Behavioural Economist USAID S4H Project Jobs – SNV Netherlands Development Organization

Job
Title:             
 Behavioural
Economist
Organization: SNV
Netherlands Development Organization
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Technical Director
About US:
SNV Netherlands
Development Organization is a not-for-profit international development
organizational founded in the Netherlands in 1965; and currently maintains a
global presence in 30 countries; across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV has
been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently undertakes donor funded
programming within 100+ districts across the country. As an organisation, SNV
focuses on the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors and maintains the belief
that no one should have to live in poverty; and that all people should have the
opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. SNV contributes to
programming within the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors by strengthening
the capacities of targeted partners and communities at the field level; in
order to realize increased skill sets and sustainable performance; reduce
poverty levels, expand employment; improve food security; while paying special
attention to gender equity, social inclusion of marginalized groups and
stakeholder accountability.
About USAID S4H Project:
The Uganda
Sanitation for Health Activity (S4H) is a five-year project funded by USAID.
Implementing partners are Tetra Tech, SNV, SSG, FSG, and BRAC. The project is
increasing the number of people with access to improved and sustainable water,
sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services, leading to improved health and nutrition
across districts in Uganda.
Job Summary:  The responsibilities of the Behavioural
Economist will include but are not limited to leading, managing, monitoring and
coordinating social behaviour change (SBC) activities, including
developing/expanding key hygiene behaviours in homes, schools and health
facilities. S/he will coordinate closely with the S4H Technical Team across all
project outputs to provide high quality strategic, technical, and managerial
SBC guidance to the S4H project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively participate in baseline assessments assessing the status of
    SBC project intervention needs.
  • Develop evidence-based and innovative strategies for rural
    sanitation marketing and social behaviour change at the community and
    household levels grounded in behaviour change theory and local conditions.
  • Facilitate development of SBC strategies leading to increased access
    and demand for sanitation products; enforcement of sanitation by-laws; and
    increased access to financing for sanitation investments targeting
    households, schools, and health facilities.
  • Coordinate with the Ministry of Health and the National Sanitation
    Working Group to ensure that project interventions related to SBC support
    the government’s community-led total sanitation (CLTS)/demand creation
    sanitation approach.
  • Facilitate institutional triggering so that district leaderships
    support sanitation and hygiene activities in district development
    plans. 
  • Facilitate increasing the capacity of school management teams to
    incorporate SBC in WASH school guidelines and school WASH action plans.
  • Organize and facilitate technical and capacity building trainings
    for participating health workers on good hygiene practices and on how to
    facilitate hygiene behaviour change sessions targeting patients,
    caregivers and community members that frequent respective health
    facilities.
  • Monitor and evaluate social behaviour change and behaviour change
    communication project interventions throughout the S4H project, adopting a
    collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) approach. At the same time,
    build local capacities of selected entities in the evaluation of SBC
    project interventions.
  • Ensure quality and consistency of multi-media behaviour change
    communication services, products, and materials.
  • Travel to project sites as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party or Technical
    Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The USAID Project Behavioural Economist must hold a Master’s degree
    in psychology, communication, marketing, business, economics, or related
    field, preferably with regard to WASH.
  • Five to ten years of professional experience generating innovative
    and effective behavior change or marketing solutions for projects of
    similar magnitude/complexity, preferably in Uganda.
  • Proven technical understanding and experience leading social
    behavior change (SBC) and behavior change communication (BCC) project
    interventions, preferably with regard to sanitation and hygiene, and
    addressing gender and social inclusion.
  • Previous experience with implementation of donor-funded projects.
  • Able to work effectively as a team member.
  • Computer literacy and ability to use standard software (MS Word,
    Excel, database, powerpoint) required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English required.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join SNV are encouraged to
apply online by clicking on the web link below.
Deadline: 15th November 2018
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