SurfAid International - Nusatani Project Job Vacancy: Social Behaviour Change Communication Specialist, West Sumba - Indonesia

SurfAid International
is a non-profit organization working towards healthy and resilient communities in remote areas connected to us through surfing.

SurfAid is currently implementing a 5-year Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture (NSA) program called NUSATANI,  located in two locations: (1) Parado Sub-district, Bima District, on Sumbawa Island, NTB Province, and (2) Laboya Barat Sub-district, Sumba Barat District, on Sumba Island, NTT Province. Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture is an approach that seeks to maximize agriculture’s contribution to positive nutrition outcomes.

We are urgently looking for an independent, experienced, resourceful person with a positive “CAN DO” attitude to be part of our team as:


The SBCC SPECIALIST reports to the NUSATANI Manager and is responsible for creating/tailoring and implementing specific behavior change strategies which have strong linkages between agriculture and health & nutrition. This also includes technical assistance and support to the field teams, as well as measuring the effectiveness of the strategy.

You are a problem solver, creative and resourceful to deal with issues and challenges on the ground. You have an interest in remote areas and communities. You are an enthusiastic and independent person, who loves to work in a team and is not afraid to try new things. You have loads of practical experience in motivating your peers and delivering good results for rural communities.

  • Bachelor's degree in communication, social marketing, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years experience in developing and implementing SBCC strategy, materials, and tools, preferably in rural community settings.
  • Experience in conducting barrier analysis.
  • Experience in training others.
  • Familiarity with any of these issues: nutrition, public/community health, agriculture, women empowerment.
  • Experience working in isolated islands/rural areas, and a good understanding of the Sumba and Sumbawa context is preferred.
  • Familiar with working on virtual settings and technology-aware, including doing supervision in a remote setting / from a distance.
This is a roving position, where you will be based in Sumba Barat and covering both locations in Sumba Barat and Bima. Therefore you will frequently travel to Bima.

If you are an Indonesian citizen and you think you meet the criteria, please get the RECRUITMENT PACK from this link:  Recruitment PACK-SBCC Specialist for more detailed information, and fill in the APPLICATION FORM.

Send your completed APPLICATION FORM to before 10 October 2021, with “SBCC SPECIALIST NUSATANI” as your email subject. PLEASE DO NOT SEND A CV/RESUME.

We encourage women and people with disabilities to apply.