We are looking for a Program Advisor for the Somali Advocates for Health and Nutrition (SAHAN), a Social Behavior Change and Demand Creation project implemented in Somalia/Somaliland and designed to achieve increased demand for, Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) health services and promote appropriate healthy behaviors. SAHAN is a highly innovative, adaptive program and a critical component of the Somali Health and Nutrition Program (SHINE) funded through DFID to compliment supply interventions to respond to the unique health and nutrition challenges in Somalia. The program has strong user-centered design component which designs, tests and iterates various SBC interventions that will be piloted by various implementing partners across Somalia. The SAHAN program is now at a critical phase of engaging implementing partners to pilot various SBC interventions in regions where integrated health services are being delivered across Somalia/Somaliland. The program needs to move with speed to ensure milestones are met. The SAHAN Program Advisor will help steer this next phase with speed and energy and will work closely with PSI and implementing partner teams and other strategic partners to deliver an ambitious outline and mix of short, medium- and long-term program milestones under this dynamic project.
The Program Advisor will also help provide technical steer, maintain liaison and keep the donor fully engaged and informed of progress and work closely with the learning advisor to drive the learning agenda throughout the life of project.
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Your level of effort will be directed towards ensuring donors, partners and Somali health authorities are fully updated and engaged in the program. You will be a passionate SBC thought leader not only within PSI but within the wider Somali health sector. You will also transfer capacity of key PSI SBC frameworks, like Keystone, within PSI and across the community of practice. The Project Advisor will also provide strategic guidance, and work through already existing field implementing teams to achieve program milestones. This position will not have implementing teams directly reporting to this position. Rather, effort will be directed towards providing strategic and technical guidance and ensuring teams work in harmony to produce desired program results.
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values: