Senior Program Officer I – COVID / HIV Vacancy at Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria
Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria
Abuja, Nigeria
18h ago
source : MyJobNigeria


Senior Program Officer I - COVID / HIV job opportunity is available at Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria for individuals who possess relevant qualifications.

Project Description

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

  • In Nigeria, Breakthrough ACTION (Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria) focuses their SBC efforts on malaria; maternal, newborn, and child health, including nutrition (MNCHN);
  • family planning / reproductive health; TB; priority zoonotic diseases; and the COVID-19 response. In addition, Breakthrough ACTION supports the capacity strengthening of key stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate SBC activities.

  • With recently awarded funding from USAID, BA-Nigeria is recruiting positions to lead and implement Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE), Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), and COVID-19 activities.
  • Summary

  • This position will lead the implementation of the BA Nigeria COVID / HIV work plan.
  • He / she will be the lead technical expert on the team and provide SBC / HIV technical guidance, lead coordination and capacity strengthening for SBC and Risk Communication related to HIV programming.

  • Serve as the lead technical focal point on COVID and HIV for the Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria RCCE portfolio;
  • Lead the design, planning, implementation, and monitoring of social and behavior change and risk communication programming for HIV programs;
  • Coordinate and collaborate closely with NACA and PEPFAR service delivery partners in the implementation of the work plan;
  • Work with BA Nigeria state focal officers to ensure timely and quality programming in Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria intervention states;
  • Manage PEPFAR related reporting in collaboration with the RCCE Program Manager;
  • Monitor and document all related program activities and challenges including mitigation on a regular basis;
  • Perform job duties / responsibilities in support of JHU-CCP’s Mission and Values, as appropriate;
  • Other duties as identified and assigned by the supervisor.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities :

  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

  • Degree in Medicine (MBBS, MBChB) preferred.
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Development Studies, Public Health, etc.)
  • Minimum of Seven (7) years of experience in HIV / AIDS-related programming.
  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with service delivery, provider behavior change, and / or social and behavior change activities.
  • Experience of working on a PEPFAR USAID or US-CDC funded project
  • Experience working with varied stakeholders especially ministries, departments, and agencies (such as Nigeria Agency for the Control of AIDS) in a multisectoral approach developing and implementing policies is desirable.
  • Program management experience is required for this role.
  • Excellent communication, and organizational skills.
  • Well-organized, with the ability to track multiple activities and deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills (written & spoken) in the English language and one or more Nigerian language(s) is required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, or similar software.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria and work successfully within a cross-cultural, multi-sectoral, multi-project team-based environment.
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