Strong knowledge and skills in specific technical area/function and general understanding of concepts and principles of related technical areas/functions.
  • Solid knowledge of standards for the technical area/field, operational processes and procedures, work and task flow.
  • Ability to manage own work to job and performance standards.


  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
  • 5-8 Years of relevant experience in management of and technical direction to SBCC projects and/or programs.
  • Fluency in French and some experience in HIV programming with key populations preferred.
  • Has ability to provide technical direction to projects, ensure high quality SBCC outputs and impact, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of SBCC activities.
  • Thought leadership in SBCC and demonstrated experience in advancing the field.
  • Strong new business development experience in SBCC.
  • Proficient writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; French preferred.
  • Demonstrates ability to assess needs within agreed upon duties and considers course of action best to meet those needs.
  • Effectively applies knowledge of SBCC to solve range of problems.

** Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience sufficient to successfully perform the key responsibilities of the job.

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.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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