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Breakthrough Action-Nigeria State Coordinator, Breakthrough Action-Nigeria Social Mobilization Officer at BA-Nigeria State Coordinator

Vacancies: Breakthrough Action-Nigeria State Coordinator, Breakthrough Action-Nigeria Social Mobilization Officer

We required suitably qualified candidate to fill the positions below:

Job Title:   Breakthrough Action-Nigeria State Coordinator (FCT)

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

Location:   Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

Summary:

The BA-Nigeria State Coordinator will provide technical and programmatic leadership for all Family Planning SBC activities – including advocacy, community engagement, mass media, M&E and other interventions – in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). S/he will report directly to the BA-Nigeria Deputy Project Director – Integrated SBC & FP and works in close consultation on technical, programmatic, SBC and M&E with the BA-Nigeria Technical Leads at HQ and the BA-Nigeria Project Director.

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • In addition to the overall technical inputs to the project as described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following:
  • 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 project at state level.
  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of effective working 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.
  • Coordinate closely with the BA-Nigeria HQ Team
  • Coordinate the development and writing of timely program reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and 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 BA-Nigeria headquarters office in Abuja, FCT
  • 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.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Social Science, Humanities, other) required. Master’s Degree highly valued.
  • Minimum of 5 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
  • Must be fluent in English and, given the geographic focus of the project, fluency in Hausa is highly desirable.
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
  • Experience in providing administrative leadership and support to work teams
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult settings, including remote rural areas of Nigeria.

Job Title: Breakthrough Action-Nigeria Social Mobilization Officer

Reports to:           State Coordinator

Location:             Federal Capital Territory (FCT) & Plateau State (2 positions)

Summary:

The BA-Nigeria Social Mobilization Officer will provide technical support to the state project team in the process of planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of social and community mobilization activities. S/he is expected to work in close collaboration with the Community Mobilizers, State and LGA Health Educators, Ward Development Committees and the State HC3 Team to plan, organize, conduct, report and follow-up social and community mobilization activities related to family planning. The incumbent will maintain regular communication with State Coordinator, BA-Nigeria Technical Leads and BA-Nigeria Deputy Project Director- Integrated SBC & FP.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In addition to the overall technical inputs to the project as described above, specific duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
  • Support implementation of social and community mobilization activities in collaboration with the Community Mobilizers, State and LGA Health Educators, Ward Development Committees Support advocacy with religious and community leaders to create an enabling environment to improve awareness on the benefits of family planning and promote uptake of services.
  • Organize meetings with religious, traditional and community leaders, village heads, community groups, women’s groups, trade associations and other relevant community segments to improve awareness on family planning and availability of services
  • Support training and supervision of Community Mobilizers and other social/community mobilization agents working under the HC3 Family Projector implementing government-led initiatives.
  • Support the HC3 M&E Officer and State Coordinator to effectively collect, collate and report social/community mobilization data as required
  • Collaborate with State Coordinator and State M&E Officers to ensure documentation of all community mobilization activities
  • Prepare and submit timely and quality activity reports, including field notes and success stories, to effectively capture lessons learnt on the ground from the projects.
  • Provide administrative support as needed.
  • Carry out other tasks to support HC3 FP& Malaria project efforts as assigned

Education and Experience Requirements

  • HND or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 3-5 years’ work experience in advocacy, social and/or community mobilization in family planning or any reproductive health programs
  • Excellent communication, and organizational skills; and ability to influence and facilitate advocacy agendas at State and LGA levels
  • 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.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, or similar software
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
  • Experience in providing administrative leadership and support to work teams

Ability to work successfully in cross-cultural, team-based environment

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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