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Breakthrough Action-Nigeria Senior Technical Advisor – Family Planning, Senior Technical Advisor (STA) Tuberculosis SBCC at BA-Nigeria State Coordinator

Vacancies: Breakthrough Action-Nigeria Senior Technical Advisor – Family Planning, Senior Technical Advisor (STA) Tuberculosis SBCC

We required suitably qualified candidate to fill the positions below:

Job Title:   Breakthrough Action-Nigeria Senior Technical Advisor – Family Planning

Reports to: BA-Nigeria Deputy Project Director – Integrated SBC & FP

Location:   Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT)


The BA-Nigeria Senior Technical Advisor – Family Planning will provide technical and programmatic support for all Family Planning SBC activities – including advocacy, community engagement, mass media, M&E and other interventions. She/he will report directly to the BA-Nigeria Deputy Project Director – Integrated SBC & FP and work in close consultation the BA-Nigeria, State Teams, Technical Leads at HQ and the BA-Nigeria Project Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

In addition to the overall technical inputs to the project described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Assist Deputy Project Director – Integrated SBC & FP with the development and implementation of the Family Planning SBC activities including Advocacy, Demand Generation and Service Provider IPC/C components of the BA-Nigeria project

Assist with the establishment and maintenance of effective relationships at the State level with USAID and other implementing partners, State MOHs and other key stakeholders, with guidance from and in collaboration with the Deputy Project Director – Integrated SBC & FP and Project Director.

Provide extensive technical and programmatic assistance to each state team for implementation of Family Planning activities.

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.

Assist with design and oversee implementation of the project monitoring and evaluation system.

The position will be based at the BA-Nigeria Office in Abuja but travel to focal states is expected to be approximately 30% 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 BA-Nigeria Project Director.

Education and Experience Requirements

Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Social Science, Humanities, other) required.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing a Family Planning or related Reproductive Health programs in Nigeria. Advocacy, SBC and/or Community Mobilization expertise highly valued.

Excellent communication, and organizational skills; and ability to influence and facilitate advocacy agendas at Federal and State levels

Must be fluent in English and, given the geographic focus of the project, fluency in Hausa and/or Igbo is highly desirable.

Ability and willingness to travel extensively to project states across Nigeria.


Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor (STA) Tuberculosis SBCC

Location:   Abuja

Report to:  Deputy Project Director-Malaria and TB


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.

The Senior Technical Advisor for Tuberculosis will work with the Deputy Project Director-Malaria and TB, and serve as the technical point person for Tuberculosis SBCC activities.

Roles and Responsibilities

The STA will provide technical assistance to the project in the areas of tuberculosis social and behavior change communication (SBCC) capacity strengthening, community mobilization, social and mass media strategies and advocacy. The STA will also assist in developing annual TB SBCC work plan for the project and assists in its implementation.

Specifically the STA will;

  • Support the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP) to develop the new National Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization Guidelines.
  • Build capacity of the assigned NTBLCP staff on SBCC strategies and activities through mentoring and supportive supervision
  • Support the State Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (STBLCP) to implement and monitor Tuberculosis SBCC activities based on the developed National Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization Guidelines.
  • Represent the Project in national tuberculosis technical meetings.
  • Develop specific messages that will target key tuberculosis prevention and early treatment seeking behaviors.
  • Implement and monitor SBCC activities at the health facility to promote providers’ positive behaviors to tuberculosis prompt diagnosis and treatment.
  • Design, pre-test and finalize drafts of tuberculosis SBCC materials in collaboration with NTBLCP and other relevant partners
  • Work with the project’s media team to review all tuberculosis-related mass media material s.
  • Review tuberculosis SBCC technical resource materials (e.g. training materials, plans, strategy documents, job aids)
  • Work with representatives of NTBLCP, STBLCPs, partners, and other stakeholders to share best practices in tuberculosis SBCC
  • Work with Project staff both at National and State level to ensure that tuberculosis SBCC efforts are evidence-based, community-driven and contribute to the overall goal of the project.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Social Sciences, Health Education, or other related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in SBCC, and at least 5 years must be working experience in Tuberculosis control.
  • Experience in developing SBCC tools and materials.

Other specific knowledge requirements:

  • General knowledge of SBCC and its practical application to programs
  • Familiarity with relevant national Tuberculosis policy documents and guidelines e.g. the Nigeria National Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis Control 2015-2020).


  • Proven teamwork and facilitation skills
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to initiate and implement activities with minimal oversight and supervision. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please apply via http://healthcomspringboard.org/jobs by 13th April, 2018 and follow the instructions EXACTLY. Any submissions that do not follow the instructions EXACTLY will be discarded without review.

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