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Job Opportunities at Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria

Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria is a five-year, USAID-funded project. The goal of Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria is to increase the practice of 17 priority individual and household level behaviors and five provider targeted behaviors in the areas of malaria; maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition; family planning and reproductive health (RH); and tuberculosis, while increasing the capacity of national and sub-national entities to coordinate and oversee quality SBC programming. Implementation will vary by health area across eleven states

Senior Program Officer 1 – Integrated SBC State Coordinator

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience7 years
  • LocationAbuja
  • Job FieldMedical / Healthcare   NGO/Non-Profit

Summary:

The Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria State Coordinator for an integrated SBC intervention state will provide technical and programmatic leadership for all integrated MNCH, Family Planning, Nutrition, Malaria SBC activities – including community mobilization, advocacy, mass media, provider behaviour, M&E and other interventions – in the assigned state. S/he will report directly to the BA-Nigeria Deputy Director and works in close consultation with other BA-Nigeria technical leads at Abuja country office and the BA-Nigeria Project Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

In addition to the overall technical inputs to the project as described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist Deputy Project Director with the development and implementation of the integrated MNCH Family Planning, Nutrition, Malaria including Advocacy, Demand Generation and Service Provider IPC/C components of the project in the State, as assigned.
  • Lead the BA-Nigeria state team to implement integrated SBC program approaches at state level
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships at the state level with USAID and other implementing partners, State SPHCDA/SMOHs and other key stakeholders, with guidance from and in collaboration with the Deputy Project Director and Project Director.
  • Coordinate closely with the BA-Nigeria Abuja country office team
  • Compilation and submission of timely activity and program reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis, disseminate program success stories, and other reporting duties as assigned.
  • Assist with design and oversee implementation of the all project activities at the state level, including monitoring and evaluation system.
  • The position will be based in one of the listed BA-Nigeria Integrated SBC states
  • Travel to project focal areas within the state is expected to be approximately 40% or more.
  • Perform job duties/responsibilities in support of JHU-CCP’s Mission and Values, as appropriate.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by Supervisor or Project Director.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Social Science, Humanities, other) required. Master’s Degree in Public Health or related field will give significant advantage.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience managing a Family Planning, Malaria or related Reproductive Health programs in Nigeria. Advocacy, SBCC and/or Community Mobilization expertise highly valued.
  • Excellent communication, and organizational skills; and ability to influence and facilitate advocacy agendas at LGA and State level
  • Understanding of local communities and cultures in the state of assignment, and ability to communicate fluently in the commonly spoken local language.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult settings, including remote rural areas of Nigeria.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position will supervise approximately 4-8 state level staff.

Program Officer 1 – Social Mobilization

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience5 – 7 years
  • LocationAbuja
  • Job FieldMedical / Healthcare   NGO/Non-Profit

Summary

The Program Officer 1 – Social Mobilization will provide technical support to the state project team in the process of planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of social and community mobilization activities. S/he is expected to work in close collaboration with the LGA supervisors, community volunteers, State and LGA Health Educators, Ward Development Committees and the State BA-Nigeria team to plan, organize, conduct, report and follow-up social and community mobilization activities related to family planning. The incumbent will maintain regular communication with State Coordinator, BA-Nigeria Technical Leads and BA-Nigeria Deputy Project Director – Integrated & FP.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to the overall technical inputs to the project as described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Lead implementation of social and community mobilization activities at state level in collaboration with the LGA supervisors, community volunteers, State and LGA Health Educators, Ward Development Committees and other relevant partners
  • Support community capacity strengthening activities, advocacy with religious and community leaders to create an enabling environment for practice of MNCH+N, FP and Malaria behaviors, as applicable
  • Organize meetings with religious, traditional and community leaders, village heads, community groups, women’s groups, trade associations and other relevant community segments as required to mobilize for practice of MNCH+N, FP and Malaria behaviors, as applicable;
  • Support training and supervision of LGA Supervisors, Community Volunteers and other social/community mobilization agents working supporting the BA-Nigeria project
  • Support the BA-N M&E Officer and State Coordinator to effectively collect, collate and report social/community mobilization data as required
  • Collaborate with State Coordinator and State M&E Officers to ensure documentation of all community mobilization activities
  • Prepare and submit timely and quality activity reports, including field notes and success stories, to effectively capture lessons learned on the ground from the projects.
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships at the State level with health partners, implementing partners, State SPHCDAs/MOHs and other key stakeholders, with guidance from and in collaboration with the State Coordinator, Deputy Project Director and Project Director;
  • Other duties as identified and assigned by supervisor and/or Abuja country office program leads

Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or HND with at least 5-7 years’ work experience in advocacy, social and/or community mobilization in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) program area. Experience on family planning, nutrition or malaria programs will be an added advantage.

  • Excellent communication, and organizational skills; and ability to influence and facilitate advocacy agendas at State and LGA levels
  • Understanding of local communities and cultures in the state of assignment, and ability to communicate fluently in the commonly spoken local language.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult settings, including remote rural areas of Nigeria.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, or similar software
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
  • Experience in providing administrative leadership and support to work teams
  • Ability to work successfully in cross-cultural, team-based environment

Driver

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationSecondary School (SSCE)
  • Experience5 – 8 years
  • LocationAbuja, Ebonyi
  • Job FieldTransportation and Driving

Summary

The Breakthrough Action Nigeria (BA-Nigeria) Driver is responsible to facilitate the movement of staff and relevant BA Nigeria stakeholders by vehicles from their originating destination to their final destination or vice versa and support the administrative team with basic logistics concerns.

Position’s Roles & Interactions:

This position will interact heavily with BA-N staff (especially the administrative team) and relevant internal and external stakeholders within and outside the state. The position will have lead responsibility for all transportation activities for Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria within specific states.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to the general duties described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Ensures provision of reliable and safe driving services by driving office vehicles for the transport of staff, consultants and other stakeholders in the office.
  • Ability to embark on field missions to states within the area of responsibilities;
  • Ensures cost saving through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily; vehicle logs, provision of inputs in preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  • Ensures proper use of vehicle maintenance plans and assistance in preparing vehicle history report;
  • Maintain a vehicle log to record daily trips using project vehicles
  • Provides necessary services like dispatch and collection of mails as may be directed.
  • Ensures availability of all required documents and components/gadgets of the assigned vehicle without loss of any;
  • Maintains tracks of vehicle insurance and other relevant vehicle papers for renewal as at when due;
  • Ensures that the steps required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in an accident/incident;
  • Maintains the standard procedure and practice in fueling and servicing.

Minimum Qualifications & Competencies

  • Minimum of a Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE). Diploma Preferred;
  • 5 – 8 years’ professional driving experience (3 – 5 years with a USAID funded Project/ International organisation);
  • Good knowledge of vehicle maintenance issues and procedures;
  • Candidates must possess skills in defensive driving, security & emergency driving and executive driving skills;
  • Experience working in one’s preferred state (surrounding states) is a MUST for this position;
  • Valid Nigeria’s driver’s license and good knowledge of the high way codes of the Federal Republic of Nigeria;
  • High level of interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with, local communities, partner staff, and policy makers;
  • A good communicator, with excellent written and verbal skills in both English and local language of the immediate environment (i.e. the local language spoken in the state);
  • Experience with International NGOs;
  • Thorough knowledge of the state, locations of NGOs, meeting venues, etc.

