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Breakthrough ACTION ignites collective action and encourages people to adopt healthier behavior – from using modern contraceptive methods and sleeping under bed nets to being tested for HIV and preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases – by forging, testing, and scaling up and hybrid approaches to social and behavior change.

Firmly grounded in proven practices, Breakthrough ACTION works in partnership with governments, civil society, and communities around the world to implement creative and sustainable SBC programming, nurture SBC champions, mainstream techniques and technologies, and advocate strategic and sustained investment in SBC. The work harnesses the demonstrated power of communication—from mass media to community outreach to user-driven social media campaigns—to inspire long-lasting change, while also taking advantage of innovative approaches from marketing science, behavioral economics, and human-centered design.

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Breakthrough ACTION is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to lead their SBC programming around the world. Breakthrough ACTION is a partnership led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs in collaboration with Save the Children, ThinkPlace, ideas42, Camber Collective, International Center for Research on Women, and Viamo.

Jobs at Breakthrough ACTION Recruitment

 December 1, 2022.

Program Assistant – Malaria and Tuberculosis

Location: Abuja

Summary

  • The Program Assistant – Tuberculosis & Malaria will provide administrative and programmatic support for BA-Nigeria’s Tuberculosis and Malaria SBC interventions.
  • S/he will work closely with the Deputy Project Director and other technical program officers in the malaria and TB units including the State Coordinators to ensure well-coordinated administration of activities within the unit.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the unit.
  • S/He will have primary responsibility for supporting the country office malaria and TB team in the day-to-day coordination of administrative activities at national and state level.
  • Work with the Senior Program Officer – Malaria and Deputy Project Director -Malaria/TB to plan meetings and coordinate any administrative activities of the unit.
  • Support team’s budgeting, planning of activities and monitoring of retirements.
  • Assist with the maintenance of effective relationships with key stakeholders including government stakeholders.
  • Provide administrative support during training and capacity building activities targeted at BA-Nigeria project partners, heath service providers, community-based organization, community volunteers etc.
  • Provide support to the administrative activities between the Country office and the BA-Nigeria State Coordinators as required
  • Assist with the monitoring of timely program reports on a quarterly basis and disseminate program success stories, and other reporting duties as assigned.
  • Assist senior members of the team with travel arrangement and other logistic requirements for effective running of the unit
  • Perform job duties/responsibilities in support of CCP’s Mission and Values, as appropriate.
  • Other duties as necessary and assigned by supervisors and BA-Nigeria Project Director.

Requirements

  • Minimum of an HND / Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Social Sciences or Health Sciences.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ work experience in Administrative related tasks
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience working within the health sector and in related tasks.
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines.
  • Proficiency in writing and editing letters, concept notes and reports is required.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Packages and database software and applications
  • Strong communication skills (written & spoken) in English language is required.
  • Ability to work within a cross-cultural, multi-sectoral, multi-project team-based environment.

Skills:

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

Application Closing Date
23rd November, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV (PDF) to: [email protected] using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the mail e.g, “Program Assistant – Malaria and Tuberculosis, Abuja”.

Note: Qualified female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Senior Program Officer – Malaria

Location: Abuja

Summary

  • The Senior Program Officer – Malaria will work with the Deputy Project Director-Malaria and TB and serve as one of the technical leads for Malaria SBC with focus on health care provider behavior change, community SBC, system strengthening and media strategies.
  • He/She will work to support the unit in articulating strategies and planning activities including capacity building of relevant stakeholders.

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

  • The SPO – Malaria and TB will provide technical assistance to the project in the areas of malaria social and behavior change (SBC) capacity strengthening, planning, monitoring and evaluating health providers behavior change, community mobilization, and mass media strategies and advocacy.
  • The SPO – Malaria and TB will also assist in developing annual malaria SBCC work plan for the project and assist in its implementation including report writing.
  • Provide technical support in planning, implementing, and coordinating capacity building activities for Malaria SBC among health care providers including the Behavior Economics approach to fever case management.
  • Support the Deputy Project Director -Malaria & TB and Provider Behavior Change Advisor in developing strategies for provider behavior change, provide support to PBC Officers in the states as it relates to malaria and take the lead on documenting implementation successes and challenges in this regard.
  • Assist the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) to develop; implement and monitor malaria SBC activities based on the 2021 National Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization Guidelines.
  • Represent the Project in malaria technical meetings at national level.
  • Develop specific messages that will target malaria behaviors among health care providers, like the compliance with national guideline on IPTp, proper diagnosis before treatment and compliance with treatment of malaria with ACT and work with the digital team to send same to health providers.
  • Monitor SBC activities at the health facility to promote providers’ positive behaviors to malaria diagnosis and treatment and articulate success stories and lessons learned for documentation purposes including as abstract or scientific articles.
  • Work with the project’s media team to strategize and review all malaria-related mass media materials including periodic review of media activities to align with donor priorities.
  • Design, pre-test and finalize drafts of malaria SBC materials in collaboration with NMEP and other relevant partners
  • Provide general oversight for demand creation component of LLIN mass distribution campaigns including capacity building for consultants.
  • Review malaria SBC 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 SBC.
  • Work with Project staff both at National and State level to ensure that malaria SBC efforts are evidence-based, community-driven and contribute to the overall goal of the project.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • MBBS, MD or a related Medical discipline
  • Master’s Degree in Communications, Social Sciences, Health Education, Public Health or other related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in SBC, and at least 5 years’ experience in malaria program management.
  • Experience in developing SBC tools and materials.
  • Other specific knowledge requirements
  •  General knowledge of SBC and its practical application to programs.
  • Familiarity with the Nigeria National Malaria Strategic Plan (NMSP 2021-2025) and National Malaria Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization Guidelines 2021.

