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Behavior Change and Communication (BCC) Advisor

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

  • Organization: FHI 360 - Family Health International
  • Location: Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Nutrition
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2016-06-30

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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Behavior Change and Communication (BCC) Advisor


Provides BCC technical assistance and leads the overall efforts related to nutrition programming including community level BCC and training service providers of a three-year, USAID-funded program in Bangladesh.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical oversight and assistance to the project in the areas of BCC, capacity strengthening, community mobilization, and advocacy.
  • Ensures BCC efforts are evidence-based, community-driven and in line with provisions of the award.
  • Leads and contributes to the development of BCC and advocacy strategies for a variety of focal audiences and technical areas.
  • Leads and contributes to the planning, design, and implementation of BCC and advocacy activities at community and institutional levels.
  • Develops and tests materials, working with and providing direction to creative agencies.
  • Designs, drafts, tests, finalizes, places, and monitors mass and other media in support of program activities.
  • Develops and improves upon tailored training curricula for a variety of focal groups and implementation of cascade trainings with partners.
  • Serves as a technical resource in BCC for staff, partners/grantees/subcontractors. Provides training, support, and direction to strengthen approaches, materials, and activities.
  • Oversees and provides technical support toward the process of documentation of best practices and develops and distributes case studies and project briefs to highlight BCC and advocacy activities.
  • Drives and provides assistance toward the development of project deliverables, work plans, and reports.

The advisor must reside in Bangladesh for the duration of the project period.


  • A minimum of Master degree or PhD preferred, or its international equivalent in Social Communications, Public Health, Health Communications, Health Promotion, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in international health that includes designing and managing health communication campaigns and activities.
  • Proven expertise in effective BCC, advocacy, and other health programs preferred.
  • Experience in achieving behavior change results through well-conceptualized, planned and implemented BCC and community mobilization programs.
  • Experiences in mobilizing multisectoral stakeholders in public health programs
  • Demonstrated management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills, with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in both the public and NGO sectors.
  • Experience of USAID-funded programs and understand USAID project processes, procedures, rules and regulations are desirable.
  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).
  • Experience working in Asia, ideally in Bangladesh.
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills; spoken and written Bangla and knowledge of the region is desirable.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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