Social and Communications Behavior Change (SBCC) Specialist

at Chemonics International
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted March 3, 2022
Category Communication
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



  • Provide leadership and technical expertise to design, develop, and monitor SBCC strategies in collaboration with the government and selected institutions, through a mentoring and learning by doing approach, considering the importance of the local context in decision making and behavior
  • Design and implement a comprehensive, community-based SBCC campaign to raise awareness and relay messaging on the core topics targeting the private sector, community members, families, and key local government actors
  • Work with program leadership on key modalities for SBCC messaging platforms including radio, mobile communication, peer support, and local messaging
  • Develop comprehensive communication tools and SBCC campaign materials and activities, using evidence-based theories and methodologies, in close collaboration with program leads
  • Partner with local government and communities on SBCC events
  • Work with the project team members ensuring SBCC training inclusion in key workshops and capacity building events
  • Oversee the program and technical aspects of the procurement process in developing requests for proposals, soliciting, selecting, and overseeing vendors providing SBCC services and products
  • Manage the work of any SBCC firm, advertising agencies, public relations experts, production vendors, community mobilizers, and/or consultants hired by the project to assist with SBCC or community-level work. This includes building capacity of local CSOs to implement quality and successful SBCC work


  • A Master’s degree is required, preferably in behavior change communications, marketing, economics, or social sciences, such as psychology, sociology, or cultural anthropology.
  • Minimum 5-8 years of experience in designing, planning, and implementing SBCC efforts and/or community-level activities, including communication campaigns and training.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate closely with government staff, effectively manage their expectations, and build capacity.
  • Experience working on USAID or other international donor-funded activities preferred.
  • Proven abilities to set priorities, to multi-task, and work collaboratively across technical disciplines.
  • Strong management skills are required, along with the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Oral and written fluency in English required.
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