Social and Behavior Change Expert


Job Locations: NG-Abuja

Job ID: 2020-1131

# of Openings: 1 

Department: Knowledge Management and Data Analytics

About Us

DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm and small business dedicated to development, with over 35 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. We are a data driven organization that specializes in informing policy making by delivering focused data-driven evidence-based analysis products and services.  DevTech core practice areas include: Economic and Data analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Education and Youth Development, Gender and Inclusive Development, and Public Financial Management.

DevTech manages the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity. The MEL Activity provides continuous, on-the-ground, on-demand and systematic support to USAID/Nigeria and implementing partners on performance monitoring, data verification, impact and performance evaluations, project and activity level monitoring, evaluation planning and management, organizational learning, capacity building, and knowledge management.

Overview

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) works with local communities and national governments to integrate social and behavior change into programs that strengthen systems and services and create enabling environments for long-lasting systemic changes that will ultimately lead to self-reliance by relevant countries. The focus is to create an enabling environment where change can happen to support Nigeria in its Journey to Self-Reliance.

Responsibilities

USAID has asked the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Activity identify Nigerian professionals who have a track record of institutional change management to serve as interlocutors. The experts would be asked to participate in a 90 minute, interactive, video chat with a group of about 50 USAID/Nigeria staff and development partners, using Google Meet.  Ideally, this “chat” would comprise a half hour talk on what are the most important things to understand about creating institutional change in Nigeria: cultural minefields to be aware of; most effective approaches; etc. The presenters will include specific examples of change they helped facilitate within large organizations.

Scope of Work

This is a platform to encourage sharing between our team on their experiences and work in the area of Social and Behavior Change; capturing what has worked and what has not worked. 

The assignment requires strong knowledge of Change Management, Social and Behavior Change and Communication, Facilitation skills.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Program Management or its recognized equivalent with 5 – 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Or Ph.D. in Social Sciences, Humanities, Program Management or its recognized equivalent, demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.
  • Experience of in institutional change in the international development organization is also an advantage.
  • Ability to facilitate and document seminar findings and provide implementable recommendations.

Deliverables, Level of Effort, Schedule

  • Knowledgeable in Social and Behavior Change.
  • Ability to provide technical expertise in building change to support Nigeria in its Journey to Self-Reliance.
  • Ability to provide guidance on cultural contexts and effective approach to ensure institutional change for Journey to Self-Reliance.
  • Work independently with initiative to manage and facilitate a virtual meeting.
  • Perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy.
  • Must exhibit high levels of professionalism and integrity at all times
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact with a multicultural team or audience.

EEO Statement

This job posting should not be construed to imply that the requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent consultant evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or other status protected by applicable law.

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