 

Finance & Admin Assistant 1

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience1 – 3 years
  • LocationEbonyi
  • Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial   Finance / Accounting / Audit

The Finance & Admin Assistant is responsible for providing office support by assisting with administrative and financial systems, logistics and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In addition to the general duties described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Assist the BA-N State Coordinator/Senior Program Officer and staff with preparation and logistics for community activities, meetings, trainings and other events as needed at the field office.
  • Maintain general office systems including filing; coordinating timely timesheet submission; sending, receiving and distributing faxes; and photocopying.
  • Assist the office staff with the tracking and development of administrative documents;
  • Maintain organized files on all admin and financial related reports and documents.
  • Maintain the project field office petty cash, prepare payments, ensure proper authorization for payments, distribute payments as required, and supervise the processing of staff claims and advances and per diem.
  • Complete purchase orders, time and attendance records and prepare necessary reports for relevant senior Admin and Finance Officers, and Deputy Project Director – Malaria & TB.
  • Assist with identification and payments to vendors.
  • Submit monthly financial reports as required to the Senior Finance Officer II.
  • Carry out other tasks to support BA-N Integrated project efforts as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position will have no direct supervisory responsibilities. The position reports to the Senior Program Officer-State Coordinator for the respective state.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or HND with minimum of 1 – 3 years’ NGO experience is required. Experience implementing USAID funded projects in Nigeria is highly valued.
  • Strong spoken and written English skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level administrative writing skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, or similar software
  • Professional and organized
  • Experienced in supply management and inventory control
  • Fluency in the local language of the job location.
  • Internet research abilities
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
  • Experience in providing administrative support to work teams
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based environment

 

Finance & Admin Officer 1

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 – 5 years
  • LocationAbuja
  • Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial   Finance / Accounting / Audit

Summary

The Finance & Admin Officer 1 together with other finance team members will implement efficient finance activities within the office. S/he will also work with other members the administrative team to provide efficient administrative support for all categories of staff and external stakeholders to provide administrative and logistics support in the office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· In addition to the overall technical inputs to the project described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist with the monthly finance QuickBooks report by imputing invoices into the accounting software.
  • Ensure PAYE and Withholding Taxes are remitted before the last day of the month to the responsible parties.
  • Monitor budget expenditures against approved budgets.
  • Review purchase orders, time and attendance records and prepare necessary reports for the project finance and senior management team;
  • Ensures that all supporting documents are available and attached to the payment vouchers
  • Withdraws cash from the bank for program activities and makes necessary disbursements after obtaining necessary approvals;
  • Ensure travel advances and activity retirements from the field office are retired before they are due;
  • Prepares Local Purchase Orders using JHU/CCP formats
  • Prepares source documents for both cash and check payments
  • Work with the receptionist to ensure office stationery are always available and stockouts are avoided;
  • Work closely with relevant state staff to supervise and account for all safety equipment and supplies (First Aid and CPRs etc.) in all program offices (New);
  • Conduct routine checks on all safety equipment and make recommendations where necessary;
  • Support the admin team in updating and managing vendor contracts and Service Level Agreements (SLAs);
  • Assist in processing vendor and consultancy invoices;
  • Ensure procurement of goods and services for the project are done according to USAID and institutional rules and regulations;
  • Arrange for the repair and maintenance of office equipment and machinery to ensure that staff works effectively without any disruptions;
  • Together with relevant staff ensure that travel & logistics, welfare and support needs of visiting guests to Nigeria and expatriates are met;
  • Support in the maintenance and management of physical office space and project vehicles; including environmental cleaning, local transportation, maintenance office equipment and appliances and meeting staff office needs;
  • Manage all field office petty cash transactions.
  • Assist with identification and payments to vendors, ensure proper authorization for payments, distribute payments as required; supervise the processing of staff claims and advances.
  • Additional duties assigned to by their supervisor

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field (Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or related finance field). Minimum of 3 – 5 years’ NGO experience is required.
  • Experience implementing USAID funded projects in Nigeria is highly valued.
  • Strong spoken and written English skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level administrative writing skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, or similar software
  • Professional and organized
  • Experienced in supply management and inventory control
  • Fluency in the local language of the job location.
  • Internet research abilities
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
  • Experience in providing administrative support to work teams
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based environment

