Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Behavior Change Communication Capacity Development Specialist based in Jakarta

USAID Indonesia Urban Water Sanitation and Hygiene (USAID IUWASH) project is a sixty-month program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented under the leadership of DAI. USAID IUWASH works with government, the private sector, NGOs, community groups and other stakeholders to improve access to safe water supply and sanitation in Indonesia’s urban areas. The expected results to be achieved are: (a) Two million people in urban areas gain access to improved water supply; (b) 200,000 people in urban areas gain access to improved sanitation facilities; and (c) the per unit water cost paid by the poor in targeted areas decreases by at least 20%.  To achieve the above, technical assistance is divided in three main technical components:

  1. Mobilizing demand for water supply and sanitation service delivery;
  2. Improving and expanding capacity for water and sanitation service  delivery; and
  3. Strengthening policy and the financial enabling environment for improved water supply and sanitation service delivery.

Within the framework of the above, The Manoff Group (TMG) will serve as a member of USAID’s IUWASH team, and while it may provide assistance under each of the project’s components, its work will be especially focused on the provision of expertise and assistance in behavior change strategies and communications under Component 1 (demand mobilization for improved water and sanitation services). TMG is currently recruiting for Behavior Change Communication Capacity Development Specialist to be based in Jakarta. The position may entail travel to many of the 50 urban sites where the project will eventually work. As much as 40% of the time of the BCC/CDS may be spent in travel status.

Specific responsibilities shall include the following:

  - Participate in a situational assessment of behavior change issues   around water and sanitation (i.e. feces disposal) in urban areas, including: cultural perceptions; experiences of recent efforts to improve access to hardware; and WASH behaviors. This will involve the review of available   literature, the identification and interview of key informants, and a   succinct summary of findings and gaps in information.
  - Help plan and participate in project assessments – of water and sanitation conditions, resources, strengths and weaknesses of potential government, non-government and community partners.
  - Interact with MOH, local government, and CSO staff to assess their relevant experience and capabilities, as well as recent and current capacity-building activities.
  - Participate in other IUWASH implementation activities, with an eye to mentoring and building capacity.
  - Contribute to IUWASH reports, publications, factsheets, newsletters, website information, etc.


The Behavior Change Communication Capacity Development Specialist will report to the Behavior Change Advisor as the Primary Supervisor and Technical Manager & Senior Communication Specialist as the Secondary Supervisor.


  - A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field such as public health, health communication, or urban studies
  - At least five years of experience in BCC for health or WASH in  Indonesia
  - At least three years of experience working for or with local governments in Indonesia
  - At least three years of experience working in water and sanitation programs in Indonesia
  - Written and oral fluency in Bahasa Indonesia
  - Ability to understand, speak, and write basic English
  - Flexibility to work on evenings and weekends on occasion, and to travel substantially within Indonesia

Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to by June 1, 2011. Please include the name of the position you are applying for in the title of the email. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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