One Drop is an international non-profit organization and the international foundation of Cirque Du Soleil, partnering and funding WASH projects worldwide. About the position: This Country Manager position is a one year mandate (renewable possibility) as an independent contractor to be based in India (flexible location with frequent travel to our projects areas of Bihar and Rajasthan, and perhaps more regions in the future). Reporting to the Director, Africa and Asia based in Montreal, Canada, the desired individual has an entrepreneurial spirit and the skills to collaborate remotely within a multidisciplinary team based in Montreal. The Country Manager will oversee and [...]
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People in need (PIN) NGO recently published a practical and concise Behaviour Change Toolkit. This toolkit is designed to give international development practitioners the know-how they need to understand people's behaviours and to help people to make positive changes in their lives. It highlights how behaviour change is key to addressing many development issues such as child mortality, food insecurity, lacking education, and gender inequality, and offers practical and easy-to-read guidance on how to go about developing a behaviour change intervention. It is based on insights gained from decades of research and the practical experience of development workers and social scientists [...]
PhD opportunity: Psycho-social determinants of perceptions of health inequalities and attitudes towards health equity policies The School of Social Sciences, Birmingham City University, has a fully funded PhD opportunity for a project tailored towards uncovering the psycho-social factors which make social and structural attributions of health difficult for the public to understand and help determine how best to inform individuals of the role of social factors in their own health and influence their support for health equity policies. The combined outcome of this project will be a multi-disciplinary PhD thesis providing unique and comprehensive insight into how psychology relates to public [...]
Socio-Psychological Levers for Improving Women's Health and Well-Being with Joy Parkinson (Australia) July 18/19, 2017 Across women's life courses there are a number of key transition points which are important in the development of good or poor health, from commencing school to workforce entry, to pregnancy and childbirth, to name only a few. There are also influential social and psychological factors, including friends, family, community and a range of individual factors of which only some are modifiable. In this webinar, you'll learn about recent research on these key transition points and factors and how to make use of them to improve [...]
On 22nd of May 2017 The Social Marketing Association of North America (SMANA) will be hosting an Ask the Expert session with Social Marketing Expert Nancy Lee. There will be two types of sessions: One-to-One and Open Sessions. One-to-One is your chance to have one on one time with our expert! This is ideal for SMANA members to ask specific project based questions, get the expert's opinion on a particular challenge, or answer whatever questions you may have! Open Session: A more general session where you can ask questions, receive answers and learn from others' questions. This session is ideal for [...]
There is just over a week to go until the 5th World Social Marketing Conference. If you haven't had the time to register the online booking has been extended until midnight eastern on 12th of May. The final conference brochure is also available to download. With over 100 breakout session to choose from we encourage you to start planning your event agenda as soon as you can. We look froward to seeing you there! Visit the conference website for more info.
Social Marketing Quarterly is now accepting manuscripts on the special issue topic: Social Marketing for Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change. Social Marketing Quarterly (SMQ), peer-reviewed and published quarterly, is a scholarly, international journal focused exclusively on the theoretical research and practical issues confronting academics and practitioners who use marketing principles and techniques to benefit society. SMQ targets social marketers, communicators, and social science professionals who change the world through protecting the environment and improving people's health, safety, and financial well-being. Please click here to view the additional guidelines for submitting.
Behavioural Public Policy is an interdisciplinary and international peer-reviewed journal devoted to behavioural research and its relevance to public policy. BPP seeks to be multidisciplinary and therefore welcomes articles from economists, psychologists, philosophers, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, primatologists, evolutionary biologists, legal scholars and others, so long as their work relates the study of human behaviour directly to a policy concern. Edited by George A. Akerlof Georgetown University, USA, Adam Oliver London School of Economics and Political Science, UK and Cass R. Sunstein Harvard Law School, USA, BPP focuses on high-quality research which has international relevance and which is framed such that [...]
2nd UK Social Marketing Conference (UKSMC) It has been a decade since the creation of the National Social Marketing Centre (NSMC) in the UK and social marketing and behaviour change programmes are having more and more of a demonstrative positive impact on communities across a number of sectors. As key partners of the first UK Social Marketing Conference, Queen Mary University, the European Social Marketing Association, NSMC, Strategic Social Marketing and Fuse Events invite you to join us at the first cross sector event for change makers across the UK in nearly ten years. The event aims to provide a forum [...]
The World Social Marketing Conference 2017 launches the first speed-mentoring session hosted by Melissa K Blair. Modelled after speed dating, speed mentoring is a concept that focuses on quick-hit information and time-efficient networking through a series of short, focused conversations about specific questions or topics. At the WSMC speed-mentoring session, new social marketing professionals (less than 7 years of social marketing experience) will have the opportunity to participate in three separate discussions with up to three seasoned social marketing professionals (7+ years of social marketing experience). Mentors and mentees will meet for 10‐minute time slots each in a round robin model. [...]