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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.

The project is conducting the feasibility stage of the TB Human Centred Design (HCD) methodology and requires an experienced Consultant to carry out the scope of work outlined below:

Job Title: Program Officer I – RMNCH

Location: Abuja

Summary

  • The Program Officer I – RMNCH will work with the Deputy Project Director-Integrated SBC & FP providing technical and programmatic support for the integrated RMNCH+N and Malaria program area
  • S/He will have primary responsibility for day-to-day coordination with national and state-level RMNCH+N and Malaria implementing partners, governments and state project teams
  • The PO will provide technical assistance to the project in the areas of integrated RMNCH+N and Malaria social and behavior change (SBC) capacity strengthening, community mobilization, social and mass media strategies and advocacy
  • The PO will also assist in developing integrated RMNCH+N and Malaria SBC workplans and reports, and support implementation at national and state level.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Program Officer’s specific duties will include:

  • Work with Deputy Director-Integrated SBC & FP to implement the integrated RMNCH+N and Malaria components of BA-Nigeria project, as assigned.
  • Support national and state level coordination with governments, policy makers, RMNCH+N implementing partners and other stakeholders
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships with RMNCH+N project partners, implementing partners, Federal and State MOHs and other key stakeholders
  • Assist with establishing relationships and coordinating with USAID RMNCH+N service delivery and commodity logistics 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 and annual basis and disseminate program success stories, and other reporting duties as assigned
  • The position will be based at the BA-Nigeria Office in Abuja but will involve approximately 30% travel to project states
  • Perform job duties/responsibilities in support of CCP’s Mission and Values, as appropriate.
  • Other duties as necessary and assigned by supervisor and BA-Nigeria Project Director.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Social Sciences, Health Education, or another related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience on Family Planning, Maternal or related Reproductive Health programs, and at least 3 years working experience with SBC or demand creation.
  • Experience working in northern Nigeria

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
11th February, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letters and CV only as one PDF document to: hiring@ba-nigeria.org The subject line of your e-mail should be the job title along with your location. E.g. “Program Officer I – RMNCH – Abuja”.

Note
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.: USMAN SEGUN).
  • Do not include any additional certificates or documentation. Any applications that include certificates or other documents will be deleted immediately.

 

Job Title: Program Officer II – Advocacy and Capacity Strengthening

Locations: Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto

Summary

  • The Program Officer II – 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 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 Advocacy and Capacity Building Advisor, BA-Nigeria Deputy Director-Integrated SBC and FP, and the broader BA-Nigeria HQ Team as appropriate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The 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.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, equivalent or higher in a relevant field (Public Health, Social Science, Humanities, others).
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ demonstrable experience supporting advocacy activities on Family Planning or related Reproductive 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 Hausa.

Application Closing Date
11th February, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letters and CV only as one PDF document to: hiring@ba-nigeria.org The subject line of your e-mail should be the job title along with your state of preference. E.g. “Program Officer II – Advocacy and Capacity Strengthening – Sokoto”.

Note
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.: USMAN SEGUN).
  • Do not include any additional certificates or documentation. Any applications that include certificates or other documents will be deleted immediately.

 

Job Title: Demand Creation Consultant

Locations: Cross River and Plateau (1 consultant in each state)
Timeframe: An estimated fifty (50) days between March 2019 and May 2019

The Consultancy

  • BA/N will lead the demand creation work stream activities for Plateau and Cross River States (Nigeria) LLIN replacement campaigns.
  • To achieve this BA/N is looking for qualified consultants to provide SBCC technical consultancy and lead the demand creation work stream in the LLIN replacement campaign.
  • The consultancy period will be 50 billable days within the 10th March 2019 to 10th May 2019 (Please note that dates are tentative)

Scope of Work
The consultant will specifically undertake the following tasks:

  • Be a part of the national campaign implementation team (CIT)
  • Take the lead in the coordination of the Demand Creation workstream in designated state, and monitor LLIN campaign demand creation activities in the State and LGAs.
  • Represent BA-N in all NCIT meetings as well as other meetings during the campaign
  • Work with the State Health Educator and SMEP ACSM focal person to develop and implement LLIN campaign advocacy plan, also support health educators to develop LGA specific advocacy plans and monitor implementation
  • Facilitate State level training including production of training materials and documentation of DC work stream personnel trained. Also coordinate LGA and ward level training and proper documentation of personnel trained.
  • Work with BA/N media technical lead to coordinate media-related activities including media parley, live phone-in radio and TV discussions and other media activities. Monitor airing of pre, during and post campaign radio jingles.
  • Support the State health educator and LGA health educators to distribute messages in all religious places of worship.
  • Support identification of influencers and stakeholders for involvement in demand creation activities (e.g. State net ambassador, net advocates and champions).
  • Provide weekly updates to BA/N on all demand creation activities during the replacement campaign.
  • Support the end process survey training and make technical input in the demand creation section as appropriate
  • Support State and LGA flag off ceremonies from planning to implementation.
  • Support BA-N finance and admin unit to ensure proper documentation and payment of demand creation personnel before the campaign is concluded.
  • Support the design of post implementation demand creation strategies to improve net use in LGAs with low utilization.
  • Document success stories, best practices, lessons learned and submit same to BA-N
  • Document the campaign final reports and submit same to BA-N.

Qualifications

  • A Degree in Social Sciences, Communication or related field.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in health programs, preferably in Advocacy Communication & Social Mobilization.
  • Proven experience in implementing public health programs or projects in Nigeria.
  • Experience with demand creation activities in previous LLIN campaigns.
  • Good knowledge of the Nigerian public health sector.
  • Strong analytical, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired.
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Fluency in local language is an added advantage.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to different LGAs of designated State.

Supervision:

  • BA/N Deputy Director, Malaria/TB, Malaria SPOs and LLIN campaign media lead will provide technical guidance and support during the consultancy.

Deliverables:

  • Capacity-building for ACSM core group members
  • Complete information on trained personnel i.e. signed training attendance registers, and payment schedules with correct bank details.
  • Weekly updates
  • Photos and success stories
  • Final LLIN campaign narrative and technical reports.
  • All reports and updates shall be in the English language and shall be submitted to the Deputy Director, Malaria/TB, in MS Word and other MS Office-compatible formats.

Deliverable Schedule
The consultant shall submit the deliverables described above as detailed in the schedule below:
S/N: Activities:

TA Days

1.) Training of personnel:

  • 10 days

2.) Campaign demand creation monitoring and state-level engagement:

  • 35 days

3.) Report Writing:

  • 5 days
  • Total: 50 days

Detailed campaign SBC guideline to be shared subsequently.

Application Closing Date
11th February, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letters and CV as one PDF document to: hiring@ba-nigeria.org The subject line of your email should be the job title along with your state of preference. E.g. “Demand Creation Consultant – Cross River”

Application Procedure
Please follow 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
    • 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.: USMAN SEGUN).
  • Do not include any additional certificates or documentation. Any applications that include certificates or other documents will be deleted immediately.