Senior Program Officer 1 – SBC Capacity Building

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience10 years
  • LocationAbuja
  • Job FieldNGO/Non-Profit

Summary

 Senior Program Officer (SPO) – SBC Capacity Building and Advocacy will assist the Capacity and Sustainability Advisor to provide technical vision, leadership and guidance to the Capacity and Sustainability component of the Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria social and behavior change program activities. The officer will also be responsible for implementation and oversight of BA-Nigeria’s Social Behavior Change SBC trainings and capacity building. S/he will work with FMoH, SMoHs, NPHCDA and SPHCDAs and other relevant agencies to strengthen SBC coordination, planning, and quality assurance for SBC at the national and BA-Nigeria supported states.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to the general duties described above. Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist the Capacity and Sustainability Advisor with the design, development, implementation and evaluation of the project’s SBC capacity and sustainability agenda at the national, state, LGA, ward and community levels.
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships at the National and State level with MOHs, SPHCDAs and other Ministries, Departments and Agencies, health partners, implementing partners, and other key stakeholders, with guidance from and in collaboration with BA-N Technical Units, State Coordinators and the Capacity and Sustainability AdvisorWork with other BA-Nigeria technical units to support FMoH, SMoH and other National and sub-national government agencies for development and application of SBC strategies, including adaptation of strategies from national to state levels and development of guidelines to facilitate adoption, adaptation and implementation
  • Working with other BA-Nigeria team members support FMoH, SMoH and other National and sub-national government agencies to harmonize SBC messages across a range of donors, government Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs), and implementing partners;
  • Support and encourage growth of diverse, vibrant, and active SBC communities of practice at the national and sub-national levels, and equip such communities to serve as a venue for peer-to-peer learning, networking, and exchange of best SBC practices;
  • Work with other team members to identify organizational SBC training needs, organize trainings to address these needs and follow-up with other BA-Nigeria SBC capacity building approach.
  • Assist with the development and writing of timely program reports on a quarterly and annual basis and disseminate program success stories, and other reporting duties as assigned.
  • Provide extensive technical assistance to state teams for implementation of SBC Capacity and Sustainability activities;
  • Provide support for training and capacity building activities targeted at project partners, health service providers, community-based organization, community mobilizers, volunteers etc.
  • Manage and identify STTA needs and suggest solutions;
  • Work closely with research to routinely review the Capacity and Sustainability program performance data and suggest adaptations to program management and implementation
  • Participate in the drafting and implementation of approved workplans;
  • Assist in promoting community participation and inclusion so as to encourage community ownership over activities implement;
  • Provide weekly field reports, capturing activities progress, lessons learned as well as general situation and community updates and needs;
  • Monitor project events and stakeholder’s activities in coordination with project technical leads and capture success stories, to effectively capture lessons learnt on the ground from the projects;
  • Assist with the gender deliverable component of the BA-N project;
  • Perform job duties/responsibilities in support of CCP’s Mission and Values, as appropriate and perform other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in communication, public health social science and 10 years related experience required. Additional relevant experience with donor-funded projects in related tasks and/or training may substitute for some education.
  • Program management experience in a donor-funded health program in Nigeria is required for this role.
  • Working Knowledge of MS Office Packages and database software and applications
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based environment
  • English fluency is required for this role.

Program Officer 1 – Provider Behaviour Change

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience3 years
  • LocationAbuja, Ebonyi
  • Job FieldMedical / Healthcare   NGO/Non-Profit

