Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Chemonics seeks a team leader for the £13 million U.K. Department for International Development’s (DFID) Pakistan Delivering Accelerated Family Planning Behaviour Change Communication (DAFPAK BCC) programme. DAFPAK BBC seeks to target barriers to using modern family-planning methods. The programme will comprise a multi-channel, multi-message, tailored approach to change attitudes and behaviours, targeting a broad range of stakeholders and incorporating cost-effective strategies such as the use of positive deviance. The specific approaches will be informed by research funded early in the programme’s implementation. Messages will be integrated into all opportunities for face-to-face communication at the household and community levels to overcome individual and community-wide barriers where there is unmet need,. These messages will address acceptability and desired fertility, myths and misconceptions, health concerns, the influence of mothers-in-law and husbands, and spousal communication, as well as access barriers through knowledge of service availability. The team leader will lead the overall DAFPAK BCC team and provide technical support to the government of Pakistan, other DAFPAK component teams, and other key stakeholders across the health and family-planning sectors to provide technical support. This position is contingent upon funding. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.