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Social & Behaviour Change Communication Specialist – USAID Saving Species

Vacancy #:   1593
Unit:   TRAFFIC Vietnam
Organisation:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC Vietnam, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Reporting to:   Programme Office Director- Vietnam
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P1
Expected start date:   01 August 2017
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (12 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   06 August 2017
Purpose and duties of the role

The SBCC Specialist serves as the lead technical specialist for successful implementation of Task 1.

• Advise and support the Chief of Party in the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy to strengthen and sustain efforts to reduce consumer demand for targeted illegal wildlife products with an initial focus on rhino horn, elephant ivory, and pangolin products.
• to provide day-to-day direction of all demand reduction activities including those intended to build constituencies and develop long-term commitment to wildlife values across the broader public in coordination and consultation with TRAFFIC colleagues, by leading other staff, subcontractors, and grantees.
• Collaborate with and build upon the SBCC efforts of a host of other internationally-assisted and civil society activities in Viet Nam and in the region through the presentation of the evidence-based SBCC frameworks and outcomes for USAID Saving Species.
  • The SBCC Specialist must have the following minimum set of qualifications:
- Seven years of professional experience designing, implementing, and leading social and behaviour change campaigns, including experience with social marketing, strategic communications, and/or behavior change communications.
- A master’s degree marketing or SBCC related field or, in lieu thereof, two additional years’ experience in a social-marketing or social science.
- Experience with polling and consumer surveying techniques, quantitative and qualitative survey methods, the use of mass media and social networks to influence and gain public support, the negotiation and formation of alliances across interest groups, and/or working with civil society organizations.
- The ability to critically analyse and review consumer data and other data sources to develop concepts for implementation of behavior change initiatives under TRAFFIC’s five step behavior change process (http://www.changewildlifeconsumers.org/).
- Strong understanding and experience of the Vietnam SBCC context is required.
- Proficiency (written and verbally) in English and Vietnamese is required.
- Strong people management skills to motivate, build capacity and inspire staff and stakeholders
- A strong communicator, able to negotiate with respect for and sensitivity to political and multi-cultural approaches.
- The ability to proactively drive the SBCC aspects of the USAID Saving Species program in close consultation with TRAFFIC and USAID Saving Species colleagues.
- Ability to work under pressure meeting the deadlines whilst still providing high standards outputs
- Proficient in Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Word and Powerpoint.
- Willingness to travel in Southeast Asia and possible globally for relevant meetings.
- Passionate about biodiversity conservation and sustainability.

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