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  • Posted: Aug 1, 2018
    Deadline: Aug 7, 2018
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    The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is a five-year, global project funded by USAID. It is designed to strengthen developing country capacity to implement state-of-the-art social and behavior change communication (SBCC) programs. Among the important health areas addressed by HC3 are: Family planning and reproductive health Child survival...
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    Capacity and Sustainability Advisor

    Reports to: Project Director

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Oversee the implementation of BA-N’s SBC capacity strengthening approaches on three inter-related levels, including:  1) strengthening the capacity of systems for effective coordination of SBC at the national and sub-national levels; 2) strengthening institutional/organizational capacity among key Nigerian stakeholders; and 3) strengthening the capacity of individuals to design, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate SBC programs and activities.
    • Oversee the implementation of the BA-N’s SBC Sustainability Concept Note and Action Plan, including sustainability goals, objectives, activities and measurement at the community, ward, LGA, State and national levels.

    Specifically, the duties and responsibilities will include:

    • Developing and implementing BA/N’s capacity strengthening and sustainability workplan and action plan as it evolves from year to year.
    • Overseeing SBC and related training programs for counterpart government agencies, implementing partner staff, BA-N staff, and other priority groups.
    • Working closely with the BA-N Deputy Directors and their teams on the development and implementation of capacity strengthening and sustainability activities with the NTBLCP, NMEP/ACSM, FHD/HPD, NPHCDA and other key stakeholders.
    • Provide capacity and sustainability technical support to the BA-N and partner state offices.
    • Supervise a staff of approximately three to five people in the Abuja office
    • Liaise and coordinate with BA partners on capacity and sustainability approaches.
    • Coordinate and collaborate closely with the Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria Deputy Director- Integrated SBC and FP, Deputy Director- Malaria and TB on incorporating capacity and sustainability approaches into their programs.
    • Coordinate closely with all Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria units including the SBC and Innovations team, the Malaria and TB team, Integrated and FP team, the Research, Monitoring and Quality Assurance Team, and the Finance/Administration Team.
    • Establish and maintain effective relationships with USAID, health partners, implementing partners, Federal and State MOHs and other key stakeholders, with guidance from and in collaboration with the Project Director.

    Mentor project staff and partners:

    • Provide extensive technical assistance to each state.
    • Submit timely program reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and disseminate program success stories, and other reporting duties as assigned.
    • Assist with design of the project monitoring and evaluation system for capacity and sustainability approaches.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Directly supervises the Senior Technical Advisors- Capacity Strengthening, the Training STA, and the Community Team, and any other staff on the Capacity and Sustainability team in Abuja.
    • S/he will possess experience and demonstrated success in strengthening capacity for SBC, especially in the public sector, but also in the NGO sector, private sector and within civil society.
    • S/he will possess a strong understanding of best practices in individual, institutional and systems capacity strengthening for SBC, and will have personal experience in applying key approaches.
    • S/he will represent Breakthrough-Action/Nigeria to USAID and the GoN at national and subnational levels, and will cultivate open and collaborative management relationships with the management team at USAID/Nigeria, and other Mission-funded activities.
    • S/he will work with other senior staff to monitor activities and proactively engage, coordinate and convene public and private actors to advance the practice of SBC in Nigeria.

    Requirements
    The proposed Capacity Strengthening and Coordination Advisor must meet or exceed all of the following specific requirements:

    • A senior technical expert with an advanced degree in public health, communication, business or other relevant field.
    • At least 10 years of experience working in international health, including experience in a technical leadership capacity on large activities focused primarily on social and behavior change.
    • Exerience working with Nigerian government entities at national, state, and LGA levels
    • Experience working on Community mobilization and with Ward Development Committees and/or other local leadership groups
    • Must be fluent in written and spoken English and at least one local Nigerian language.
    • Experience working with Nigerian government bodies.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their Cover Letters and CV's as one PDF document to: hiring@hc3nigeria.org The subject line of your email should be the job title and the location e.g. "Capacity and Sustainability Advisor, Abuja.

    Application Procedure
    Please follow the instructions EXACTLY. Any submissions that do not follow the instructions EXACTLY will be discarded without review:

    • Your cover letter should include the following:
      • Address the education/experience requirement specified for the position with specific examples where necessary
      • Language skills. (Please note that language skills will be tested during interviews for shortlisted candidates.)
      • Include the specific date when you would be able to begin work.
    • CV and cover letter PDF file name must be your first and last name in CAPS (e.g.: USMAN SEGUN).
    • DO NOT include any additional certificates or documentation. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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