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Social and Behaviour Change Consultant

Cambodia (Cambodia)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Cambodia (Cambodia)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-17

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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


Since 1979, WFP has provided support to the Cambodian people to meet their emergency needs and enhance the long-term food and nutrition security of vulnerable households and communities. Across Cambodia, WFP has supported the building and rehabilitation of rural infrastructure and productive assets, implemented programmes to improve maternal and child nutrition, provided nutrition care and support for people living in HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, supported humanitarian coordination and assisted disaster-affected households, and promoted social assistance through its school meals programme and scholarships to children from poor households.

The current WFP Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023) in Cambodia aims to complement and contribute to the Royal Government of Cambodia’s (RGC) efforts to achieve zero hunger through supporting school based programmes, strengthening resilient local food systems, enhancing government capacities on emergency preparedness and response and enhancing food security, nutrition and social protection governance.  Central to its Cambodia programme, WFP has been working with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) to implement school feeding since 1999 through the provision of hot, nutritious meals in schools and cash/food scholarships to vulnerable primary and pre-primary school children. From 1999 to 2021, this social assistance programme has benefited over two million school children with much work already done to transition school feeding to a nationally managed and funded programme from 2025.

WFP Cambodia is moving more fully towards home grown school feeding and enhancing its contribution to reducing malnutrition through nutrition sensitive school-based programming for pre-primary and primary school children. Within this portfolio there is a strong Social Behavior Change and Communication component that requires the expertise of an SBCC international consultant to manage. 


The objective of this assignment is to manage and support development and implementation of a nutrition sensitive social behaviour change communication strategy and interventions with a focus on nutrition behaviour change as it relates to the WFP/MoEYS school meals programme.

JOB TITLE:               Social and Behaviour Change Consultant

TYPE OF CONTRACT: International Consultant/Regular

UNIT/DIVISION:       RBB, Cambodia

DUTY STATION:        WFP Country Office, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

DURATION:              11 months 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Advisor, and in collaboration with nutrition and school meals programme team, the consultant will be responsible for:


1. Leading the development of SBCC strategy and related interventions centred on WFP’s school meals programme in Cambodia

Part I

    1. Support and coordinate the development of an overarching SBCC strategy and implementation plan to guide the pilot of nutrition behaviour change communication for pre-primary and primary school children in Cambodia
    2. Support the ongoing snacking behaviour study and coordinate across agencies to ensure alignment with the implementation plan for rolling out/piloting the implementation plans.
    3. Consult on and share key updates across units on the strategy and implementation plan development.
    4. Coordinate with the different stakeholders (UN, government, private sector) to ensure the timely deliverables are received

Part 2

    1. Conduct desk review, formative research and other assessments towards the development of SBC interventions/nutrition education for different component of the school meals programme as required
    2. Support the development of a CO level integrated strategy to adapt to nutrition programme outcomes as part of the CSP
    3. Engage with Government and other relevant UN agencies, INGOs and civil society organizations to collaborate on SBC interventions where alignment is possible
    4. Engage with key Govt counterparts (national, district and local officials) national policy and strategy, specifically the National Strategy for Food Security and Nutrition, the School Health Policy (draft), the National Policy on Early Childhood Care and Development, and the National Social Protection Policy Framework.
    5. Engage with WFP regional/HQ nutrition sensitive and SBCC focal points to understand the regional/global priorities to update on SBCC related aspects on the Cambodia nutrition sensitive school feeding programme

2. Undertake review of the school nutrition interventions and identify new interventions

  1. Review the existing curricular and extra-curricular nutrition learning and behaviour change platforms such as school gardens, school clubs, health visits and School Nutrition Day and the existing nutrition activities implemented as part of school feeding programme, such as food safety and hygiene trainings and development of cookbook to determine inclusion/exclusion into the overarching strategy based upon alignment with key school feeding objectives.
  2. Suggest possible activities to plan less intensive SBC interventions and align with the overall nutrition outcomes
  3. Prepare a phased implementation plan, considering restrictions due to COVID-19 geographical areas, climatic zone, cultural practices, and other factors as determined by the formative research
  4. Coordinate internally with CO team, RBB and HQ for review and feedback on required deliverables


3. Identification and recruitment of third parties (companies/NGOs) to conduct SBC related work (includes research, strategy, collateral development) creative agency/ies

  1. Develop the ToR for recruitment of agencies required for various SBCC activities ; liaise with procurement as per the requirements and oversee processes as relevant.
  2. Act as liaison between the third parties and CO/RBB to coordinate input across units to ensure all deliverables are satisfactorily completed per TOR and translated correctly
  3. Supervise the agency/ies to conduct the required assessments, research, pre-tests in order to ensure the deliverables are standards.
  4. Ensure all proto types are saved and documented in files accessible to relevant unit members.

