Job Opportunity at Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria April 2018

 

Jobs  Vacancy : Career Opening at Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria April 2018

 

Job Description : Current Career Employment at Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria April 2018

 

Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria is a new 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.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

 

 

Job Title: State Coordinator
Location
: Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
Job Type: Full Time
Reports to: BA-Nigeria Deputy Project Director – Integrated SBC & FP

 

Summary

  • The BA-Nigeria State Coordinator will provide technical and programmatic leadership for all Family Planning SBC activities – including advocacy, community engagement, mass media, M&E and other interventions – in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
  • S/he will report directly to the BA-Nigeria Deputy Project Director – Integrated SBC & FP and works in close consultation on technical, programmatic, SBC and M&E with the BA-Nigeria Technical Leads at HQ 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 – Integrated SBC & FP with the development and implementation of the Family Planning SBC activities including Advocacy, Demand Generation and Service Provider IPC/C components of the project at state level.
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of effective working relationships at the State level with USAID and other implementing partners, State MOHs and other key stakeholders, with guidance from and in collaboration with the Deputy Project Director – Integrated SBC & FP and Project Director.
  • Coordinate closely with the BA-Nigeria HQ Team
  • Coordinate the development and writing of timely program reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and 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 BA-Nigeria headquarters office in Abuja, FCT
  • 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.

Requirements, Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Social Science, Humanities, other) required.
  • Master’s Degree highly valued.
  • Minimum of 5 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
  • Must be fluent in English and, given the geographic focus of the project, fluency in Hausa is highly desirable.
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
  • Experience in providing administrative leadership and support to work teams
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult settings, including remote rural areas of Nigeria.

 

Job Title: Social Mobilization Officer
Location
s: Federal Capital Territory (FCT) & Plateau
Job Type: Full Time
Reports to: State Coordinator
Slot: 2

Summary

  • The BA-Nigeria Social Mobilization Officer 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 Community Mobilizers, State and LGA Health Educators, Ward Development Committees and the State HC3 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 SBC & 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:

  • Support implementation of social and community mobilization activities in collaboration with the Community Mobilizers, State and LGA Health Educators, Ward Development Committees
  • Support advocacy with religious and community leaders to create an enabling environment to improve awareness on the benefits of family planning and promote uptake of services.
  • Organize meetings with religious, traditional and community leaders, village heads, community groups, women’s groups, trade associations and other relevant community segments to improve awareness on family planning and availability of services
  • Support training and supervision of Community Mobilizers and other social/community mobilization agents working under the HC3 Family Projector implementing government-led initiatives.
  • Support the HC3 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 learnt on the ground from the projects.
  • Provide administrative support as needed.
  • Carry out other tasks to support HC3 FP & Malaria project efforts as assigned

Requirements, Education and Experience

  • HND or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 3-5 years’ work experience in advocacy, social and/or community mobilization in family planning or any reproductive health programs
  • 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
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Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor – Family Planning
Location
: Abuja
Reports to: BA-Nigeria Deputy Project Director – Integrated SBC & FP

Summary

  • The BA-Nigeria Senior Technical Advisor – Family Planning will provide technical and programmatic support for all Family Planning SBC activities – including advocacy, community engagement, mass media, M&E and other interventions.
  • She/he will report directly to the BA-Nigeria Deputy Project Director – Integrated SBC & FP and work in close consultation the BA-Nigeria, State Teams, Technical Leads at HQ and the BA-Nigeria Project Director.

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 Deputy Project Director – Integrated SBC & FP with the development and implementation of the Family Planning SBC activities including Advocacy, Demand Generation and Service Provider IPC/C components of the BA-Nigeria project
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships at the State level with USAID and other implementing partners, State MOHs and other key stakeholders, with guidance from and in collaboration with the Deputy Project Director – Integrated SBC & FP and Project Director.
  • Provide extensive technical and programmatic assistance to each state team for implementation of Family Planning activities.
  • 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.
  • Assist with design and oversee implementation of the project monitoring and evaluation system.
  • The position will be based at the BA-Nigeria Office in Abuja but travel to focal states is expected to be approximately 30% 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 BA-Nigeria Project Director.