Job Summary

The Provider Behaviour Change State Officer will work closely with the larger project team in implementing provider-focused SBC interventions within the state. S/he will also ensure that project activities model and adheres to the five provider-focus behaviours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and collaborate closely with service delivery partners, government partners, and provider associations in the state to drive and support SBC activities for providers in the specific health area implemented in the state
  • Represent BA at relevant coordination meetings organized by the State Ministry of Health or partners
  • With the support of the Senior Technical Advisor for Provider Behaviour Change, drive the implementation of provider behaviour change activities in the state
  • Support providers via supportive supervision, mentoring and coaching. Identify issues affecting providers’ motivation, opportunity and ability to practice the above behaviours and develop tailored support plans in collaboration with the relevant authorities.
  • Conduct Advocacy visits to medical professional bodies and facilitate discussions to address barriers to providers’ behaviour change
  • Link provider activities with other community or media SBC activities ongoing with the state. Support other SBC activities intended to strengthen the relationships between facilities and communities.
  • Facilitate interactive sessions with providers and supervisors especially at the LGA level
  • Provide technical guidance and identify unique opportunities and major events that can be leveraged for promoting provider behaviour SBC activities in each state.
  • Participate in initiatives that apply human-centred design, behavioural economics and other methods for deepening stakeholder involvement, questioning assumptions, generating new insights, and testing new approaches.
  • Develop activity budgets and travel plans and work closely with Abuja and field staff to ensure sound stewardship of project funds, security of staff, and compliance with donor (USAID) regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Technical Advisor, Provider Behaviour Change and the Chief of Party, BA Nigeria Project.

Minimum Qualifications & Competencies

  • Degree in Medicine (MBBS, MBChB)
  • Advanced university degree in public health and experience in any of the health area programme management highly desirable.
  • Minimum of three years of work experience in public health programme development and implementation, particularly in Nigeria.
  • Experience with SBC, especially programs with providers as target audiences highly desirable
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet deadlines in a high demand work environment
  • Proven teamwork and facilitation skills
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a rapidly evolving environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer 1

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience5 years
  • LocationAbuja, Ebonyi
  • Job FieldMedical / Healthcare   NGO/Non-Profit

Position Summary

This position will support the overall data management system of the project at the State office including but not limited to conducting data collection, entry and cleaning, and providing technical support for research activities. The incumbent will maintain regular communication with state-level partners and other stakeholders to offer data-required support. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officers will also enter and clean activity data, monitor paper flow of data collection forms and check for data accuracy.

Responsibilities

  • Perform data entry and cleaning, and assist in the management of quantitative data sets
  • Support program monitoring and evaluation tasks, including the implementation of M&E systems (data collection, paper flow management, data management and results reporting)
  • Participate in the training of staff/partners and consultants in M&E data collection and processing
  • Actively contribute to and support project implementation activities
  • Participate in the development of work plans and budget for project M&E activities
  • Provide administrative support as needed
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned to support JHU-CCP’s projects

Qualification & Skills

  • HND or Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years work experience in monitoring and evaluation of health programs
  • Experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
  • Working knowledge of data processing computer packages (e.g. EpiInfo, Epidata)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to verbally communicate in at least one Nigerian language (Ibo for Ebonyi & Hausa for FCT)
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple projects and deadlines
  • Experience in providing administrative support to work teams
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required within and between project states
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based environment
  • Ability to work legally in Nigeria
  • MUST have experience working with databases
  • Any other assignment as directed by organization.

Program Officer 1 – Advocacy and Capacity Strengthening

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 – 5 years
  • LocationAbuja, Ebonyi
  • Job FieldMedical / Healthcare   NGO/Non-Profit

Summary:

The Program Officer 1 – Advocacy and Capacity Strengthening will be responsible for day-to-day implementation and oversight of BA-Nigeria’s Social Behavior Change Advocacy Core Group (SBC-ACG) activities at the state level in close collaboration with the State Coordinator. S/he will also be responsible for strengthening collaboration with and building capacity of the project’s government partners at all levels, and also strengthening relationships with other MNCH+N and Malaria non-governmental stakeholders in the state. She/he will report to the State Coordinator and work in consultation with the BA-Nigeria SPO Advocacy, BA-Nigeria Deputy Director-Integrated SBC and FP, and the broader BA-Nigeria HQ Team as appropriate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Program Officer Advocacy & Capacity Strengthening’s specific duties will include:

