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SBC Technician: USAID Transform WASH

Nampula | Delgado

  • Organization: CARE
  • Location: Nampula | Delgado
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: Closed

* * * * * * Note: The position will based in one of provinces of Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Zambezia * * * * * *

Project Summary

USAID Transform WASH project is a 5-year project focusing on WASH governance, access to WASH services, behavior change (BC), and gender equality in small towns, rural growth centers, and peri-urban settlements, primarily in Cabo Delgado, Nampula, and Zambézia provinces. USAID Transform WASH will strengthen WASH sector governance through participatory dialogue with Government of the Republic of Mozambique (GRM), key stakeholders and will focus on capacity building to strengthen local systems and expand availability of water and hygiene services. The project aims to accelerate adoption of key WASH behaviors that not only lead to improved health outcomes, but also ensure that investments in physical infrastructure are used and maintained.

Working under the overall direction of the Social Behavior Change (SBC) Specialist, the SBC Technician is responsible for leading the overall direct implementation of behavior change activities and interventions to accelerate uptake and maintenance of key hygiene behaviors among households and institutions at provincial level. Behaviors may include, but are not limited to, treatment water at household level, handwashing with soap, and menstrual hygiene management (MHM).

The SBC technicians will also support town/municipal governments (or/and AIAS, AURA, etc) to improve their planning, monitoring and budgeting of SBC activities as part of larger town development plans.

Job Summary

The USAID Transform WASH SBC Technician will be the most important resource responsible for daily technical planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring and reporting of SBC activities in the project implementation area (15 small towns, villages and peri-urban area of Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Zamabeze Provinces), as well as ensuring adequate coordination with provincial and district authorities.

The SBC technician will support the SBC Specialist in delivering the project’s activities in ways that are at least transformative Social Behavior Change. The role is designed to support the SBC Specialist in delivering the project’s activities in ways that are at least transformative Social Behavior Change. These interventions will cover individual contacts with Provincial, District Government, private sector, water committees, local organizations, local media, local authorities and households, promoting growth and support for social behavior change (e.g. WASH and health) to ensure a greater and sustainable project activities impact.

The technician will also provide leadership and strategic support to ensure that all project activities consider consider in their planning and implementation Social Behavior Change, gender and related power dynamics, and that the project maximizes opportunities to empower the WASH Countraparts (Governement, Private operators, and communities, in sustainable WASH aspects).

Quality assurance of the deliverable activities in relation to WASH, gender and social inclusion issues. Developing and nurturing excellent relations with key government and CSO stakeholders at provincial, district and community level in relation to promotion of Social Behavior Change, gender equality and social inclusion.


1. Ensure the quality and timely implementation of all activities in the district.

  • Led the day-to-day work for the Social Behaviour Change component (4) in the USAID Transform WASH project in Cabo-Delgado and Nampula or Zambezia Provinces to ensure timely implementation and achievement of project activities.
  • Implement activities that will lead to sustainable behavior change, including gender equality in targeted small towns, rural growth centers and peri-urban settlements.
  • Contribute to activities that will result in institutions’ and communities’ increased values and intention to invest in water services.
  • Under the supervision of the SBC specialist, analyze results from USAID’s WASHPals evaluation and use this analysis to inform the design and implementation of USAID Transform WASH SBC component (4), including a final list of behaviors (to be agreed upon with USAID).
  • Implement strategic and innovative activities addressing behaviors that lead to improved hygiene and contribute to the success of the other Transform WASH components.
  • Ensure and sustain coordination, capacity building and collaboration with the Government and other WASH stakeholders (i.e. AIAS, DPOP, AURA, CSOs, NGOs, the private sector) in developing behavior change interventions with a strong focus on building local capacity to design and implement evidence-based behavior change interventions.
  • Communicate/work with key stakeholders at provincial and district levels, including other implementing and development partners working in the target areas across various sectors to coordinate activities and avoid duplication of efforts.
  • Help to build capacity of and provide supportive supervision to local organizations to deliver and implement comprehensive, gender-informed, behavior change strategies to increase adoption of key water and sanitation behaviors.
  • Contribute in development of comprehensive, gender-informed, behavior change interventions to increase uptake and maintenance of key water and hygiene behaviors, including but not limited to communication campaigns, making access to water and soap available when needed and interventions including reminders to promote healthy habit formation.
  • Contribute to the development of a package of interventions to increase adoption of positive behaviors and address harmful gender norms.
  • Participate in identification of opportunities for partnering with organizations led by women and young entrepreneurs through grants or other mechanisms.
  • Conduct regular visits to project sites to provide technical assistance and ensure proper implementation and monitoring of project activities;
  • With the SBC Specialist, develop and ensure availability of training and monitoring tools and materials for Social Behavior Changes related to WASH for all project counterparts, including private operators and beneficiaries.
  • Provide regular monthly update reports documenting progress of activities and achievements to the supervisor.
  • Actively support the SBC Specialist in preparing annual workplans, quarterly progress reports, and all other major project deliverables.
  • Contribute to ensuring the quality of project outputs and provide technical guidance to related field interventions.

2. Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, Learning

  • Support the SBC Specialist and other project staff in the process lead by the MEL CLA Manager in the development of monitoring and evaluation systems and tools for the SBC component to ensure 1) that appropriate indicators measuring gender related dynamics, social inclusion and women’s empowerment are used by staff and partners; and 2) SBC activities are measured using a variety of approaches and tools to analyze realtime performance, how the component is being implemented and operates, and determine outcome/impact
  • Contribute in documenting experiences and impact in relation to SBC, gender equity, women’s empowerment and social inclusion with particular attention to documenting lessons learnt, what works, what needs to improve and the evidence of change.
  • Ensure timely and quality narrative reporting according to project workplan and CARE timeline assessing results against set targets for the SBC, gender, social inclusion and women’s empowerment commitments;
  • Prepare and maintain all necessary documents of the SBC activities, and share as appropriate;
  • Ensure the follow-up on statistic reports of monthly activities, district service reports and evaluate areas for quality improvement;
  • Ensure the recording of information at the different stages of the project, archiving data in a qualitative and quantitative way;
  • Monitor the progress of the implementation of SBC project activities.

3. Training and Technical Assistance

  • Organize and carry out relevant and appropriate training sessions for Private water operators, government and local partners, beneficiaries and communities;
  • Provide support to the partners in the design of the trainings to be provided to the participants of the SBC and gender activities;
  • Facilitate the identification and commencement with saving groups to support households in finicing water connection; and
  • Ensure that dynamic participatory facilitation skills are used at all times to integrate SBC activities.

4. Coordination and networking

  • The SBC technician will work under the supervision of the SBC Specialist and will interact particularly with the Provintial and District Government countraparts.
  • Work closely with water supply private operators, CBO, community leaders, volunteers, implementation facilitators, caregivers and communities in general in the project activities and disclosure.
  • Ensure that all activities including gender issues are fully considered and addressed.
  • Establishing good working relationships with local society, district government organs and other stakeholders;
  • Support the SBC specialist in the development of detailed project implementation plans and related budgets throughout the project life-cycle;
  • Collaborate with colleagues from program support to ensure logistics for all training, capacity building, have been prepared and organized in line with CARE’s & project internal procedures and to create the best possible environment and conditions for participants in these different events;

5. Reporting

  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports and timely submitted to the immediate supervisor using template prepared and approved within the project.

6. Any other duties

  • The SBC technician is expected to perform other duties as directed by direct supervisor and/or her supervisors.


  • Bachelors degree in sociology, Social Anthropology, Gender in Development, Rural Development Studies, Environmental Egeneer or Management, Water and Sanitation, Civil Engineer or related fields.

  • 3 years’ experience in similar position in the field of SBC, WASH, gender and women’s empowerment in rural settings;

  • Experiencie in working with different countraparts (Governments, Private WASH Operator, NGOs, local authorities and Communities)

  • Familiar with national gender programming and SBCC strategies with emphasis for WASH;

  • Prior experience in working with behaviour change and communication strategies related to WASH and gender norms;

  • Very strong community facilitation skills and familiarity with gender tools and approaches;

  • Experience conducting gender analysis at community level;

  • Strong analytical skills;

  • Effective Communication skills & people skills

  • Very good skills in Portuguese (written and verbal);

  • Knowledge of English is essential, including at least one of the idiome localy spoken in the province of Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Zambeze;

  • Strong understanding of gender and inequality issues;

  • Enjoys to work directly with communities.

  • Techinical Skills;

    • Supervision skills;
    • Basic knowledge of informatics in world and excel;
    • Good communication skills and report writing;

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