About 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 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 Director/Deputy Chief of Party – Democratic Republic of the Congo Social and Behavior Change Health Communication
FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Technical Director/Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for a potential USAID-funded opportunity: Social and Behavior Change Health Communication (SBC) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The activity will support Government of DRC efforts to expand access to sustainable health services and products, and increase understanding, acceptance, and demand for health services and resources. As USAID/DRC’s primary health communication project, the activity will build national capacity to design, implement, and evaluate coordinated, evidence- and theory -based, and innovative communications interventions related to reproductive health and family planning (FP/RH); malaria; maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH); nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).
The Technical Director/DCOP will be responsible for technical leadership of the program to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated. The Technical Director/DCOP will manage the design and implementation of key components of the program description and ensure adherence to global standards of excellence in SBC programming. The position will be based in Kinshasa, DRC, and will report to the Chief of Party.
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
- Provide overall technical leadership and expertise in the development and implementation of social and behavioral change communication (SBCC) strategies to address the needs of behavior change related to reproductive health and family planning (RH/FP); malaria; maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH); nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)
- Supervise the design and development of qualitative and formative research, including the establishment of performance indicators and measures to monitor and record outcome and impact data
- Direct the drafting and editing of reports, press releases, communication products (radio scripts, flyers, posters, leaflets, booklets, health worker job aids, etc.), and other documents as required
- Lead the response to the specified goals and deliverables of grant agreements, ensuring achievements in a timely manner and in full support and compliance with FHI 360 and USAID grant requirements
- Coordinate the development and implementation of the project technical strategies, adapting global and regional technical resources and tools as needed for the DRC context
- Oversee a team of senior technical staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members
- Identify technical assistance needs and training resources among project staff, partners, government counterparts, and beneficiaries and coordinate technical assistance provision
- Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, coordination, and linkages to other programs, partners, and counterparts; capacity building of project staff; and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations
- Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms
- Act in place of the Chief of Party when needed
- Master's Degree in public health, international development, health or development communication, business administration, social sciences, or a closely related field
- Five or more years of progressively more responsible supervisory work experience that involved direct leadership of professional and support staff, oversight and evaluation of staff performance and deliverables, and contract/grant management
- Knowledge of state-of-the-art SBCC models and strategies and their practical application to one or more of the following areas: family planning; reproductive health; climate change adaptation; youth development
- Experience in developing and implementing SBCC projects and programs in DRC and/or other African regions with a demonstrated track record of achieving results; experience with a USG cooperative agreement preferred
- Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies
- Demonstrated track record of working in teams and fostering partnerships
- Ability to convert technically complex concepts into plain language is highly desirable
- Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow
- Relevant computer software skills, including at a minimum MS Word and Excel
- Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English
- Language requirements: French, English, and one or more local languages
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.