  • Provide day-to-day oversight for implementation, documentation and reporting of BA-Nigeria’s SBC-ACG approach at State, LGA and ward level
  • In consultation with the State Coordinator and relevant BA-Nigeria HQ team members, develop and implement strategies for effective implementation of BA-Nigeria’s SBC-ACG approach in the state
  • Coordinate BA-Nigeria SBC capacity strengthening support for government partners (SPHCDA, SMOH, LGA PHC Department etc.), including identification and coordination of opportunities with implementing partners as needed
  • Work with the State Coordinator to develop and implement defined and targeted advocacy plans at State and LGA level, including tracking and reporting of advocacy outcomes
  • Assist the State Coordinator with relationship building and coordination with BA-N implementing partners and non-governmental stakeholders
  • Assist and coordinate ongoing state-level program activities with other state team members as assigned or required
  • Assist with the development and writing of timely program reports on a quarterly and annual basis and disseminate program success stories and other reporting duties as assigned.
  • Perform job duties/responsibilities in support of CCP’s Mission and Values, as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by BA-Nigeria Project Director.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities at this time.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree equivalent or higher in a relevant field (public health, social science, humanities, other).
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ demonstrable experience supporting advocacy activities on MNCH, Family Planning, Nutrition or related health programs in Nigeria. SBC and/or Community Mobilization expertise highly valued.
  • Having knowledge of state-specific contexts and networks will be an advantage.

Language Skills:

Must be fluent in English and the commonly spoke language in the state applied for.

Program Officer 1 – Social & Behavior Change

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 – 5 years
  • LocationAbuja
  • Job FieldMedical / Healthcare   NGO/Non-Profit

Position Summary

The SBC Officer will be responsible for ensuring mass and mid media plans are implemented at the state level and are integrated with community mobilization plans. S/he will work closely with the State Coordinator and the Social Mobilization Officer (SMO) to ensure an integrated approach to messaging.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with broadcasters in the state to ensure broadcast compliance of BA-Nigeria spots; inform national office immediately if a broadcaster deviates from the agreed plan.
  • Maintain weekly and monthly monitoring report of all BA-N spots and programmes in radio and TV stations in state.
  • Work with producers/broadcasters to keep track of locally produced content
  • Provide ongoing technical support to local producers/broadcasters to ensure high quality content development and delivery.
  • Identify new media opportunities for BA-N in the state;
  • Contribute to the media planning process by providing guidance on channel selection
  • Support media pretesting activities at the state-level
  • Arrange and facilitate Listening Groups in the state in coordination with the SMO to collect feedback from target audiences on media programmes and report back to the national office.
  • Coordinate mass and mid media activities with community mobilization activities through the SMO to ensure alignment where appropriate
  • Provide support to programmatic research processes such as Human-Centered Design and Behavior Economics at the state level.
  • Represent Breakthrough ACTION at ACSM Subcommittee meetings and similar partner forums as required.
  • Other duties as identified by supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of an HND/Bachelor’s degree in arts, Social Sciences or Health Sciences.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience working with donor-funded projects related to radio/TV production
  • Working Knowledge of MS Office Packages and database software and applications
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based environment

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letters and CV only as one PDF document to: hiring@ba-nigeria.org before Monday 6th January 2020. The subject line of your e-mail should be: “The job title and Location

To apply for this position, please follow the instructions exactly as described below. Any submissions that do not follow the instructions exactly will be discarded without review.

Your Cover Letter should include the following:

Address the education/experience requirement specified for the position with specific examples where necessary.

Language skills. (Please note that language skills will be tested during interviews for shortlisted candidates.)

Include the specific date when you would be able to begin work.

CV and Cover Letter PDF file name must be your first and last name in CAPS (e.g.: JOHN ADO).

Do not include any additional certificates or documentation. Any applications that include certificates or other documents will be deleted immediately

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