Pathfinder International vacancy 2022 in Islamabad, Islāmābād, Pakistan – Senior Social Behavior Change Advisor

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Pathfinder Overview

Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. As a global health organization with locally led, community-driven programs, we support women to make their own reproductive health decisions. We work with local partners to advance contraceptive services, comprehensive abortion care, and young people’s sexual and reproductive rights in communities around the world—including those affected by poverty, conflict, climate change, and natural disasters. Taken together, our programs enable millions of people to choose their own paths forward.


Pathfinder is seeking a Senior Social Behavior Change (SBC) Advisor for the anticipated USAID Building Healthy Families activity in Pakistan. This position will oversee the design, implementation and monitoring of SBC interventions in close coordination with the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party. S/he will lead SBC capacity building, partnership development, and integration of behavioral interventions across the project. S/he must have at least a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline and at least 10 years of demonstrated experience in design, implementation and monitoring of large-scale development programs. Superior verbal and written communication skills and experience establishing robust partnerships with the private sector and local government organizations to support SBC are required. Prior experience in strengthening the capacity of government health system staff and CSOs is desired.

Location: Pakistan

Key Job Outcomes:

  • Strategic Leadership: Work with colleagues across the project to design and implement SBC interventions behavior change that can be applied across the activity and that are solidly grounded on behavioral theory, research and audience insights.
  • Capacity Building and Partnership Development: Support and develop the expertise and capacity of internal staff, local NGOs and CSOs, and government partners on SBC; lead establishment of partnerships with private sector and local government organizations.
  • Strengthen evidence-based programming: Working with the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team to design and implement strategies to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of SBC intervention. Together ensure knowledge sharing and learning, and dissemination across the project of lessons learnt, promoting their utilization.
  • Thought Leadership: Lead efforts to stay abreast of, as well as influence, the latest global thinking on SBC and health seeking behaviors, capturing best practices that can be applied to the project’s interventions. Represent Pathfinder externally including giving presentations; and organizing and attending technical meetings and consultations; among others.

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Deep knowledge of reproductive health (RH) and family planning (FP).
  • Setting vision and strategy: Proven ability to develop, drive and embed global
  • Global Health System: Deep knowledge of RH/FP ecosystem within the global health context.
  • Change Leadership: Ability to lead change across a broad group of stakeholders in an inclusive manner.
  • Taking risks and innovating: Skilled at identifying and taking forward opportunities to increase scale, impact, quality and sustainability of health interventions.
  • Interpersonal skills: Skilled in developing and working relationships with varied stakeholders, including colleagues, partners, governments and clients.
  • Self-awareness and personnel development: committed to growing as a leader and as a professional.
  • Capacity building: Skilled at empowering other and committed to supporting others to learn and grow their skills.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Demonstrated commitment to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health
  • Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills in English
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related

Required Education, Training, and Experience:

  • At least 10 years of experience in developing, implementing, overseeing and evaluating health-related SBC programs.
  • SBC technical expert with an advanced degree (M.A., MHS, MPH) in public health, communications, social sciences, anthropology, behavioral economics or a related area with significant public health and/or communication experience in family planning/sexual and reproductive health.
  • Deep understanding and knowledge of SBC and Individual behavior and Social Change theories, including new and evolving theory and practices.
  • Experience of Human-centered design and behavioral economics is
  • Significant experience working across complex
  • Prior experience in SBC capacity strengthening.

Other Information:

  • Job location: we are seeking a person based in Pakistan.
  • Travel required (up to 30%)
  • Successful candidate must have the ability to work at
  • There is no relocation benefits attached to this role

Please Note: This position is contingent upon project award and funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Company: Pathfinder International

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Associate

Job Location:  Islamabad, Islāmābād, Pakistan

Application Deadline: N/A

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