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Social and Behavior Change Specialist – USAID/Vietnam Saving Species Project

Vietnam

Tetra Tech International Development Services  headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for Social and Behavior Change Specialist. Tetra Tech is implementing the USAID Saving Species Project in Vietnam.  The implementation team lead by Tetra Tech’s Chief of Party provides an effective combination of experience combating wildlife trade across Africa to Asia and the proven ability to reduce demand for consumption, improve enforcement of trafficking, and strengthen policy formulation for illegal wildlife in Vietnam. We work collaboratively with the Government of Vietnam (GVN) and Vietnamese civil society, the foundations for sustainability and the predicates for success in Vietnam. We anticipate supporting sufficient capacity improvements throughout the wildlife trafficking system to ensure continued progress beyond the life of the CWT Activity.  

 

Responsibilities:

*Advise and support the Chief of Party in the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy to strengthen and sustain efforts to reduce consumer demand for targeted illegal wildlife products with an initial focus on rhino horn, elephant ivory, and pangolin products.

*Provide day-to-day direction of all demand reduction activities including those intended to build constituencies and develop long-term commitment to wildlife values across the broader public in coordination and consultation with USS colleagues, by leading other staff, subcontractors, and grantees.

*Collaborate with and build upon the SBCC efforts of a host of other internationally-assisted and civil society activities in Viet Nam and in the region through the presentation of the evidence-based SBCC frameworks and outcomes for USAID Saving Species.

*Liaise with Government of Vietnam on issues of SBCC for Saving Species

 

Qualifications:

*Minimum of a Master’s degree in marketing or SBCC related field or, in lieu thereof, two additional years’ experience in a social-marketing or social science.

*Seven years of professional experience designing, implementing, and leading social and behavior change campaigns, including experience with social marketing, strategic communications, and/or behavior change communications.

*Experience with polling and consumer surveying techniques, quantitative and qualitative survey methods, the use of mass media and social networks to influence and gain public support, the negotiation and formation of alliances across interest groups, and/or working with civil society organizations.

*Ability to critically analyze and review consumer data and other data sources to develop concepts for implementation of behavior change initiatives under the five step behavior change process (http://www.changewildlifeconsumers.org/)

*Strong understanding and experience of the Vietnam SBCC context is required.

*Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, calmness, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues.

*Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.

*Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team.

*Must also be able to create a supportive working relationship among all project teams.

*Excellent language proficiency in spoken and written English and Vietnamese.

*Enthusiastic, serious, responsible, good analytical and communications skills, high integrity, ability to work under pressure, attention to details and due diligence. Passionate about biodiversity conservation

* Vietnamese nationals are strongly encouraged to apply



To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

 

Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

 

 

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 20,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.