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Senior Technical Advisor (STA) Provider Behavior Change, Senior Technical Advisor (STA) Malaria SBCC at Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria

Vacancies: Senior Technical Advisor (STA) Provider Behavior Change, Senior Technical Advisor (STA) Malaria SBCC

We required suitably qualified candidate to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor (STA) Provider Behavior Change

Location:   Abuja, Nigeria

Report to: SBC & Innovations Advisor

Summary:

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 Provider Behavior will serve as the Abuja headquarters technical point person for provider behavior activities. He or she will have primary responsibility for day-to-day coordination with state-level Provider Behavior focal persons, service delivery and government partners, the US HQ-based Senior Program Officer-Provider Behavior, and the Abuja Breakthrough-ACTION Innovations team.

Specific Duties

  • Coordinate and collaborate closely with service delivery partners, government partners, and provider associations. Represent BA at government and partner meetings and initiatives involving provider behavior and related issues.
  • Provide technical assistance to the state provider behavior focal persons in implementing provider behavior change activities. This may take the form of training, mentorship, supervision visits and the facilitation of weekly coordination calls. Review and provide feedback on reports and other deliverables produced by state teams.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Program Officer-Provider Behavior at CCP HQ, USAID service delivery partners, and other Breakthrough-ACTION partners and technical team members, identify problems affecting providers’ motivation, opportunity and ability to (a) adhere to service delivery guidelines and (b) provide quality interpersonal community and counseling.
  • With the above groups, work closely to identify potential strategies, develop related implementation tools, and monitor activities. Participate in weekly planning and monitoring calls. Develop systems for using data to inform planning and monitor the quality of implementation. Provide proactive program management to ensure timely compliance with project milestones
  • Develop, review and approve activity budgets and travel plans and work closely with Abuja and field staff to ensure sound stewardship of project funds and compliance with donor (USAID) regulations.
  • Actively seek to learn about best practices in provider behavior change and share learning’s with colleagues
  • Contribute to activity reports, success stories and annual work plans
  • Other duties as necessary

Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with service delivery, provider behaviour change, and/or social and behaviour change activities.
  • Strong management and coordination skills
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field (development studies, public health, etc.) and at least 5-7 years of relevant experience; or a Bachelor’s degree and at least 8-10 years of experience
  • Demonstrated track record in planning and coordinating programs in consultation with government and other partners
  • Strong writing, reporting and presentation skills
  • Competency in training and institutional capacity-building
  • Knowledge of and experience with USAID requirements preferred

Skills:

  • 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)

Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor (STA) Malaria SBCC

Location:   Abuja

Report to:  Deputy Project Director-Malaria and TB

Summary:

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 Malaria will work with the Deputy Project Director-Malaria and TB and serve as the technical lead for Malaria SBCC. He or she will have primary responsibility for day-to-day coordination with state-level Malaria focal persons, service delivery and government partners.

Roles and Responsibilities

The STA will provide technical assistance to the project in the areas of malaria 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 malaria SBCC work plan for the project and assists in its implementation.

Specifically, the STA will;

(1)     Assist the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) to develop; implement and monitor malaria SBCC activities based on the 2014 National Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization Guidelines.

(2)     Represent the Project in malaria technical meetings.

(3)     Develop specific messages that will target key malaria behaviors, like the use of long lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) uptake of IPTp, proper diagnosis before treatment and complete treatment with ACT.

(4)     Implement and monitor SBCC activities at the health facility to promote providers’ positive behaviors to malaria diagnosis and treatment.

(5)     Provide general oversight for demand creation component of LLIN mass distribution campaigns.

(6)     Design, pre-test and finalize drafts of malaria SBCC materials in collaboration with NMEP and other relevant partners

(7)     Work with the project’s media team to review all malaria-related mass media materials.

(8)     Review malaria SBCC technical resource materials (e.g. training materials, plans, strategy documents, job aids)

(9)     Work with representatives of NMEP, SMEPs, partners, and other stakeholders to share best practices in malaria SBCC

(10)   Work with Project staff both at National and State level to ensure that malaria 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 malaria.
  • Experience in developing SBCC tools and materials.

Other specific knowledge requirements:

  • General knowledge of SBCC and its practical application to programs
  • Familiarity with the Nigeria National Malaria Strategic Plan (NMSP 2014-2020) National Malaria Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization Guidelines 2014.

Skills:

  • 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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