Requirements, Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Social Science, Humanities, other) required.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing a Family Planning or related Reproductive Health programs in Nigeria.
  • Advocacy, SBC and/or Community Mobilization expertise highly valued.
  • Excellent communication, and organizational skills; and ability to influence and facilitate advocacy agendas at Federal and State levels
  • Must be fluent in English and, given the geographic focus of the project, fluency in Hausa and/or Igbo is highly desirable.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively to project states across Nigeria.

 

Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor (STA) – Tuberculosis SBCC
Location
: Abuja
Reports to: Deputy Project Director-Malaria and TB

Summary

  • The Senior Technical Advisor for Tuberculosis will work with the Deputy Project Director-Malaria and TB, and serve as the technical point person for Tuberculosis SBCC activities.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The STA will provide technical assistance to the project in the areas of tuberculosis social and behavior change communication (SBCC) capacity strengthening, community mobilization, social and mass media strategies and advocacy.
  • The STA will also assist in developing annual TB SBCC work plan for the project and assists in its implementation.

Specifically the STA will:

  • Support the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP) to develop the new National Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization Guidelines.
  • Build capacity of the assigned NTBLCP staff on SBCC strategies and activities through mentoring and supportive supervision
  • Support the State Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (STBLCP) to implement and monitor Tuberculosis SBCC activities based on the developed National Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization Guidelines.
  • Represent the Project in national tuberculosis technical meetings.
  • Develop specific messages that will target key tuberculosis prevention and early treatment seeking behaviors.
  • Implement and monitor SBCC activities at the health facility to promote providers’ positive behaviors to tuberculosis prompt diagnosis and treatment.
  • Design, pre-test and finalize drafts of tuberculosis SBCC materials in collaboration with NTBLCP and other relevant partners
  • Work with the project’s media team to review all tuberculosis-related mass media materials.
  • Review tuberculosis SBCC technical resource materials (e.g. training materials, plans, strategy documents, job aids)
  • Work with representatives of NTBLCP, STBLCPs, partners, and other stakeholders to share best practices in tuberculosis SBCC
  • Work with Project staff both at National and State level to ensure that tuberculosis SBCC efforts are evidence-based, community-driven and contribute to the overall goal of the project.

Requirements, Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Social Sciences, Health Education, or other related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in SBCC, and at least 5 years must be working experience in Tuberculosis control.
  • Experience in developing SBCC tools and materials.

Other specific knowledge requirements:

  • General knowledge of SBCC and its practical application to programs
  • Familiarity with relevant national Tuberculosis policy documents and guidelines e.g. the Nigeria National Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis Control 2015-2020).

Skills:

  • Proven teamwork and facilitation skills
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to initiate and implement activities with minimal oversight and supervision
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)

 

Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor (STA) – Malaria SBCC
Location
: Abuja
Reports to: Deputy Project Director-Malaria and TB

Summary

  • The Senior Technical Advisor for Malaria will work with the Deputy Project Director-Malaria and TB and serve as the technical lead for Malaria SBCC.
  • He or she will have primary responsibility for day-to-day coordination with state-level Malaria focal persons, service delivery and government partners.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The STA will provide technical assistance to the project in the areas of malaria social and behavior change communication (SBCC) capacity strengthening, community mobilization, social and mass media strategies and advocacy.
  • The STA will also assist in developing annual malaria SBCC work plan for the project and assists in its implementation.
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Specifically, the STA will:

