Program Officer 1 – Social & Behavior Change Job at Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria

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 position below:

Job Title: Program Officer 1 – Social & Behavior Change

Locations: Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Oyo, Plateau

Summary

  • The PO-SBC 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 Program Officer Social Mobilization (P0-SM) to ensure an integrated approach to messaging.

Essential Duties & 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 P0- SM 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 P0-SM 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.
  • 2 – 4year’s 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.

Application Closing Date
Thursday, 21st February, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letters and CV only as one PDF document to: hiring@ba-nigeria.org 

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).
  • The subject line of your email should be the job title along with your state of preference. E.g. “Program Officer 1 – Social & Behavior Change, Ebonyi”
  • Do not include any additional certificates or documentation. Any applications that include certificates or other documents will be deleted immediately.