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Behavioral Designers

Common Thread
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Is this you?
We’re looking for someone who can understand complex public health problems and distill them to their essence to create unique and powerful behavioral solutions that work. You may be a behavioral scientist, an anthropologist, public health expert or a designer by training. We value all these skills. Most importantly, you need to understand how these pieces come together to support healthy behaviour. If this sounds like you, get in touch!
Who we are
Common Thread has been shaking up the world of global public health since 2017. We harness the power of human behaviour to stop the spread of disease, connecting behavioural insights with community insights to design public health solutions that always put people first. We blend the best of human-centered design, behavioral science, anthropology, marketing and other disciplines to create unique solutions. Our clients and partners include the world’s leading organizations and experts in global health, international development, and behavioral science.
How we work
We are a small, fully remote company with associates based all over the world. We search hard to find “our people” and are looking for talented individuals to join the growing Common Thread family. We’re looking for autonomous and creative team players who can work independently, but also collaborate with a high-performing team. Our team learns together, laughs together, and works hard to design powerful behavioral solutions that make an impact.
We don’t have titles, but our job descriptions do. That way, you can find the perfect fit before you apply. We’re looking for a number of positions in this category.
If you’re an Associate, you’ll have:
● Masters degree in Public Health, Design, Anthropology or Behavioral Economics Knowledge of behavioral science, human-centered design and global health
● Writing skills — presenting insights in an engaging way
● Autonomy — with a team of engaged professionals ready to support
● International experience, especially in the Global South. Being from, or based in the Global South is an advantage for this position
● Additional languages beyond English are an asset. Fluency in French is particularly desirable
● Up to 5 years of experience
If you’re a Specialist, you’ll have all of the above and:
● Past experience working in designing research and/or large projects
● Experience working with behavioral science, human-centered design, and public health
● Interest in growing responsibility in management and technical leadership
● At least 5-10 years of experience, ideally in the global south
If you’re a Manager, you’ll have all of the above and:
● Significant experience serving as the technical and management lead for large, complex projects involving multinational organizations.
● Ability to lead and coordinate multiple stakeholders and represent Common Thread at Client meetings.
● Manage and motivate a team to design and deliver high quality and creative results.
● Over 10 years of experience, including in the Global South.
Once Covid restrictions ease up, these positions may include international travel. Even if you don’t feel like you meet all the criteria, but feel you have other talents, please apply. We want to hear about what makes you exceptional!


Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Common Thread

Nairobi, KE
Non-profit, social work

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