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 & Ebonyi
The Program Officer 1 - 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 SPO Advocacy, BA-Nigeria Deputy Director-Integrated SBC and FP, and the broader BA-Nigeria HQ Team as appropriate.
The Program Officer Advocacy & Capacity Strengthening’s 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.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities at this time.
Min Required Experience :
Min Qualification :
Bachelor's Degree / HND
Desired Courses : Not Specified
Other Requirements :
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 MNCH, Family Planning, Nutrition or related 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 the commonly spoke language in the state applied for.
6th January, 2020.