  • Assist the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) to develop; implement and monitor malaria SBCC activities based on the 2014 National Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization Guidelines.
  • Represent the Project in malaria technical meetings.
  • Develop specific messages that will target key malaria behaviors, like the use of long lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) uptake of IPTp, proper diagnosis before treatment and complete treatment with ACT.
  • Implement and monitor SBCC activities at the health facility to promote providers’ positive behaviors to malaria diagnosis and treatment.
  • Provide general oversight for demand creation component of LLIN mass distribution campaigns.
  • Design, pre-test and finalize drafts of malaria SBCC materials in collaboration with NMEP and other relevant partners
  • Work with the project’s media team to review all malaria-related mass media materials.
  • Review malaria SBCC technical resource materials (e.g. training materials, plans, strategy documents, job aids)
  • Work with representatives of NMEP, SMEPs, partners, and other stakeholders to share best practices in malaria SBCC
  • Work with Project staff both at National and State level to ensure that malaria SBCC efforts are evidence-based, community-driven and contribute to the overall goal of the project.

Requirements, Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Social Sciences, Health Education, or other related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in SBCC, and at least 5 years must be working experience in malaria.
  • Experience in developing SBCC tools and materials.

Other specific knowledge requirements:

  • General knowledge of SBCC and its practical application to programs
  • Familiarity with the Nigeria National Malaria Strategic Plan (NMSP 2014-2020) National Malaria Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization Guidelines 2014.

Skills:

  • Proven teamwork and facilitation skills
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to initiate and implement activities with minimal oversight and supervision.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)

 

 

Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor (STA) – Provider Behavior Change
Location
: Any City, Nigeria
Reports to: SBC & Innovations AdvisorSummary

  • The Senior Technical Advisor for Provider Behavior will serve as the Abuja headquarters technical point person for provider behavior activities.
  • He or she will have primary responsibility for day-to-day coordination with state-level Provider Behavior focal persons, service delivery and government partners, the US HQ-based Senior Program Officer-Provider Behavior, and the Abuja Breakthrough-ACTION Innovations team.

Specific Duties

  • Coordinate and collaborate closely with service delivery partners, government partners, and provider associations.
  • Represent BA at government and partner meetings and initiatives involving provider behavior and related issues.
  • Provide technical assistance to the state provider behavior focal persons in implementing provider behavior change activities. This may take the form of training, mentorship, supervision visits and the facilitation of weekly coordination calls.
  • Review and provide feedback on reports and other deliverables produced by state teams.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Program Officer-Provider Behavior at CCP HQ, USAID service delivery partners, and other Breakthrough-ACTION partners and technical team members,
  • Identify problems affecting providers’ motivation, opportunity and ability to (a) adhere to service delivery guidelines and (b) provide quality interpersonal community and counseling.
  • With the above groups, work closely to identify potential strategies, develop related implementation tools, and monitor activities.
  • Participate in weekly planning and monitoring calls.
  • Develop systems for using data to inform planning and monitor the quality of implementation.
  • Provide proactive program management to ensure timely compliance with project milestones
  • Develop, review and approve activity budgets and travel plans and work closely with Abuja and field staff to ensure sound stewardship of project funds and compliance with donor (USAID) regulations.
  • Actively seek to learn about best practices in provider behavior change and share learnings with colleagues
  • Contribute to activity reports, success stories and annual work plans
  • Other duties as necessary

Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with service delivery, provider behavior change, and/or social and behavior change activities.
  • Strong management and coordination skills
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Development Studies, Public Health, etc.) and at least 5-7 years of relevant experience; or a Bachelor’s degree and at least 8-10 years of experience
  • Demonstrated track record in planning and coordinating programs in consultation with government and other partners
  • Strong writing, reporting and presentation skills
  • Competency in training and institutional capacity-building
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID requirements preferred

Skills:

  • Proven teamwork and facilitation skills
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to initiate and implement activities with minimal oversight and supervision.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc)

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letters (including the below) and CV’s as one PDF document to: hiring@hc3nigeria.org The subject line of your email should be – “Job Title”.

Please follow all the instructions Exactly. 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
  • CV and cover letter PDF file name must be your first and last name in CAPS (e.g.: USMAN SEGUN).
  • Include the specific date when you would be able to begin work.
  • Do not include any additional certificates or documentation.

 

Application Deadline  13th April, 2018.

 

Note: Language skills will be tested during interviews for shortlisted candidates.