The Preventing Violence Against Girls (PVAAG) program aims to contribute to the long-term reduction in the prevalence of VAWG as well as to strengthen the evidence base on what works to mitigate violence against adolescent girls (aged 10-19) in Ghana. The Social Norms Lead will work in concert with key stakeholders to develop and implement a social norms campaign designed to shift the attitudes and beliefs that justify and perpetuate VAWG in Ghana. She/he reports directly to the Team Leader and will advise the Implementation Team, providing technical direction for project implementation and ensuring the project meets stated goals, expected results, and reporting requirements.
IMA World Health is seeking applications for a Social Norms Lead for an anticipated DFID-funded violence against women and girls (VAWG) opportunity in Ghana.
Job Title: Social Norms Lead
- Ensure high-quality technical programming for regional and national social norms campaigns.
- Collaborate with Ghana’s Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to design and implement social norms campaigns.
- Design specific programmatic elements for social norms campaigns including but not limited to branding, messages, and characters.
- Draw on existing evidence for what has worked/not worked in Ghana and elsewhere for the design of social norms campaigns.
- Develop relevant materials (e.g. curriculum) for dissemination challenging harmful social norms and attitudes.
- Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of IMA World Health and DFID resources.
The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes:
- A minimum of a university degree in Gender Studies, International Development, Global Health, or a related field is required; Advanced degree in relevant field is strongly preferred.
- A minimum of X years experience working with behavior change programming in contexts similar to Ghana; experience working in West Africa and particularly Ghana will be strongly preferred.
- A thorough understanding of the drivers of VAWG, in Ghana and/or the region, will be an asset.
- A professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- A demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
- Ghanaian nationals are encouraged to apply.
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