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Breakthrough Action-Nigeria Recruitment 2019 | See Application Guide.

Breakthrough Action-Nigeria Recruitment 2019… 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.

Breakthrough Action-Nigeria Recruitment

Breakthrough Action-Nigeria Recruitment

The project is conducting the feasibility stage of the TB Human Centred Design (HCD) methodology and requires experienced Consultants in Abuja to carry out the scope of work outlined below:

1. Job Title: Religious Leaders Design Workshop Facilitator

Locations: Kano, Lagos

The Consultancy

  • BA/N in collaboration with the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy control Programme is piloting the Social Behavioural change interventions targeted on improving TB health seeking behavior in Kano and Lagos States.
  • To achieve the goal of TB detection in religious settings BA/N is looking for qualified consultants to facilitate the co-design workshop for religious leaders with aim of enlisting them as TB advocates.
  • They would thereafter, incorporate the TB messages in their regular religious activities.
  • The consultants will equally support the monitoring of some sessions of the religious activities and document best practices on religious approach to increasing TB case finding. The consultancy period will be for 10 billable days within the 2nd of April and 30th of April 2019 (Please note that dates are tentative).

Location of Support:

  • Ajeromi and Badagry LGA (Lagos); and Dala and Tarauni LGA (Kano)

Timeframe:

  • An estimated ten (10) days between 2nd -12th April 2019.

Selection Criteria

  • A Degree in Medical Sciences, Public Health or Social Health programs and Tuberculosis.
  • Proven experience working with interfaith and religious leaders
  • Proven experience in implementing public health program or projects in piloting States.
  • Experience in building capacity at the community/ward level
  • Good knowledge of Nigerian public health sector and working with Religious Organizations.
  • Strong analytical, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired.
  • A proving ability to work as part of a team and to be self managing.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing.
  • Ability and willingness to work within the LGA’s in Kano and Lagos States.

Responsibilities
The details of these responsibilities are covered in the TOR as follows:

Capacity Building:

  • Support planning for the co-design workshop
  • Facilitate a 2- day co-design workshop for religious leaders in the assigned LGAs.
  • Build the capacity of religious leaders to incorporate and deliver key messages on TB during their religious obligations in the assigned LGAs.
  • Ensure that participants demonstrate sufficient knowledge, skills and competence necessary to present TB message to their audiences.

Documentation/Tracking of best practices:

  • Provide a technical report of training activities conducted across the 4 LGAs including best practices and lessons learnt
  • Document success stories from co-design workshop and submit to BA-N office

Supervision:

  • The Deputy Director malaria and TB and the Senior Program officer II -TB from BA-N HQ will provide technical guidance and support during the consultancy.

Deliverables:

  • Pre-training and Post training analysis of perception of religious leaders on TB
  • Weekly updates
  • Workshop report from the LGA’s of training including photos and success stories
  • All reports and updates shall be in the English language and shall be submitted to the Senior Program officer II -TB in MS Word and other MS Office-compatible formats.
  • Deliverable Schedule
  • The consultant shall submit the deliverables described above as detailed in the schedule below:

Activities TA Days:

  • Co-Design workshop in Badagry: 4 days
  • Co-Design Workshop in Kano: 4 days
  • Report writing: 2 days
  • Total 10 days of paid consultancy

Application Deadline: Tuesday, 26th March, 2019.


2. Job Title: Program Officer 1 – Social & Behavior Change

Location: Kebbi

Job Summary

  • The PO-SBC will be responsible for ensuring mass and mid media plans are implemented at the state level and are integrated with community mobilization plans.
  • S/he will work closely with the State Coordinator and the Program Officer, Social Mobilization (P0-SM) to ensure an integrated approach to messaging.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Liaise with broadcasters in the state to ensure broadcast compliance of BA- Nigeria spots; inform national office immediately if a broadcaster deviates from the agreed plan.
  • Maintain weekly and monthly monitoring report of all BA-N spots and programmes in radio and TV stations in state.
  • Work with producers/broadcasters to keep track of locally produced content
  • Provide ongoing technical support to local producers/broadcasters to ensure high quality content development and delivery.
  • Identify new media opportunities for BA-N in the state;
  • Contribute to the media planning process by providing guidance on channel selection
  • Support media pretesting activities at the state-level
  • Arrange and facilitate Listening Groups in the state in coordination with the P0- SM to collect feedback from target audiences on media programmes and report back to the national office.
  • Coordinate mass and mid media activities with community mobilization activities through the P0-SM to ensure alignment where appropriate
  • Provide support to programmatic research processes such as Human Centered Design and Behavior Economics at the state level.
  • Represent Breakthrough ACTION at ACSM Subcommittee meetings and similar partner forums as required.
  • Other duties as identified by supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of an HND/Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Social Sciences or Health Sciences.
  • 2 -4 year’s experience working with donor-funded projects related to radio/TV production
  • Working Knowledge of MS Office Packages and database software and applications
  • Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross-cultural, team-based environment.