Skills:

  • Proven teamwork and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent program management 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.).

Application Closing Date
23rd November, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note: Qualified female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Officer – SBC Capacity Building

Location: Abuja

Summary

  • Program Officer – SBC Capacity Building will assist the Capacity and Sustainability unit to provide technical vision, leadership and guidance to the Capacity and Sustainability component of the Breakthrough ACTION-Nigeria social and behavior change program activities.
  • S/he will also be responsible to support the implementation 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 unit 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 Advisor.
  • Work 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 to 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 implemented
  • 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

  • Degree in Communication, Public Health, Social Science with at least 5 years related experience required.
  • Additional relevant experience with donor-funded projects in related tasks and/or training may substitute for some education.
  • 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.

Application Closing Date
23rd November, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note: Qualified female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Officer – Malaria

Location: Abuja

Summary

  • The Program Officer- Malaria will work with the Senior Program Officer- Malaria and the Deputy Project Director – Malaria to support the day-to-day planning, implementation, and coordination of national and state level malaria SBCC activities which will cover community SBC, media activities and stakeholder capacity and system strengthening for malaria SBCC.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • S/He will have primary responsibility for supporting the country office malaria team in the day-to-day coordination of malaria activities at national and state level.
  • Provide technical assistance to the project in the areas of malaria, social and behaviour change (SBC), capacity strengthening, community mobilization, social and mass media strategies and advocacy.
  • Work with the Malaria/TB unit to implement Malaria components of BA-Nigeria project.
  • Support national and state level coordination with governments, and NMEP implementing partners and other stakeholders.
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships with NMEP, implementing partners, Federal and State MOHs and other key stakeholders.
  • Assist with coordinating with PMI partners in project states and at national level.
  • Provide support for training and capacity building activities targeted at BA-Nigeria project partners, heath service providers, community-based organization, community volunteers etc.
  • Provide support to the BA-Nigeria State Coordinators and state teams as required
  • Assist with the development and writing of timely program reports on a quarterly 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.
  • Other duties as necessary and assigned by supervisors and BA-Nigeria Project Director.

Requirements

  • Minimum of an HND / Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Social Sciences or Health Sciences.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience on Malaria, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health programs, and at least 3 years working experience with SBC or demand creation.
  • 1 – 3 years’ experience working within the health sector and in related tasks.  
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines.
  • Proficiency in writing and editing letters, concept notes and reports is required.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Packages and database software and applications
  • Strong communication skills (written & spoken) in English language is required.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria and work successfully within a cross-cultural, multi-sectoral, multi-project team-based environment.

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.)
  • Ability to speak Hausa highly desired.

Application Closing Date
23rd November, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note: Qualified female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

: Media Assistant (NYSC)

Locations: Abuja
Employment Type: Full Time

Summary

  • The Media Assistant (NYSC) would assist across all the deliverables of the team.
  • Social Marketing: The incumbent would participate in identifying rated stations in BA-N states, procurement activities to get the stations on board, liaising with monitors and monitoring firm to get reports, collating monthly invoices, and ensuring payments are processed for all the media stations and monitors in a timely manner.
  • Content Creation: The incumbent would support the production process from start to finish- script writing, actor sourcing, auditioning, translation, studio booking, contract, payments, etc.

Specific Duties 1 – Social Marketing

  • Follow-up with the media houses for their monthly invoices by sending reminders
  • Support correction of errors on the received invoices
  • Support collation of reports, invoices, COTs for review
  • Assist in monthly deployment of materials and schedules
  • Ensure payments to the stations and monitors are made on time, keep a register to track payment and follow up with the finance team
  • Support collation of complementary cost share forms, letters and COTs
  • Other jobs as needed.

Specific Duties 2 – Content Creation and Production

  • Support in holding auditions to identify suitable roles and voices for audio visual content.
  • Support in workshops, trainings, and script writing workshops.
  • Support in preparing relevant documentation for voice over artistes, actors, writers, and translators.
  • Support in sourcing for suitable writers and translators.
  • Run rehearsals with actors and voice over artists on location/studio.
  • Follow up and ensure payments to artists, actors, translators, and writers are executed in the appropriate time.

Qualification

  • HND orBachelor’s Degree in Social sciences, Mass communication, Theatre / Dramatic Arts, or other relevant fields
  • Basic Power point, Excel, and Microsoft Word skills.
  • Creative thinking
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good writing skills
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Ability to speak, read or write any other Nigerian language/languages and a good working skill in adobe audition is an added advantage.

Essential Requirements

  • Candidates must be within 3 months from the commencement date of their NYSC Orientation Camp
  • 2022 Corps Members currently in or about to enter the NYSC orientation camp are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates must have been deployed to Abuja.

Application Closing Date
Friday, 11th November, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward a copy of their CV in PDF to: [email protected] using the job title and the location as the subject of the mail. E.g, “Media Assistant (NYSC), Abuja”.

Note: Qualified female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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