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Technical Advisor I, Behavioral Sciences Advisor, Remote
Organization: FHI 360
Locations : US-REMOTE-DC : USA-Remote (Any) : US-REMOTE-NC

Time type : Part time

Job requisition id : Requisition – 2024200372

Job Summary:

Provides technical and scientific leadership to those designing, and implementing technical strategies, programs or tools in Social and Behavior Change (SBC) with a focus on integrating a wide range of behavioral science-based approaches (including but not limited to behavioral economics). Provides technical support to apply behavioral science tools and approaches to generate and apply behavioral insights to SBC intervention design and implementation. Strengthens the capacity of country-level, regional or global program staff and partners to apply behavioral science tools and approaches. Provides technical support to design and implement formative behavioral assessments and rapid experiments to inform intervention design and implementation strategies. May evaluate SBC proposal design and protocol development to ensure design is sound and based upon evidence-based practice. Provides global scientific leadership by staying current of behavioral sciences tools and approaches. Responsible for sharing best practices in behavioral science and contributes to the knowledge base through participation in scientific forums and technical networks. Shares new knowledge/evidence and best practices through collaboration with relevant departments and personnel and through global technical leadership tools for SBC practitioners.


 Provide technical assistance to in-country project teams and partners in SBC strategy design, implementation, and evaluation.
 Support country programs and partners to understand and apply behavioral science tools and approaches to select and integrate evidence-based behavior change techniques into interventions.

 Conduct assessments of country counterpart and implementing partner competences and activities to identify needs and inform technical assistance plans to improve capacity to apply behavioral science tools and approaches.
 Provide technical leadership to design and implement formative assessments to understand and monitor drivers of behaviors of interest, including cognitive biases.
 Support programs to design and implement experiments (e.g., randomized controlled trials, A/B test) to quickly evaluate the impact of behaviorally-informed interventions.
 Responsible for establishing standards for the mainstreaming of behavioral science tools and approaches, and developing tools and systems to enable their application across existing and future SBC programs.

 Participate and lead new business development activities.

 Responsible for accomplishing assigned job responsibilities and following the standards and practices of the department and division.
 Responsible for planning and scheduling own work flow and timetables, within area and function guidelines.
 Identifies areas for improved efficiency or effectiveness within prescribed parameters, and institutes enhancements to procedures.
 Maintains a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with FHI 360 behavioral scientists, field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners.

 Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs.
 Develops tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.
 Ensures that project implementation adheres to the appropriate global strategy and remains technically sound.


 Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Applied Social or Behavioral Science (e.g., Psychology, Sociology, Industrial/Organizational Behavior, Public Health, Anthropology), Behavioral Economics, Neuroscience, or related field. 
 Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.


 8 years of relevant senior experience in behavioral science technical direction to development projects and/or programs, including strategy design.
 Experience designing and implementing formative assessments (i.e., surveys, interviews, focus groups).

 Strong experience either conducting primary or secondary assessments (qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods), including experience working in data analysis software, such as ATLAS.ti, NVivo, or similar, and SAS, R, or similar.
 Demonstrated experience strengthening the capacity of others to apply behavioral science tools and approaches to strengthen program design and implementation.
 Demonstrated experience providing technical assistance to projects to ensure high quality outputs and impact, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of behavioral science tools and approaches.
 New business development experience.
 Proficient writing and verbal communication skills.
 Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).
 Ability to read, write and speak fluent English. French strongly preferred.
 Experience applying knowledge of SBC to solve range of problems.

Typical Physical Demands:

 Typical office environment.
 Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
 Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
 Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.
Technology to be Used:

 Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.
Travel Requirements:

 10% – 25%
The expected US Based hiring salary range for this role is listed below. Candidates FHI 360 pay ranges represent national averages that vary by geographic location. When determining an offer amount, FHI 360 factors in multiple considerations, including but not limited to: relevant years of experience and education possessed by the applicant, internal equity, business sector, and budget.

Base salary is only one component of our offer. FHI 360 contributes 12% of monthly base pay to a money purchase pension plan account. Additionally, all US based staff working full-time, which is calculated at 40 hours/week, receive 18 days of paid vacation per year, 12 sick days per year, and 11 holidays per year. Paid time off is reduced pro rata for employees working less than a full-time schedule.

US Based Hiring Salary Range: $85,000 – $135,000

International hiring ranges will differ based on location.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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