Application Deadline: 26th March, 2019.


3. Job Title: Training Consultant

Location: Ebonyi

The Consultancy/Project Summary

  • BA/N will lead the demand creation activities for malaria in 4 LGA’s (Ikwo, Onicha, Ohaozara and Onicha) across the state. To achieve this BA/N is looking for qualified consultants to train community volunteers on SBC for effective demand generation for malaria prevention and treatment.
  • The consultants will equally support the documentation of best practices on malaria services uptake.The consultancy period will be for 7 billable days within the 3rd of April and 12th of April (Please note that dates are tentative). For training activities

Location of Support:

  • Ikwo, Ebonyi, Ohaozara and Onicha LGA’s

Timeframe:

  • An estimated Seven (7) days between 3rd -12th of April 2019.

Responsibilities
The details of these responsibilities are covered in the TOR as follows:

  • Capacity Building:
    • Facilitate a 3- day training for community volunteers in the assigned LGAs.
    • Build the capacity of community volunteers to deliver key messages on Malaria prevention and treatment in assigned LGAs.
    • Provide technical inputs in the planning for community volunteers training with BA Nigeria team.
    • Ensure that participants demonstrate sufficient knowledge, skills and competence necessary to conduct community dialogue, compound meetings and house to house visits in their wards.
    • Support the community volunteers to learn how to document on appropriate reporting tools.
  • Documentation/Tracking of best practices:
    • Provide a technical report of training activities conducted across the 4 LGAs
    • Submit analysis of pre-test and post test results of community volunteer
    • Lead in the documentation and sharing of best practices and lessons learnt during trainings across the LGA’s
    • Document success stories from trainings and submit to BA-N office

Supervision:

  • The state coordinator BA-N Ebonyi state field office and the Senior Advisor, Malaria, BA-N HQ will provide technical guidance and support during the consultancy.

Deliverables:

  • Pre-test and Post test score anablysis
  • Complete information on trained personnel i.e. signed training attendance registers, and payment schedules with correct bank details.
  • Weekly updates
  • Photos and success stories
  • Training reports from the LGA’s of training
  • All reports and updates shall be in the English language and shall be submitted to the State Coordinator in MS Word and other MS Office-compatible formats.

Deliverable Schedule
The consultant shall submit the deliverables described above as detailed in the schedule below:
Activities:

  • TA Days:
    • Training of Community Volunteers – 6 days
    • Report writing – 1 day
    • Total – 7 days of paid consultancy
  • Venue of Activities
    • ToT will be held at the BA-N field office Abakiliki, while the stepdown training will be done in Ebonyi, Ikwo, Ohaozara and Onicha LGAs.

Selection Criteria

  • A degree in Nursing, Public Health or Social Sciences, Communications or related field
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in training in health programs and family planning and reproductive health, including malaria.
  • Proven experience in implementing public health program or projects in Ebonyi State.
  • Experience in building capacity at the community/ward level
  • Good knowledge of Nigerian public health sector and Ebonyi state in particular.
  • Strong analytical, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired.
  • A proving ability to work as part of a team and to be self managing.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing.
  • Ability and willingness to work within the LGA’s in Ebonyi State.

Salary/Fees
A daily consultancy fee will be paid in addition to per diem for trainings held in Onicha, Ikwo, Ohaozara only. Consultants working in Ebonyi LGA will receive transport to training venues.

Application Deadline: 26th March, 2019.


4. Job Title: Community Capacity Officer

Job ID: 190000Q5
Location: Abuja
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Role Purpose

  • The Community Capacity Officer  will be one of two (or more) Program Officers-Social Mobilization on the state team responsible for planning, implementing, and assisting with monitoring the community mobilization and community health activities in the state.
  • Within the project, this position will report to the BA-N State Coordinator.
  • The technical support will be required in the area of community capacity building and community mobilization.
  • The position will be responsible for collecting & documenting relevant case studies; and processing documents to disseminate the project’s results and successes, contributing to monthly and quarterly reports.
  • S/he is expected to work in close coordination and maintain good working relationships with the state BA-N team and the State MOH, NGO partners, government line agencies, and other stakeholders in the state for the smooth operation of project activities.

