Project code: ENI/2020/411-529
Consultant for a social behavior change (Part Time) / Hebron Office
Green Land Society for Health Development (GLSHD); is a Non-profit organization established in 2007, Hebron. It aims to raise the level of health and environmental conditions in Palestine, in addition to raising the level of preparedness in disasters management, through awareness campaigns, research, and provision of health and environmental services in areas of need in Palestine.
GLSHD is accepting CVSs for interested and qualified potential candidates for the position of consultant to conduct a comprehensive study/survey (qualitative and/or quantitative) based on the theory of social behavior change that addresses peacebuilding within a bi-national communities that may be rooted in group differences/divisions, such as ethnicity or religion, nationalism, or status as a returning ex-combatant, x detained persons, or refugee etc., This activity is part of an EU peacebuilding funded action entitled “Improvement of mental health care and treatment for conflict affected children and adolescents in East Jerusalem West bank, Gaza and Israel”. The action began on July 2020 and will terminate on the end of December 2023. This action targets two groups of 60 mental health professionals who are currently continuing their education/training at the Bi National School of Psychotherapy in Jerusalem. Currently, the existing intervention functions primarily at the attitudinal level, which addresses behaviors and attitudes (the impact of the individual micro- level). On the long term, a strategy must be identified to address social structures that generate grievances, in order to be more effective in leading to make linkages to the institutional level (macro level). In building empathy, the initial work within a group of multi-identities aims to change the perceptions of the other side through a process of demystification and re-humanization. The rationale here is that each individual will be more willing to understand the others ‘perspective, including their needs and interests, on the basis of shared humanity.
One purpose of the consultation service is to assess, demonstrate, survey, and measure the social determinants or factors, e.g. prejudice, stigma and demonizing factors that reinforce the perceived differences between groups, and hinders the development of relationships between conflict parties. These factors are based on identified indicators to define the barriers and motivators for a systematic process that analyze the problem to create changes in knowledge, attitudes, social and cultural norms and conventions, and behaviors. These changes are largely intangible. Another purpose is to analyze what should be done to be more impactful on leading how to make linkages to the institutional level (macro level) on the long term basis (strategic objective).
The aim of the consultation is to present all final evidence-based conclusions and collected data about this existing intervention. The conclusions are expected to analyze all these factors such as knowledge, attitudes, and norms, known collectively as social and behavior change interventions, that are useful to complement and enhance the role played by the Bi National School of Psychotherapy to ensuring mental health professionals of both nationalities promote mutual understanding, trust, empathy, and enduring relationships.
The consultant shall implement a series of activities and communications, such as pre-assessments, surveys, questionnaires, personal interviews, surveillances, baseline reporting, etc. to tackle fully the intervention of the social and behavior change among all the participants and members. With the knowledge that People to People (P2P) is largely effective over a number of years, the consultant’s main task should focus on how to seek ways to assess influencers of sustained attitudinal and behavior changes. It might eliminate some increasing negative perceptions during this phase of initial work. How such interventions could be built in the core strategy of the Bi National School of Psychotherapy to have more impact on both peacebuilding approaches and sustainability.
The consultant shall present a one-year action plan based on the following:
- Setting behavioral communication objectives and determining consistent narratives, messages, materials and activities across all channels;
- A baseline report will be presented to make use of the findings for developing and sustaining the trust and cooperation component of the BSPT program members. The results of the baseline report will be disseminated to the participating professionals, donors and academic and steering committees;
- Implementation of all activities within scheduled dates and time frame
- Representation of Final report and results.
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Requested qualification for this post is: -
- Consultancy level of education, masters or PhD, in public health, mental health or psychotherapy
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Experience in NGO work
- Excellent communication skills
- Previous experience in similar activities
- Previous knowledge and familiarity with cross boarder and peace building projects
- Knowledge in surveys, assessments, measurement and communications.
Potential candidates are invited to send all their CVs with intention letter to the mail, [email protected] , with a copy to [email protected] with subject noted as “Consultant for a social behavior change post” in the subject space, deadline for sending the requested documents is by the 5th of February , 2022.