The Manoff Group creates and applies innovative strategies and methods for solving problems in health, family planning, nutrition, environment and HIV/AIDS. For 40 years, The Manoff Group has been a leader in qualitative research methods, communications, training and materials development for programs around the world. By using a systematic and consultative approach, Manoff identifies strategic actions to change behavior to improve health outcomes.
- Communications Associate (SCMS)
- Technical Advisor SBCC (SPRING)
- SBCC Advisor for Nutrition and/or Hygiene
The Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM) brings together 13 private sector, non-government and faith-based organizations that are among the most trusted names in supply chain management and international public health and development in the world. PFSCM has been recognized internationally for its work to save lives through stronger public health supply chains; in 2010 the partnership won two supply chain distinction awards from the European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit and was a finalist in the 2012 Supply Chain Innovation Award Competition sponsored by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and SupplyChainBrain.
PFSCM is implementing the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) contract for USAID as part of the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). With offices in more than 20 countries and over 700 dedicated staff members around the world, SCMS is helping to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS in some of the countries most severely impacted by the pandemic. SCMS procures essential medicines and supplies at affordable prices; helps strengthen and build cost-effective, reliable, secure and sustainable supply chain systems; and fosters coordination of key stakeholders.
This position is appropriate for a communications professional and skilled writer with three years of experience preferred and an interest in international development. The position will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to receive mentoring from a top-notch team and to learn about HIV/AIDS and international public health through the lens of supply chain management. The Communications Associate provides communications and knowledge sharing support to SCMS and strengthens the operations of the SCMS communications team. This will involve a range of communications and knowledge sharing activities including marketing and branding, internal and external communications and publications, use of electronic media in communication, event and meeting coordination, database development and maintenance, and administrative support. This position will include little or no international travel.
Monitor and update intranet contentAssist in collecting, compiling and sharing project information/lessons learnedMAssist in the management of Supply Lines, the monthly SCMS e-newsletter, including the development and maintenance of publications databases and management of editorial review process.
Write and edit web content and regularly update staff intranet page content including the staff directory by following up with new and current staff.
Manage monitoring and reporting of monthly web metrics.
Support development of country databases – maintain library of linksAssist in development and execution of project information dissemination strategy. Assist in the strategy, planning and coordination of events and conferences including materials production, and exhibit support.
CoorCLiaise with and advise field office staff on communications protocol and projects.
Coordinate design and production of publications, posters and other materials for web and print editions.
SWWWrite and copy edit other documents and web content in various formats and to different audiences.
Write and edit social media content for Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.
Ensure that all communications support and reinforce the SCMS brand.
Respond to information requests.
Perform other duties as assigned, including assisting in meetings and scheduling, monitoring work plans, preparing budgets and maintaining/organizing central information and communications unit calendar.
Bachelor’s degree and three years relevant experience preferred.Developing country work prefe
Strong writing and communications skills, including writing for the web and social media.
Ability to manage competing priorities.
Strong attention to detail is a must.
Self-motivated, flexible and able to work independently and as a team.
Demonstrated administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Experience with database development and management
Experience and/or interest in international development, USAID and/or other donor agencies desirable.
Demonstrated computer skills and experience with MS Office package as well as graphics and web software.
Excellent English language skills; Spanish, French, Portuguese or Vietnamese language skills helpful.
Must be authorized to work in the United States of America.
Technical Advisor - SBCC
Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition (SPRING) is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide state-of-the-art technical support and facilitate country-led, regional, and global programs to improve the nutritional status of women and children. The SPRING implementation team consists of JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (the Prime), Helen Keller International (HKI), The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Save the Children (SC), and The Manoff Group (TMG). SPRING builds on past USAID investments and its partner expertize to deliver high impact nutrition interventions, such as infant and young child feeding, control of micronutrient deficiencies, and maternal nutrition practices focusing on the first 1,000 days of life. SPRING is also leading efforts to strengthen the evidence base and to build on, clarify and strengthen understanding, application and use of the most promising nutrition-sensitive agriculture interventions. In support of this, SPRING builds capacity and creates dialogue and evidence through exchange of ideas across stakeholders through a platform for Knowledge Management to share Agriculture/Nutrition related learning. SPRING, as designed, provides an opportunity for USAID bureaus and missions worldwide to invest and access its technical services and resources.
SPRING uses multiple partners to find candidates for a job. Therefore, candidates may see several advertisements from different partners for the same position. Applications submitted to any partner organization will be considered for the position. Applicants should only apply to one partner organization.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support the SBCC Team Leader in development of overall SPRING SBCC strategic direction, with particular emphasis on SBCC related to the nexus between nutrition, agriculture, and resilience.
Contribute to the development of the SBCC team work plans and budgets, ensuring consistency with the project’s strategic direction and priorities; and,
Ensure timely, quality delivery on assigned activities, including management of budgets related to those activities.