Key Areas of Accountability
Project Delivery:

  • Ensures sound implementation of agreed upon BA/N community capacity strengthening and engagement plans in good intelligence with other components of the project and the State MOH
  • Under the guidance of the BA-N State Coordinator, this position will assist with coordination with government and other organizations and agencies at the state, LGA and ward levels within the project area for implementation of the activities of Breakthrough Action (BA) project
  • Strategizes practical ways and approaches to mobilize community-based groups, including WDCs, VDCs, community influencers and opinion leaders.
  • Outlines recommendations for key issues that arise during the project implementation
  • Coordinate and network with local government units, community-based groups and NGOs.
  • Other tasks and responsibilities needed in the completion of the primary role.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Updates implementation plans assigned on a periodic basis
  • Submits updates on the prescribed project indicators to his/her Line Manager
  • Prepare draft reports on the status of the implementation as well as on other related activities

Institutional Learning:

  • Contribute to organizational learning and enhanced capacity in planned intervention and activities.
  • Collect learning and analysis on the impact of the work in the communities as opportunities for arises
  • Support partnering efforts and opportunities with the Local Government Units, other government line agencies and structures, NGOs, and other stakeholders through consultation, information sharing.
  • Support to all other activities such as resource mobilization, project conceptualization, and other provide related strategic endeavours as required of the project.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters degree preferable) in Public Health, Social Science or related field with three years extensive experiences in community mobilization in the areas of MNCH
  • Experience and familiarity with participatory approaches and tools for trainings and program implementation at community level
  • Commitment to working with marginalized and disadvantaged group of people, remote areas
  • Experience in communications and health governance and social accountability
  • Knowledge of the community health system of government
  • Fluent spoken and written English and local language
  • Proven experience delivering training and capacity building in behavior change communication in MNCH and health governance
  • Excellent report writing and data analysis skills
  • Computer skills on MS Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Effective communication skills, both in written and verbal forms in order to establish effective relationships with a wide range of audiences, including at a geographical distance
  • Ability to think and act fast
  • High flexibility
  • Strong sense of urgency and work ethic.
  • Can tolerate working under ambiguous circumstances and sometimes difficult situations
  • Understands and believes in Save the Children’s mission and vision; commits to its objectives and willing to adopt Save the Children’s methodology and framework.

Application Deadline: 8th April, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


5. Job Title: Community Capacity Team Lead

Job ID: 190000Q4
Location: Abuja
Employee Status: Fixed Term

Role Purpose

  • The Community Capacity Team Lead will provide overall technical leadership and guidance for the implementation of BA-N’s community capacity component in Nigeria in unison with BA-N’s overall strategic SBC approach at the community level, in the media, on mobile/digital platforms and advocacy approaches with opinion leaders.
  • S/he is responsible for implementation, and coordination of the community capacity component of the program.
  • Within the project, the Community Capacity Team Lead will report to the Capacity and Sustainability Advisor, and will work in close collaboration with the respective BA-N Unit Heads for each of these components listed above under the leadership of the BA-N Project Director.
  • The Community Capacity Team Lead will support the state programme teams in planning and programme implementation of the community capacity component. Initially, the major focus of the community capacity component will be in the three Integrated SBC states:  Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto, though there may be expansion in other states pending directives from the donor.

Key Areas of Accountabilities

  • Provide overall leadership and technical oversight of BA-N’s community capacity strengthening component.
  • Lead the implementation of community level capacity-strengthening component in unison with overarching BA-N strategic approach described above.
  • Collaborate with the Deputy Project Directors and other senior technical advisors as well as external stakeholders in particular MOH to ensure coordination of materials, implementation approaches and communication message strategies and avoid gaps and overlaps
  • Coordinate and lead the capacity-building of state-level stakeholders to roll out integrated community mobilization processes
  • Take the lead in coordination with the M&E team to ensure tools and procedures are put in place for monitoring and documentation of community capacity strengthening interventions
  • Take the lead in the drafting of regular monthly, quarterly and annual reports on community capacity component of the project to the donor
  • Participate in engagement with Government partners as appropriate
  • Represent BA-N at the National level in community health related matters and any other matter as decided by BA-N leadership

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a Master’s degree in Communications, Public Health, Social Sciences or other related fields.
  • At least 10 years of experience in health communication, public health promotion, health or behavioural science, or related field and demonstrated experience in management of community-based teams.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and experience in community capacity strengthening and mobilization and working with Ward Development Committees and/or other community structures in northern Nigeria
  • Experience with SBC strategy and materials development, especially in MNCH and/or nutrition.
  • Recognized expertise in the application of participatory tools and approaches in the context of MNCH and adult learning
  • Proven experience in training staff and community members and strong knowledge of community capacity building for team members, government and community counterparts
  • Familiarity and understanding of USAID policies and procedures (highly preferred), or those of other donors, donor-funded projects, community-based projects, or corporate social responsibility projects.
  • Proven abilities to set priorities, to multi-task, and to work collaboratively across technical disciplines.
  • Possess outstanding professional reputation and have strong demonstrated interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills.
  • Willingness to travel within the country as needed.
  • Good understanding of the health system and policy processes; health sector programs and significant players in the MNCH+N field in Nigeria.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to motivate staff.
  • Proven ability to manage a complex and demanding workload
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Hausa language speaker strongly preferred
  • Good computer skills (particularly Word, Excel and database)

Application Deadline: 8th April, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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