Saturday, 30 September 2017

Job Opportunity at FHI 360, Consultancy


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff include 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 60 countries globally.

Currently, FH1360 is seeking a short-term qualified, and experienced consultant to conduct a consultancy assignment for its USAID funded Tulonge Afya project. The aim of the USAID Tulonge Afya project is to support the Government of Tanzania (GOT) to improve the health status of its citizens, especially women and youth through the promotion of positive health practices in households and communities, using a comprehensive, integrated communication approach.

The project will catalyze opportunities for Tanzanians to improve their health status by transforming socio-cultural norms and supporting the adoption of healthier behaviors. By addressing key social and cultural norms and SBCC system needs, USAID Tulonge Afya will identify the drivers of behaviors directly tied to health and leverage SBCC approaches to achieve the following results:

Result 1: Improved ability of individuals to practice healthy behaviors
Result 2: Strengthened community support for health behaviors
Result 3: Improved systems for coordination and implementation of SBCC interventions
The project addresses five focal health areas. HIV, FP/RH, Malaria, MCH and TB, using an integrated SBCC approach that blends best practices from behavioral health sciences to address the complex individual-to-societal interplay that encourages change. USAID Tulonge Afya is a national SBCC program, with an implementation role across 18 USAID Boresha Afya regions. In Zanzibar the USAID Tulonge Afya project provides SBCC technical assistance and support to the Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program (ZAMEP).

Consultancy Description

Under the direction of the USAID Tulonge Afya Communication Director and in close collaboration with USG PMI-funded implementing partners in Zanzibar (USAID Boresha Afya and VectorWorks), the consultant will work with the ZAMEP management and senior SBCC staff to achieve the following objectives and deliverables:
Review existing SBCC Malaria messages. media content, print materials and community interventions to inform technical assistance provided
Provide SBCC technical assistance to guide the development and finalization of the 2018/2023 National Malaria Elimination Communication strategy
In coordination with stakeholders, develop the Terms Of Reference (TOR) for the 2018 Knowledge, Altitude and Practices (KAP) Survey and facilitate preparations for roll-out of the survey
Identify SBCC training and supervisory needs as they pertain to ongoing Malaria community programs, recommending corrective action plans where required
Guide the coordination and integration of Malaria SBCC activities into other health programs, recommending a coordination framework to guide SBCC technical collaboration, co-investments, work complementarily and relationships between ZAMEP’s SBCC staff and other health programs within the MOH
Provide technical oversight and guidance to ongoing SBCC campaigns and activities, including recommending M&E activities that help to track whether these campaigns and activities are aligned to and delivering against ZAMEP’s FY2018 work plan SBCC priorities and objectives

Recommendations on SBCC best practice approaches, activities and other reference documents that ZAMEP can reflect on and adapt to bridge SBCC program quality and impact gaps
SBCC training and supervision plan
SBCC Coordination Framework for ZAMEP and MOH
2018 Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Survey Terms of Reference and protocol
First draft version of the 2018/2023 National Malaria Elimination Communication Strategy
First draft version of SBCC M&E plan and indicators

Consultancy Period The consultancy period will be for 5 months working between 1st November 2017 to 31st March 2018. The level of effort is estimated around 40 days.

Preferred Qualifications/Requirements:
Master’s degree or its international equivalent in communication, social marketing, sociology or a related field. A Master’s degree in Public Health will be an additional advantage
At least 7 to 10 years of experience supporting SBCC strategy development and programs in the development field
Understanding of and expertise in Malaria program experience being an additional advantage
Strong understanding of the Zanzibar context essential and experience working in Zanzibar preferred
Ability and experience of working with stakeholders at a high level
Familiarity and/or demonstrable understanding of National SBCC/BCC Policy Framework in Zanzibar

Familiarly and understanding of the current USG President’s Malaria Initiative health priorities and standards for Zanzibar an advantage
Proven experience engaging with high-level government and implementing partner stakeholders
Verbal and written fluency in English and Swahili required
Demonstrated ability to write clear & concise reports including analytical documents in English
Strong consultative skills and ability to work efficiently and effectively both autonomously and in teams
Immediate availability absolutely essential

Application Guidelines FHI 360 requests that all applications submissions be organized in the manner and format described below. Proposals should be no more than five pages using Times New Roman 12 -point font. Please send submissions by October 13, 2017 to 

Professional Experience and Qualifications: Please include a copy of your CV, at least 3 references with contact information and your proposed daily consultancy fee.
Source: The Guardian September 29, 2017
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