In collaboration with other key stakeholders, support development and implementation of a global SBCC learning agenda, with particular emphasis on establishing global leadership around SBCC as it relates to the nexus between nutrition, agriculture, and resiliency. This work will include, but not limited to, the following activities:
In collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, identify key gaps in global knowledge and understanding, identify promising and innovative SBCC related approaches, and contribute to the design and oversight of research or studies to test and document their effectiveness;
Provide technical support to the projects evolving collaboration with Digital Green (DG), and identify and support work on other innovative delivery strategies as delegated; and,
Support the SBCC team with respect to the broader learning agenda.
Provide state of the art technical assistance to SPRING country offices and USAID Missions in the development and roll out of SBCC related work, including but not limited to the following activities:
Facilitate development of SBCC related strategies consistent with basic SBCC principles, and incorporating innovative, multi-faceted delivery channels;
Support the design and implementation of formative research;
Support the development and/or adaptation of context specific SBCC related messaging and materials; and,
Support the development and/or adaptation of context specific SBCC related training materials.
Representation and Capacity Building:
Serve as the SBCC team’s primary point of contact on matters related to the nexus between nutrition, agriculture, and resiliency, and with the SPRING Agriculture/Nutrition team;
Stay apprised of the latest developments around SBCC as it relates to the nexus between nutrition, agriculture, and resiliency, and ensure an active SPRING presence in related global networks and learning platforms;
Maintain close working relationships with relevant UN agencies, USAID projects, and other key stakeholders on matters pertaining to SBCC for Agriculture/Nutrition and resiliency; and,
Where necessary, provide training in SBCC approaches and tools.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior SBCC Advisor/Team Leader.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND BACKGROUND
Knowledge and experience in design and implementation of evidence-based behavior change approaches;
Experience in the design and implementation of behavior change programming in the context of multi-sectoral approaches;
Solid understanding of key nutrition and food security concepts;
Strategic thinker, strong team player, able to deliver results without close supervision;
Demonstrated success in managing the development of graphic and other communication materials to support behavior change; and,
Proficiency in MS Office and internet applications.
Master’s degree in one of the following or related fields: health education and/or communication; international public health, nutrition, anthropology or other social sciences;
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience working internationally with government entities, UN agencies, PVOs and NGOs, including at least two years at the field level;
History of engagement with USAID-funded initiatives is highly desirable;
Demonstrated success in applying behavior change theory and approaches in applied field settings;
Excellent written and verbal English language skills. Proficiency in at least one other language desirable; and,
Demonstrated success in working with local government and NGO stakeholders, and experience in capacity building.
Eligible to work in the US
For more information, please see The Manoff Group’s website (www.manoffgroup.com) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/manoffgroup).
Interested candidates, please send a current resume and cover letter to email@example.com by June 20, 2013. The Manoff Group is an equal opportunity employer.
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR FOR NUTRITION AND/OR HYGIENE
The Manoff Group, Inc. is recruiting a Social and Behavior Change Communications Advisor for Nutrition and/or Hygiene.
The Social and Behavior Change Communications Advisor will manage and provide technical assistance to a portfolio of projects, as well as participate in proposal preparation and report writing. This position is based at The Manoff Group’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The position is open only to candidates who have the legal right to work in the U.S. No relocation expenses will be provided.
The successful candidate will have experience and education in S/BCC as well as experience in nutrition and/or hygiene. While not required, education and experience in gender is preferred.
• Manage contracts and provide innovative strategies to achieve behavior change in nutrition and/or hygiene projects.
• Develop social and behavior change strategies in collaboration with developing world partners.
• Design, manage, and analyze formative research, primarily using qualitative methods; and build the capacity of partners for conducting formative research.
• Advise on strategy and project implementation (e.g., facilitate community collaboration and mobilization for improving health and nutrition; develop written and electronic materials on nutrition and/or WASH; plan scale-up of programs and project activities).
• Advise on monitoring and evaluation.
• Build the capacity of government and non-governmental organizations in S/BCC.
• Serve as a nutrition and/or hygiene resource for multi-sector projects.
• Write reports, and collect and prepare documentation (e.g., success stories and lessons learned).
• Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, communications, or a related field.
• A minimum of five years experience in implementing social and/or behavior change programs in nutrition and/or hygiene in developing countries.
• Demonstrated ability to develop behavior change strategies that include communication and that address the uniqueness of a given situation.
• Experience implementing communication programs that use interpersonal communications and mass media approaches.
• Experience designing and conducting qualitative formative research and evaluations.
• Ability to work in at least one language other than English (French preferred).
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Education in gender and experience in conducting gender analyses and integrating the results in programs preferred.
• Prior experience working with USAID projects preferred.
• Experience in maternal nutrition and/or preventing child malnutrition is essential and experience with nutrition and HIV is preferred (for candidates with a nutrition background).
• Experience with programming for improving hygiene behaviors, and knowledge of WSP and UNICEF sanitation guidelines is essential (for candidates with a hygiene background).
The position may require up to three months of travel per year.
Please send a CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position open until filled.
No phone inquiries will be answered.