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Social and Behavior Change Specialist
UNICEF
Sokoto
Sokoto

Experienced public health professional, pursuing Social and Behavior Change Specialist position, with prior work experience in program management, planning, implementation, and evaluation in Africa, Europe and in the United States.

Experience;

·       Provide technical support to government counterparts, other partners, sectors and teams in the development of evidence based social and behavior change implementation plans and community engagement activities to boost demand generation for Routine immunization, Polio vaccine, Measles and Meningitis vaccines for children under five years of age and tetanus vaccine for women of reproductive age.

·       Provide technical support to other sectors in the use of SBC approaches for the promotion of essential family practices in the first 1000 days of a child’s life.

·       Conduct surveys, rapid assessments, Focus Group discussions and Key Informant Interviews for the generation of evidence to inform the design, testing, measurement and monitoring of program interventions and outcomes to accelerate results for children

·       Partner with government implementing partners, WHO, Rotary International, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, religious and traditional leaders, local non-for-profit organizations, community-based organizations, youth and women groups as intermediaries and key catalysts in the process of social and behaviour change.

·       Conduct continuous capacity building of UNICEF staff and implementing partners to strengthen and scale up the use of behaviour change approaches and tools in all their interventions 

·       Participate in the advocacy for resource mobilization and budget planning to ensure compliance and optimal appropriation of allocated program funds.

 

 

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  • Positive change or trend in a priority development issue;
  • Social change or behaviour change strategy or process;
  • Randomized Control Trial or Systematic Review methodology;
  • High quality peer review journal published;
  • Numeric impact data point
  • Published since 2010.