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Friday, January 21, 2011

FHI is a global health and development organization whose rigorous, science-based approach builds programs that create lasting change.

Founded ¡n 1971, FHI maintains offices and staff worldwide, helping to forge strong local relationships that enable us to make measurable progress against disease, poverty, and inequity—improving lives for millions.

We seek qualified candidates for the position of:

Senior Technical Officer, Behavior Change Communication - ROADS Project
Dar es Salaam

The incumbent will provide technical & management support, coordination, monitoring & reporting for multisectoral HIV and AIDS programming in Tanzania under the ROADS Project, and work with program staff/partners to develop Behavior Change Communication (BCC) strategies to empower individuals and communities to practice positive behaviors by improving their knowledge, attitudes, skills and norms about key practices and promoting changes in the enabling environment and improved service delivery at the community and other levels.

Position Responsibilities
• Providing BCC technical oversight and support to the design, implementation, and evaluation of the program.
• Supporting the design and development of agreements with implementing partners and provides on-going technical assistance and monitoring of these activities.
• Assisting in annual work plan and budget development and provides leader ship in meeting programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
• Building capacity of implementing partners to manage HIV/AIDS programming through project technical assistance, monitoring, and management
• Working with stakeholders, coordinate the development of cohesive integrated BCO strategies.
• Organizing and conducting regular stakeholders meetings to review coordinated implementation of BCC strategies.
• Aid in the development and/or adaptation of culturally sensitive BCC messages, programs and materials that will be used by Project staff and partners operating under the project.
• Contributing to the identification and scaling-up of best practices in behavior change interventions.
• Participating in the documentation and dissemination of project activities.
• Ensuring accurate and timely reports and other relevant documents for field programs.
• Managing the development of tools and procedures for project implementation; reporting; monitoring; evaluation; capacity assessment; and/or management consistent with cooperative agreement requirements.
• Determining the feasibility of developing new projects based on current initiatives and capabilities.
• Providing leadership and team building at the project level.
Position requirements
• Masters in public health, communications; and/or the behavioral sciences
• Minimum five years experience with international development programs/Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities noted above
• Demonstrated expertise in strategic communication principles and practices
• Proven track record in designing and implementing innovative, results-oriented behavior change programs in the social sector
• Strong leadership, strategic planning, excellent interpersonal and communications skills (ability to work effectively in a team, ability to work effectively with diverse groups);
• Professional experience working in HIV prevention programs or sexual health and/or education and/or HIV
• Familiarity with principles and approaches in community mobilization
• Fluency in written and oral English and Kiswahili
• Relevant computer software skills

Interested candidates should send Application letters, Photocopies of Academic Certificates, detailed Curriculum Vitae (with three references including addresses, telephone numbers and e mail addresses) to:


Human Resources Department,
Family Health International
P.O.Box 78082
Dar es Salaam
And/Or Email to tz-recruitment @

Closing date of both applications ¡s Friday January 21, 2011.

Phone calls will not be entertained.

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