Senior Associate – Behavior Change Communication Specialist
Abt Associates, Inc.
Location: USA
Last Date: October 16, 2008

Senior Associate – Behavior Change Communication Specialist
Abt Associates, Inc.

We are seeking a Senior Associate to help lead and manage Behavior Change Communication (BCC) strategies in a variety of global and bilateral projects throughout the developing world. Senior Associates have annual revenue goals that can range from $1-3 million.

Responsibilities would include:

• Applying BCC skills to solve public health problems in areas such as reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and avian influenza (40%)
• Managing procurements for research, advertising and promotion services (20%)
• Managing project budgets and deliverables (10%)
• Providing BCC oversight and quality assurance (10%)
• Developing BCC skills in other staff members (10%)
• Contributing to new business development efforts (10%)
Approximately 30% international travel would be required.

Skills Required:

Masters Degree and 13- 15 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of experience and education. Must demonstrate expertise in applying behavior change theories and models to solve complex public health problems. In addition we are seeking candidates who have:

• Ability to apply BCC principles to areas beyond public health
• Proven track record designing, implementing and evaluating behavior change strategies in developing country settings using mass media, community level channels and interpersonal communication. Information communication and technology expertise [e.g. handheld devices, web-based channels] preferred
• Ability to conduct BCC needs assessments, contract with support agencies such as research companies and advertising agencies, coordinate BCC plans/ strategies with multiple stakeholders
• Experience working/living in developing country environments; Africa and Asia experience preferred
• Fluency in English and at least one other language (Spanish, Hindi or Arabic preferred)

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