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Programme Overview:

Chemonics International Inc. seeks an experienced professional to undertake the role of Team Leader for an anticipated DFID-funded, Pakistan Delivering Accelerated Family Planning Behaviour Change Communication (DAFPAK BCC) programme. The £13m UK Government Department for International Development (DFID) Pakistan Delivering Accelerated Family Planning Behaviour Change Communication (DAFPAK BCC) Programme seeks to target many of the barriers to using modern family planning methods.  The programme will comprise multi-channel, multi-message, tailored approach to change attitudes and behaviours, targeting a broad range of stakeholders and incorporating cost effective strategies such as use of positive deviants. The specific approaches will be informed by research funded by this programme early in its implementation. Messages will be integrated into all opportunities for face-to-face communication at the household and community level to overcome remaining individual-level and community-wide barriers where there is unmet need, linked to nearby supported social franchisees or mobile outreach. These messages will address acceptability and desired fertility, myths and misconceptions, health concerns, influence of mothers-in-law and husbands, and spousal communication, as well as access barriers through knowledge of service availability. 

Job Description and Qualifications:  

The Team Leader will provide leadership to the overall DAFPAK BCC team and will require working closely with the Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Population and Ministry of Health representatives, other DAFPAK Component teams, and other key stakeholders across the health and family planning sector to provide technical support. The Team leader must be mission-driven and committed to making a distinctive impact serving the DAFPAK team and Chemonics International. This position is contingent upon funding.

  • Advanced degree and at least nine (9) years of behaviour change leadership experience, preferably in the areas of family planning, service delivery, and/or public health. 
  • Familiarity with Pakistan political, social and cultural context in relation to behaviour change for family planning required.  Prior work experience working in Pakistan is strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to lead a diverse team, including institutional partners, to achieve program results on schedule.
  • Experience managing donor-funded programmes, DFID-funded programmes with national and sub-national level coverage.
  • Experience using monitoring, evaluation, research and learning to inform behaviour change design and ability to dynamically adjust interventions in response to research findings.
  • Expertise in behaviour change communication projects with relevancy to modern family planning needs and identifying barriers to usage.
  • Experience in design and implementation of programme communications strategies in mass media, social media, and group and individual counselling.
  • Experience in design and implement of community outreach tools including 24/7 helplines.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong and effective partnerships and working relationships and to build local institutional capacity.
  • Ability to foster successful partnership approaches and relationships among a range of stakeholders, including programme partners, donors, private sector organisations, NGOs and government departments.
  • Excellent communication skills including presentation, facilitation and report writing skills – samples of written work may be requested.
  • Punjabi and/or Pashto language skills preferred. Excellent written and spoken English required.

Anticipated Duration of Project: Up to 3.5 years with a possibility of extension.

Note: Applications will only be accepted that are received through the link provided below: 

Chemonics International Inc. is an equal opportunity employer; only individuals who are shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.