Local recruitment: Behaviour Change Communication Specialist - Nepal


Kathmandu, Nepal 🇳🇵

It’s hard to believe that today 771 million people do not have clean water and 1.7 billion do not have a decent toilet – around 1 in 5 of the world’s population. Every two minutes a child under five dies from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.

Join WaterAid as our Behaviour Change Communication Specialist to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you’ll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

As our dynamic and compassionate Behaviour Change Communication Specialist you will champion WASH, playing a vital role in our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and hygiene essential foundations for healthy and dignified lives.

This is a 1 Year Fixed Term Contract with frequent travel to programme and project areas.

How to Apply?

If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, request you to fill up an online application form available on www.p2p.com.np and submit (i) Application letter (ii) Recent Curriculum Vitae no later than 30th June 2022.

Please note: to apply for this role you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Nepal.

Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications.

In this role, you will Provide technical leadership to designing and developing hygiene behaviour change packages and support implementation of Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) components in WAN’s programmes/projects. Develop and roll out BCC capacity building initiatives for WAN staff, partner organisations and other relevant stakeholders.

You’ll also:

  • Lead BCC design and technical leadership in adherence with WA’s Behaviour Centered Design (BCD) approach towards hygiene promotion and respective ABCDE stages to Assess, Build, Create, Deliver and Evaluate.
  • Identify and ensure the delivery of relevant research (formative research to ascertain behaviours of target beneficiaries), baseline, end-line, assessment, evaluation, and additional fact-finding related to BCC.
  • Lead facilitation and coordination for hygiene practices and behaviour change rollout, implementation, and monitoring both within and outside WAN’s programmes and project units.

To be successful, you’ll need to have

  • Master’s Degree in Communications, Social or Behavioural Sciences, Public or Environmental Health, with a focus on hygiene or any other related discipline from a recognised university;
  • Minimum 5-7 years of proven ability and experience in behavioural change communication (BCC) interventions with emphasis on designing, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Proven pedigree and capacity in terms of multi-stakeholder coordination and facilitation from government to non-government/private organisations.
  • Fully committed to WaterAid’s vision, mission and values and a way of working that demonstrates this, with the ability to communicate this enthusiasm to others.

Click on ‘Apply’ to download the job description or visit our WaterAid website: https://jobs.wateraid.org/

We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision. We’re looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.
In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best. This is our pledge to you.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate preemployment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.