4. Oversee the development of an M & E framework for all SBC/nutrition education interventions

Part 1

    1. Based upon the SBCC strategy and implementation plan lead the process to develop an integrated monitoring and evaluation logframe that includes both corporate and project specific indicators, ensuring alignment with McGovern-Dole and other school meals programme existing results frameworks and performance indicators. This includes development of pre- and post-tests related to SBCC analysis of collected data.
    2. Engage across WFP programme and M&E units and third party contractors to ensure the data collection is aligned with the implementation plan

Part 2

    1. Coordinate, consult and share the reviews and assessment conducted across units and inform any key insights.
    2. Support the development and implementation of regular knowledge, attitudes, and practices studies as this will serve as baseline/midline/endline across projects promoting behaviours.
    3. Support M&E CO team to conduct oversight and data analysis of corporate and project specific indicators related to the pilot project and translate the findings into communications products.

5. Develop communication strategy to disseminate and share the SBC related updates and findings

    1. Develop a communication package on the SBCC pilot that includes development of materials, such as 2-pagers, Sway/Prezi/PowerPoint presentations, talking points for engagement with donors, development partners and Government, development of Tweets/FaceBook posts, presentation of Brown Bags through HQ/RBB, management of support for Cambodian Goodwill Ambassador for SBCC pilot, storyboarding for photographic and video series, case studies, articles for WFPgo/, etc.
    2. Develop Tableau dashboard for the SBCC pilot that visualizes the data from M&E logframe and update it regularly based upon data from field office and cooperating partners
    3. Ensure donor visibility and communications products are developed to enhance reporting to key school meals donors.

6. Other tasks:

  1. Identify and support funding opportunities to mobilize resources for implementation of SBCC activities
  2. Ensure timely deliverables from vendors and agencies as required
  3. Keep track of budget and other expenses incurred
  4. Any other activities as needed


1. Compiled document on SBCC Strategy (including implementation plan, M&E plan) (Pilot Nutrion Sensitive School Meal Project)

2. Integrated CO SBC strategy aligning the CSP nutrition outcomes

2. CO SBC M&E logframe for SBCC/nutrition education interventions

2. Communications strategy and materials for SBCC interventions

3. Tableau dashboard for SBCC pilot



  • Master's degree in the field of social and behavioral sciences or anthropology as well as training in nutrition, public health, communication, or related field









  • At least 3 years of professional experience implementing or supervising social and behavioral change interventions related to health and nutrition
  • Experience in implementing large-scale SBCC programs in nutrition or public health including advocacy as part of social and behavioral change
  • Experience in designing/managing evidence based SBC programs (incl conducting  formative research, pre-testing materials, training, developing monitoring and evaluation framework)
  • In-depth experience in community mobilization and program management
  • Exposure to the nutrition and / or health environment in Cambodia would be an asset

Knowledge & Skills:


  • Excellent interpersonal skills required, including strong professional communication skills
  • Understanding of food systems and drivers of double burden of malnutrition in a nutrition transition context
  • Knowledge of formative research methods, including qualitative methods
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously independently
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan, and manage programs,
  • Excellent leadership and teamwork skills, good analytical, communication, negotiation, and advocacy skills
  • Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
  • Advanced computer skills with mastery of Windows and Microsoft Office
  • General knowledge of WFP programs is an advantage
  • Experience as a consultant producing and delivering quality results




Fluency (level C) in English language.



The vacancy will be closed on Thursday, 17h June 2021 at 17:00 GMT+7

  • WFP recognizes the positive potential of flexible working arrangements to enable staff members the opportunity to select and alter their work schedules to better fit personal needs and help balance work, personal, and family responsibilities whenever operationally possible.
  • WFP is committed to gender equality and parity (50% women and 50% men) and to diversity more generally, among employees across all grades, functions and contract modalities.
  • WFP offers an attractive salary and other benefits, including health insurance.
  • WFP Work Environment: WFP is committed to ensuring that all its workplaces are free from abuse, offensive behaviour, harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. WFP does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS and disability status. WFP is also committed to promoting a work culture in which every employee understands, and is able to carry out, his/her personal responsibilities for maintaining the dignity of work colleagues. WFP seeks to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. We believe our mission of fighting global hunger worldwide can only be achieved if women, men, girls and boys are offered equal opportunities in terms of access to resources and services, and participation in decision making roles.

Female applicants, individuals with disabilities, and those from developing countries, are encouraged to apply.

WFP is committed to an inclusive working environment which values diversity

and has zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment and abuse of any kind



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