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Qualitative Assessment Consultant – DRC
Among its priorities, Feed the Future (FtF) Strengthening Livelihoods and Resilience (SLR) Activity, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), seeks to address gender inequity and social exclusion. A desk review of gender issues in DRC (with a limited number of articles and reports specific to Ituri province) identified a number of gender-based and gender-related obstacles to each SLR objective, as well as a few examples of women and communities overcoming some of those obstacles. The proposed rapid community consultations seek to further explore issues related to gender equity and inclusion as relates to resilience in Ituri Province, specifically the areas of intervention for SLR. Importantly, it will also explore strategies Iturians in these areas use to overcome gender inequity and exclusion.
The consultations will include key informant interviews with traditional chiefs, wives of traditional chiefs, representatives of farming and lending institutions, and various types of market actors. It will also include focus group discussion (FGDs) with women and men who are not key actors in the other groups. FGDs will employ innovative techniques such as community mapping, drawing, and singing to identify safe and unsafe zones and stimulate discussion of difficult topics. To the extent feasible, respondents will reflect the diversity of key actors involved in the economic and family life: women and men at least 18 years of age, at least three and as many as seven ethnic groups.
The consultations are expected to take place in select villages in four Ituri territories in April 2023.
Working with the Lead Consultant and SLR Gender, Social Inclusion and Youth Officer:
-Review existing research on gender in DRC, and current protocol.
-Facilitate or co-facilitate training of data collectors and supervise and conduct interviews and FGDs in two territories.
-Review field notes daily and make recommendations for any process adjustments, and participate in the analysis of the findings.
-Contribute to behavioral analysis tables identifying factors, supporting actor actions, and potential strategies/interventions for each gender behavior, and contribute to the PowerPoint presentation on key findings and to the consultation report.
To qualify, the consultant must have:
· An MPH and at least five years of experience in the social sciences or a related field (e.g., gender and development, public health, labor economics).
· At least 4 years of documented experience qualitative research and analysis, with publications or study reports.
· At least two years of experience leading research teams.
· Current residency in Ituri, DRC, and willing and able to travel to the selected territories.
· Fluency in French and Lingala.
Previous work in gender and development is a plus.
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Consultant – Qualitative Assessment, DRC Sustainable Livelihoods and Resilience” in the subject line by March 31, 2023
Social and Behavior Change Specialist, Washington DC HQ
The Manoff Group, Inc. (TMG) is seeking a candidate for full-time employment as Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Specialist at its headquarters office in Washington, DC. This position plays a critical role in supporting the long-term success of several SBC projects in the TMG portfolio. This position requires keen interest in SBC work and provides an opportunity to work on a wide range of activities and with an experienced SBC team. This will be a hybrid remote/in-office position.
The SBC Specialist will be dedicated to supporting two to three of TMG’s projects. The focus of the work will be on supporting a variety of implementation research tasks and the application of research findings to improve priority behaviors in program contexts. There will also be a focus on assisting TMG technical teams to develop social and behavior change strategies and activities. The Specialist will be expected to learn and use the TMG Behavior Integration and process and tools.
This position will report to the Senior Advisor for Social and Behavior Change.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Engage in each project’s Social and Behavior Change (SBC) technical activities, as requested. This may include leading activities such a literature reviews, developing formative or implementation research protocols, and assisting in qualitative and quantitative research analysis. This can include developing Behavior Profiles to assist in strategy formulation, identifying behavioral outcome indicators, and supporting project monitoring and reporting;
- Travel to projects as needed to support program implementation (potential for up to 15% travel)
- Assist in developing and fine-tuning TMG’s Behavior Integration tools, resources, and materials for capacity development;
- Produce, assemble, comment on, and/or edit content for project materials, website pages, and key documents;
- Participate in TMG’s outreach activities, supporting presentations and orientations on TMG’s approach (Behavior Integration and BI Guidance (Think | BIG)) and projects;
- Conduct research on technical issues and support business development efforts as requested.
- Provide the day-to-day administrative & operational support to assigned projects including tracking deadlines, organizing, and coordinating work streams;
- Facilitate project check-in calls and meetings, as needed;
- Contribute to the development of project workplans, PMPs, and reporting requirements (monthly, quarterly, annual) if requested;
- Anticipate project teams’ needs with a willingness to lend a hand wherever necessary;
Other duties as requested.
Knowledge and skills required:
- Expertise in formative and implementation research, qualitative and quantitative
- Demonstrated professional experience in a relevant area of social and behavior change such as nutrition or maternal and child health
- Experience living or working overseas, preferably Asia or Africa
- Experience working in community-based programs a plus
- Work in immunization, food security and nutrition programs a plus
- Demonstrated leadership ability managing an activity or discreet part of an activity
- Excellent time management skills and ability to independently develop tasks
- Ability to follow-through on multiple tasks with quality
- Strong attention to detail based on verbal and written instructions
- Ability to work well on a team; excellent interpersonal communication skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French desired
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite, social media and internet applications
- Master’s degree in public health, social science, communications, marketing, or related field required
- Minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience, preferably in international development
- Demonstrated success managing research and research reporting
- Demonstrated success working in a team and in coordination of a variety of professional partners
- Fluent English required; proficiency in a French a plus
- Must be authorized to work in the United States of America
To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter to email@example.com with with ‘SBC Specialist” in the subject line by 7th October 2022.
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