Senior Program Officer I - Integrated SBC State Coordinator
Breakthrough Action-Nigeria
Abuja, NG
1d ago
source : Ngcareers Ltd

Job Details

  • 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 :

    Abuja

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities :

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

    Min Required Experience :

    Min Qualification :

    Bachelor's Degree / HND

    Desired Courses : Not Specified

    Other Requirements :

  • 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.
  • 6th Janaury, 2020.

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