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  • Posted: Jul 5, 2018
    Deadline: Jul 18, 2018
  • 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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    Breakthrough Action-Nigeria State Coordinator

    Location: Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State
    Reports to: BA-Nigeria Deputy Project Director - Integrated SBC & FP

    Job 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&F and other interventions - in Kebbi State.
    • 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 & PP 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 1/SAID and other implementing partners, State MOBs and other key stakeholders, with guidance from and in collaboration with the Deputy Protect Director - integrated SBC & PP 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 Birnin Kebbi Office. Kebbi State
    • 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.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their Cover Letters and CV's only as one PDF document to:

    To apply for this position, please follow the instructions exactly as described below. 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 and language skills 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).
    • The subject line of your email should include the position applied for and location. E.g. “BA-Nigeria Admin & Finance Officer Kebbi”.
    • Do not include any additional certificates or documentation.

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