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  • Posted: Mar 29, 2018
    Deadline: Apr 13, 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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    Senior Technical Advisor (STA) - Malaria SBCC

    Reports to: Deputy Project Director-Malaria and TB


    • 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:

    • 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.
    • Represent the Project in malaria technical meetings.
    • 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.
    • Implement and monitor SBCC activities at the health facility to promote providers’ positive behaviors to malaria diagnosis and treatment.
    • Provide general oversight for demand creation component of LLIN mass distribution campaigns.
    • Design, pre-test and finalize drafts of malaria SBCC materials in collaboration with NMEP and other relevant partners
    • Work with the project’s media team to review all malaria-related mass media materials.
    • Review malaria SBCC technical resource materials (e.g. training materials, plans, strategy documents, job aids)
    • Work with representatives of NMEP, SMEPs, partners, and other stakeholders to share best practices in malaria SBCC
    • 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.

    Requirements, 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.


    • 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.)

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their Cover Letters (including the below) and CV's as one PDF document to: The subject line of your email should be -The job title and Location
    Please follow all 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
    • CV and cover letter PDF file name must be your first and last name in CAPS (e.g.: USMAN SEGUN).
    • Include the specific date when you would be able to begin work.
    • Do not include any additional certificates or documentation.

    Note: Language skills will be tested during interviews for shortlisted candidates.

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