Program Officer I - Advocacy And Capacity Strengthening
Breakthrough Action-Nigeria
Lagos, 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 & 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.
  • Job Requirements

    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.

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